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Big Band Classics

Big Band Classics

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Ref: CDG1228

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Enjoy the legends of the big band era! This selection of some of the finest bands of the twentieth century is designed to inspire and relax in equal measure, from 'Boogie Woogie' to 'Stardust' and from 'Moonlight Serenade' to 'Tuxedo Junction'. The album highlights the incomparable Glen Miller with some of his most famous numbers.

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Big Band Classics
Enjoy the legends of the big band era! This selection of some of the finest bands of the twentieth century is designed to inspire and relax in equal measure, from 'Boogie Woogie' to 'Stardust' and from 'Moonlight Serenade' to 'Tuxedo Junction'. The album highlights the incomparable Glenn Miller with some of his most famous numbers.

1 Tuxedo Junction Glenn Miller
2 Minnie the Moocher Cab Calloway
3 Rhythm is our Business Jimmie Lunceford
4 Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller
5 Boogie Woogie Tommy Dorsey
6 Melody in F Tommy Dorsey
7 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Glenn Miller
8 Traffic Jam Artie Shaw
9 April in Paris Artie Shaw
10 Rhumboogie Woody Herman
11 Bolero at the Savoy Gene Krupa
12 Blue Orchids Bob Crosby
13 Clap Hands, here comes Charlie Charlie Barnet
14 Solitude Duke Ellington
15 Echoes of Harlem Duke Ellington
16 Night and Day Benny Goodman
17 Song of India Tommy Dorsey
18 The moose Charlie Barnet
19 Stardust Artie Shaw
20 Wrappin' it up Benny Goodman

CCL CDG1228
Cover image: American musician and band leader Tommy Dorsey circa 1950 c Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images
This compilation P & C 2009 Classical Communications Ltd
Made in Great Britain

Big Band Classics
Original Recordings 1931-1943

1 Tuxedo Junction (Johnson, Dash, Hawkins, Feyne, arr. Gray) Lafleur
BS 46786 (Bluebird 10612)
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Leigh Knowles, Dale McMickle, Clyde Hurley, Johnny Best -t
Tommy Mack, Frank D'Annolfo -tbs / Hal McIntyre, Wilbur Schwartz -cl, alto/ Jimmy Abato -alto or baritone/ Tex Beneke, Al Klink -tenors
Chummy MacGregor -p/ Richard Fisher -g/ Rollie Bundock -s-bass/ Maurice Purtill -d
-New York, Feb 5, 1940


2 Minnie The Moocher (Calloway, Mills) Lawrence Knight
E 36212-A (Brunswick 6074)
Cab Calloway (vocal) & His Orchestra -
R.Q. Dickerson, Lammar Wright, Reuben Reeves -trumpets
De Priest Wheeler -trombone/ Arville Harris -clarinet, alto-sax
Andrew Brown -tenor-sax, bass-clarinet/ Walter Thomas -alto or tenor-sax, baritone or flute/ Earres Prince -piano/ Morris White -banjo/ Jimmy Smith -brass or string-bass/ Leroy Maxey -drums
-New York, Mar 3, 1931


3 Rhythm Is Our Business (Lunceford, Cohen, Kaplan, arr. Wilcox) Peter Maurice/F.D. & H.
39172-A (Decca 369)
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra -
Vocal: Willie Smith & chorus of band members
Eddie Tompkins, Tommy Stevenson, William 'Sleepy' Tomlin -trumpets
Henry Wells, Russell Bowles -trombones/ Willie Smith, Earl Carruthers clarinet, alto, baritone/ Laforet Dent -alto/ Joe Thomas -clarinet, tenor/ Edwin Wilcox -piano, celesta/ Al Norris -guitar/ Moses Allen -brass-bass/ Jimmy Crawford -drums, vibes
-New York, Dec 18, 1934


4 Moonlight Serenade (Miller, Parish) EMI United Partnership
BS 035701-2 (Bluebird 10214)
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra -
Leigh Knowles, Dale McMickle, Bob Price -t
Paul Tanner, Al Mastren -tbs/ Hal McIntyre, Wilbur Schwartz -cl, alto
Stanley Aronson -alto or baritone/ Tex Beneke, Al Klink -tenors/ Chummy MacGregor -p/ Allan Reuss -g/ Rollie Bundock -s-bass
Frank Carlson -d
-New York, Apr 4, 1939

5 Boogie Woogie (Smith) Herman Darewski
BS 026898 (Victor 26054)
Tommy Dorsey (trombone) & His Orchestra -
Charlie Spivak, Lee Castaldo, Yank Lawson -t/ Les Jenkins, Buddy Morrow -tbs/ Johnny Mintz -cl, alto/ Fred Stulce, Hymie Schertzer -altos/ Skeets Herfurt, Dean Kincaide -tenors/ Howard Smith -p/ Carmen Mastren -g/ Gene Traxler -s-bass/ Maurice Purtill -d
-New York, Sep 16, 1938


6 Melody In F (Rubinstein, arr. Mastren) F. D. & H.
BS 03992 (Victor 25519)
Tommy Dorsey (trombone) & His Orchestra -
Bunny Berigan, Steve Lipkins, Joe Bauer, Bob Cusumano -t/ Les Jenkins, Artie Foster -tbs/ Joe Dixon -cl, alto/ Fred Stulce, Clyde Rounds -altos/ Bud Freeman -tenor/ Dick Jones -p/ Carmen Mastren -g/ Gene Traxler -s-bass/ Dave Tough -d
-New York, Jan 19, 1937

7 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
(Maschwitz, Sherwin, arr. Finegan) EMI
BS 056481 (Bluebird 10931)
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra -
Vocal: Ray Eberle
Johnny Best, Dale McMickle, Charles Frankhauser, Zeke Zarchey -t
Jimmy Priddy, Paul Tanner, Frank D'Annolfo -tbs
Wilbur Schwartz, Hal McIntyre -cl, alto/ Ernie Caceres -cl, alto or baritone/ Tex Beneke, Al Klink -tenors/ Chummy MacGregor -p/ Jack Lathrop -g/ Trigger Alpert -s-bass/ Maurice Purtill -d
-New York, Oct 11, 1940

8 Traffic Jam (McRae, Shaw) MCPS
PBS 036268-4 (Bluebird 10385)
Artie Shaw (clarinet) & His Orchestra -
Chuck Peterson, John Best, Bernie Privin -t/ George Arus, Les Jenkins, Harry Rogers -tbs/ Les Robinson, Hank Freeman -altos/ Tony Pastor, George Auld -tenors/ Bob Kitsis -p/ Al Avola -g/ Sid Weiss -s-bass/ Buddy Rich -d
-Hollywood, Jun 12, 1939

9 April In Paris (Porter) Warner-Chappell
PBS 049690 (Victor 26614)
Artie Shaw (clarinet) & His Orchestra -
Harry Geller, Manny Klein, George Thow -t/ Ben Kanter, Lyle Bowen, Jack Stacey -altos/ Happy Lawson -tenor/ Joe Krechter -bass-clarinet/ Jack Cave -flugelhorn/ Mischa Russell, Harry Bluestone, Bob Morrow, Dave Cracov, B. Bower, Jerry Joyce -violins/ David Sturkin, Sam Freed -violas/ Cy Bernard -cello/ Lyle Henderson -p/ Bobby Sherwood -g/ Jud De Naut -s-bass/ Spencer Prinz -d
-Hollywood, May 13, 1940

10 Rhumboogie (Raye, Prince) Macmelodies
68055-A (Decca 3396)
Woody Herman (clarinet or alto) & His Orchestra -
Vocal: Dillagene
Steady Nelson, Bob Price, Cappy Lewis -t/ Neal Reid, Tony Tyler -tbs Joe Bishop -flugelhorn/ Herb Tompkins, Ray Hopfner -altos/ Saxie Mansfield, Sammy Armato -tenors/ Tommy Linehan -p/ Hy White -guitar/ Walter Yoder -s-bass/ Frank Carlson -d
-New York, Sep 9, 1940


11 Bolero At The Savoy
(Krupa, Biondi, Mundy, Carpenter) F. D & H.
LA 1758-A (Brunswick 8284)
Gene Krupa (drums) & His Orchestra -
Vocal: Irene Daye
Nick Prospero, Charles Frankhauser, Tom Gonsoulin -t
Toby Tyler, Bruce Squires, Dalton Rizzotto -tbs/ Bob Snyder, Mascagni Ruffo -altos/ Sam Musiker, Sam Donahue -tenors/ Milt Raskin -p/ Ray Biondi -g/ Horace Rollins -s-bass
-Los Angeles, Dec 1, 1938

12 Blue Orchids (Carmichael) Victoria
66221-A (Decca 2734)
Bob Crosby & His Orchestra -
Vocal: Teddy Grace
Billy Butterfield, Zeke Zarchy, Shorty Sherock -t
Warren Smith, Ray Conniff -tbs/ Irving Fazola -cl/ Joe Kearns, Bill Stegmeyer -altos/ Eddie Miller -cl or tenor/ Gil Rodin -tenor/ Joe Sullivan -p/ Nappy Lamare -g/ Bob Haggart -s-bass/ Ray Bauduc -d
-New York, Aug 29, 1939

13 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie
(Rose, MacDonald, Meyer) EMI
BS 043994 (Bluebird 10602)
Charlie Barnet (tenor-sax) & His Orchestra -
Bob Burnet, Billy May, John Owens, Lyman Vunk -t
Spud Murphy, Don Ruppenberg, Bill Robertson -tbs/ Skippy Martin, James Lamare, Gene Kinsey -altos/ Kurt Bloom -tenor/ Bill Miller -p
Bus Etri -g/ Phil Stevens -s-bass/ Cliff Leeman -d
-New York, Dec 11, 1939

14 Solitude (De Lange, Mills, Ellington) Lafleur/F. D. & H.
B 15910-A (Brunswick 6987)
Duke Ellington (piano) & His Orchestra -
Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams -t/ Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown -tbs
Juan Tizol -valve-trombone/ Johnny Hodges -cl, soprano or alto/ Harry Carney -cl, alto or baritone/ Otto Hardwick -alto or bass-sax/ Barney Bigard -cl or tenor/ Fred Guy -g/ Wellman Braud -s-bass
Sonny Greer -d
-New York, Sep12, 1934

15 Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto) (Ellington) Lafleur
B 18737 (Brunswick 7656)
Duke Ellington (piano) & His Famous Orchestra -
Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams -t/ Rex Stewart -cornet
Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown -tbs/ Juan Tizol -valve-trombone
Barney Bigard -cl/ Johnny Hodges -cl, soprano or alto
Harry Carney -cl, alto or baritone/ Ben Webster -tenor
Fred Guy -g/ Hayes Alvis -s-bass/ Sonny Greer -d
-New York, Feb 27, 1936

16 Night And Day (Porter) Chappell
LA 1964-A (Columbia 35410)
Benny Goodman (clarinet) & His Orchestra -
-Los Angeles, Aug 16, 1939


17 Song Of India (Sadko -Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Dorsey) Boosey & Hawkes
BS 04533-2 (Victor 25523)
Tommy Dorsey (trombone) & His Orchestra -
Bunny Berigan, Jimmy Welch, Joe Bauer, Bob Cusumano -t/
Les Jenkins, Red Bone -tbs/ Joe Dixon -cl or alto/ Fred Stulce,
Clyde Rounds -altos/ Bud Freeman -tenor/ Dick Jones -p/ Carmen Mastren -g/ Gene Traxler -s-bass/ Dave Tough -d
-New York, Jan 29, 1937

18 The Moose (Burns) Peter Maurice
71461-A (Decca ED 725)
Charlie Barnet (tenor-sax) & His Orchestra -
Peanuts Holland, Al Killian, Jimmy Pupa, Lyman Vunk -t/ Eddie Bert, Ed Fromm, Spud Murphy, Bob Swift -tbs/ Buddy De Franco -cl or alto/ Ray De Geer -alto/ Kurt Bloom, Mike Goldberg -tenors/ Danny Bank -baritone/ Dodo Marmarosa -p/ Turk Van Lake -g/ Russ Wagner -s-bass
Harold Hahn -d
-New York, Oct 21, 1943

19 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) L Wright
PBS 055097 (Victor 27230)
Artie Shaw (clarinet) & His Orchestra -
George Wendt, J. Cathcart, Billy Butterfield -t/ Jack Jenney, Vernon Brown -tbs/ Bus Bassey, Neely Plumb -altos/ Les Robinson, Jerry Jerome -tenors/ E. Lamas, T. Boardman, T. Klages, B. Bower, Bob Morrow, Al Beller -violins/ A. Harshman, K. Collins -violas/ F. Goerner -cello/ Johnny Guarnieri -p/ Al Hendrickson -electric guitar/ Jud De Naut -s-bass/ Nick Fatool -d
-Hollywood, Oct 7, 1940


20 Wrappin' It Up (Henderson) MCPS
BS 023510 (Victor 25880)
Benny Goodman (clarinet) & His Orchestra -
Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon Griffin -t/ Red Ballard, Vernon Brown -tbs/ Dave Matthews, Noni Bernardi -altos/ Bud Freeman, Arthur Rollini -tenors/ Jess Stacy -p/ Ben Heller -g/ Harry Goodman -s-bass
Dave Tough -d
-New York, May 28, 1938


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