State Sweet Swingers

1936-1937

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The State Street Swingers were a primitive but swinging group formed in the mold of the more successful Harlem Hamfats in the mid-'30s. Their seven recording sessions (resulting in 14 performances) are all included on this interesting CD from the Austrian RST label. The group generally featured strong singers (including Washboard Sam, Mary Mack, and Big Bill Broonzy) and hard-driving rhythm sections, but primitive horn players. In addition to their good-time performances, there are four titles from Mary Mack with a trio, and seven from singer Leonard Scott (who is also on two of The State Street Swingers' cuts). This generally enjoyable set is for true collectors of 1930s jazz and blues.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:01
2
3:05
3 3:04
4
3:01
5
feat: Bob Robinson
3:12
6
feat: Bob Robinson
3:19
7
2:43
8
2:59
9
feat: Mary Mac
3:12
10
feat: Mary Mac
3:11
11 2:47
12 3:12
13
feat: Mary Mac
3:17
14
feat: Mary Mac
3:13
15
feat: Mary Mac
3:17
16
feat: Mary Mac
2:42
17
feat: Mary Mac
2:56
18
feat: Mary Mac
3:03
19
2:47
20
3:33
21
2:46
22
2:48
23
2:43
24
3:15
25
2:40
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