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Jimmy Rushing: Four Classic Albums Plus (Jimmy Rushing And The Smith Girls / The Jazz Odyssey Of James Rushing Esq / Little Jimmy Rushing And The Big Brass / Brubeck & Rushing) (2CD)

Jimmy Rushing: Four Classic Albums Plus (Jimmy Rushing And The Smith Girls / The Jazz Odyssey Of James Rushing Esq / Little Jimmy Rushing And The Big Brass / Brubeck & Rushing) (2CD)

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AVID Jazz here presents four classic Jimmy Rushing albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
“Jimmy Rushing And The Smith Girls”; “The Jazz Odyssey Of Jimmy Rushing Esq.”; “Little Jimmy Rushing And The Big Brass”; “Brubeck & Rushing”; “Sound of Jazz (extract); “The Way I Feel” (E.P)
“Jimmy Rushing And The Smith Girls”…………..Blues singer and shouter Jimmy Rushing opens our tribute set to him with his own tribute to four famous lady Smiths!! Bessie, Clara, Mamie and Trixie. “The Jazz Odyssey Of Jimmy Rushing Esq”…………On this 1956 recording with the Buck Clayton Orchestra, Mr. Rushing gives us some of the songs which he associates with four great American cities namely New Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago and New York. “Little Jimmy Rushing and the Big Brass………..this hard to find album sees Jimmy back in the Columbia studios for a session of swing with a carefully chosen band around him and a dozen songs that swing and three arrangers who all know what the big man likes! As you will hear and as Jimmy himself knew only too well- only with a big band he is really at his best! “Brubeck & Rushing”……….. “everybody swings as Dave and Jimmy bring out the best in each other”. This unusual and surprising collaboration instigated in the main by Jimmy himself works amazingly well because Jimmy told Dave it would! Take a listen and we think he was right! Joined by Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello this is a truly spontaneous explosion of jazz!
All four albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest ever sound quality!

1-10: ‘Jimmy Rushing And The Smith Girls’
1. Arkansas Blues
2. Down Hearted Blues
3. How Come You Do Me Like You Do
4. Crazy Blues
5. Squeeze Me
6. Trouble In Mind
7. Muddy Water
8. Gulf Coast Blues
9. Everybody Loves My Baby
10. Shipwrecked Blues
11-22: ‘The Jazz Odyssey Of James Rushing Esq’
11. New Orleans
12. Tricks Ain’t Walkin’ No More
13. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
14. Piney Brown Blues
15. ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness If I Do
16. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
17. Careless Love
18. Doctor Blues
19. Rosetta
20. Lullaby Of Broadway
21. Old Fashioned Love
22. Some Of These Days
23. I Left My Baby from The Sound Of Jazz
24. Where Were You from The Way I Feel

1-12: ‘Little Jimmy Rushing And The Big Brass’
1. I’m Coming Virginia
2. Knock Me A Kiss
3. Harvard Blues
4. Mister Five By Five
5. Trav’lin’ Light
6. June Night
7. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
8. Rosalie
9. Jimmy’s Blues
10. Someday Sweetheart
11. When You’re Smiling
12. Somebody Stole My Gal
13-22: ‘Brubeck & Rushing’
13. There’ll Be Some Changes Made
14. My Melancholy Baby
15. Blues In The Dark
16. I Never Knew
17. Ain’t Misbehavin’
18. Evenin’
19. All By Myself
20. River, Stay ‘Way From My Door
21. You Can Depend On Me
22. Am I Blue
23. Go Get Some More, You Fool from The Way I Feel
24. Hi-O-Sylvester from The Way I Feel
25. The Way I Feel from The Way I Feel

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