CAT # 11661-9526-2
1. Wailin' 3:52 2. Just A Dream 4:47 3. Let's Ball 2:45 4. Baby, I'm Doin' It 3:12 5. Howling At Midnight 3:20 6. The Blues Has Got Me 3:24 7. Candy 4:11 8. I've Got A Feeling 3:53 9. I'm A Fool To Want You 3:54 10. No, I Aint Gonna Let You Go 2:52 11. Rebop Jump 2:50
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Wailin' tenor sax daddy Johnny Nocturne, a/k/a John Firmin, worked with the David Bromberg Band in the '70s; in the '80s he moved to the San Francisco area and helped pianist Mitch Woods form the Rocket 88's. Now he's moving out on his own with this four-horns-plus-rhythm combo, a band that nails the party spirit of the great jump combos of the late '40s and early '50s--think of Roy Milton or Louis Jordan. With soulful vocals from Brenda Boykin, Firmin's ultra-direct, wailing tenor, and a fat, fat horn section anchored by bari player Danny Bittkar, it sounds like party time in San Francisco.
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