Vinyl from France 01/30/2018

During my visits to France I often go to places where new and vintage vinyl resides.  My past few trips have produced treasures.  Here are a few:

Ernest Ranglin – Softly With Ranglin

(Stephen Lauz – bass guitar, Leslie Butler – piano and organ, Carl MacLeod – drums)  recorded in Jamaica and released in 1969 on Dub Store Records)

Why Don’t You Believe Me

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin – Rock Steady from 2004

Redemption Song

Double Barrel

Jackie McLean & Co –   Introducing Ray Draper & Tuba from 1957

  • to note: Ray Draper on Tuba was 16 years old at the time of this recording.  Jackie McLean – alto sax,  Bill Hardman – trumpet, Mal Waldron – piano, Doug Watkins – bass, Arthur Taylor – drums

Flickers (Mal Waldron)

Minor Dream (Ray Draper)


Jay McShann ft. Milt Buckner – Jumpin’ The Blues (Black and Blue Records – 1970)

  • Recorded in Bordeaux, France October 22, 1970: Jay McShann – piano, George Kelly – tenor sax, Tiny Grimes – guitar, Hayes Alvis – bass, Paul Gunther – drums

Lady Be Good (G. & I. Gershwin)

Jumpin’ At The Woodside (Count Basie)

Back Slider and Hypocrite (Tiny Grimes)

Jumpin’ The Blues (Jay McShann)

  • recorded in Barcelona, Spain, November 16th, 1970: Jay McShann – piano, Milt Buckner – piano, unknown – bass, Paul Gunther – drums

Funky K.C. (Jay McShann-Milt Buckner)

Jimmy Reed – Anthologie Du Blues vol. 12 (Disques Vogue – 1971)

Hard Walking Hannah

Cry Before I Go

Can’t Stand To Leave


Lightening Hopkins – Really The Blues (America Records – 1950-51)

Home In The Woods

Tap Dance Boogie

Worried Blues

One Kind Of Blues

Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Burnett) – Blues From Hell  (Career Retrospective Compilation by Not Now Music printed in the EU)

Spoonful (Willie Dixon, 1960)

Evil (Dixon, 1954)

Smokestack Lightenin’ (Burnett, 1951)