The Record Collection

Curtis Amy: Mosaic Select (1960-63)

Mosaic MS-007

Mosaic Select - Curtis Amy

Track list:

Disc 1:
1-01 – Searchin’ (A)
1-02 – Goin’ Down, Catch Me A Woman (A)
1-03 – The Blues Message (A)
1-04 – Come Rain Or Come Shine (A)
1-05 – This Is The Blues (A)
1-06 – Meetin’ Here (B)
1-07 – Early In The Morning (B)
1-08 – If I Were A Bell (B)
1-09 – One More Hamhock Please (B)
1-10 – Angel Eyes (B)
1-11 – Just Friends (B)

Disc 2:
2-01 – Gone Into It (C)
2-02 – Annsome (C)
2-03 – Bobbin’ (C)
2-04 – Groovin’ Blue (C)
2-05 – Beautiful You (C)
2-06 – Way Down (E)
2-07 – Liberia (E)
2-08 – 24 Hours Blues (D)
2-09 – Lisa (D)
2-10 – A Soulful Bee, A Soulful Rose (D)
2-11 – All My Life (E)
2-12 – Bells And Horns (E)

Disc 3:
3-01 – Tippin’ On Through (F)
3-02 – Funk In The Evening (F)
3-03 – For Ayers Only (F)
3-04 – In Your Own Sweet Way (F)
3-05 – Summertime (F)
3-06 – Set Call (F)
3-07 – Katanga (G)
3-08 – Lonely Woman (G)
3-09 – Native Land (G)
3-10 – Amyable (G)
3-11 – You Don’t Know What Love Is (G)
3-12 – A Shade Of Brown (G)
3-13 – Very Frank (C)

Personnel:

(A) The Blues Message: Curtis Amy (ts); Roy Brewster (valve-tb); Paul Bryant (org); Clarence Jones (b); Jimmy Miller (dr).
(B) Meetin’ Here: same personnel as (A)
(C) Groovin’ Blue: Curtis Amy (ts); Carmell Jones (tp); Bobby Hutcherson (vib); Frank Strazzeri (p); Jimmy Bond (b); Frank Butler (dr).
(D) Way Down: Curtis Amy (ts); Marcus Belgrave (tp); Roy Brewster (valve-tb); Roy Ayers (vib); John Houston (p); George Morrow (b); Tony Bazley (dr).
(E) Way Down: Curtis Amy (ts); Roy Brewster (valve-tb); Roy Ayers (vib); Victor Feldman (p); George Morrow (b); Tony Bazley (dr).
(F) Tippin’ On Through: Curtis Amy (ts); Roy Brewster (valve-tb); Roy Ayers (vib); John Houston (p); Bob Whitlock (b); Larance Marable (dr).
(G) Katanga!: Curtis Amy (ss, ts); Dupree Bolton (tp); Ray Crawford (g); Jack Wilson (p); Victor Gaskin (b); Doug Sides (dr).

#1-01 – 1-02: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; August 11, 1960
#1-03 – 1-05: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; August 17, 1960
#1-06 – 1-11: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; February 1, 1961
#2-04: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; December 10, 1960
#2-01 – 2-03,05: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; January 10, 1961
#2-08,09,10: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; January 29, 1962
#2-06,07,11,12: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; February 5, 1962
#3-01 – 2-06: Recorded: Live at “The Lighthouse”, Hermosa Beach, CA; July 29, 1962
#3-07 – 3-12: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; February 3, 1963
#3-13: Recorded: Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, CA; January 10, 1961

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During Curtis Amy’s years with Pacific Jazz (1960-63) he recorded six albums.

The Blues Message (co-led with organist Paul Bryant)[Pacific Jazz ST-9], 1960
Meetin’ Here (co-led with Bryant)[Pacific Jazz ST-26], 1961
Groovin’ Blue (co-led with drummer Frank Butler)[Pacific Jazz ST-19], 1961
Way Down [Pacific Jazz ST-46], 1962
Tippin’ on Through [Pacific Jazz ST-62], 1963
Katanga! [Pacific Jazz ST-70], 1963

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