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Freddie Slack was a boogie-woogie pianist and swing bandleader who started out with Jimmy Dorsey's band in the 1930s and subsequently racked up a string of hits in the 1940s, first with the Will Bradley Orchestra and then leading his own band, some of them with the fine singers Ella Mae Morse and Margaret Whiting on vocals. This 49-track 2-CD collection begins with his hits with the Will Bradley Orchestra on Columbia, and then comprises selected A & B sides from his releases on Decca and Capitol through to the time he left the label, and did not release any records for another five years. It features all his chart entries with Will Bradley, including the Top 10 hits "Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar", "Down The Road Apiece", "Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat" and "There I Go", plus all his career pop and R&B hits with his own band, including the Top 10 successes "Cow-Cow Boogie", "Mister Five By Five", "That Old Black Magic", "Riffette" and "The House Of Blue Lights". Along with hits that feature Ella Mae Morse, Margaret Whiting and Liza Morrow, it features his hit with Johnny Mercer, "I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City". Other featured vocalists are David Street and Charlotte Blackburn, and there are also notable recordings accompanying blues singers Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker. It's a highly entertaining showcase for the range of his music, especially his renowned boogie-woogie piano
Freddie Slack was a boogie-woogie pianist and swing bandleader who started out with Jimmy Dorsey's band in the 1930s and subsequently racked up a string of hits in the 1940s, first with the Will Bradley Orchestra and then leading his own band, some of them with the fine singers Ella Mae Morse and Margaret Whiting on vocals. This 49-track 2-CD collection begins with his hits with the Will Bradley Orchestra on Columbia, and then comprises selected A & B sides from his releases on Decca and Capitol through to the time he left the label, and did not release any records for another five years. It features all his chart entries with Will Bradley, including the Top 10 hits "Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar", "Down The Road Apiece", "Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat" and "There I Go", plus all his career pop and R&B hits with his own band, including the Top 10 successes "Cow-Cow Boogie", "Mister Five By Five", "That Old Black Magic", "Riffette" and "The House Of Blue Lights". Along with hits that feature Ella Mae Morse, Margaret Whiting and Liza Morrow, it features his hit with Johnny Mercer, "I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City". Other featured vocalists are David Street and Charlotte Blackburn, and there are also notable recordings accompanying blues singers Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker. It's a highly entertaining showcase for the range of his music, especially his renowned boogie-woogie piano
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 08/05/2022
UPC: 824046343521

Mr. Five By Five: The Singles Collection 1940-49
Artist: Freddie Slack
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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DISC: 1

1. Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar
2. Celery Stalks At Midnight
3. Down The Road A Piece
4. Scrub Me Mama, With A Boogie Beat
5. There I Go
6. High On A Windy Hill
7. Rocks In My Bed
8. Goin' To Chicago Blues
9. Pig Foot Pete
10. Strange Cargo
11. Sun Risin' Blues
12. Blues On Central Avenue
13. Cow Cow Boogie
14. Here You Are
15. The Air Minded Executive
16. Doll Dance
17. Mr. Five By Five
18. The Thrill Is Gone
19. Wreck Of The Old '97
20. I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
21. Hit The Road To Dreamland
22. That Old Black Magic
23. Riffette
24. Get On Board, Little Children
25. Old Rob Roy
26. I Got A Break, Baby
27. Mean Old World
28. Silver Wings In The Moonlight
29. Ain't That Just Like A Man?
30. Swinging On A Star
31. Cuban Sugar Mill
32. A Kiss Goodnight
33. The House Of Blue Lights
34. Hey, Mr Postman
35. Your Conscience Tells You So
36. Rib Joint
37. Behind The Eight Beat
38. Southpaw Serenade
39. A Cat's Ninth Life
40. Kitten On The Keys
41. Beverly Boogie
42. Is I Gotta Practise, Ma?
43. Boogie Minor
44. Strollin'
45. Ooh, Ooh, Baby
46. Steal Away, Easy, Baby
47. Be-Bop Boogie
48. Mister Freddie's Boogie
49. Whatever Happened To Ol' Jack

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Freddie Slack was a boogie-woogie pianist and swing bandleader who started out with Jimmy Dorsey's band in the 1930s and subsequently racked up a string of hits in the 1940s, first with the Will Bradley Orchestra and then leading his own band, some of them with the fine singers Ella Mae Morse and Margaret Whiting on vocals. This 49-track 2-CD collection begins with his hits with the Will Bradley Orchestra on Columbia, and then comprises selected A & B sides from his releases on Decca and Capitol through to the time he left the label, and did not release any records for another five years. It features all his chart entries with Will Bradley, including the Top 10 hits "Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar", "Down The Road Apiece", "Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat" and "There I Go", plus all his career pop and R&B hits with his own band, including the Top 10 successes "Cow-Cow Boogie", "Mister Five By Five", "That Old Black Magic", "Riffette" and "The House Of Blue Lights". Along with hits that feature Ella Mae Morse, Margaret Whiting and Liza Morrow, it features his hit with Johnny Mercer, "I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City". Other featured vocalists are David Street and Charlotte Blackburn, and there are also notable recordings accompanying blues singers Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker. It's a highly entertaining showcase for the range of his music, especially his renowned boogie-woogie piano
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