A trailblazer in many ways, Josephson welcomed black and white artists to perform for mixed audiences; in particular, he sought out and developed new performing talent, and he offered musicians and performers the rare security of continuous work for months and years.
An entertaining and informative production with excellent video and sound quality on the vintage film clips FS. A four CD box set with tracks in tribute to one of the great composers of American popular song.
Set has been compiled by Carmichael's official biographer and Richard Sudhalter and has been remastered by John R.
Davies and Doug Pomeroy. No part of this site may be reproduced without written permission.
After the first single Little Red Riding Hood track one sold an impressive , plus copies a long-player was in order, laying down the same hipster jive, with equally cool results. Collins was the real deal, a huge asset to the history of Jazz on the radio.
Definitely one of a kind, thankfully Collins landed in the Bay Area for the end of his radio career and I can personally attest to him sounding cool all the way to the end. Back in print. Two tracks are by the larger group Oliver Naylor's Orchestra which included pianist Bob Zurke and two tracks are by Pinkie's Birmingham Five - a group without Naylor but including Gerbrecht, pianist Rube Bloom and others.
Al "Jazzbo" Collins-Jack and the Beanstalk
Remastered by the late great John R. Davis and booklet with notes by BRian Rust.