Fine Greek-only premium compilation, released with the music magazine 'Jazz & Tzaz' (Issue 74). From the catalogue of the Blind Pig Records. Includes: Studebaker Jonh, Deborah Coleman, Johnny Shines, Eddy Clearwater, Snooky Pryor, Carey Bell, Debbie Davis, Tommy Castro, Joanna Connor, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Charlie Musselwhite, Frankie Lee, Preacher Boy And The Natural Blues, Eddie C. Campbell, Magic Slim & The Teardrops.
Beginning/Intermediate. The blues have contained the very essence of the jazz sound since the 1920s. A player who masters the sound and feel of the blues will play other jazz tunes in a manner that will inspire the listener. Contains 11 different blues melodies and is a natural follow-up to Volume 1 or Volume 21. Tempos are not fast. Presented in various keys with a variety of moods from slow to rock. Chords and scales are written in the staff for each track.
The Kansas City swing blues of the Sweet Baby Blues Band is very difficult not to enjoy. Jeannie Cheatham's exuberant vocals (propelled by her forcefully swinging piano) inspire the many soloists on the blues-oriented material, and there is plenty of variety in tempo and feeling to keep this set continually interesting. Among the main soloists are ageless trumpeter Snooky Young, tenorman Rickey Woodard (making his debut on clarinet on two cuts), and guest altoist Hank Crawford, who sits in on four songs.