Friday, September 09, 2005

Calvin Boze !

Remembered as being a senior - and the school bandleader - by Charles Brown at Prairie View College in Texas, trumpeter Boze (or Boaz, as his name appears earlier) first came to the public's attention on recordings with the west coast bands of Russell Jacquet (Globe) and Marvin Johnson (G&G).
In 1949, he began recording as a vocalist in a strong Louis Jordan vein for Aladdin Records with Maxwell Davis and his band.
Although he never made a huge impression on the R&B charts, his recordings were all solid, earthy R&B jive. He is best known for "Safronia B" and the b-side - Boze's celebration of his adopted home - "Angel City Blues", as well as a couple of songs he wrote for old homeboy Charles Brown - "Texas Blues" and "Hot Lips And Seven Kisses" - also recorded for Aladdin.

Calvin Boze - Blow Man Blow

Calvin Boze - Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business

Calvin Boze - Safronia B


Tony Harris - Try This Lil' Ole Heart


Blogger protogenes said...

Too cool

What year is that Tony Harris song?

2:57 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Good God but you find some amazing work. You must have half a house full of vinyl. :-)

4:35 PM  
Blogger Mycardo said...

Brilliant! I love "Safronia B", it's the only song I heard by Calvin Boze from a compilation called "Original Jamaican Soundsytem Style" which I highly recommend, but these other songs are great too. Thanks

5:59 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

thaaaaaank you
Not sure about the year, must be 1958 or 1959 (I have to check). Tuwa, you can join Mrs Frost's association : Less Records, More Room.

11:32 PM  
Anonymous IanB said...

What worries me is that you actually watch all of the movies that you have posters of on the site !!! Keep on Creepin' Rev !!


10:57 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Bewaaaaaaaaaare (or bevvaaaaare as Lugosi said) Cheers Ian !

10:21 AM  

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