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Monday, December 31, 2007

Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions (For Europeans Only #11)

Here's the last upload of the old year, and a very special one it is! This 7CD box set has been OOP for many years. It was a limited edition of 10'000 and contains the Mercury 1940s output of musicians like Albert Ammons (including a great father & son date with Gene Ammons on tenor), Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Jay McShann, Roy Byrd (Professor Longhair), Helen Humes, Buddy Rich's Big Band, Cootie Williams (including some Willis "Gator" Jackson), and others. There are six discs full of music, plus a seventh with alternates and a very rare, previously unreleased date by Mary Lou Williams (two tunes).

As usual, this comes in MP3 @ 320 kbs - don't ask for FLAC, I couldn't handle it that way. The links will be in the comments, as usual.

Now all that remains is to wish you and your beloved ones a happy new year!
And if you enjoy my blog and the music I share, why don't you now and then say so!



Here's the setlist, all other info, including full line-ups and recording locations/dates, is in the tags (I hope I didn't make too many typos, took me hours to get it done!)

Disc 1
1. Bedroom Blues - Sippie Wallace
2. Buzz Me - Sippie Wallace
3. Doin' The Boogie Woogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
4. Oh, Lady, Be Good! - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
5. Suitcase Blues - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
6. Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
7. Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
8. Swanee River Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
9. Why I'm Leaving You - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
10. I Don't Want To See You - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
11. Red Sails In The Sunset - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
12. Kilroy Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
13. Deep In The Heart Of Texas Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
14. Sweet Patooty Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
15. 12th Street Rag - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
16. 12th Street Rag - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
17. St. Louis Blues - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
18. Shufflin' The Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
19. Shufflin' The Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
20. S. P. Blues - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
21. Hiroshima - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
22. Roses Of Picardy - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
23. The Sheik Of Araby - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
24. You Are My Sunshine - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
25. In A Little Spanish Town ('Twas A Night Like This) - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
26. Margie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings

Disc 2
1. Tuxedo Boogie - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
2. Mr. Bell Boogie - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
3. Bear Den Boogie - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
4. Rhythm Boogie - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
5. Ammons Stomp - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
6. Baltimore Breakdown - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
7. When You And I Were Young, Maggie - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
8. The Clipper - Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
9. Jet Propelled Papa - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
10. Blue And Sentimental - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
11. I Just Refuse To Sing The Blues - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
12. They Raided The Joint - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
13. Mad About You - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
14. Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra / Jumpin' On Sugar Hill - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
15. Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra / Flippity Flop Flop - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
16. Today I Sing The Blues - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
17. Time Out For Tears - Helen Humes With Unknown Orchestra
18. Married Man Blues - Helen Humes With Unknown Orchestra
19. Somebody Loves Me - Helen Humes With Unknown Orchestra
20. Don't Fall In Love With Me - Helen Humes With Unknown Orchestra
21. I've Got The Strangest Feeling - Helen Humes And The Contrastors
22. Free - Helen Humes And The Contrastors

Disc 3
1. Hootie Boogie - Jay McShann And The Boogie Woogie Trio
2. Garfield Avenue Blues - Jay McShann And The Boogie Woogie Trio
3. Crown Prince Boogie - Jay McShann And The Boogie Woogie Trio
4. Shipyard Woman Blues - Jay McShann And The Sextet
5. Ernestine - Jay McShann And The Sextet
6. Bucktown Boogie - Jay McShann And The Sextet
7. Roll On, Katy - Jay McShann And The Sextet
8. Voodoo Woman Blues - Jay McShann And The Sextet
9. I Want A Little Girl - Jay McShann And The Sextet
10. Jimtown Boogie - Jay McShann And The Sextet
11. Have You Ever Loved A Woman - Jay McShann And The Sextet
12. Gone With The Blues - Jay McShann And The Sextet
13. Barfly Blues - Jay McShann & His Orchestra
14. Please Stop Playing Those Blues, Boy - Jay McShann & His Orchestra
15. All My Geets Are Gone - Jay McShann & His Orchestra
16. Strange Woman Blues - Jay McShann & His Orchestra
17. W. B. Blues - Walter Brown with Jay McShann Trio
18. Sloppy Drunk - Walter Brown with Jay McShann Trio
19. Lovin' A Beggar - Walter Brown with Jay McShann Trio
20. Just Thinkin' - Walter Brown with Jay McShann Trio
21. You Didn't Tell Me - Jay McShann & His Orchestra
22. Got You Beggin' - Jay McShann & His Orchestra
23. Duke And The Brute - Jay McShann & His Orchestra
24. Reach - Jay McShann & His Orchestra

Disc 4
1. Cherry Red Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
2. Somebody's Gotta Go - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
3. Too Many Women Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
4. Just A Dream - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
5. Mr. Cleanhead Steps Out - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
6. It's A Groovy Affair - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
7. I've Been So Good - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
8. Juice Head Baby - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
9. Cleanhead Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
10. When A Woman Loves Her Juice - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
11. Kidney Stew Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
12. King For A Day Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
13. Old Maid Boogie - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
14. Lazy Gal - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
15. Bonus Pay - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
16. Luxury Tax Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
17. Railroad Porter's Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
18. Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
19. When I Get Drunk - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
20. Oil Man Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
21. Ever-Ready Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
22. Wrong Girl Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
23. Wandering Mind Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
24. Have You Ever Missed Your Baby? - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra

Disc 5
1. Some Women Do - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
2. Alimony Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
3. High Class Baby - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
4. I Took The Front Door In - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
5. Friday Fish Fry - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
6. Shavetail - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
7. Her Mind Is Gone - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
8. Bald Head - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
9. Hey Now, Baby - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
10. Oh, Well - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
11. Byrd's Blues - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
12. Hadacol Bounce - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
13. Longhair Stomp - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
14. Been Foolin' Around - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
15. Between The Night And Day - Roy Byrd And His Blues Jumpers
16. If It's Good - Julia Lee With Tommy Douglas's Orchestra
17. Show Me Missouri Blues - Julia Lee With Tommy Douglas's Orchestra
18. Lotus Blossom - Julia Lee With Tommy Douglas's Orchestra
19. Dream Lucky Blues - Julia Lee With Tommy Douglas's Orchestra
20. Take It Easy, Greasy - Myra Taylor With Jimmy Keith's Orchestra
21. Tell Your Best Friend Nothin' - Myra Taylor With Jimmy Keith's Orchestra
22. The Spider And The Fly - Myra Taylor With Jimmy Keith's Orchestra
23. Still Blue Water - Myra Taylor With Jimmy Keith's Orchestra

Disc 6
1. Boy Meets Horn - Rex Stewart And His Sextet
2. Jug Blues - Rex Stewart And His Sextet
3. B. O. Blues - Rex Stewart And His Sextet
4. That's Rhythm - Rex Stewart And His Sextet
5. Dateless Brown - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
6. You Got Me Cryin' Again - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
7. Desperate Desmond - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
8. It Couldn't Be True - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
9. Quiet Riot - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
10. Baby, Baby All The Time - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
11. Route 66 - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
12. The Iggity Song - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
13. It's About Time - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
14. Ready To Go Steady - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
15. Rich-Ual Dance - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
16. Oop-Bop-Sha-Bam - Buddy Rich And His Orchestra
17. You Talk A Little Trash - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
18. Typhoon - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
19. I Love You, Yes I Do - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
20. Smooth Sailing - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
21. 'Gator Tail, Part 1 - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
22. 'Gator Tail, Part 2 - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
23. Let 'Em Roll - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
24. Slidin' And Glidin' - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
25. Mercenary Papa - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
26. You Got To Pay Those Dues - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra

Disc 7
1. Oh, Lady, Be Good! - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
2. Oh, Lady, Be Good! - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
3. Oh, Lady, Be Good! - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
4. Kilroy Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
5. Kilroy Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
6. Kilroy Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
7. St. Louis Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
8. St. Louis Boogie - Albert Ammons And His Rhythm Kings
9. Jet Propelled Papa - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
10. I Just Refuse To Sing The Blues - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
11. They Raided The Joint - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
12. Mad About You - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
13. Flippity Flop Flop - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
14. Today I Sing The Blues - Helen Humes With Buck Clayton's Orchestra
15. Bucktown Boogie - Jay McShann And His Sextet
16. Voodoo Woman Blues - Jay McShann And His Sextet
17. Br'er Rabbit - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
18. Boogie Woogie Holliday - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
19. Too Many Women Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
20. I Like To Be Home Blues - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
21. Three O'Clock In The Morning - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
22. Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From - Eddie 'Mr. Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
23. Typhoon - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
24. Mercenary Papa - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
25. Doin' The Gator Tail - Cootie Williams And His Orchestra
26. Just An Idea - Mary Lou Williams
27. Just You, Just Me - Mary Lou Williams

14 comments:

ubu said...

Here are the links:

http://rapidshare.com/files/80124274/BluesBoogieAndBop.part01.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/80141058/BluesBoogieAndBop.part02.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/80150493/BluesBoogieAndBop.part03.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/80158282/BluesBoogieAndBop.part04.rar

Bob said...

WOW Man, Happy New Year! What a find!! I remember this set -always wanted it, but I missed the boat. Thanks for this post and for all the work invovlved! Again -Happy New Year!!

-B

al.chust said...

This is wonderfull. Thank you from Spain. I'll follow your work.

ramson said...

Thanks..thanks ..thanks ...I had this box with very poor encoding


Best regards!!

hideo said...

another amazing post, thanks!

(amazing for more than one reason, the extracted files are just over a gig and the 5 DLs were total 370 meg, um, how are you compressing these? ;)

ubu said...

I'm using winrar - with old music, if you use VBR 192-320 kbs, the files often end up being at 192 for most of the time - I guess that is similar with what happens when packing the MP3s up in .rar-files - they just compress to a smaller file, as there seems to be a smaller amount of data (at least that's how I explain it to myself).
If I encode newer music, the .rar-files will end up at some 95% of the original MP3 files, too... no magic involved!

Anonymous said...

My first visit to your site and stumbled upon your wonderful posting of this Mercury compilation. Many thanks for the post and for the fantastic job of tagging the songs! A truly grand gift!

GLW

vigs said...

My 1st dl --wow what an amazing post. Can't wait to check it out.
Thanks for all the work and the great blog too.

Anonymous said...

Great Site. Do you or anyone have any piano boogie woogie by Albert Ammons/ Pete Johnson & Meade Lux Lewis? bluesBob.

COPIANDO O LINK said...

great box. thanks for sharing. as it has done so much to compress the file. After unpacking it I get more than a gig.

Raoul Ray D'Andre said...

How I missed your blog up 'til now is beyond me, but thanks for this massive gift of killer music.

prosago said...

Thanks alot Ubu, got a hint at our other fantastic musicblog. - What a nice compilation of different artists - this will definitely widen my perspective. Thanks, thanks, thanks...

hulaboy said...

I nutted on this the first time around - by now I can dig it more deeply. Thanks for the solid jolt of joy juice!

Alberto Cos said...

Un millón de gracias, Ubu.

El trabajo es enorme, y el gusto que tienes exquisito.

Feliz año!