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MG-26040: Moodsville / James Moody

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG26040A    M    B
SIDE-B YMG26040B    M    B



Comments

Some of the tunes are also available on EP-1-6070.

A-2 and A-3 also issued on EmArcy 16015 (78rpm) and 16015x45 (45rpm).

A-4 was also available on Mercury 8290 (78rpm) and 8290x45 (45rpm).

B-1 was also available on Mercury 70001 (78rpm) and 70001x45 (45rpm).

B-2 and B-3 were also available on Mercury 70185 (78rpm) and 70185x45 (45rpm).

Inside The Groove

Swingy Be-Bop alto/tenor saxophonist James Moody's 2nd leader album on EmArcy label, from his 2nd/3rd leader 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).

Like his 1st LP “The Moody Story” (MG-26004), this Moody's 2nd LP on EmArcy label also features a collection of the 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 4811 The Bite -
A-2 4812 Poor Butterfly -
A-3 4814 St. Louis Blues -
A-4 9164 Hey Jim -
SIDE-B
B-1 9166 My Ideal -
B-2 9466 Feelin' Low -
B-3 9467 Wail Bait -

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-4, B-1:
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-1, A-2, A-3:
Dave Burns (tp), unknown (tb),
James Moody (as, ts), Numa “Pee Wee” Moore (bs),
Sadik Hakim (aka Argonne Thornton) (p), unknown (b), Teddy Martin (ds).
Recorded in New York City on June 6, 1952.

B-2, B-3:
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).
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-26040 FRONT] [MG-26040 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-26040 A] [MG-26040 B]



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