Various Artists

Rare & Hot! (1923-1926)

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Unlike Historical 28 (which uses the same title), this LP has material that is rare but not always all that hot. The emphasis is actually on the vocals of blues singers Monette Moore, Hazel Meyers, Rosa Henderson and Lillian Goodner. The backup groups include cornetists Louis Metcalf and Bubber Miley (before he found his sound), pianists Louis Hooper and Cliff Jackson and the terrible clarinetist Bob Fuller. Although some of the vocals are good, the accompaniment does not really help all that much and the personnel listings are sometimes inaccurate. This is a lesser item.

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