Roy Eldridge ft. Joe Pass – Makin’ Whoopee

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“Makin’ Whoopee” (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn).

Album: “Happy Time” (1975).

Joe’s only collaboration with the great Roy Eldridge… Roy spends most of the time singing standards, so his trumpet work is limited. Regardless, this is a nice swinging set with several notable Joe Pass contributions. On ‘Makin’ Whoopee’, Joe comps through Roy’s verses and takes a solo at 2:45.

Personnel:
Roy Eldridge – trumpet, vocals
Oscar Peterson – piano
Joe Pass – guitar
Ray Brown – double bass
Eddie Locke – drums

 

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