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MG-21063: Quincy's Got A Brand New Bag / Quincy Jones

[Front Cover] Label Type : red Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 21063A M1    B    II    RR
SIDE-B MG 21063B M1    I    RR



Comments

Pressing/sound quality is not good. This is fairly common among most Mercury releases in the middle 1960s.

Inside The Groove

A soulful recording by Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, and the Motown's West-Coast studio band.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Quincy's got a brand new bag? Yes he got a brand new bag on this album.

Quincy Jones, maybe one of the most famous, varsatile arrangers and producers in the U.S., started his career as a trumpeter and an arrranger of big-band Jazz (such as Dizzy Gillespie band). However, he didn't keep staying inside one musical genre: he was also interested in modern “Soul” and “R&B” sound, as he would work hard later.

Actually Quincy arranged and produced such albums as in various musical genre around that time, including Jazz (too many), Popular (Lesley Gore), Easy-Listening (Eddie Barclay), and much much more. He was/is a hard-working man.

This album is one of the earliest work for Quincy Jones to commit brand new breed - a marvellous black popular music in the 1960s. Actually, except four tunes from the session led by Bobby Scott, Motown's West-Coast clues such as Mike Rubini, Arthur Wright, Carol Kaye are listed on the personnel.

Another important “key-person” for this album would be famous Ray Charles. He was credited as an enginner and a piano player.

The music heard on this album might be too boring for “pure” Jazz fans; the ensemble is no interesting from “Jazz Big-Band” perspective. However on the other hand it's very interesting as an “R&B” ensemble. And it's a monumental album to indicate Quincy's interest to black popular music.

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

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 1-37200 Ain't That Peculiar (Robinson - Moore - Tarplin) 2:47 Arranged by Bob Florence; Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones
A-2 1-37202 I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown) 3:46 Arranged by Bob Florence; Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones
A-3 1-37194 I Hear A Symphony (E. Dozier - E. Holland) 3:06 Arranged, Conducted, Produced by Bobby Scott
A-4 1-37204 A Lover's Concerto (D. Randell - S. Linzer) 2:39 Arranged by Bob Florence; Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones
A-5 Baby Cakes (Quincy Jones) 4:02 Arranged, Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones
A-6 1-37205 Mohair Sam (D. Frazier) 2:11 Arranged by Bob Florence; Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones
SIDE-B
B-1 1-37201 Something About You (Holland - Dozier - Holland) 2:52 Arranged by Bob Florence; Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones
B-2 1-37193 Boss Bird (Bobby Scott) 3:19 Arranged, Conducted, Produced by Bobby Scott
B-3 1-37196 Hang On Sloopy (W. Farrell - B. Russell) 2:12 Arranged, Conducted, Produced by Bobby Scott
B-4 Fever (Davenport) 2:23 Arranged, Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones
B-5 1-37195 Harlem Nocturne (D. Rodgers - E. Hagen) 2:35 Arranged, Conducted, Produced by Bobby Scott
B-6 1-37203 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (James Brown) 2:07 Arranged, Conducted, Produced by Quincy Jones

Personnel


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

A-5, B-4:
Bobby Bryand (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Ken Shroyer (b-tb),
Jackie Kelso (as), Plas Johnson (ts), Jewel Grant (bs),
Ray Charles (p, org), Mike Rubini (p, org), Rene Hall (g), Arthur Knight (g),
Carol Kay (b), Grady Tate (ds), Gary Coleman (perc).
Recorded at RPM International Studios, Los Angeles, CA on November 24, 1965.

A-3, B-2, B-3, B-5:
Joe Newman (tp), Jerome Richardson (ts, fl),
Bobby Scott (p, arr), Ben Tucker (b), Grady Tate (ds), Ray Barretto (perc, conga).
Recorded at RPM International Studios, Los Angeles, CA on November 26, 1965.

A-1, A-2, A-4, A-6, B-1, B-6:
same personnel as A-5.
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on November 27, 1965.

Engineers: Ray Charles, Joe Adams, Rudy Hill.






Jackets

Front Back
[MG-21063 FRONT] [MG-21063 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-21063 A] [MG-21063 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-21063 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-21063 BACK SLEEVE]

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