Four Blazes: Mary Jo (00 1 CD)

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Four Blazes: Mary Jo

Mary Jo
Not Any More Tears
Raggedy Ride
Mood Indigo
Perfect Woman
My Great Love Affair
Rug Cutter
Lovin' Man
All Night Long
Never Start Living
Snag The Britches
Please Send Her Back To Me
Night Train
Ella Louise
Stop Boogie Woogie
My Hat's On The Side Of My Head
Perfect Woman
Do The Do
Drunken Blues
She Needs To Be Loved
Women, Women
Did You Ever See A Monkey Play A Fiddle
Done Got Over
Don't Loose You Cool

The Blazes were journeymen musicians, who had played in and around the Chicago club scene since 1940, though they didn't score a national hit until 1952, with "Mary Jo." Written by bassist/singer Tommy Braden, who didn't actually join the Blazes until 1950, it epitomized their blues-influenced jazz sound: walking bass, clean guitar tone, honking sax over blues progressions. However, it was a sound rooted in an earlier era, and was swept away by the tides of rock 'n roll, in spite of the superior musicianship of professionals such as the Blazes. Still, these 24 songs show why the idioms of blues and jazz are universal, and any of them could be performed today. Highlight: an original arrangement of "Mood Indigo," a summer breeze wafting by on a sultry July evening.

6261 00 1 CD $14.98   Male | 4 Members | United States | | Black Vocal Groups
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