Johnny Hodges - Blues A Plenty (2LP, Mono, 45RPM, 200g)
Johnny Hodges - Blues A Plenty (2LP, Mono, 45RPM, 200g)
Johnny Hodges - Blues A Plenty (2LP, Mono, 45RPM, 200g)
Johnny Hodges - Blues A Plenty (2LP, Mono, 45RPM, 200g)

Johnny Hodges - Blues A Plenty (2LP, Mono, 45RPM, 200g)

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Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

Ben Webster, tenor saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ben Webster]

Roy Eldridge, trumpet

Vic Dickenson, trombone

Billy Strayhorn, piano

Jimmy Woode, bass

Sam Woodyard, drums

 

2 LPs, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’

Mono

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Production

Original Label : Verve

Recorded April 5, 1958 in New York City

Produced by Norman Granz

Remastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

Originally released in 1958

Reissued in 2013

 

Tracks :

Side A:

    Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

    Cheek To Cheek

    Ill Wind

Side B:

    Speak Low

    I Wished On The Moon

    But Not For Me

Side C:

    All Or Nothing At All

    We'll Be Together Again

    Sophisticated Lady

Side D:

    April In Paris

    Say It Isn't So

    Our Love Is Here To Stay

 

Awards:

Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award

 

Reviews :

"...the third (Billie Holiday album) to receive the two-disc 45 RPM treatment by Analogue Productions. ... Billie sounds like she's at the microphone in your living room. The instruments are spread out between the speakers and there is plenty of depth. A pristine original has a bit more pronounced vocal sibilance and air, and this reissue smooths that out a bit. That aside, this is a fabulous reissue of essential music. Highest recommendation."  Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 95

"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957 - but the present collection is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer. 

 

Rating:

AllMusic : 3/5 , Discogs 4.57 / 5  ,   HiFi+ : Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 10/10

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