Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cecil Young Progressive Quartet: Who Parked The Car, etc.

Recorded live and released in 1955 on the band's second 7" EP on the King label.

I particularly like 'Who Parked The Car - - It takes Dizzy Gillespie's 'Oop-Pop-A-Da' as a beginning reference point and from there scats madly outward...












Listen to: Cecil Young Progressive Quartet - Sweet Georgia Brown (click for audio)

Listen to: Cecil Young Progressive Quartet - Too Marvelous For Words (click for audio)

Listen to: Cecil Young Progressive Quartet - Who Parked The Car (click for audio)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a 12 LP of this concert also. I think it was recorded at the Metropolitan Theater in Seattle Washington. If you have other info on the location and dates, please post them here. Many Thanks!

Skipper Bartlett said...

This is killer. So Oop-Pop-A-Da is like the Inna Gadda Da Vida of bop...only backwards...or sumthin'

The In Crowd said...

Skipper Bartlett said...
"This is killer. So Oop-Pop-A-Da is like the Inna Gadda Da Vida of bop...only backwards...or sumthin'"


Maybe more like sideways... or Sumthin' ELSE...

jonjim1952 said...

Whoa! This is so cool!

Anonymous said...

The main scat singer on "Who parked the car' is Gerald Brashear....he's also the tenor player....great player.

Anonymous said...

There is even a longer more far out recording of "Who Parked The Car" on Gene Norman Presents #119. This label later became GNP-Crescendo (the last word may have referred to L.A.'s Crescendo Club where Lenny Bruce played in '59). Don't know if this version ever got on LP

Anonymous said...

I have their original 78 rpm recording of -Race Horse and Rushin'on Home and later bought the 45 with the same songs with the addition of -Stompin'at the Savoy. All in pretty good condition-and to save them I transfered them to tape. They were here in Baltimore in the early fifties but couldn't get to see and hear them. I still enjoy their music. Later

Jay said...

I've been looking for this recording for a long time, a friend having melted it on a radiator back some time around 1957-58. Thanks for sharing.

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