In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Saturday, June 30, 2018

RARITIES #62 & # 63

STUDIO JAZZ MIT ALICE BABS (Electrola, D, 1959).
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ALICE BABS - FUGA / St LOUIS BLUES TWIST (Brunswick, D, 1963)


Summer is back, it's sunny and warm here in Belgium, a condition which is not conducive to blogging (and also potentially disastrous for our farmers who have to cope with a severe drought threatening their crops).  

I have a whole pile of records awaiting to be ripped but the weather is too fine to stay inside.  Luckily, Ernst, of Inconstant Sol fame and a regular provider of material for this blog,  - recently sent me rips of two long-forgotten 45 rpm singles of Swedish singer Alice Babs.  They should be of interest to fans of European Jazz and Female vocalists.
Here they are:


ALICE BABS  "STUDIO JAZZ MIT ALICE BABS"

Alice Babs, vocals
Kurt Becker, vibes, flute
Willy Schweden, guitar
Paul Kuhn, piano
Johnny Fischer, bass
Stuff Combe, drums





















1. I Could Write A Book  (Rodgers/Hart)  5:33
2. A Sailboat In The Moonlight  (Loeb)  5:39


Recorded in Cologne, Germany on May 15, 1959 (track 2).
Side A most likely second half of 1958 or first months of 1959.

B1 - Willy Schweden (g) most likely overdubbed on May 15, 1959 (Walter Bruyninckx) [info from discogs] 

ELECTROLA E 41206









ALICE BABS MED BENGT HALLBERG TRIO  "ST. LOUIS BLUES TWIST"


This one is in a more commercial vein. We're in 1963, in the middle of the Twist craze (at least in Europe) and"twist" records were selling like hot buns.
I assume Ms Babs (or her producer ...) wanted to give it a try hoping for a piece of the cake.



Alice Babs, vocalsBengt Hallberg, piano
Lars "Lasse" Pettersson, bass
Sture Kallin, drums

for "Jazz Fuga" add Bengt Hallberg Orchestra.



1. St. Louis Blues Twist (Handy)  3:13
2. Jazz Fuga (Kirk/Sjöblom)  2:44

Track 1 recorded in Stockholm, Sweden on January 21, 1963.
Track 2 recorded in Stockholm, Sweden on October 8, 1963.

BRUNSWICK 12 987 (german edition)


Discographical info from Discogs.

With thanks to Ernst.






3 comments:

  1. Et voila!
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mefqjlfcd53bu2d/ALIBA.rar

    Enjoy!

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  3. Thank you for this little but GREAT record! And thanks to Ernst, by the way!

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