so who doesn’t like jimmy witherspoon? here he is at the estival jazz 1985, one of a series of great seeds on dime (“a swissbird , simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release”). but i’d never heard of rosay wortham (or, according to discogs.com, more often rozaa wortham). she’s great, but probably jsut far enough into the ‘soul’ category to escape my rather divided attention. and internet searches return very little beyond what’s on discogs. hmmm. anyway, this show’s a bit hard to classify, some jazz, some soul, some blues, all great. good “friday late afternoon” music too.
like all the swissbird releases, this is a phenomenal soundboard, i’ve downloaded a number of them from dime (in this case, a reseed by ‘langtang’ in january 2015). actually, over a couple of days, i downloaded this show along with shows by gal costa (2006); maceo parker & the roots revisited (1993); new york jazz giants (1992); slickaphonics (1988); and patti austin (2004). someone somewhere was busy, or maybe just trying to keep their ratio above the plimsoll line.
obatik.com has a list of most of the swissbird releases, if you’re curious. and his comments made me realize that there’ve not been any lately. wonder what happened to swissbird, simplexsimplicissimus & supermax?
cd covers from the original seed.
rosay wortham & jimmy witherspoon quartet
piazza della riforma
2 july 1985
rosay wortham, vocals
jimmy witherspoon, vocals
(remaining lineup unknown)
01. opening jazz tune [6:16]
02. johnny joy [7:06]
03. let`s have a ball tonight [4:40]
04. the shadow of your smile [4:19]
05. love me all the time [4:16]
06. don`t mean a thing [3:59]
07. see baby ain`t i good to you [4:22]
08. big fine girl [3:03]
09. ain`t nobody`s business [4:48]
10. big boss man [4:14]
11. don`t got it [5:39]
12. moment`s notice [9:35]
a swissbird , simplexsimplicissimus & supermax release
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