(2003) Savoy On Central Avenue

Various Artists

... read moreSavoy on Central Avenue explores early Savoy sessions from 1941 through 1952 recorded for the legendary West Coast label. While the material had been previously released on similar Savoy compilations, these tracks hadn't been heard in these cleaned-up incarnations, using 24-bit digital transfers...

01:53′:45″ 40 Songs

1
Various Artists
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
2:48
2
Various Artists
Long Tall Dexter
3:02
3
Various Artists
Should I
3:12
4
Various Artists
I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
3:12
5
Various Artists
Preston Love's Mansion
3:03
6
Various Artists
Jimmy's Round The Clock Blues
3:09
7
Various Artists
Harlem Nocturne
3:07
8
Various Artists
Laguna
2:42
9
Various Artists
Savoy Blip Aka Jacquet And No Vest
3:04
10
Various Artists
Yardbird Suite
2:53
11
Various Artists
Ornithology
3:00
12
Various Artists
Wake Up Old Maid
2:59
13
Various Artists
Blues A La Russ
2:43
14
Various Artists
I'm Sharp When I Hit The Coast
3:02
15
Various Artists
Relaxin' At Camarillo
3:00
16
Various Artists
Rocks In My Bed
2:39
17
Various Artists
Gassin' The Wig
2:45
18
Various Artists
You're My Thrill
3:05
19
Various Artists
I Hadn't Anyone Till You
2:42
20
Various Artists
I Surrender Dear
3:01
21
Various Artists
Blues 'N' Bells
2:44
22
Various Artists
Central Avenue Hop
2:31
23
Various Artists
Outlandish
2:35
24
Various Artists
Swingin' On Savoy
2:36
25
Various Artists
San Diego Bounce
2:39
26
Various Artists
I'll Never Smile Again
2:31
27
Various Artists
The Man I Love
2:37
28
Various Artists
Moon Mist
3:05
29
Various Artists
After All
3:12
30
Various Artists
Take The A Train
2:33
31
Various Artists
Double Crossing Blues
2:47
32
Various Artists
Head Hunter
3:03
33
Various Artists
I'll Ask My Heart
3:05
34
Various Artists
The Turkey Hop, Part 2
2:41
35
Various Artists
Sad Feeling
2:32
36
Various Artists
He May Be Yours
2:36
37
Various Artists
Wedding Boogie
2:54
38
Various Artists
Rockin' Blues
2:50
39
Various Artists
Move
2:36
40
Various Artists
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
2:30
Released 23 September 2003, This Compilation ℗ 2003 Savoy Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

Review

Savoy on Central Avenue explores early Savoy sessions from 1941 through 1952 recorded for the legendary West Coast label. While the material had been previously released on similar Savoy compilations, these tracks hadn't been heard in these cleaned-up incarnations, using 24-bit digital transfers from the original acetates and tape masters. Hearing these cleaned-up tracks by Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Big Joe Turner, Slim Gaillard, Johnny Otis, the Hampton Hawes Trio, and Harold Land is a pleasure and will even impress the most picky audiophile. Lovingly compiled, produced, and annotated by Billy Vera, Savoy on Central Avenue is a must. ~ Al Campbell