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SR-60030: From Natchez To Mobile / River Boat Five

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type C (large oval)
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR_60030_A FR1    A2    I
SIDE-B SR_60030_B FR2    A3    I



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury MG-20378 (mono).

FR pressing: sound quality is very nice.

Inside The Groove

River Boat Five's first LP on Mercury - a very happy Dixieland session.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

The rivival of Traditional Jazz, or Dixieland Jazz, would be more common in the 1940s - 1950s. There were so many Dixie-style albums left in the era. This is maybe one of them.

Sometimes I don't come to think which band, which album is “artistically” or “technically” superior ... it doesn't mean anything to me when talking about at least about Dixie. As the jacket cover design shows, it's full of happy moods. Actually on this album, The River Boat Five, although they are not a quintet but a septet, plays so fine. Everybody who listen to this album will get very happy feelings and walk in the line along the music. That's enough.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB815 (17130) The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Eugene Lockhart - Ernest Seitz) 1:52
A-2 PB812 (17128) Yellow Dog Blues (W.C. Handy) 2:43
A-3 PB833 (17145) Twelfth Street Rag (Euday L. Bowman - Andy Razaf) 2:55
A-4 PB832 (17144) St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 5:20
A-5 PB831 (17143) Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) (Louis Prima) 5:32
SIDE-B
B-1 PB829 (17141) Dardanella (Felix Bernard - Johnny S. Black - Fred Fisher) 2:15
B-2 PB814 (17129) Colonel Bogey (Theme Song From “Bridge On The River Kwai”) (K.J. Alford) 2:23
B-3 PB819 (17134) Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael - Sidney Arodin) 8:12
B-4 PB828 (17140) Caravan (Juan Tizol - Duke Ellington - Irving Mills) 2:23

Personnel


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

Ted Butterman (cor), unknown (tp), Gene Wray Thomas (tb), Louis Ed Tedder (tuba),
Ed Reed (cl, ts), unknown (sax),
Keller Merck (p), Milt Dragon “Peanuts” Fitch (bjo), Jim Lunsford (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL, 1958.

Recording Director: David Carroll.
Recording Mixer: Malcolm Chisholm.

The Artist Also Appears on...

River Boat Five (dixie group) :
  • Mercury MG-20378 / SR-60030 : From Natchez To Mobile
  • Mercury MG-20379 / SR-60034 : Ma! They're Comin' Down The Street
  • Mercury MG-20422 / SR-60094 : River Boat Five Take The Train
  • Mercury MG-20509 / SR-60186 : River Boat Five On A Swinging Date
  • Mercury MG-20629 / SR-60629 : Roaring Twenties
  • Mercury MG-20670 / SR-60670 : In Person At The Banjo Palace



Jackets

Front Back
[SR-60030 FRONT] [SR-60030 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-60030 A] [SR-60030 B]



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