May 2024, , MGM-135 ''Keyboard Kings. Eddie Heywood, 1953'' (CEMJazz collections)

MGM-135, Eddie Heywood – It's Easy To Remember, MGM Records, /1953/.

Eddie Heywood – It's Easy To Remember, 1953

CEMJazz call number: mpf-78t-25cm-cfa1-5 to 8

A boxed set of four 78 rpm manufactured in “Metrolite” - some transitional material between shellac and vinyl - by MGM Records, circa 1953. Eight “unbreakable” tracks, piano solo by Eddie Heywood Jr.: It's Easy To Remember / Cheek To Cheek / Memories Of You / Stompin' At The Savoy / Chlo-e / If Dreams Come True / Stormy Weather / Perdido.

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May 2024 “Chocko Mo Feendo Hey” Danny Barker and his Creole Cats. 78rpm shellac 10“, King Zulu Records 0001, USA, /1953/.

King Zulu Records 0001

Featuring Haywood Henry (bs), Johnny Williams (b), Freddie Moore (dms), Danny Barker (g, vcl), Don Kirkpatrick (p).

CEMJazz call number: mpf-78t-25cm-2-1

The first of two discs self-released by Danny Barker under the King Zulu label probably at the end of 1953. Four tracks in the spirit of Mardi Gras Indians Music of New Orleans. King Zulu 001: Chocko Mo Feendo Hey/My Indian Red; King Zulu 002: Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing/Corinne Died On The Battlefield. Both records were reissued as 45rpm in the 2000s.

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