Jack Purvis - Episode 1His recording career was short---he would disappear for long periods of time and then mysteriously reappear with the most amazing tales of his exploits. Here we will examine his early influences and some of his first recordings.
|Struttin’ With Some Barbeque||Louis Armstrong||1927|
|Potato Head Blues||Louis Armstrong||1927|
|West End Blues||Louis Armstrong||1928|
|Jazz Battle||Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces||1929|
|Croonin' the Blues||Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces||1929|
|Copyin' Louis||Jack Purvis Orchestra||1929|
|Mental Strain At Dawn||Jack Purvis Orchestra||1929|
Jack Purvis - Episode 2On this podcast we will listen to his 1930’s recordings and try to piece together more things about this colorful, enigmatic performer. Active in the states in the early 1930s he made many recordings in New York. He played and recorded with a number of well-known dance bands in 1931 and suddenly disappeared from the music scene until 1935 when he made his last recordings. While we can’t separate fact from fiction these recordings don’t lie.
|Dismal Dan||Jack Purvis Orchestra||1930|
|Down Georgia Way||Jack Purvis Orchestra||1930|
|What's the Use of Cryin'||Jack Purvis Orchestra||1930|
|Be Bo Bo||Jack Purvis Orchestra||1930|
|When You're Feeling Blue||Jack Purvis Orchestra||1930|
|It's You||Jack Purvis & The Boswell Sisters||1931|