(2007/lake) 23 tracks 1955-63 with 12 page booklet
(2007/LAKE) 23 tracks 1955-63 with 12 page booklet
(2006/VOCALION) 14 tracks 1965 stereo Personnel: Chris Barber (trombone) - Pat Halcox (trumpet), Ian Wheeler (clarinet, alto, soprano) - Eddie Smith (banjo, guitar) - Dick Smith (bass) - Graham Burbidge (drums) - Ottilie Patterson (vocals, melodica).
(1968/Delmark) 9 tracks, Sonny Stitt´s regular group of the period (which included organist Don Patterson and drummer Billy James) plays a wide variety of material on this Lp, ranging from ´The Very Thought of You´ and two versions of ´Funny´ to ´Blues for J.J.´ and some then-current pop tunes. Unfortunately the set is from the period when Stitt often used a Varitone electronic attachment on his alto and tenor which gave him a much more generic sound, lowering the quality of this music despite some strong improvisations. It is an okay set that could have been better. The 1997 CD reissue adds a second alternate version of ´The Night Has a Thousand Eyes´ to the program.(AllMusic)