MIXING WITH DIXON * TEDDY BRANNON * OLDIES (BOOT) * JA
Pianist and composer Humphrey "Teddy" Brannon was from
Moultrie, Georgia, and one time member of Benny Carter's band. Mixing With
Dixon was recorded for Regal of Linden Records, New Jersey, and issued
as the B side to a baseball novelty number Newcomb Really Throws That Ball
on Regal 3266, his second of two for the label; he also had releases on Coleman,
Jade, Okeh and Sittin' In With.
Mixing With Dixon is a slow Blues with a mean and rasping
saxophone and twanging guitar lead, seen here on a Jamaican boot, it was
probably a favourite with the older generation at Blues dances; a great tune to
One of Coxsone Dodd's favourites it was renamed The Wax so as to avoid detection by his rival sound systems and eventually issued by Dodd as by Teddy Reynolds another favourite artist at 1950s Blues dances in Jamaica.
Update: Mixing With Dixon became the basis for Oh My by Derrick Morgan and Patsy Todd recorded for Duke Reid in 1960 and issued in the UK on Blue Beat BB 18.
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