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UpCity

by Calvin Newborn

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Imagine a young Calvin Newborn, migrating from Beale Street to the Big Apple in the mid-1950s: Guitar in hand, he pounded the big city pavement from Birdland to Broadway, earning the nickname "UpCity" from none other than Miles Davis, who was more than impressed with the Memphis musician.

Over the last five decades, Calvin - the brother of jazz virtuoso Phineas Newborn - has bounced from Memphis to New York and back again, anchoring sessions for Hank Crawford, Earl Hines, B.B. King, Jimmy Forrest, Wild Bill Davis, Hank Crawford, and everyone in between.

UpCity reflects the diversity of Calvin's jazz style: The album was cut at dual sessions in Memphis and New York (with trumpeter Bill Mobley, saxman Bill Easley, drummer Tony Reedus, and pianist Charles Thomas) during the late 1990s, then originally self-released on Calvin's own label, Omnifarious Music. Today, Yellow Dog Records is proud to issue this jazz classic, praised by the late James Williams, Cadence Magazine, and more, nationally for the first time.

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released September 5, 1998

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Guitar genius Calvin Newborn played on B.B. King's first recordings, taught Elvis how to dance, and tore up the Big Apple in the heyday of bop...

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