“Woody Herman’s Second Herd came of age during a year (1948) when, due to a recording strike, very few records were made. This CD contains three radio broadcasts and gives listeners a good idea of [More]
“Aside from a few compilations consisting of previously released 78 rpm recordings, the 1959 United Artists LP Petite Fleur represents the first album by New Orleans clarinetist Edmond Hall. Accompanied by pianist Ellis Larkins, bassist [More]
Track listing: A1 Tree Of Hope 4:52 A2 Blues For Blokes 3:42 A3 Baby Blue 4:04 A4 Jeepers Creepers 4:52 B1 Rock Me Gently 4:56 B2 Hand Me Down Love 4:58 B3 Mabulala 3:20 B4 [More]
Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 and released on the Columbia label. Track listing: “Alice Blue Gown” (Harry Tierney, Joseph McCarthy) [More]
“Till Tom Special” (Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton). Personnel: Benny Goodman – clarinet Lionel Hampton – vibraphone Count Basie – piano Charlie Christian – guitar Artie Bernstein – bass Nick Fatool – drums ______________________________ Recorded for Columbia [More]
Mr. Rhythm is the sole album led by jazz guitarist Freddie Green. The album was recorded in late 1955 for RCA Victor. “This album shows him (Freddie Green – projazz) to be a fine leader [More]
Track listing: A1 Hot Foot (Otis Hayes) A2 Nigger, Please! (Lermon, Hayes, Craver) 3:44 A3 I Wish You Love (Beach, Trenet) 7:14 A4 Floatin’ (Wallace Huff) 13:04 B1 Just Right 16:57 B2 Melody For Mother [More]
“Krazy Kat” (Frank Trumbauer – Chauncey Morehouse). Personnel: Frank Trumbauer – Cm-saxophone Bix Beiderbecke – cornet Bill Rank – trombone Don Murray – clarinet Bobby Davis – alto saxophone Adrian Rollini – baritone saxophone Joe [More]
Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate’s band and four years later in the New York revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression [More]
Irving Mills was a music publisher and owner of Mills Music with his brother Jack. He also was a singer, songwriter, A&R man and manager of several bands that included Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher [More]