Saturday, April 10, 2010

A slight change of venue

Sometimes I'm Happy (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
If I Should Lose You (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
Summertime (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Good For Nothing Joe (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler)
Day In, Day Out (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)
'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
He Needs Me (Arthur Hamilton)
Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)

The title of this LP---one of Shirley Horn 's first recordings---was not recorded at the Vanguard but, rather, Gaslight Square in St. Louis. The Vanguard was about a thousand times more well known to the average record buyer than the actual recording site. Besides, who could tell the difference anyway? To HELL with historical---not to mention discographical---inaccuracy. rec 8/61 w/ John Mixon, bass & Gene Gammage, drums. Download available for the next 48 hours only.

Although the label that released this, Canadian-American, was a bonifide (not bootleg) label, it is somehow doubtful this was released with Horn's knowledge or permission. Still. . .nice to have it. Sorry 'bout the jacket scan. Then again, maybe the more the scan crops off of the jacket---ummmm--- "design," the better.


Jeroen said...

Man o man...I was dying to hear this one...really...Turns out that all the stuff I recently downloaded from your blog doesn't work on my pc...SHOOT! I hope it's as good as I think it is...
Thank's anyway!
I truly truly truly hope that someday it wil be released on cd...Maybe together with Horn's Embers & Ashes recording, that would be ideal.


Bill Reed said...

Are you unzipping the zip files after you download?