I’ve fallen behind in my Morton studies, but Professors Oliver (piano) and Horniblow (reeds) of the Complete Morton Project are forgiving. So here’s a hot half-dozen.
GEORGIA SWING (in a performance that has some of the dash of the 1928 WEATHER BIRD to it):
GET THE BUCKET (with compact glee-club vocals):
The poignant IF SOMEONE WOULD ONLY LOVE ME:
Was Mabel FUSSY or simply sensitive? The label calls her “Meticulosa,” which sounds better. We can’t know, but hear this:
Wow, here’s PRETTY LIL (who had a better press agent than Mabel, I guess):
Finally, the floral-sounding PRIMROSE STOMP:
And leave us not forget the Vitality Five’s July e-78:
I have a small collection of 78s, but I applaud e-78s as well: they don’t break and take up less space. And when one has to move, there’s none of that lower back pain. Highly recommended.
May your happiness increase!