West Coast Jive
Delmark DD 657 (1992) [Apollo Series]
Featuring: Wynonie Harris, Al “Stomp” Russell Trio, Duke Henderson, Frank Haywood, Cee Pee Johnson
Jive, blues and jazz worked hand in hand and enjoyed considerable popularity well into the ’40s. This was Central Avenue’s heyday when club after club opened during the tremendous buildup of wartime industry in California. This recording is an entertaining and always musically viable picture of West Coast Jive during its creative peak.