Willis 'Gator Tail' JACKSON - Doin' The Gator Tail - Tenor Sax Blasting 1949-1959
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This CD is one of four new releases from Jasmine which present the honking r&b sax blasters from the late 1940s when they fronted the riffing big bands in the mid to late 50s and were making their own records or providing the sax breaks on endless rock and roll records.
First up are 26 titles by Willis 'Gator' Jackson, your actual teenage prodigy, in the days before teenagers actually existed. Soon you will also find newly available sets from Buddy Lucas, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and 'Big' Jay McNeely and all of them will rock your socks off.
Filled to the rafters with superb songs and massive jukebox hits this honk-tastic sax blasting party kicks off with the two part smash, 'Gator Tail' which gave Willis his nickname which he would keep all his life.
Some of these tracks were rocking jukeboxes almost 70 years ago and you can bet your bottom dollar they can still fill a dancefloor.
Fully detailed liner notes.
1. GATOR TAIL (Parts 1 & 2) - COOTIE WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA
2. DOIN' THE GATOR TAIL - COOTIE WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA
3. BLOW JACKSON BLOW - COOTIE WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA
4. MORE BLUES AT MIDNIGHT - WILLIS JACKSON
5. CHOCK'S CHUCKLES - WILLIS JACKSON
6. CAN'T HELP LOVIN' DAT MAN - WILLIS JACKSON
7. DANCE OF THE LADY BUG - WILLIS JACKSON
8. ON MY OWN - WILLIS JACKSON
9. HOOT AND HOLLER SATURDAY NIGHT - EDDIE MACK W/BOBBY SMITH ORCHESTRA
10. COOL MAMA - EDDIE MACK W/BOBBY SMITH ORCHESTRA
11. LEMONADE - EDDIE MACK W/BOBBY SMITH ORCHESTRA
12. CALL OF THE GATORS - WILLIS JACKSON
13. LATER FOR THE GATOR - WILLIS JACKSON
14. STEAM ROLLER BLUES - EDDIE MACK W/COOTIE WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA
15. BEAUTY PARLOUR GOSSIP - EDDIE MACK W/COOTIE WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA
16. HARLEM NOCTURNE - WILLIS JACKSON
17. STREET SCENE - WILLIS JACKSON
18. WINE-O-WINE - WILLIS JACKSON featuring THE FOUR GATORS
19. GOOD GLIDING - WILLIS JACKSON
20. ROCK! ROCK!! ROCK!!! - WILLIS JACKSON
21. 'GATER'S' GROOVE - WILLIS JACKSON
22. ESTRELLITA - WILLIS JACKSON
23. LATER GATOR - WILLIS JACKSON
24. BACK DOOR - WILLIS JACKSON
25. GOOD TO THE BONE - WILLIS JACKSON
26. MAKIN' IT - WILLIS JACKSON featuring BILL JENNINGS
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- Release Date
- August 10th, 2018
- UPC Bar Code No