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Mod Jazz Rides Again - New Kent Album

Mod Jazz Rides Again - New Kent Album magazine cover

Mod Jazz Rides Again - Various Artists (Mod Jazz Series) CDKEND 479




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The sharpest cuts for the keenest feet.

So “Mod Jazz” rides again does it? Well, if it does it will be on a pristine 1960 Vespa GS, very pure, with no gaudy additions, looking as sharp as it did when it came off the production line. It’s an early summer night, so as you ride between café and bar you can be observed in your midnight blue lightweight mohair. A quick espresso and off you go to the next spot, where the music that soundtracks the night is just kicking off. That is the essence of mod jazz and listening to this compilation will put you there.

As ever we provide a mix of known and unknown names, with records that would cost a small fortune, and others you could buy quite easily now you know what they are. Take Sammy Davis Jr and his take on the Tony Hatch song ‘I Know A Place’. The album it springs from is easy to find, but who would think to check out such an unpromising proposition. Yet Buddy Rich gets the party swinging and Sammy drags you along; who wouldn’t go there. It’s a similar vibe on Jimmy Witherspoon’s ‘Hey, Mrs Jones’ – big band brassiness and hip sangfroid from the singer. Nina Simone is even hipper with her Ray Charles answer-record ‘Come On Back, Jack’ – pure...

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 1. Popa Nickel - The Tempo Rhythms
  2. Hey Mrs. Jones - Jimmy Witherspoon
  3. The Bold - Russell Evans & The Nite Hawks
  4. Shanks & Grits - Ray Shanklin
  5. Hot Tamale Man - Harold Betters
  6. Sherry's Party - Ray Johnson
  7. I Know a Place - Sammy Davis Jr. & Buddy Rich
  8. Sha-bazz Pts. I & II (Edits) - The Rhonda Scott Trio
  9. Fat Man - Montego Joe
  10. Pluckin' - Jimmy Mayes & the Soul Breed
  11. I'm a Dues Payin' Man - Otis Spann
  12. Do the Thing - Gate Wesley
  13. East 24th Avenue - Billy Graham & the Escalators
  14. Come On Back Jack - Nina Simone
  15. Sticks and Stones - Johnny 'Hammond' Smith
  16. Hi Heel Sneakers - Jackie Ivory Trio
  17. Shake It Baby - T-Bone Walker
  18. Spoonful - Playboy Five
  19. Empire City - Gene Walker
  20. I've Got My Walkin' Papers - Clarence Daniels & Obie Jessie
  21. Pushin' the Button of the Soul - Hank Jacobs
  22. Timber Pt. II - Candy Phillips
  23. Out House - Eddie Bridges & His Lowriders
  24. What Is Love - Bobby Jenkins Quartet







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