Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams: The Asch Recordings 1944-47 (1977)

    Smithsonian Folkways
    • Mary Lou Williams – Roll Em
    • Mary Lou Williams – Satchel Mouth Baby
    • Mary Lou Williams – Persian Rug
    • 1. Lullaby of the Leaves
    • 2. Roll Em
    • 3. Yesterday's Kisses
    • 4. Satchel Mouth Baby
    • 5. Little Joe From Chicago
    • 6. Drag Em
    • 7. Mary's Boogie
    • 8. St. Louis Blues
    • 9. Blues - Until My Baby Comes Back Home
    • 10. Gjon Mili Jam Session
    • 11. Man O' Mine
    • 12. Stardust Part I
    • 13. Stardust Part II
    • 14. Lady Be Good
    • 15. Song in My Soul
    • 16. This and That
    • 17. Carcinoma
    • 18. Russian Lullaby
    • 19. Blue Skies
    • 20. Persian Rug
    • 21. Night and Day
    • 22. You Know Baby
    • 23. I Found a New Baby
    • 24. The Minute Man
    • 25. Froggy Bottom
    • 26. How High the Moon
    • 27. Cloudy and What's Your Story Morning Glory (Cecilia Music)
    • 28. Blue Skies
    • 29. The Man I Love
    • 30. These Foolish Things Remind Me of You
    • 31. Lonely Moments
    • 32. Lonely Moments
    • 33. Whistle Blues
    • 34. Kool
    • 35. Mary Lou

    Originally recorded and released in 1944, Mary Lou Williams recorded exclusively for Asch during this period. Williams's style was in a state of transition as she was gradually discarding stride piano and developing a much more boppish approach. She is heard here in a wide variety of settings ranging from piano solos to small groups and even a big band. Among her sidemen are trumpeters Frankie Newton, Dick Vance, Bill Coleman (who is well-featured), and Kenny Dorham, clarinetist Edmund Hall, trombonist Vic Dickenson, and tenors Don Byas and Coleman Hawkins.

    RECOMMENDED!!!

    Other Releases by Mary Lou Williams

    Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
    100% ESSENTIAL AND DEEP super-quality Mary Lou Williams 1964 LP reissue. This is a brand new KILLER Smithsonian reissue - complete with super-thick Smithsonian...
    • Mary Lou Williams – Miss D.D.
    • Mary Lou Williams – My Blue Heaven
    • LP£20.00
      Out of stock
    • CD£12.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Mary Lou WilliamsThe Best Of Mary Lou Williams (1980)Pablo Records
      • Original LP£15.00
        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA LP Vinyl, sticker removal mark
        100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Mary Lou WilliamsBlack Christ Of The AndesDown At Dawn
      Reissue of one of the most highly regarded pieces of music by the great pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams. A concept release that muses the convergence...
      • Mary Lou Williams – Miss D. D.
      • Mary Lou Williams – Praise The Lord
      Mary Lou WilliamsBlack Christ of the Andes (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
      Super-rare and highly sought-after classic modal jazz album finally reissued!HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
      • Mary Lou Williams – It Ain't Necessarily So
      • Mary Lou Williams – Miss D.D.
      • Mary Lou Williams – Koolbonga
      Mary Lou WilliamsFootnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I (1950)Smithsonian Folkways
      After rediscovering a tin box full of acetate recordings of jazz rehearsal sessions, Folkways founder Moe Asch pieced together a sequence that shows the...
      • Mary Lou Williams – Little Joe
      Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou's MassSmithsonian Folkways
      The long-awaited reissue of Mary Lou Williams's magnum opus of religious jazz: Mary Lou's Mass. Newsweek called the score "an encyclopedia of black music,...
      • Mary Lou Williams – Willis
      • Mary Lou Williams – O.W
      • Mary Lou Williams – Credo
      Mary Lou WilliamsThe History of Jazz (1978)Smithsonian Folkways
      • Mary Lou Williams – Medi I (Modern Blues Jazz)
      • Mary Lou Williams – Nite Life (Kansas City Swing)
      Mary Lou WilliamsZodiac Suite (1945)Smithsonian Folkways
      Originally released in 1945, Smithsonian Folkways proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Asch Records release of Mary Lou Williams' work,...
      • Mary Lou Williams – Gemini
      • Mary Lou Williams – Leo
      • Mary Lou Williams – Aquarius
      Mary Lou WilliamsZoningSmithsonian Folkways
      Thirteen tracks (including previously unreleased version of Syl-o-gism and Gloria) embodying her always-distinctive compositions, lyricism, power, and...
      • Mary Lou Williams – Medi II
      • Mary Lou Williams – Rosa Mae
      • Mary Lou Williams – Gloria

      Other Releases on Smithsonian Folkways

      Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
      100% ESSENTIAL AND DEEP super-quality Mary Lou Williams 1964 LP reissue. This is a brand new KILLER Smithsonian reissue - complete with super-thick Smithsonian...
      • Mary Lou Williams – Miss D.D.
      • Mary Lou Williams – My Blue Heaven
      • LP£20.00
        Out of stock
      • CD£12.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Lord InvaderCalypso (1955)Smithsonian Folkways
      One of Calypso's finest exponents, recorded in 1955
      • Lord Invader – Brown Skin Girl
      Lead BellyLead Belly Sings Folk SongsSmithsonian Folkways
      Vital 1940s recordings of 15 songs featuring Lead Belly performing solo and accompanied by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. 
        Esso Steel Band of Bermuda Bermuda HoneymoonSmithsonian Folkways
        In the 1950s, steel pan and calypso, imported from Trinidad and Tobago, were hot in Bermuda. Lloyd Simmons and Hubert Smith, Jr. sing calypso with the...
          Lord MelodyCaribbean Limbo MusicSmithsonian Folkways
          How low can you go? Chances are, you’ll laugh (or at least giggle) before you reach your limit. These largely instrumental pieces with limbo-appropriate...
            Classic African-American Ballads / Various ArtistsClassic African-American Ballads from Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways
            Classic African-American Ballads is a sampling of an important, historic, and engaging slice of America's Black music heritage. The heyday of the Black...
              The Brute Force Steel BandMusic to Awaken the Ballroom BeastSmithsonian Folkways
              In the streets of Antigua shortly following WWII, The Brute Force Steel Band began as one of the ensembles that would pioneer Caribbean steel pan music....
                Creole Songs of Haiti / Various ArtistsCreole Songs of HaitiSmithsonian Folkways
                This recording combines vocal interpretations of Vodou (an Afro-Haitian religion) ceremonial songs and popular secular melodies by legendary Haitian singer,...
                  Music from the South / Various ArtistsMusic from the South Vol. 1: Country Brass BandsSmithsonian Folkways
                  The fieldwork for this album sought to explore sources that would lead listeners back to the decades between the emancipation of the slaves in 1863 and...
                    Music of Haiti / Various ArtistsMusic of Haiti: Vol. 3 - Songs and Dances of HaitiSmithsonian Folkways
                    The Ayida Group, a troupe folklorique of Port-au-Prince that sprung (with many similar troops) out of a 1930’s—’40s social movement revaluing...
                      McLeanElectro-Symphonic LandscapesSmithsonian Folkways
                      Composed by Priscilla McLean and Barton McLean, originally released in 1979
                        The Seasons: Vermont For Magnetic Tape Collage & Instrumental EnsembleSmithsonian Folkways
                        Composed by Malcolm Goldstein, and originally released in 1983, the music consists of a magnetic tape collage of sounds recorded in Vermont during each...
                          East New York Ensemble de MusicAt The Helm (1974)Smithsonian Folkways
                          Amazing deep, deep jazz as featured on our "New Thing!" compilation! Includes heavyweight African/Eastern styles and the out-there 13 minute version of...
                          • East New York Ensemble de Music – Sun Flower
                          • CD£12.99
                            In stockAdd to Bag
                          • New LP £13.99
                            Out of stock
                          Dabuyabarugu: Inside the Temple Sacred Music of the Garifuna of Belize (1982)Smithsonian Folkways
                          Deep Roots music from Belize.This album is a collection of music recorded during a dugu, a two week ceremonial feast that attempts to placate the...
                            Rhythms of RaptureSacred Musics of Haitian Vodou (1995)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Excellent recordings of Haitian voodoo music in all its many forms and variations. Comes with superb booklet. Cuts from live Vodou ceremonies are juxtaposed...
                            • Port-Au-Prince Zepol – Vye Gran O (Song for Ezili)
                            Drums Of TrinidadTribal Rhythms From CarriacouSmithsonian Folkways
                            Six man drum orchestra. This recording of hand drumming from Port of Spain demonstrates African-derived rhythms performed in Trinidad and the broader Caribbean...
                            • Drums Of Trinidad – Calypso in Drums
                            Mary Lou WilliamsBlack Christ of the Andes (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Super-rare and highly sought-after classic modal jazz album finally reissued!HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
                            • Mary Lou Williams – It Ain't Necessarily So
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Miss D.D.
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Koolbonga
                            Mary Lou WilliamsFootnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I (1950)Smithsonian Folkways
                            After rediscovering a tin box full of acetate recordings of jazz rehearsal sessions, Folkways founder Moe Asch pieced together a sequence that shows the...
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Little Joe
                            Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou's MassSmithsonian Folkways
                            The long-awaited reissue of Mary Lou Williams's magnum opus of religious jazz: Mary Lou's Mass. Newsweek called the score "an encyclopedia of black music,...
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Willis
                            • Mary Lou Williams – O.W
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Credo
                            Mary Lou WilliamsThe History of Jazz (1978)Smithsonian Folkways
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Medi I (Modern Blues Jazz)
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Nite Life (Kansas City Swing)
                            Mary Lou WilliamsZodiac Suite (1945)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Originally released in 1945, Smithsonian Folkways proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Asch Records release of Mary Lou Williams' work,...
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Gemini
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Leo
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Aquarius
                            Mary Lou WilliamsZoningSmithsonian Folkways
                            Thirteen tracks (including previously unreleased version of Syl-o-gism and Gloria) embodying her always-distinctive compositions, lyricism, power, and...
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Medi II
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Rosa Mae
                            • Mary Lou Williams – Gloria
                            We Shall Overcome:Documentary of the March on Washington (1963)Smithsonian Folkways
                            Audio Documentary featuring  Joan Baez, Martin Luther King, President Kennedy, Odetta, Bob Dylan and more. Features Martin Luther King's famous...
                            • We Shall Overcome: – We Shall Overcome!
                            Africa:The Sounds & Music Of The CongoSmithsonian Folkways
                            Rhythms and songs from Africa.
                            • Africa: – Song of the Ekonda (Baoto Folk Song)
                            Lord MelodyCalypso 1962Smithsonian Folkways
                            This recording gives listeners more calypsos from one of the most famous calypsonians of all time, Lord Melody. The Cyril Diaz Calypso Combo and the March...
                              African and Afro-American DrumsAfrican And Afro-American Drums (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Excellent roots African-derived  drum recordings from the 1950s. Recommended music from Bahamas, Brazil, Congo, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Rwanda,...
                              • African and Afro-American Drums – Ceremonial Drums 4:39
                              Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality (1969)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Black poet Nancy Dupree accompanied by a group of young kids. Songs include tributes to, amongst others, James Brown.
                              • Nancy Dupree – James Brown
                              Sarah Webster FabioTogether To The Tune Of Coltrane's Equinox (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Sarah Webster Fabio raps her poetry over some funky tunes and deep jazz (such as Coltrane's "Equinox"). Recommended.
                              • Sarah Webster Fabio – Eclipse
                              Vodun-Rada Rite for ErzulieVodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Live recording of a Voodoo ritual ceremony recorded in Haiti. Heavy!
                              • Vodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie – Part 1
                              Langston HughesLangston Hughes' Jericho - Jim Crow (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Performance by Langston Hughes.
                              • Langston Hughes – Jericho-Jim Crow (Part I)
                              Music of CubaMusic of Cuba (1985)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Various songs and rhythms recorded in Cuba including Rumbas, Santeria, Son and Guarachas.
                              • Palo Forte Musicians – Two Palos
                              Haiti Confidential (1958)The Inscrutable music of Haiti...definite, authentic, for the initiateSmithsonian Folkways
                              Covering a broad spectrum, this collection includes vodou ritual drumming (using tanbou, a type of drums used for this religious practice of African origin);...
                              • Haiti Confidential (1958) – Paulette
                              The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban SanteriaThe Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria (1984)Smithsonian Folkways
                              These recordings of Santería drumming and singing rituals feature four Cuban Santería groups calling the gods (orishas) by performing rhythmic...
                              • The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria – Inle
                              Langston HughesThe Story Of Jazz: The First Album Of Jazz For Children (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Langston Hughes narrates the history and evolution of Jazz in the USA. Classic recording.
                              • Langston Hughes – The Beginnings/Blues
                              Black Music Of Two WorldsBlack Music Of Two Worlds (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
                              Compiled and annotated by John Storm Roberts - who wrote 'The Latin Tinge' and 'Black Music Of Two Worlds' - two excellent books. 33 tracks ranging from...
                                Calypso AwakeningFrom The Emory Cook Collection 1956-1962Smithsonian Folkways
                                Trinidadian Calypso at its height! A flourishing of Calypso creativity, a dramatic period in Trinidad's history and an audio engineer inspired these exciting...
                                • Wrangler – Bongo Man