Big Al Sears : Sear-Iously

CD [Cover Art for Big Al Sears / Sear-Iously] Your Price: $20.20
Availability: In Stock
Sell date: 6/1994
Label: Bear Family
Mfg's Catalog#: 15668
CDC Part#: 1296668
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 Notes & Reviews
 
2008 release. New York was loaded with blasting R&B tenor saxophonists during the '50s. Their frantic wails helped define Rock 'N' Roll during it's formative years. In that scene, Big Al Sears was a titan among titans. Prior to his full-fledged leap into the R&B arena, Big Al played with the orchestras of Andy Kirk and Duke Ellington, later blowing his mighty horn loud and long on Johnny Hodges' 1951 instrumental hit 'Castle Rock'. Sear-iously deals with his swinging 1949-56 sides as a bandleader for Coral, RCA Victor, Herald, and Groove, when scorching instrumentals were in vogue and the bespectacled sax player was in the vanguard of it all. Backed by a coterie of New York heavy hitters including sax man Budd Johnson, guitarist Mickey Baker, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Panama Francis, Sears rattles the rafters time and again with barn-burners such as 'Rock And Roll Ball', 'Here's the Beat', 'Great Googa Mooga', 'Right Now, Right Now' and more. Bear Family.

 
 Tracks
 
125th Street, New York
Shake Hands
Tan Skin Lad
Brown Boy
Huffin' & Puffin'
Sear-Iously
Mag's Alley
Fo-Yah
In the Good Old Summertime
Ivory Cliffs
Easy Ernie
Vo-Sa
Goin' Uptown
Tweedle Dee
Come & Dance With Me
Come A' Runnin'
Tom, Dick'N' Harry
Tina's Canteen
Right Now, Right Now
Midnight Wail
Love Call
Rock & Roll Ball
Here's the Beat
Great Googa Mooga
Fo-Yah (Take B)