Saturday, 30 April 2011

Still Waters / Nite-Flite - Lloyd Glenn (Aladdin 3268)







It's the return of Be Bop Wino after a two week break and back we come with another 78 rpm disc from the collection of El Enmascarado - Texas born but West Coast based piano man Lloyd Glenn's instrumentals "Still Waters" and Nite-Flite." These sides were recorded for Aladdin in October 1954, at Lloyd's second session for that label.

The musicians on these sides include Billy Hadnott on bass and Bob Harvey on drums. Both of these musicians had accompanied Lloyd on his most commercially successful sides which were recorded for Swing Time between 1949 and 1952. On the sides in this post the trio is augmented by guitarist Jessie Erwin who turns in sterling performances, particularly on the bluesy "Still Waters." The rocking "Nite-Flite" ain't too bad either, with some nice interplay between Erwin and Glenn.

If you've been following the blog recently you'll have realised that many of these joint El Enmascarado / Be Bop Wino posts serve as tasters for an upcoming LP. If you've been following the blog for a few years you'll probably remember that an LP of Lloyd Glenn's Aladdin sides has already been posted. I'm working on a revamp of that post with new scans and more information, so stand by for a re-up of that Pathe Marconi LP "After Hours" in a few days.

Thanks to El Enmascarado for the label scans and rips from the 78 rpm disc of "Still Waters" / "Nite-Flite."

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