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MG-26004: The Moody Story / James Moody

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG26004A    M    B
SIDE-B YMG26004B    M    B



Comments

All tracks are also available on EP-1-6009 and EP-1-6010.

A-1 was also released on Mercury 8290 (78rpm) and 8290x45 (45rpm).

A-2 was also released on Mercury 70001 (78rpm) and 70001x45 (45rpm).

A-3 and A-4 were also released on Mercury 70102 (78rpm) and 70102x45 (45rpm).

Inside The Groove

Swingy Be-Bop alto/tenor saxophonist James Moody's 1st leader album on EmArcy label, from his 1951-1953 Mercury/EmArcy sessions.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

James Moody's name firstly became famous as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's big band. In 1949 he moved to Europe and recorded “Moody's Mood For Love” (featuring his great improvisation) which became a hit.

In 1951, he came back to the US, and recorded several sessions on Mercury label. His 1951-1953 Mercury sessions were released on various formats, firstly on 78rpm/45rpm singles (Mercury), then 10-inch/12-inch LPs (EmArcy).

This LP features a collection of his 1951-1953 sessions. Most tracks are performed by septet form, and fully feature James Moody's marvellous sax improvisations. A very good album.

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

9 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 9163 Until The Real Thing Comes Along -
A-2 9165 Moody's Theme -
A-3 9464 The James Moody Story -
A-4 9465 And Now Moody Speaks -
SIDE-B
B-1 4605 Serenade In Blue -
B-2 4606 Margie -
B-3 4607 Moody's Home -
B-4 4608 Wiggle Wag -

Personnel


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

B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4:
John Grims (tp), Bob Range (tb), James Moody (as, ts), Cecil Payne (bs),
John Acea (p), Larry Goins (b), Chink Williams (ds).
Recorded in New York City on October 24, 1951.

A-1, A-2:
Dave Burns (tp), Donald Cole (tb),
James Moody (as, ts), Numa “Pee Wee” Moore (bs),
Sadik Hakim (aka Argonne Thornton) (p), unknown (b), Teddy Stewart (ds),
Babs Gonzales (vo on A-4).
Recorded in New York City on May 21, 1952.

A-3, A-4:
Dave Burns (tp), Donald Cole (tb), Benny Green (tb),
James Moody (as, ts), Numa “Pee Wee” Moore (bs),
Sadik Hakim (aka Argonne Thornton) (p), unknown (b), Teddy Stewart (ds),
Babs Gonzales (vo).
Recorded in New York City on June 15, 1953.

The Artist Also Appears on...

James Moody (as, ts, fl) :
  • Limelight LM-82002 / LS-86002 I/We Had A Ball / Various Artists
  • Limelight LM-82007 / LS-86007 Jambo Caribe / Dizzy Gillespie
  • Limelight LM-82017 / LS-86017 : Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert / Various Artists
  • Limelight LM-82024 / LS-86024 : At The Musseum Of Modern Art / Milt Jackson
  • Philips PHM 200-123 / PHS 600-123 : Dizzy Goes To Hollywood / Dizzy Gillespie
  • Philips PHM 200-138 / PHS 600-138 : The Cool World / Dizzy Gillespie
  • Smash MGS-27026 / SRS-67026 : Tubby's Back In Town / Tubby Hayes



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-26004 FRONT] [MG-26004 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-26004 A] [MG-26004 B]



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