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Buddy & Ella Johnson 1953 to 1964 (4CD set)

CD (Item 685937) Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s — Condition: Used
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Hard and heavy classics from one of the greatest brother/sister teams in 50s R&B – and in fact, perhaps the only brother/sister team in the genre! Pianist Buddy Johnson had strong crossover appeal back in the mid 50s – and although his group was an R&B combo with a strong jump blues sensibility, when sister Ella joined the mix they also had a focused, soulful sound that also caught the attention of a straighter swing crowd. There's almost equal parts jazz and R&B going on in some of these tunes – as Buddy's group was incredibly tight, warmly swinging, and never as prone to the tricks or pyrotechnics of some of their contemporaries – content mostly just to focus on the melody of the tune, and come up with the best possible setting for the singer.  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print! Includes original box, book and all CDs in their cases. Box has light wear, but this is still a nice copy overall.)

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