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Blues Masters (Vol. 13) New York City Blues by Various Artists

Label: Rhino Records.
Release Date: August 13, 1993.
Recording Time: 58 minutes.
Release Info: Studio Recording.

Styles: Big Band, Early R&B, New York Blues, Regional Blues, Rock & Roll, Swing, Jazz Blues, Jump Blues.

While other volumes in the series showcase the down-home aspects of the music, this one highlights the big-band sound. Great sides by Lionel Hampton ("Hamp's Boogie Woogie"), Duke Ellington, Buddy Johnson, Count Basie, Sam "The Man" Taylor ("Oo-Wee"), and Lucky Millinder showcase a side to the music that is seldom heard. - Review by Cub Koda.

Credits: Count Basie - performer; Count Basie Orchestra - performer, primary artist; Big Maybelle - performer, primary artist; Milt Buckner - composer; Peter Chatman - composer; Arnett Cobb - composer, performer, primary artist; Tom Dowd - composer; Duke Ellington - composer, performer; Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - performer, primary artist; Alan Freed - performer; Henry Glover - composer; Lionel Hampton - composer, performer, primary artist; W.C. Handy - composer; Erskine Hawkins - performer, primary artist; Al Hibbler - performer, primary artist; Johnny Hodges - performer, primary artist; Willis "Gator" Jackson - composer; Buddy Johnson - composer, performer; Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra - performer, primary artist; Leroy Lovett - composer; Danny Mendelsohn - performer; Lucky Millinder - composer, performer, primary artist; Joe Morris - composer, performer, primary artist; Ahmet Nugetre - composer; The Orchestra - performer, primary artist; Hot Lips Page - composer, performer; Al Sears - composer; Big Al Sears - composer; Bobby Sharp - composer; Charlie Singleton - composer; Jesse Stone - composer; Sam "The Man" Taylor - composer, performer, primary artist; Big Joe Turner - performer, primary artist; Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - composer, performer, primary artist; Van "Piano Man" Walls - performer, primary artist; Allen White - composer; Cootie Williams - composer, performer, primary artist; Cootie Williams & His Orchestra - performer; Joe Williams - performer, primary artist.

Tracks: 1) Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton; 2) Happy Go Lucky Local, Pt. 1-2 - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra; 3) Walk 'Em - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra; 4) Walkin' in a Daze - Hot Lips Page & His Orchestra; 5) Lowe Groovin' - Joe Morris & His Orchestra; 6) Old Maid Boogie - Eddie Vinson & His Orchestra; 7) Smooth Sailing - Arnett Cobb & His Orchestra; 8) D' Natural Blues - Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra; 9) John Henry - Erskine Hawkins; 10) Sweet Sixteen - Big Joe Turner with Van "Piano Man" Walls & His Orchestra; 11) Gator Tail, Pts. 1-2 - Cootie Williams & His Orchestra; 12) Castle Rock - Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra; 13) After the Lights Go Down Low - Al Hibbler; 14) Hey Tiger - Chuck Calhoun & His Atlantic All-Stars; 15) I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright - Big Maybelle with Orchestra under the direction of Danny Mendelsohn; 16) Oo-Wee - Sam "The Man" Taylor; 17) Every Day I Have the Blues - Count Basie & His Orchestra with Joe Williams; 18) Right Now, Right Now - Alan Freed & His Rock 'N Roll Band.