April 19, 2015

Lenny Mc Browne and the 4 Souls - Complete Recordings


DISC 1
01. Soul Sisters
02. Invitation
03. Dearly Beloved
04. Lazinka’s Tune
05. Cerise
06. I Married an Angel
07. McBrowne’s Galaxy
08. It Don’t Mean a Thing
09. Sometimes I’m Happy
10. Running Wild
11. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

DISC 2
01. Saudi
02. No Consideration
03. I Don’t Know the Melody
04. Like Someone in Love
05. Eastern Lights
06. Even Dozen
07. Tryin’ and Cryin’
08. Chicago Preferred

Personnel:
Lenny McBrowne (dr), Donald Sleet (tp), Daniel Jackson (ts), Terry Trotter (p), Herbie Lewis (b on CD-1), Jimmy Bond (b on CD-2). Gloria Smyth (voc on CD-1 #8-11).
CD 1, Track #11 features only Gloria Smyth accompanied by Terry Trotter and Herbie Lewis.
CD 1, Recorded at Rex Productions Studio, Los Angeles, January 2, and March 21 (#8-11), 1960.
CD 2, Recorded at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, on October 13, 1960.

CD 1:
Tracks #1-7 originally issued in LP as "Lenny McBrowne and the Four Souls" (Pacific Jazz ST-1).
Tracks #8-11 taken from the Gloria Smyth album "Like Soul!" (World Pacific Stereo-1293).
CD 2:
Tracks #1-8 originally issued in LP as "Eastern Lights" (Riverside RS 346).

Sessions supervised by Dick Bock (CD 1) and Orrin Keepnews (CD 2)

Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 614

DISC 1
http://www9.zippyshare.com/v/4dbu8MBx/file.html
DISC 2
http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/xZwvu1tn/file.html
scans
http://www98.zippyshare.com/v/0SjMtU7s/file.html

6 comments:

headman said...

Nice looking compilation. Thanks for sharing it, Brian.

Otis Foster said...

I don't know anything about this band but am looking forward to hearing this session. Thnx for sharing, brian

Bulkang U. Antibop said...

I was sold on Lenny McBrowne when I heard his hot, uniquely hard-swinging solos & backing on Booker Ervin's The Inbetween. From what I've heard since then, that was his apex on record. If I remember right, he traveled in the same West Coast circles as Billy Higgins but never really took flight like him career-wise. If these sides are any indication, perhaps he was more interested in bandleading and resistant to hitching onto somebody else's wagon (as Higgins was so excellent at doing!) Dunno. Anyway, when I heard that fiery work with Ervin, it was one of those moments: "Why haven't I ever heard of this guy? This is heavy work!" Same goes for Bobby Few's friend Cevera Jefries on that record, but that's another story...
Thanks for the opportunity to study McBrowne a bit further!

Kostas from Piraeus said...

Is it possible to reupload it?
Thanks a lot...

brian said...

DISC 1
http://www9.zippyshare.com/v/4dbu8MBx/file.html
DISC 2
http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/xZwvu1tn/file.html
scans
http://www98.zippyshare.com/v/0SjMtU7s/file.html

Kostas from Piraeus said...

Thank you very, very much...
All the best!