Tiny Parham

The Alternative Takes: 1928-1930 [Bonus Tracks]

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The Alternative Takes series is of immense value to consumers of the "French Classics" CD series. These are alternate takes in chronological order of historic jazz (and some blues) with a strong representation of the swing era. The Alternative Takes: 1928-1930 contains 23 Tiny Parham tracks on a single disc including multiple takes of "Don't Forget to Mess Around When You Do the Charleston" along with single takes of "Nervous Tension," "Stuttering Blues," and "Blue Melody Blues." While the disc is definitely directed toward collectors, anyone with an interest in this period of jazz will also enjoy it.

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