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(Emarcy Records) 6 tracks incl. All Right Okay You Win, I'm Falling For You and more. Recorded... more

Billy Eckstine: Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones At Basin Street East (CD)

(Emarcy Records) 6 tracks incl. All Right Okay You Win, I'm Falling For You and more. Recorded in October, 1961

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  • Interpret: Billy Eckstine

  • Album titlle: Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones At Basin Street East (CD)

  • Label EMARCY

  • Genre Jazz

  • Year of publication 1990
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0042283259225

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Eckstine, Billy - Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones At Basin Street East (CD) CD 1
01 All Right Okay You Win
02 Medley: Announcement, I'm Falling For You, Fool That I Am, Everything I Have Is Yours
03 In The Still Of The Night (Band Chaser)
04 Ellington Medley: Announcement, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, I'm Just A Lucky So & So
05 Work Song
06 Ma (She's Making Eyes At Me)(Band Chaser)
Billy Eckstine The Tennessee Rock And Roll Although Billy Eckstine was coined 'the... more
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Billy Eckstine

The Tennessee Rock And Roll

Although Billy Eckstine was coined 'the sepia Sinatra' by the trade papers of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s for his many lushly produced, sensuously sung hits on MGM, he was no stranger to vocally pushing along an uptempo chart. His revered but under-recorded big band of the mid ‘40s was a proving ground for such trailblazing practitioners of be-bop as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Dexter Gordon. Billy handled the vocals on workouts such as I Love The Rhythm In A Riff and Blowing The Blues Away with verve and hot-scatting authority.

 

That's the case on this 1956 recording of The Tennessee Rock And Roll, no doubt put on Billy's music stand in the studio by his producers/A&R men who were trying their best to keep up with the ongoing rock 'n' roll tsunami. While the band cooks and boils, Billy professionally takes on the so-so song and turns in a solid, convincing vocal, effortlessly navigating through the sometimes awkward phrasing of the lyrics. By the end of the tune, you might find yourself wanting to do The Tennessee Rock And Roll right along with him.

Check out 'The Hillbillies: They Tried To Rock, Vol 1'for Bobby Helms' version of The Tennessee Rock And Roll to get an idea of how a hillbilly hit-maker and a top- rated jazz singer tackle the same song. 

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Tracklist
Eckstine, Billy - Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones At Basin Street East (CD) CD 1
01 All Right Okay You Win
02 Medley: Announcement, I'm Falling For You, Fool That I Am, Everything I Have Is Yours
03 In The Still Of The Night (Band Chaser)
04 Ellington Medley: Announcement, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, I'm Just A Lucky So & So
05 Work Song
06 Ma (She's Making Eyes At Me)(Band Chaser)