High Class

High Class

Humphrey Lyttelton

No of discs:
Compact Disc

CD £11.99

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A neglected gem of an album from Humphrey Lyttelton?s back catalogue reissued for the first time.

Jazz musician and broadcaster, Humphrey Lyttelton, left huge legacy of recorded material. Within that body of work there are well-known and classic albums. Equally there are neglected ones which seem to get overlooked. One is the LP Humph made with the singer Cab Kaye (aka Quaye) in 1960. It is an absolute gem and forms the basis for this CD. Cab Kaye, born in London of African parentage, made his name singing with big bands (he made his recording debut in 1936 with Billy Cotton?s Band), but also performed with his own small groups (his sons Finley Quaye and Caleb Quaye are both well known musicians). As a singer his style and ?sound? is similar to Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis or, even, Billie Holiday. He?s featured on ten tracks here. The collaboration with Humphrey Lyttelton was inspired: the singer sits well with the band and the band fits the singer perfectly. For most of the tracks Humph chose to use a quartet of just himself and his rhythm section. This works extremely well and it?s good to hear Humph in such an exposed setting.

The last nine tracks on the CD are by the regular eight piece band and five of them have never been released before. The remaining four come from an obscure EP only issued in Germany.

Catalogue number: LACD298
Barcode: 5017116529825
Number of items: 1
Packaging Type: Jewel Case
Imported: No
Weight: 100g
Dimensions (L × W × H): 142mm × 10mm × 125mm
Song Title Time
1 Jealous -
2 I Cried For You -
3 Premier Bal -
4 Learnin' The Blues -
5 I'm Gonna Lock My Heart -
6 Viscount -
7 You Can Depend On Me -
8 Gospel Song -
9 High Class Baby -
10 When You're Smiling -
11 O Sole Mio -
12 My Melancholy Baby -
13 Speakers' Corner -
14 Let Sleeping Love Lie -
15 Squiggles -
16 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone -
17 Cab's Blues -
18 Basin Street Blues -
19 Finger Snapper -
20 Creole Love Call -
21 Frankie & Johnny -
22 Ti-Ri-Li -
23 Spreadin' Joy -
24 Night Train -
25 Joshua. -