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Essential Dance Classics

Hot rhythms and sophisticated arrangements were the hallmarks of swing, a dance band phenomenon that took off in earnest in the mid 30s. These original recordings, mainly from New York and Los Angeles, feature some of the biggest dance band stars of the day: Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Jack Teagarden and many more in a programme of infectious fun.

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Swing
Essential Dance Classics

Hot rhythms and sophisticated arrangements were the hallmarks of swing, a dance band phenomenon that took off in earnest in the mid 30s. These original recordings, mainly from New York and Los Angeles, feature some of the biggest dance band stars of the day: Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Jack Teagarden and many more in a programme of infectious fun.


1 Three Little Words
2 Dorsey Dervish
3 Stomp
4 Crazy Rhythm
5 Do You Ever Think Of Me?
6 Black Bottom
7 At The Jazz Band Ball
8 Rompin'
9 Sweet Georgia Brown
10 The Madam Swings It
11 Serenade To A Savage
12 China Boy
13 Jamaica Jam
14 Swingin' On The Teagarden Gate
15 Number 19
16 Henderson Stomp
17 Jack The Bellboy
18 Ring Dem Bells
19 Boy Meets Goy (aka Grand Slam)
20 Back Bay Boogie
21 I Found A New Baby
22 I Got Rhythm

Original Recordings 1935 -1945


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Swing
Essential Dance Classics

Gene Krupa (drums) & His Chicagoans:
Nat Kazebier -trumpet/ Joe Harris -trombone/ Benny Goodman -clarinet/ Dick Clark -tenor-sax/ Jess Stacy -piano/ Allan Reuss -guitar/ Israel Crosby -string-bass
Chicago, Nov 19, 1935 -
1] Three Little Words (Ruby, Kalmar)
(Decca 90462) CHAPPELL

Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet) & His Orchestra:
George Thow, Toots Camarata -t/ Bobby Byrne, Don Mattison, Joe Yukl -tb/ Jack Stacey -alto/ Fud Livingston -alto or tenor/ Skeets Herfurt -tenor/ Bobby Van Eps -p/ Roc Hillman -g/
Slim Taft -s-bass/ Ray McKinley -d
Los Angeles, Aug 4, 1936 -
2] Dorsey Dervish (Dorsey, Clinton)
(Decca DLA 520-A) F. D. & H/ WILHELM HANSEN

Lionel Hampton (vibes, drums) & His Orchestra:
Ziggy Elman -t/ Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig -altos/ Vido Musso, Arthur Rollini -tenors/ Jess Stacy -p/ Allen Reuss -g/ Harry Goodman -s-bass
New York, Feb 8, 1937 -
3] Stomp (Hampton) (Victor BS 04585-1) CHAPPELL

Coleman Hawkins (tenor-sax) & His All-Star Jam Band:
Benny Carter, André Ekyan -altos/ Alix Combelle -tenor/ Stéphane Grappelly -p/ Django Reinhardt -g/ Eugène D' Hellemmes -s-bass/ Tommy Benford -d
Paris, Apr 28, 1937 -
4] Crazy Rhythm (Meyer, Kahn)
(HMV OLA 1743) CHAPPELL

Red Norvo (xylophone) & His Orchestra:
Louis Mucci, George Wendt, Stew Pletcher -t/ Al Mastren -tb/ Charles Lamphere, Hank D'Amico -cl, alto/ Len Goldstein -alto/ Herbie Haymer -tenor/ Bill Miller -p/ Red McGarvie -g/ Pete Peterson -s-bass/ Maurice Purtill -d
New York, Jul 9, 1937 -
5] Do You Ever Think Of Me? (Kerr, Cooper, Burtnett)
(Brunswick-Vocalion 21377-2) H. DAREWSKI

Bunny Berigan (trumpet) & His Orchestra:
Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins -t/ Al George, Sonny Lee -tbs/ Mike Doty, Joe Dixon -cl, alto/ Clyde Rounds, George Auld -tenors/ Joe Lippman -p/Tom Morgan -g
Hank Wayland -s-bass/ George Wettling -d
New York, Dec 23, 1937 -
6] Black Bottom (Henderson, De Sylva, Brown)
(Victor BS 017766-1) C-CONNELLY

Bob Crosby & His Orchestra:
Charlie Spivak, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson -t/ Ward Silloway, Warren Smith -tbs/ Matty Matlock, Joe Kearns-altos/ Irving Fazola -cl/ Eddie Miller -cl, tenor/ Gil Rodin -tenor/ Bob Zurke -p/ Nappy Lamare -g/ Bob Haggart -s-bass
Ray Bauduc -d
New York, Mar 10, 1938 -
7] At The Jazz Band Ball (La Rocca, Shields)
(Decca 63388-A) F. D. & H.

Frank Newton (trumpet) & His Orchestra:
Mezz Mezzrow -cl/ Pete Brown -alto/ James P. Johnson -p
Albert Casey -g/ John Kirby -s-bass/ Cozy Cole -d
New York, Jan 13, 1939 -
8] Rompin' (Mezzrow)
(Victor- Bluebird 031465-1) MCPS

Harry James (trumpet) & His Orchestra:
Tommy Gonsoulin, Claude Bowen, Jack Palmer -t
Russell Brown, Truett Jones -tbs/ Dave Matthews,
Claude Lakey -altos/ Drew Page, Bill Luther -tenors
Jack Gardner -p/ Bryan Kent -g/ Thurman Teague -s-bass
Ralph Hawkins -d
New York, Feb 20, 1939 -
9] Sweet Georgia Brown (Pinkard, Bernie, Casey)
(Brunswick 24515-1) F. D. & H.

Gene Krupa (drums) & His Orchestra:
Ray Cameron, 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, Feb 26, 1939 -
10] The Madam Swings It (Olsen, Russell, Martin)
(Decca LA 1816-A) CHAPPELL

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 -
11] Serenade To A Savage (Garland, Battle)
(Victor BS 036269-10) MCPS

Bud Freeman (tenor-sax) & His Summa Cum Laude Orchestra:
Max Kaminsky -t/ Brad Gowans -valve-trombone/ Pee Wee Russell -cl/ Dave Bowman -p/ Eddie Condon -g/ Clyde -Newcomb - s-bass/ Danny Alvin -d
New York, Jul 19, 1939 -
12] China Boy (Boutelje, Winfree)
(Victor-Bluebird BS 038293-1) F. D. & H.

Teddy Powell & His Orchestra:
George Esposito, Irving Goodman, Jerry Neary -t
Sam Genuso, Pete Skinner -tbs/ George Koenig -alto
Gus Bivona -cl or alto/ Don Lodice, Pete Mondello -tenors
Milt Raskin -p/ Ben Heller -g/ Felix Giobbe -s-bass
Charlie French -d
New York, Oct 6, 1939 -
13] Jamaica Jam (Norman, arr. Powell)
(Decca 66736-A) MCPS

Jack Teagarden (trombone) & His Orchestra:
Lee Castle, Carl Garvin, Frank Ryerson, Lee Castaldo -t
Eddie Dudley, Mark Bennett, Joe Gutiérrez -tbs
Ernie Caceres, Clint Garvin, John Van Eps -saxes
Hub Lyttle -tenor, cl/ Jack Russin -p/ Allan Reuss -g
Benny Pottle -s-bass/ Dave Tough -d
New York, Nov 1, 1939 -
14] Swingin' On The Teagarden Gate
(Teagarden, arr. Norman)
(Columbia 26245-A) MCPS

Earl Hines (piano) & His Orchestra:
Walter Fuller, Milton Fletcher, Edward Sims -t
George Dixon -trumpet, alto/ Edward Burke, John Ewing, Joe McLewis -tbs/ Omer Simeon -cl, baritone/ Leroy Harris -alto
Jimmy Mundy -cl, alto or tenor/ Robert Crowder -tenor/ Claude Roberts -g/ Quinn Wilson -s-bass/ Alvin Burroughs -d
New York, Feb 13, 1940 -
15] Number 19 (Hines, arr. Budd Johnson)
(Victor-Bluebird BS 047058-1) MCPS?

Benny Goodman (clarinet) & His Orchestra:
Alec Fila, Jimmy Maxwell, Cootie Williams,
Irving Goodman -t/ Lou McGarity, Red Gingler -tbs
Skippy Martin, Gus Bivona, Bob Snyder -altos/ George Auld, Jack Henderson -tenors/ Bernie Leighton -p/ Mike Bryan -g
Art Bernstein -s-bass/ Harry Jaeger -d
New York, Nov 13, 1940 -
16] Henderson Stomp (F. Henderson)
(Columbia 29064-1) F. D. & H.

Lionel Hampton (vibes & drums) with
Nat 'King' Cole -p/ Oscar Moore -g/ Wesley Prince -s-bass
Hollywood, May 10, 1940 -
17] Jack The Bellboy (Hampton)
(Victor PBS 049677-1) MCPS

Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy:
Clarence Trice, Harold Baker, Harry Lawson -t
Ted Donnelly, Henry Wells -tbs/ John Harrington -cl, alto or baritone/ Rudy Powell -cl or alto/ Dick Wilson, Edward Inge -tenors/ Mary Lou Williams -p/ Floyd Smith -g
Booker Collins -s-bass/ Ben Thigpen -d
New York, Jan 3, 1941 -
18] Ring Dem Bells (Ellington, Mills, arr. Williams)
(Decca 68549-A) MCPS

Benny Goodman (clarinet) & His Sextet:
Lionel Hampton -vibes/ Johnny Guarnieri -piano
Charlie Christian -electric guitar/ Art Bernstein -s-bass
Nick Fatool -d
Los Angeles, Apr 16, 1940 -
19] Boy Meets Goy (aka Grand Slam) (Goodman)
(Columbia 26744-B) MCPS

Benny Carter (alto-sax) & His Orchestra:
Nathaniel Williams, Emmett Berry, Rostelle Reese -t
James Archey, Benny Morton, John McConnell -tbs
Ernie Purce, George James -altos/ Ernie Powell
Alfred Gibson -tenors/ Sonny White -p/ William Lewis
-electric guitar/ Charles Drayton -s-bass
Berisford Shepherd -d
New York, Oct 16, 1941 -
20] Back Bay Boogie (Carter)
(Victor-Bluebird BS 066794-1) CHAPPELL

Count Basie (piano)
with Benny Goodman (clarinet) & His Sextet:
Cootie Williams -t/ George Auld -tenor/ Charlie Christian -electric guitar/ Art Bernstein -s-bass/ Joe Jones -d
New York, Jan 15, 1941 -
21] I Found A New Baby (Williams, Palmer)
(Columbia CO 29514-1) FELDMAN

Benny Goodman (clarinet) & His Sextet:
Red Norvo -vibes/ Mel Powell -p/ Mike Bryan -g
Slam Stewart -s-bass/ Morey Feld -d
New York, Sep 19 1945 -
22] I Got Rhythm (G. & I. Gershwin)
(Columbia CO 35207-2) CHAPPELL


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