King Oliver

Sugar Foot Stomp [GRP]

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This Decca reissue CD put out by GRP is a fine sampler of King Oliver's 1926-28 recordings with his Dixie Syncopators. The hot jazz dance music is highlighted by several classics ("Too Bad," "Snag It," "Jackass Blues," "Sobbin' Blues," "Farewell Blues" and two versions of "Snag It"). With such sidemen as trombonist Kid Ory, clarinetists Albert Nicholas and Omer Simeon and Barney Bigard on tenor and clarinet, Oliver's suppporting cast is quite strong. The cornetist was himself starting to fade during this period but does take a few heated solos and his break on "Snag It" remains quite famous. True King Oliver collectors, though, will want to bypass this one and instead acquire the entries in one of the more comprehensive European complete series.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:56
2 3:09
3 3:01
4 2:59
5 2:52
6 2:45
7 2:48
8 2:50
9 2:39
10 2:51
11 3:00
12 2:53
13 2:54
14 3:00
15 2:50
16 2:54
17 2:50
18 2:32
19 2:55
20 3:01
21 2:45
22 2:43
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