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Sonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper
Black California (The Savoy Sessions)

Compil. US 1976 on Savoy Records label
Jazz (Bop)

For side B, credits are only given for tracks B1 to B4; tracks B5 to B8 are by the same band. Track A1 - April 1947 Tracks A2 to A4 - 1945 Tracks B1 to B8 - January 19 and February 23, 1949 Tracks C1 to C4 - November 20, 1950 Tracks C5 to C8 - April 25, 1949 Tracks D 1 to D4 - March 4, 1952 Tracks D 5 to D8 - September 10, 1952 All selections recorded in Los Angeles. Thanks to Todd Selbert and Dan Serro. Musicians for tracks B4 to B8 are not specified

        
Musicians
PortraitSonny Criss as, 1927-1977 US
album by, alto saxophone
PortraitSlim Gaillard voc, g, 1916-1991 US
album by, guitar, vocals, written by, guitar, piano, vocals
Roy Porter Big Band
album by
PortraitEric Dolphy as, fl, bcl, 1928-1964 US
album by, alto saxophone
PortraitHelen Humes voc, 1913-1981 US
album by, vocals
PortraitHarold Land ts, 1928-2001 US
album by, tenor saxophone, written by
PortraitHampton Hawes p, 1928-1977 US
album by, piano, written by
PortraitArt Pepper as, 1925-1982 US
album by, alto saxophone, written by
PortraitRalph Bass b, 1911-1997 US
producer, original sessions, written by
PortraitRichard Bock 1927-1988 US
producer, original sessions
Jack Towers
transferred by, edited by
PortraitJerry Valburn
transferred by, edited by
PortraitHarry Babasin b, vc, 1921-1988 US
bass
Ken Kennedy dr,
drums
PortraitBarney Kessel g, 1923-2004 US
guitar
PortraitRuss Freeman p, 1926-2002 US
piano
PortraitWardell Gray ts, 1921-1955 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitAl Killian tr, 1916-1950 US
trumpet
Tiny "Bam" Brown b, voc, p, US
bass, vocals
PortraitZutty Singleton dr, 1898-1975 US
drums
PortraitDodo Marmarosa p, 1925-2002 US
piano
Leroy Robinson
alto saxophone
Clyde Dunn sax, US
baritone saxophone
PortraitAddison Farmer b, 1928-1963 US
bass, either
Roger Alderson b, US
bass, or
Alvy Kidd
congas
PortraitRoy Porter dr, perc, 1923-1997 US
drums, written by
Bennie White g, US
guitar
Joe Harrison
piano
PortraitClifford Solomon ts, *1931 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitJoe Howard tb, 1919-1995 US
tenor saxophone, written by
Danny Horton tb,
trombone
PortraitJimmy Knepper tb, 1927-2003 US
trombone
William Wiggington
trombone, written by
PortraitArt Farmer tr, fh, 1928-1999 US
trumpet
PortraitEddie Preston tr, 1925-2009 US
trumpet
James Metlock
trumpet
Robert Ross
trumpet, written by
Paul Sparks
vocals
Fred Simon ts, sax,
baritone saxophone
PortraitRed Callender b, tu, 1916-1992 US
bass
PortraitJ.C. Heard dr, 1917-1988 US
drums
PortraitErnie Freeman p, key, 1922-1981 US
piano
PortraitDexter Gordon ts, 1923-1990 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitGeechie Smith tr, voc,
trumpet
William Doty
alto saxophone
Dave Dyson b,
bass
Leon Pettis dr, 1928-1989 US
drums
Fred Jackson p,
piano
Russell Campbell
trombone
Froebel Brigham
trumpet
PortraitJoe Mondragon b, 1920-1987 US
bass
PortraitLarry Bunker dr, vib, 1928-2005 US
drums
PortraitShelly Manne dr, 1920-1984 US
drums
Producers
Dennis Pohl cover
Robert L. Heimall design, art direction
Steve Backer executive-producer
Patricia Willard liner notes
Al Brown mastered by
Bob Porter reissue producer
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1BackbreakerSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperColeman Hawkins16:45
2LagunaSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperSlim Gaillard2:41
3Boogin' At Berg'sSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperSlim Gaillard2:49
4Dunkin' BagelSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperSlim Gaillard2:46
5Pete's BeatSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperJoe Howard2:36
6Sippin' With CiscoSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperJoe Howard, Roy Porter4:50
7This Is YouSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperJoe Howard2:50
8Gassin' The WigSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperRobert Ross2:44
9Phantom MoonSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperWilliam Wiggington2:55
10Howard's IdeaSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperJoe Howard, Ralph Bass2:58
11Love Is Laughing At MeSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperWarren Smith2:49
12Little WigSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperJoe Howard, Ralph Bass2:34
13Helen's AdviceSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperUnknown Artist2:43
14Airplane BluesSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperUnknown Artist2:29
15Knockin' Myself OutSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperUnknown Artist2:15
16Ain't Gonna Quit You BabySonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperUnknown Artist2:48
17OutlandishSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperHarold Land2:35
18Swingin' On SavoySonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperHarold Land2:35
19San Diego BounceSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperHarold Land2:49
20I'll Remember AprilSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperDon Raye, Gene DePaul2:52
21Brown GoldSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperArt Pepper2:21
22These Foolish ThingsSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperHarry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey2:38
23Surf RideSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperArt Pepper2:49
24Holiday FlightSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperArt Pepper3:06
25Jumpin' JacqueSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperHampton Hawes2:49
26Don't Get Around Much AnymoreSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperDuke Ellington2:42
27It's You Or No OneSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperJule Styne And Sammy Cahn2:44
28Thou SwellSonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art PepperRodgers & Hart2:41
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