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Recording session at Stu Black, Sound Studios, Inc. August 31,1964

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Oh! By Jingo!
Rose Of Washington Square
Oriental Strut
I'm Comin' Virginia
Wise Guy
Beale Street Blues
Cakewalking Babies
Tin Roof Blues
King Chanticleer
Michigan Water Blues
New Orleans Stomp
My Little Bimbo
Tin Roof Blues (alt.)
Rose Of Wash. Square (alt.)
King Chanticleer (alt.)
Michigan Water Blues (alt.)
I'm Comin' Virginia (alt.)
New Orleans Stomp (alt.)

Clancy Hayes - OH! BY JINGO!
With The Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band


Clancy Hayes' name is a well-known to two generations of TRAD jazz fans who remember his hit recordings with Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz band. The new generation of jazz fans, unprejudiced by the "Bop Wars," able to take a timeless view of all forms of jazz, can enjoy this, one of Clancy Hayes' last studio recordings. Clancy died in 1971 at the age of 63 but his good-time music continues to brighten our lives. Meanwhile, the Salty Dogs continue to give us an idea of the robust sound of vintage jazz. (Liner note by Bob Koester from original pressing)

One thing more about Clancy: he had TIME, and he could swing a vocal as no one ever has. That's because he knows what MAKES swing: the placement of syllables/notes against the bar lines, and when to accent. Phrasing. As proof, compare Clancy's versions of "St. James Infirmary" with Watters, at that shaggy medium tempo, with any others. He got all the words in, without jamming them together, and SWUNG them. At that tempo, far removed from the "Infirmary's" usual slow dirge, almost anyone else (with the quite possible exceptions of Turk and Jack Teagarden) would have phrased themselves right off the bar lines, out of the meter, and into Squirm City. He had a sort of lazy quality, but without a sense of lagging - it's relaxation that largely contributes to swing - and he sat right on the beat. (Additional liner note by Wayne Jones, 1975 second pressing)