Red Callender Sextet- The Rhythm & Blues Years
George Sylvester Red Callender was born in Haynesville, Virginia, on March 6, 1916. His family moved to New York, where he immersed himself in the local scene, particularly in Harlem. Moving to Los Angeles in 1936 he found work, if not much renown, along Central Avenue, the citys jazz focal point. 
Recognised as being among the citys top bassists and arrangers of the 1940s and 50s, he played and recorded as a sideman with such greats as Lester Young, Nat King Cole, Erroll Garner, Charlie Parker, Benny Carter and Art Tatum. Outside the jazz scene, Red was also one of the leaders in the early Rhythm and Blues years, recording for almost all LA s independent labels. Finally, he signed for the blues and r&b department of RCA Victor. During 1951 and 1952 he recorded sixteen tunes as leader of both a sextette and fourtette groups of great musicians. All these fine, long forgotten recordings, restored from the master tapes, appear here for the first time on CD, including six previously unreleased tracks that will fill a gap in Red Callender s long and successful career.............. 
Red Callender Sextette - Recorded In RCA Victor Records
1  Don’t Lend Me No Money  2:44
2  Fooled Again  2:24
3  Perdido  2:46
4  Chico's Boogie  2:47
5  Midnight With Sampson  2:18
6  Number Three  2:38
7  Cravin' Company  2:47
8  Pastel  2:48
9  Hollywood Drive  2:45
10  Early Times  2:38
11  Lonesome Rebecca  2:36
12  Mississippi Blues  2:40
Red Callender Fourtette - Recorded In RCA Victor Records
13  Empty Ice Box Blues  2:11
14   Blues for J.T  2:24
15   Loose Pork Chops  2:09
16   Blow Mr. Norris  2:00
Bonus Tracks: Red Callender Sextette - Recorded In Hollywood Records
17   Basin Street Blues  2:40
18   Glow Worm  2:41
19   C Jam Blues  2:18
20   The One I Love Belongs To Someone Else  2:39
21  Dolphin Street Boogie  2:32
22  Poinciana  2:41
23  Till I Waltz Again with You  2:39
24  September in the Rain  2:37
25  All of Me  2:50
26  You' Re Part Of Me  2:18
27  Yes, I Know  2:48
28  Atomic Baby  2:23
29  No Next Time  2:14
30  Don't Do Nothin Baby  2:30
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