In Session - The Mojo 1946-1954 CD

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Sax Mallard
In Session - The Mojo 1946-1954 CD

The latest instalment of Rhythm and Blues musicians 'In Session' presents the great Chicago saxophonist Oett 'Sax' Mallard.
Of the hundreds of recordings he made, here are 26 of the finest dating from between 1946 and 1954.
As a session man he played with some of RCA Victor's top blues singers- and the set begins with him playing with Roosevelt Sykes and Tampa Red in 1946, then a year later with Washboard Sam.
A move to the Chess Brothers' Aristocrat label saw sessions under his own name including the instrumental The Mojo and Summit Ridge Drive.
The Aristocrat label became Chess Records in 1950 and another release by Mallard this time with Andrew Tibbs as vocalist.
Two tracks from United with Roosevelt Sykes Honey Drippers then a session with Mercury, first with Big Bill Broonzy and on his own with The Bunny Hop.
Another Mercury session produced two more instrumentals including 'Accent on Youth' where his overdubbed alto and tenor creating what has been described as 'an impossible sonic perspective'.
Back to Chess for two instrumentals, a couple with the popular Chicago club singer Mitzi Mars, and then with one of the many Chess doo wop groups The Coronets.
For the final track he joined Guitar Slim's New Orleans road band for a session that produced Later for You Baby and was released on the Los Angeles label Specialty.
These 26 tracks only scratch the surface of his Chicago recording career, but give an insight to what a great artist he was as a session man or in his own right.

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Disc 1
  1. Flames Of Jive • Roosevelt Sykes & His Original Honeydrippers
  2. Bop De Bip • Roosevelt Sykes & His Original Honeydrippers
  3. You May Be Down Someday • Tampa Red
  4. She's A Solid Killer Diller • Tampa Red
  5. Facing Life • Washboard Sam
  6. Love Me Or Let Me Be • Washboard Sam
  7. Rolling Tears • Sax Mallard
  8. The Mojo • Sax Mallard
  9. Summit Ridge Drive • Sax Mallard
  10. You Can't Win • Sax Mallard
  11. Aching Heart • Sax Mallard
  12. Slow Caboose • Sax Mallard
  13. Fine and Brown • Roosevelt Sykes & His Honeydrippers
  14. Heavy Heart • Roosevelt Sykes & His Honeydrippers
  15. Leavin' Day • Big Bill Broonzy
  16. Tomorrow • Big Bill Broonzy
  17. The Bunny Hop • Sax Mallard
  18. Accent On Youth • Sax Mallard
  19. Leap Year Blues • Sax Mallard
  20. I'm Yours • Sax Mallard
  21. Teen Town Strut • Sax Mallard
  22. I'm Glad • Mitzi Mars
  23. Roll 'em • Mitzi Mars
  24. Should I • The Coronets
  25. Baby's Coming Home • The Coronets
  26. Later For You Baby • Guitar Slim