Reflections In Rhythm & Blues - 1951-1953

Preston Love

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASMCD3245
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Release Date:  05 May 2023

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988324525

Genres:  Blues  

  • Description

    Preston Love was an American alto and tenor saxophonist, bandleader and songwriter, from Omaha, Nebraska, perhaps best known as a sidesman with artist like Count Basie, Ray Charles, Lucky Millinder, Nat Towles, Lloyd Hunter etc.

    He began his career in the Big Band era and recorded prolifically with Count Basie in the 40s before getting his own recording career away in 1951.

    He worked extensively with bandleader/producer Johnny Otis during 1951, recording sides like 'Twilight Blues' and 'Strictly Cash' for Federal Records, before launching the shortlived Spin label in 1952, in partnership with Otis.

    Spin's biggest record was Love's 'Jumpin' For Charles' a song written for 'Dolphins of Hollywood' deejay Charles Tramell.

    This unique compilation reissues everything that Love recorded between 1951-55 and includes a number of sides which, according to producer Johnny Otis, he is believed to have played on.

  • Tracklisting

    1. Wondering
    2. Voodoo
    3. Unconscious Blues
    4. Twilight Blues
    5. Wango Blues
    6. September Song
    7. Like A Ship At Sea
    8. Strictly Cash
    9. Kissin' Boogie
    10. Jumpin' For Charles
    11. Feel So Good
    12. Huckle Boogie
    13. Stay By My Side
    14. You Got Me Drinkin'
    15. Suicide Blues
    16. My Love Is Draggin'
    17. Ooh-La Cha-Cha
    18. I'm Not A Tree
    19. If You Ever Get Lonesome - Roy Happy Easter
    20. That's All Right Baby - The Love Bugs
    21. Talk To Me Baby - Roy 'Happy' Easter