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FIRST MILES

Miles Davis

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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Studio Album, released in 1945

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch (Alternate Take 1) (3:03)
2. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch (Alternate Take 2) (3:10)
3. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch (Master Take 3) (3:14)
4. Pointless Mama Blues (2:48)
5. Deep Sea Blues (3:13)
6. Bring It On Home (False Start Take 1) (0:15)
7. Bring It On Home (Alternate Take 2) (2:47)
8. Bring It On Home (Master Take 3) (2:48)

Bonus tracks on 1988 Savoy remaster:
9. Milestones (False Start Take 1) (0:09)
10. Milestones (Master Take 2) (2:36)
11. Milestones (Alternate Take 3) (2:45)
12. Little Willie Leaps (False Start - Incomplete Take 1) (0:51)
13. Little Willie Leaps (Alternate Take 2) (3:09)
14. Little Willie Leaps (Master Take 3) (2:50)
15. Half Nelson (Alternate Take 1) (2:50)
16. Half Nelson (Master Take 2) (2:44)
17. Sippin' At Bells (False Start - Incomplete Take 1) (0:55)
18. Sippin' At Bells (Master Take 1) (2:23)
19. Sippin' At Bells (False Start - Take 3) (0:06)
20. Sippin' At Bells (Alternate Take 4) (2:26)

Tracks 1-8 recorded at WOR Studio, NYC on 4/24/45
Tracks 9-20 recorded at Harry Smith Recording Studio, NYC on 8/14/47

Total time 45:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Miles Davis / trumpet

With:
- Henry Rubberlegs Williams / vocals (1-8)
- Teddy Brannon / piano (1-8)
- John Lewis / piano (9-20)
- Herbie Fields / tenor saxophone (1-4,6-8), clarinet (5)
- Charlie Parker / tenor saxophone (9-20)
- Leonard Gaskin / bass (1-8)
- Nelson Boyd / bass (9-20)
- Ed Nicholson / drums (1-8)
- Max Roach / drums (9-20)

Releases information

Artwork: William Gotllieb (photo) with Dick Smith (art direction)

LP Savoy - SJL 1196 (1945, US) Original mono release
LP Savoy Jazz - SJL 1196 (1988, US) Remastered by Jack Towers & Phil Schaap with 12 bonus tracks

Thanks to PROGMAN for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
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3.00
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