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MGW-12007: Fruit Boots / Red Prysock

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue Wing type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MGW12007A MS1    MSI    A1    I
SIDE-B MGW12007B MS1    MSI    A1    I



Comments

MGW-12007 is an original issue of Mercury MG-20211.

A-1 and A-6 are also available on Wing W90070x45.

Inside The Groove

Super-bad honker Red Prysock's second leader album on Mercury.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Red Prysock. One of the most famous honkers. He was a member of Cootie Williams' band, a member of a horn section of Tiny Grimes Rocking Highlanders, and a player of a Tiny Bradshaw's organization.

His first LP “Rock 'N Roll” (MG-20088), a collection of his 1954-1955 tracks on Mercury, was awesome. A masterpiece by the super-bad honker.

Then this second album was recorded in early 1956. Luckily, Side-B's session (Feb. 23) has the same tension and blowin' saxes as his 1st LP. Hot rhythm section and horn riffs are also great. On the other hand, Side-A (Feb. 28) sounds nearly the same as what we can hear on his third LP (MG-20307): Red Prysock himself honks so nice, but the backing rhythm section sounds rather steady and less thrilling in my humble ears.

Anyway, this LP is definitely another fine R&B honking album.

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

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 W 496 (12571) Fruit Boots (Herb Gordy) 2:14
A-2 W 492 (12567) Let's Get It (Joe Livramento) 2:12
A-3 W 495 (12570) Red's Blues (Red Prysock) 2:45
A-4 W 493 (12568) Red Rock (Frank Galbreth) 2:12
A-5 W 494 (12569) What Next (Herb Gordy) 2:50
A-6 W 497 (12572) Plaid Laces (Herb Gordy)) 2:23
SIDE-B
B-1 W 489 (12564) Rock And Roll Party (Red Prysock) 2:30
B-2 W 486 (12561) The Shakers (Red Prysock) 2:35
B-3 W 491 (12566) Rolling And Rocking (Clarence Wright) 2:37
B-4 W 487 (12562) The Fox (Prysock - Gordy) 2:41
B-5 W 488 (12563) Lulu (Dickie Wells) 3:00
B-6 W 490 (12565) Rock And Roll Mambo (Red Prysock) 2:58

Personnel


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

Side-A:
Frank Galbreath (tp), Dickie Wells (tb), Red Prysock (ts), Clarence “Zack” Wright (bs),
Roland Johnson (vib), Oliver Blair (p), Herbert Gordy (b), Jerome Potter (ds).
Recorded in New York City on February 28, 1956.

Side-B:
Same personnel as Side-A, except add Joe Livramento (fl on B-6),
and vocal comments by Frank Galbreath, Clarence “Zack” Wright and Red Prysock on B-1.
Recorded in New York City on February 23, 1956.

The Artist Also Appears on...

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
[MGW-12007 FRONT] [MGW-12007 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MGW-12007 A] [MGW-12007 B]



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