Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Searchin'
8:46
2 Goin' Down, Catch Me a Woman
9:27
3 The Blues Message
8:42
4 Come Rain or Come Shine
4:58
5 This Is the Blues
8:26
6 Meetin' Here
7:08
7 Early in the Morning
6:47
8 If I Were a Bell
6:05
9 One More Hamhock Please
8:03
10 Angel Eyes
6:23
11 Just Friends
4:10
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Gone Into It
6:16
2 Annsome
8:39
3 Bobblin'
5:20
4 Groovin' Blue
8:16
5 Beautiful You
7:40
6 Way Down
7:41
7 Liberia
6:45
8 24 Hours Blues
5:24
9 Lisa
2:36
10 A Soulful Bee, a Soulful Rose
6:55
11 All My Life
7:20
12 Bells and Horns
5:36
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Tippin' on Through
9:03
2 Funk in the Evening
9:54
3 For Ayers Only
7:01
4 In Your Own Sweet Way
6:43
5 Summertime
6:55
6 Set Call
0:32
7 Katanga
3:06
8 Lonely Woman
3:49
9 Native Land
10:21
10 Amyable
6:14
11 You Don't Know What Love Is
6:01
12 A Shade of Brown
5:59
13 Very Frank
1:48

Credits

CD 1

drums:
Jimmy Miller (drums) (1960-08-11) (tracks 1–2)
Jimmy Miller (drums) (1960-08-17) (tracks 3–5)
Jimmy Miller (drums) (1961-02-01) (tracks 6–11)
organ:
Paul Bryant (US jazz organist) (1960-08-11) (tracks 1–2)
Paul Bryant (US jazz organist) (1960-08-17) (tracks 3–5)
Paul Bryant (US jazz organist) (1961-02-01) (tracks 6–11)
bass:
Clarence Jones (bass, jazz) (1960-08-11) (tracks 1–2)
Clarence Jones (bass, jazz) (1960-08-17) (tracks 3–5)
Clarence Jones (bass, jazz) (1961-02-01) (tracks 6–11)
tenor saxophone:
Curtis Amy (1960-08-11) (tracks 1–2)
Curtis Amy (1960-08-17) (tracks 3–5)
Curtis Amy (1961-02-01) (tracks 6–11)
valve trombone:
Roy Brewster (1960-08-11) (tracks 1–2)
Roy Brewster (1960-08-17) (tracks 3–5)
Roy Brewster (1961-02-01) (tracks 6–11)
composer:
Curtis Amy (tracks 2–3, 5)
Paul Bryant (US jazz organist) (track 1)
Harold Arlen (1946) (track 4)
engineer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–3, 5)
lyricist:
Johnny Mercer (1946) (track 4)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–11)
recorded at:
Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States (1961-02-01) (tracks 6–11)
cover recording of:
Come Rain or Come Shine (1960-08-17) (track 4)
later parody versions:
Come Rain or Come Shine (Friars Club Tribute version) (track 4)
recording of:
Goin' Down, Catch Me a Woman (1960-08-11) (track 2)
Searchin' (1960-08-11) (track 1)
The Blues Message (1960-08-17) (track 3)
This Is the Blues (1960-08-17) (track 5)

CD 2

trumpet:
Carmell Jones (1960-12-10) (track 4)
Carmell Jones (1961-01-10) (tracks 1–3, 5)
Marcus Belgrave (1962) (tracks 8–10)
Marcus Belgrave (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
Marcus Belgrave (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)
drums:
Frank Butler (drummer) (1960-12-10) (track 4)
Frank Butler (drummer) (1961-01-10) (tracks 1–3, 5)
Tony Bazley (1962) (tracks 8–10)
Tony Bazley (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
Tony Bazley (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1960-12-10) (track 4)
Jimmy Bond (1961-01-10) (tracks 1–3, 5)
George Morrow (1962) (tracks 8–10)
George Morrow (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
George Morrow (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)
vibraphone:
Bobby Hutcherson (1960-12-10) (track 4)
Bobby Hutcherson (1961-01-10) (tracks 1–3, 5)
Roy Ayers (1962) (tracks 8–10)
Ron Ayes (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
Ron Ayes (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)
saxophone:
Curtis Amy (1962) (tracks 8–10)
piano:
Frank Strazzeri (1960-12-10) (track 4)
Frank Strazzeri (1961-01-10) (tracks 1–3, 5)
John Houston (jazz pianist) (1962) (tracks 8–10)
John Houston (jazz pianist) (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
Victor Feldman (jazz musician) (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)
tenor saxophone:
Curtis Amy (1960-12-10) (track 4)
Curtis Amy (1961-01-10) (tracks 1–3, 5)
Curtis Amy (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
Curtis Amy (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)
valve trombone:
Roy Brewster (1962) (tracks 8–10)
Roy Brewster (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
Roy Brewster (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)
engineer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–5)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–12)
recording engineer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 8–10)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (tracks 8–10)
recorded at:
Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States (1961-01-10) (tracks 1–3, 5)
Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States (1962-01-29) (tracks 8–10)
Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States (1962-02-05) (tracks 6–7, 11–12)

CD 3

trumpet:
Carmell Jones (1961-01-10) (track 13)
Dupree Bolton (1963-03) (tracks 7–12)
drums:
Frank Butler (drummer) (1961-01-10) (track 13)
Lawrence Marable (1962-07-29) (tracks 1–6)
Doug Sides (1963-03) (tracks 7–12)
guitar:
Ray Crawford (1963-03) (tracks 7–12)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1961-01-10) (track 13)
Bob Whitlock (Jazz bassist) (1962-07-29) (tracks 1–6)
Victor Gaskin (1963-03) (tracks 7–12)
vibraphone:
Bobby Hutcherson (1961-01-10) (track 13)
Roy Ayers (1962-07-29) (tracks 1–6)
saxophone:
Curtis Amy (1963-03) (tracks 7–12)
piano:
Frank Strazzeri (1961-01-10) (track 13)
John Houston (jazz pianist) (1962-07-29) (tracks 1–6)
Jack Wilson (Jazz Pianist) (1963-03) (tracks 7–12)
tenor saxophone:
Curtis Amy (1961-01-10) (track 13)
Curtis Amy (1962-07-29) (tracks 1–6)
valve trombone:
Roy Brewster (1962-07-29) (tracks 1–6)
engineer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (track 13)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–13)
recording engineer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 7–12)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (tracks 7–12)
recorded at:
Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, California, United States (1962-07-29) (tracks 1–6)
Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States (1963-03) (tracks 7–12)