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MG-20434: Battle Royal! / Sil Austin & Red Prysock

[Front Cover] Label Type : white Mercury promotional B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20434A MS2    FF
SIDE-B MG 20434B MS2    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60106. (stereo).

promotional copy (for broadcast) with white Mercury label.

Inside The Groove

Super-bad tenor sax battle between two famous Mercury honkers.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Sil Austin and Red Prysock - both left lots of fine R&B honking tenor sax sounds on Mercury label. Although Sil Austin later switched his sound to moody mellow music, he was a great honker. Red Prysock is one of the greatest honkers with no doubts. BTW both Sil and Red were in the Tiny Bradshaw's band (Red played from 1947 to 1953, while Sil from 1953 to 1955).

On this album, Sil and Red dig three “tenor battles” - A-1 and B-1 are great jam tracks featuring full of their honking and growling tenor sound. On the other hand, A-2 mainly features Kenny Burrell's guitar, as well as Sil and Red's saxes.

A great “borderline between R&B and Jazz” album, which entertains us with speedy, powerful, pushing, rushing, wild tenor sounds.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 18466 (PB1888) No.1 Sil 11:50
A-2 18468 (PB1890) Kenny's Blues 3:50
SIDE-B
B-1 18467 (PB1889) Take The “A” Train 14:00

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Sil Austin (ts), Red Prysock (ts),
Dave Martin (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Everett Barksdale (g),
Milt Hinton (b), Dave “Panama” Francis (ds).
Recorded at Fine Recording, New York City in 1959.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Sil Austin (ts) :
  • Mercury MG-20237 : Slow Walk Rock
  • Mercury MG-20320 : Everything's Shakin'
  • Mercury MG-20424 / SR-60096 : Plays Pretty For The People
  • Mercury MG-20434 / SR-60106 : Battle Royal!! / Sil Austin and Red Prysock
  • Mercury MG-20576 / SR-60236 : ...Soft Plaintive And Moody!
  • Mercury MG-20663 / SR-60663 : Golden Saxophone Hits
  • Mercury MG-20775 / SR-60775 : Sil Austin Plays Folk Songs
  • Mercury MG-20925 / SR-60925 : Sil Austin Plays Pretty Melodies Of The World
  • Mercury MG-21126 / SR-61126 : Plays Pretty For The People Again
  • Wing MGW-12168 / SRW-16168 : Slow Walk Rock (reissue of MG-20237)
Red Prysock (ts) :
  • Mercury MG-20088 : Rock 'N Roll
  • Mercury MG-20211 : Fruit Boots (reissue of Wing MGW-12007)
  • Mercury MG-20307 : The Beat
  • Mercury MG-20434 / SR-60106 : Battle Royal!! / Sil Austin and Red Prysock
  • Mercury MG-20512 / SR-60188 : Swing Softly Red
  • Wing MGW-12007 : Fruit Boots
  • Mercury MG-20089D : Hit Parade, Vol.7 / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20167 : The Best In Bands - Sweet & Solid / Various Artists
  • Mercury PPMD-1-12 / PPSD-1-12 : Mercury Perfect Presence / Various Artists
  • Mercury SRM-2-600 : Original Gold Soul: 21 All Time Soul Greats / Various Artists





Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20434 FRONT] [MG-20434 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20434 A] [MG-20434 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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