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[In Association with Amazon.com]

MGE-26010: Pres At His Very Best - Swinging Sounds Of The 40's

[Front Cover] Label Type : white EmArcy E promotional
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 26010A E 1    A    I    RR
SIDE-B MG 26010B E 1    A    I    RR



Comments

promotional copy with white Mercury label; “NOT FOR SALE” stamped on the back cover.

Inside The Groove

a compilation of Lester Young's Keynote sessions.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Mercury and EmArcy had reissued the Pres' Keynote sessions in various format. This compilation LP, released in the mid-1960s, features almost complete takes of Keynote sessions which Lester Young appeared on (later in the 1980s, “The Complete Keynote Collection” revealed a few more unreleased takes from the sessions).

A-2, A-4, A-6, A-7, B-1, B-3, B-4 were firstly appeared in LP format on Mercury MG-25015.

B-2 was previously available only on Swedish Metronome B517.

All others were previously unreleased at that time.

Anyway, this LP holds one of the greatest plays of Lester Young in his mid-1940s.

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

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 1-35880 (HL1-1) Just You, Just Me (take 1) (J. Greer - R. Klages) 3:06 previously unreleased
A-2 1-35881 (HL1-2) Just You, Just Me (take 2) (J. Greer - R. Klages) 3:12 -
A-3 1-35882 (HL2-1) I Never Knew (take 1) (T. Fiorito - G. Kahn) 3:08 previously unreleased
A-4 1-35883 (HL2-2) I Never Knew (take 2) (T. Fiorito - G. Kahn) 3:10 -
A-5 1-35884 (HL3-1) Afternoon Of A Basie-Ite (take 1) (Lester Young) 3:10 previously unreleased
A-6 1-35885 (HL3-2) Afternoon Of A Basie-ite (take 2) (Lester Young) 3:10 -
A-7 1-35886 (HL4-2) Sometimes I'm Happy (take 2) (Youmans - Caesar) 3:07 -
SIDE-B
B-1 1-35887 (HL21-2) After Theatre Jump (take 2) (D. Wells) 4:46 -
B-2 1-35888 (HL22-3) Six Cats And A Prince (take 3) (B. Clayton) 4:11 -
B-3 1-35889 (HL23-1) Lester Leaps Again (take 1) (B. Clayton) 4:27 -
B-4 1-35890 (HL24-1) Destination K.C. (take 1) (B. Clayton) 3:54 previously unreleased
B-5 1-35891 (HL24-2) Destination K.C. (take 2) (B. Clayton) 4:54 -

Personnel

Side-A: Lester Young Quartet:
See Side-B of MG-25015.

Side-B: Count Basie and his Kansas City Seven:
See Side-A of MG-25015.




Jackets

Front Back
[MGE-26010 FRONT] [MGE-26010 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MGE-26010 A] [MGE-26010 B]



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