The Zenith Hot Stompers with Humphrey Lyttelton

Zenith Joys

RSCD742

Recorded at Zella Studios, Edgbaston, Birmingham on 21 November 1982. Digitally remastered by Raymer Sound

Personnel:

1

Ce Mossieu Qui Parle

Bechet

4m 35s

2

Straight From The Wood

Lyttelton

4m 23s

3

Georgia Grind

Blythe

4m 23s

4

Four's Company

Lyttelton

3m 53s

5

Blue For Waterloo

Lyttelton

4m 14s

6

Sweet Georgia Brown

Pinkard/Casey

5m 01s

7

Put 'em Down Blues

Bennett

4m 46s

8

Rainey Sunday Blues

Zenith Hot Stompers

3m 29s

9

Hoppin' Mad

Lyttelton

3m 54s

10

Rocky Mountain Blues

Simmonds

3m 13s

11

Wolverine Blues

Morton

5m 01s

12

If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

Johnson/Creamer

3m 35s

13

Zenith Joys

Zenith Hot Stompers

3m 20s

Total running time53m 47s

A note on Rainey Sunday Blues

This number was devised by Humph, though he generously suggested it should be attributed to the band so that we might derive some composer royalties from it (musicians will not be surprised to hear that no such royalties ever materialised). His idea was that it should be a 12-bar blues, with three themes, reminiscent of Jelly Bean Blues. When deciding what to call the number, I suggested Rainey [sic] Sunday to underline the association with Ma Rainey (and because it was recorded on a wet Sunday afternoon). This track would definitely be one for my Desert Island.