On April 17, 2012, “Uptown Records” label released “Newark 1953”, album by Hank Mobley. It was recorded in September 1953, at “The Picadilly Club” in New Jersey, and was produced by Robert E. Sunenblick.
Hank Mobley – tenor sax
Bennie Green – trombone
Walter Davis Jr. – piano
Jimmy Schenck – bass
Charli Persip – drums
Ozzie Cadena – recording engineer
Ow – John Birks Gillespie
There’s a Small Hotel – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
Ballad Medley: Damn That Dream / Where or When / In Love in Vain / Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Eddie DeLange, Lorenz Hart, James Van Heusen, Jerome Kern, Mitchell Parish, Leo Robin, Richard Rodgers
All the Things You Are – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid – Lester Young
Lullaby of Birdland – George Shearing
Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Keen and Peachy – Ralph Burns, Shorty Rogers
Pennies from Heaven – Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston
On August 4, 2005, James Milton Campbell Jr. aka Little Milton died aged 70. He was a singer and musician (guitar), co-founder of Bobbin Records. He started his recording career in 1853 at “Sun Records”, and also recorded for “Checker Records”, “Meteor, “Stax”, “Glades”, “Golden Ear”, “MCA”, and Malaco. Milton recorded 33 albums, and in 1988 was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.
On August 3, 2000, Maurice Kinn, died aged 66. He was publisher, in 1953 bought “The New Musical Express”, and turned it into the world’s foremost music paper, between 1963 and 1966 he organized the annual “NME” poll-winners concerts, and staged the first all-star jazz concerts at the “Royal Albert Hall”, becoming one of the most influential figures of the world music scene in the 1950’ and 1960’.
On July 18, 1953, truck driver Elvis Presley made his first ever recording.He recorded a vanity disc as a present for his motherat the Memphis recording service, singing two songs “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin”. He paid $3.98 for the recording.