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Cootie Williams - Concerto For Cootie - Selected Recordings 1928-62 (2CD)

Cootie Williams - Concerto For Cootie - Selected Recordings 1928-62 (2CD)

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Charles Melvin “Cootie” Williams was a jazz trumpeter, born in Mobile Alabama in 1911, who enjoyed a lengthy career as a sideman and bandleader, and was especially renowned for his associations with Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. This collection takes its title “Concerto For Cootie” from a tune Duke Ellington composed in his honour. This collection is designed as a companion to a new biography of Cootie written by noted US writer and jazz researcher Steve Bowie which is being published by the University Press of Mississippi at the end of 2024. Mr. Bowie has researched, compiled and annotated this 93-track 4-CD collection, which comprises recordings made by Cootie across the first three decades and more of his career, and which represent his most important and most highly-regarded performances and collaborations. While well known for his solos with plunger muted trumpet, this collection also highlights Williams' range and versatility and virtuosity in his open trumpet and lead work. Inevitably, it features recordings made with many of the greatest names in jazz, swing and R&B, including not only Ellington and Goodman, but Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, Pearl Bailey, Bud Powell, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges and many more. There have been very few products of this substance devoted specifically to Cootie Williams, so this will be a welcome addition offering an insight into his music and a varied and fascinating showcase for his huge contribution to the genre.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Mournful Tho'ts Jimmy Johnson And His Orchestra
2 Chicago Blues Jimmy Johnson And His Orchestra
3 Paducah The Jungle Band
4 Hot Feet Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
5 Jazz Convulsions The Jungle Band
6 Oklahoma Stomp Six Jolly Jesters
7 Ring Dem Bells Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
8 Rockin' In Rhythm The Jungle Band
9 Echoes Of The Jungle Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra
10 It's Glory Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
11 Bugle Call Rag Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
12 Solitude Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
13 Frolic Sam Barney Bigard and his Jazzopaters
14 Caravan Barney Bigard and his Jazzopaters
15 The New East St. Louis Toodle-O Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
16 Digga Digga Do Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
17 Blue Reverie Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
18 Tiger Rag Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
19 Alabamy Home The Gotham Stompers
20 Carelessly Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra
21 Stompology Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
22 Peckin' Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra
23 Harmony In Harlem Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
24 Echoes Of Harlem Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Chasin' Chippies Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
2 Delta Mood Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
3 The Boys From Harlem Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
4 Mobile Blues Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
5 Boudoir Benny Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
6 Ain't The Gravy Good Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
7 Savoy Strut Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra
8 Night Song Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
9 Black Beauty Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
10 Black Butterfly Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
11 Tootin' Through The Roof Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
12 Concerto For Cootie Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
13 Harlem Air-Shaft Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
14 Rumpus In Richmond Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
15 In A Mellotone Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra
16 Wholly Cats Benny Goodman And His Sextet
17 Benny Rides Again Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
18 Superman Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
19 Let The Door Knob Hitcha Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
20 Good Enough To Keep (Air Mail Special) Benny Goodman And His Sextet
21 Fiesta In Blue Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
22 West End Blues Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
23 Ain't Misbehavin' Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
24 G-Men Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Fly Right (Epistrophy) Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
2 Mop Mop Leonard Feather's All Stars
3 Honeysuckle Rose Cootie Williams and His Sextette
4 Now I Know Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
5 Tess's Torch Song (I Had A Man) Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
6 Red Blues Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
7 Roll 'Em Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
8 You Talk A Little Trash Cootie Williams and His Sextette
9 Air Mail Special Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
10 Round Midnight Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
11 Floogie Boo Cootie Williams and His Sextette
12 Juice Head Baby Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
13 House Of Joy Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
14 Mood For Coot Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
15 Echoes Of Harlem Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
16 He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
17 Wrong Neighborhood Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
18 Ain't Got No Blues Today Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
19 I Can't Get Started Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
20 Save The Bones For Henry Jones Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
21 Typhoon Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
22 Resolution Blues Dinah Washington and Cootie Williams Orchestra
23 Let 'Em Roll Cootie Williams and his Orchestra
24 Divorce Me C.O.D. Blues Eddie Mack with Cootie Williams and Orchestra
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Lean, Baby Cootie Williams
2 Rinky Dink Cootie Williams
3 Alphonse And Gaston Cootie & Rex
4 I Got A Right To Sing The Blues Cootie & Rex
5 You've Been A Good Old Wagon Ronnie Gilbert
6 Caravan Cootie Williams
7 Nevertheless I'm In Love With You Cootie Williams
8 New Concerto For Cootie Cootie Williams
9 Cootie's Blues (Cootie's Big Time Blues) Charlie Shavers & Coleman Hawkins
10 Bess, You Is My Woman Now Stewart-Williams & Co.
11 Night Train Cootie Williams
12 Lover Cootie Williams & Wini Brown
13 Around Midnight Cootie Williams & Wini Brown
14 It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Cootie Williams
15 Some Of These Days Cootie Williams
16 September 12th Blues Duke Ellington

  • UPC:
    824046718220
  • FORMAT:
    4 CD
  • Release:
    February 2024
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7182
  • Weight:
    0.2kg