George Hudson

Jazz Trumpet, Bandleader

Born: Birmingham, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Fate in a Pleasant Mood is an album by the American Jazz musician Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra recorded in Chicago, mid 1960 and originally released on his own Saturn label in 1965. The album was reissued by Impulse! in 1974, and by Evidence (on CD) in 1993. For the latter reissue, the record was included as the first half of a CD that also featured the whole of When Sun Comes Out, an album recorded by the Arkestra in New York, 1963......


The original sleeve credits the following musicians;

Sun Ra - Piano

Phil Cohran - Trumpet

George Hudson - Trumpet

John Gilmore - Tenor Sax

Marshall Allen - Alto Sax

Ronnie Boykins - Bass

Eddy Skinner - Drums






DINAH WASHINGTON WITH TEDDY STEWART'S ORCHESTRA: Personnel includes: George Hudson (trumpet); Rupert Colee, Ernie Wilkins (alto saxes) ; Cecil Payne (bass) ; Teddy Stewart (drums) ; Dinah Washington (vocals).


On this day, Dinah recorded 7 tracks, 3 of which became top 10 hits. Dinah produces a very soulful version of Irving Berlins' How Deep Is The Ocean, then exuberantly wails the praises of New York, Chicago And Los Angeles. With her own song, Good Daddy Blues, she is in top form. This up-tempo R&B track also features Cecil Payne on baritone Sax and George Hudson on trumpet, trading obligatos. This song hit number 9 on the R&B chart in Nov 1949. On Baby Get Lost, Dinah belts out the lyrics' admonitions in exhilirating form, supported by some telling brass punctuations from the band. This was a big number 1 hit in August 1949, which Billie Holiday recorded soon after. Again we hear another of her own songs which went to number 2 in March 1950: Drummer Man is an up-beat ode to her husband Teddy Stewart. Dinah is in jubilant form, with a good boppish trumpet solo and a fine tenor sax chorus, with plenty of bebop bombs from Teddy himself.


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Title: First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Recordings)

Artist: Dinah Washington

First Issue, which coincided with the United States Postal Service's issue of a stamp bearing the image of Dinah Washington, is a two-disc, 46-song anthology of her recordings for Keynote, Mercury, Verve, Wing, and EmArcy from 1943-1961. The set chronicles Washington's evolution from a strictly jazz and blues vocalist in the Bessie Smith tradition to an important crossover artist who could appeal equally to the pop audience. The collection is not entirely hit-oriented -- although it rounds up her important R&B and pop singles, including the crossover hits "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" and "Baby, You've Got What It Takes" (a duet with Brook Benton), there is also an early bluesy session with Lionel Hampton and a few notable album tracks that show the variety of material she handled. Some of her Top Ten R&B hits are omitted, but Washington was a prolific hitmaker beyond that which a two-disc set can contain. Washington recorded nearly 500 sides during the period covered by First Issue, and this generous survey is an excellent compromise for buyers wanting a thorough anthology but who are unwilling to commit to the expensive series of box sets that comprise The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Rovi

Performers: Chris Albertson - Sequencing; Don Elliott - Mellotron; Candido Camero - Bongos; Mitch Miller - Oboe; Cannonball Adderley - Sax (Alto); Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson - Piano; Larry Belton - Sax (Baritone); Brook Benton - Vocals; Keter Betts - Bass; Beryl Booker - Piano; Patti Bown - Piano; Clifford Brown - Trumpet; Ray Brown - Bass; Milt Buckner - Piano; Billy Byers - Trombone; Eddie Chamblee - Sax (Tenor); Gus Chappell - Trombone; Jimmy Cleveland - Trombone; Arnett Cobb - Sax (Tenor); Jimmy Cobb - Drums; Sonny Cohn - Trumpet; Rupert Cole - Sax (Alto); Johnny Coles - Trumpet; Ray Copeland - Trumpet; Charles Davis - Sax (Baritone); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Sax (Tenor); Jackie Davis - Organ; Richard Evans - Bass; Maynard Ferguson - Trumpet; Panama Francis - Drums; Barry Galbraith - Guitar; Frank Galbraith - Trumpet; Herb Geller - Sax (Alto); Terry Gibbs - Vocals; Benny Golston - Sax (Tenor); Paul Gonsalves - Sax (Tenor); Wardell Gray - Sax (Tenor); Freddie Green - Guitar; Urbie Green - Trombone; Lionel Hampton - Drums; Rick Henderson - Sax (Alto); John Hicks - Sax (Tenor); Milt Hinton - Bass; George Hudson - Trumpet; Arnold Jarvis - Piano; Gus Johnson - Drums; Walter Johnson - Drums; Reunald Jones - Trumpet; Wynton Kelly - Piano; Vernon King - Bass; Harold Land - Sax (Tenor); Rod Levitt - Trombone; Melba Liston - Trombone; Mundell Lowe - Guitar; Junior Mance - Piano; Rudy Martin - Piano; Bob Merrill - Trumpet; Joe Morris - Trumpet; George Morrow - Bass; Joe Newman - Trumpet; William Parker - Sax (Tenor); Cecil Payne - Sax (Baritone); Sylvester Payne - Drums; Charlie Persip - Drums; Benny Powell - Trombone; Richie Powell - Piano; Julian Priester - Trombone; Russell Procope - Clarinet, Sax (Alto); Paul Quinichette - Sax (Tenor); Larry Richards - Sax (Baritone); Red Richards - Piano; Jerome Richardson - Flute, Reeds, Sax (Alto); Max Roach - Drums; Ernie Royal - Trumpet; Sonny Russo - Trombone; Rudy Rutherford - Clarinet; Doc Severinsen - Trumpet; Charlie Shavers - Trumpet; Shep Shepard - Drums; Sahib Shihab - Sax (Alto); Tab Smith - Sax (Alto); Teddy Stewart - Drums; Leonard Heavy Swain - Bass; Ed Thigpen - Drums; Dinah Washington - Vocals; Ben Webster - Sax (Tenor); Frank Wess - Sax (Tenor); Paul E. West - Bass; Paul West - Bass; Ernie Wilkins - Sax (Alto); Cootie Williams - Trumpet; John Williams - Bass; Jack Wilson - Piano; Joe Zawinul - Piano











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