VA - Charlie Shavers The Blues Singers 1938-1939 (2008)

VA - Charlie Shavers The Blues Singers 1938-1939 (2008)

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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Charlie Shavers & The Blues Singers 1938-1939
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Timeless Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks + .cue, log, scans)
Total Time: 69:59 min
Total Size: 277 MB

01. Freight Train Blues
02. Trixie Blues
03. My Daddy Rocks Me (part 1 and 2)
04. He May Be Your Man, But He Comes To See Me Sometimes
05. Jack, I'm Mellow
06. Uncle Joe
07. I Am A Woman
08. Toot It, Brother Armstrong
09. Blue Monday On Sugar Hill
10. My Unusual Man
11. Do Your Duty
12. Low Down Dirty Groundhog
13. Come Easy Go Easy
14. My Blues Is Like Whiskey
15. The Jive Is Here
16. My Downfall
17. Hog Wild Blues
18. Chirpin' The Blues
19. Down Hearted Blues
20. I'll See You Go
21. Fine And Mellow
22. Yelpin' The Bluest?
23. Someday Sweetheart
Charlie Shavers was one of the great trumpeters to emerge during the swing era, a virtuoso with an open-minded and extroverted style along with a strong sense of humor. He originally played piano and banjo before switching to trumpet, and he developed very quickly. In 1935, he was with Tiny Bradshaw's band and two years later he joined Lucky Millinder's big band. Soon afterward he became a key member of John Kirby's Sextet where he showed his versatility by mostly playing crisp solos while muted. Shavers was in demand for recording sessions and participated on notable dates with New Orleans jazz pioneers Johnny Dodds, Jimmy Noone, and Sidney Bechet. He also had many opportunities to write arrangements for Kirby and had a major hit with his composition "Undecided." After leaving Kirby in 1944, Charlie Shavers worked for a year with Raymond Scott's CBS staff orchestra, and then was an important part of Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra from 1945 until past TD's death in 1956. Although well-featured, this association kept Shavers out of the spotlight of jazz, but fortunately he did have occasional vacations in which he recorded with the Metronome All-Stars and toured with Jazz at the Philharmonic; at the latter's concerts in 1953, Shaver's trumpet battles with Roy Eldridge were quite exciting. After Dorsey's death, Shavers often led his own quartet although he came back to the ghost band from time to time. During the 1960s, his range and technique gradually faded, and Charlie Shavers died from throat cancer in 1971 at the age of 53. ~ Scott Yanow

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