Al Casey – Buck Jumpin’

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Al Casey, who will always be best known as Fats Waller’s guitarist, makes one of his few appearances as a bandleader on the CD reissue of his Swingville album. Casey, in a quintet with Rudy Powell (who doubles on alto and clarinet) and pianist Herman Foster, sticks to blues and standards, with several of the latter taken from Waller’s songbook. The music consistently swings and it is a rare pleasure to hear Casey getting the opportunity to stretch out on acoustic guitar. Two previously unreleased numbers (“Gut Soul” and “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”) augment the original program (

Track listing:
1 Buck Jumpin’ 6:11
2 Casey’s Blues 6:38
3 Don’t Blame Me 5:45
4 Rosetta 5:45
5 Ain’t Misbehavin’ 4:42
6 Honeysuckle Rose 5:32
7 Body And Soul 5:16
8 Gut Soul 3:04
9 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 5:00


Al Casey – guitar
Rudy Powell – alto saxophone, clarinet
Jimmy Lewis – bass
Belton Evans – drums
Herman Foster – piano

Recorded: March 7, 1960