Sy Oliver – Yes Indeed {Black&Blue}

Sy Oliver – Yes Indeed {Black&Blue}

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Melvin James “Sy” Oliver (December 17, 1910 – May 28, 1988) was an American jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader. 

Sy Oliver was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. His mother was a piano teacher and his father was a multi-instrumentalist who made a name for himself demonstrating saxophones at a time that instrument was little used outside of marching bands.

Oliver left home at 17 to play with Zack Whyte and his Chocolate Beau Brummels and later with Alphonse Trent. He sang and played trumpet with these bands, becoming known for his “growling” horn playing. He also began arranging with them.

He continued singing for the next 17 years, making many recordings when he was with Jimmie Lunceford and with his own band. With Lunceford, from 1934 to 1937, he recorded more than two dozen vocals. From 1949 to 1951, he recorded more than a dozen with his own band. With Tommy Dorsey, he recorded very few vocals. In 1941 he sang with Jo Stafford, on his own compositions “Yes Indeed” and “Swingin’ on Nothin'”. He also sang with The Sentimentalists on the 1944 recording of his arrangement of “Chicago”.

Oliver arranged and conducted many songs for Ella Fitzgerald from her Decca years. As a composer, one of his most famous songs was “T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)”, which he co-wrote with Trummy Young in 1939. (more…)

Tracklist:
01. Yes Indeed (3:14)
02. Rumble (3:56)
03. Creole Love Call (3:19)
04. Pennies from Heaven (4:03)
05. Zonky (4:52)
06. T’ain’t what You Do (3:03)
07. Undecided (4:58)
08. Sophisticated Lady (3:24)
09. Ain’t She Sweet (3:17)
10. Move (4:38)

Personnel:
Sy Oliver – trumpet
Al Bryant – trumpet
Candy Ross – trombone
Al Cobbs – trombone
Haywood Henry – saxophone
Chris Woods – saxophone
Cliff Smalls – piano
Peck Morrisson – bass
Michael Silva – drums
Buddy Smith – vocals
Sy Oliver, Candy Ross, Buddy Smith – vocal trio

Recorded on May 19th and 21st, 1973 at Barclay Studio and Leo Clarens Studio
Produced by Disques Black and Blue SARL

1991 distribution MUSIDISC

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