Rex Stewart – The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart

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The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart, also reissued as The Rex Stewart Memorial Album, is an album by cornetist Rex Stewart which was recorded in 1960 and released on Prestige Records’ subsidiary Swingville label.

“The music is full of good spirits and memorable moments … Highly recommended and well worth searching for” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.



Track listing:
“Red Ribbon” (Dorothy J. Odam) – 3:04
“If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)” (James P. Johnson, Henry Creamer) – 2:52
“Rasputin” (Rex Stewart) – 7:30
“Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone” (Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare) – 3:28
“Four or Five Times” (Byron Gay, Marco Hellman) – 2:48
“You Can Depend On Me” (Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines) – 3:48
“San” (Lindsay McPhail, Walter Michels) – 3:23
“I Would Do Most Anything for You” (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 4:00
“Tell Me” (Rex Stewart) – 3:40
“Nagasaki” (Warren, Mort Dixon) – 2:38

Rex Stewart – cornet, kazoo, vocals
John Dengler – bass saxophone, kazoo, washboard
Wilbert Kirk – harmonica, tambourine
Jerome Darr, Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook – guitar
Benny Moten – bass
Chuck Lampkin – drums


Released: 1960
Recorded: March 18, 1960
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 37:21
Label: Swingville
SVLP 2006
Producer: Esmond Edwards