VA – Goin’ Uptown: The R&B Years (2021)

VA - Goin' Uptown: The R&B Years (2021)
Artist: Various
Album: Goin’ Uptown: The R&B Years
Label: Jasmine Records
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01 Big Al Sears, The Sparrows – 125th Street, New York
02 Al Sears And His All-star Rhythm Section – Searsy
03 Cousin Joe, Leonard Feather’s Hiptet – Just Another Woman
04 Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra – Castle Rock
05 Big Al Sears, The Sparrows – Shake Hands
06 Ernestina – Don’t You Ever Let Me Go
07 Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra – Something to Pat Your Foot to
08 Big Al Sears – Come a Runnin’
09 Al Sears & His Orchestra – Sear-Iously
10 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Well, I Tried
11 Al Sears & His Orchestra – Marshall Plan
12 Big John Greer and His Rhythm Rockers – Ride Pretty Baby
13 Melvin Smith – I Don’t Have to Hunt No More
14 Al Sears & His Orchestra – Vo-Sa
15 The Hearts, Al Sears Orchestra – Oo-Wee
16 Al Sears & His Orchestra – Right Now, Right Now
17 Jimmy Witherspoon – All Right Miss Moore
18 Al Sears & His Rock ‘N’ Rollers – Tweedle Dee
19 Joe Turner & His Blues Kings – Hide and Seek
20 Roy Hamilton – I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
21 Al Sears & His Orchestra – Tina’s Canteen
22 Charles Calhoun, The Four Students – Jamboree
23 Al Sears & His Orchestra – Tom, Dick ‘N’ Harry
24 Charles Calhoun, The Four Students – My Pigeon’s Gone
25 The Thrillers – ‘Lizabeth
26 Al Sears & His Rock ‘N’ Rollers – Goin’ Uptown
27 Barbie Gaye – My Boy Lollypop
28 Big Al Sears – So Glad
29 Roy Gaines – You’re Right, I’m Left
30 Nappy Brown – Baby-Cry-Cry-Cry-Baby


A colossus in every way possible, Big Al Sears was a giant of the tenor saxophone who played with the most popular bands of the swing era before meeting the rhythm & blues onslaught head-on and assisting Alan Freed to give birth to rock ‘n’ roll.

Here are thirty examples of the best of his unique style from his heyday in the 1950s, including the smash hit ‘Castle Rock’.

30 great cuts of prime sax honking and rockin’. This is a must have for fans of cool sax playing, r&b and rock ‘n’ roll alike.

Fully detailed liner notes covering his early life and career.

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