King Oliver And His Orchestra (1929-1930)

Release Date: 8/13/2014
Label: RCA
Catalog Number: RCA66538
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This double-CD set (part of the French RCA Jazz Tribune series) includes all of King Oliver's Victor recordings of 1929-30, except for a few alternate takes. The 32 selections are better than one might expect, considering that Oliver's playing abilities were rapidly fading (due to serious gum problems). The cornetist in fact takes a few memorable solos, particularly on "Too Late" and "Struggle Buggy." But it is the high musicianship of his sidemen that make this set so enjoyable, including trumpeters Dave Nelson, Red Allen, and Bubber Miley (who is outstanding on "St. James Infirmary"); trombonists J.C. Higginbottham and Jimmy Archey; clarinetist Omer Simeon; altoist Charlie Holmes; and, filling in for Oliver, cornetists Louis Metcalf and Punch Miller.

-- Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com
Works on This Recording
1. West End Blues by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; USA
2. I've Got That Thing by Louis Russell
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
3. Call of the Freaks by Paul Barbarin
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
4. The Trumpet's Prayer by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
5. Freakish Light Blues by Luis Russell
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
6. Can I Tell You? by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
7. My Good Man Sam by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
8. What You Want Me To Do? by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
9. Sweet Like This by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
10. Too Late by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
11. I'm Lonesome, Sweetheart by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
12. I Can't Stop Loving You by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
13. Everybody Does It In Hawaii by Jimmie Rodgers
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
14. Frankie and Johnny by Traditional
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
15. New Orleans Shout by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
16. St. James Infirmary by Joe Primrose
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
17. I Must Have It by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
18. Rhythm Club Stomp by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
19. Edna by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
20. You're Just My Type by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
21. Boogie Woogie by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
22. Mule Face Blues by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
23. Struggle Buggy by Clinton Walker
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
24. Don't You Think I Love You? by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
25. Olga by Joseph Oliver
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
26. Shake It and Break It by Grant Clarke
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
27. Stingaree Blues by Al Kemp
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
28. What's the Use of Living Without Love? by James Frederick Hanley
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
29. You Were Only Passing Time with Me by Alex Hill
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
30. Nelson Stomp by Dave Nelson
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
31. Stealing Love by Dave Nelson
Conductor: John Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble: King Oliver Orchestra
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