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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
The Varsity Eight was the name under which recordings made by a group most commonly known as the California Ramblers were issued on the Cameo label between the years 1923 and 1931. Noteworthy participants were the Dorsey brothers, trombonist Abe Lincoln, trumpeter Red Nichols, and bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, who also operated a goofus; properly known as a couesnophone, this gadget looked and sounded like a toy sax with a rubber mouthpiece. In 2000 the Timeless label compiled and released a delicious sampler of 25 Varsity Eight recordings made between September 1923 and January 1926. There are plenty of delightful surprises here, particularly for those who aren't too ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
The Varsity Eight was the name under which recordings made by a group most commonly known as the California Ramblers were issued on the Cameo label between the years 1923 and 1931. Noteworthy participants were the Dorsey brothers, trombonist Abe Lincoln, trumpeter Red Nichols, and bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, who also operated a goofus; properly known as a couesnophone, this gadget looked and sounded like a toy sax with a rubber mouthpiece. In 2000 the Timeless label compiled and released a delicious sampler of 25 Varsity Eight recordings made between September 1923 and January 1926. There are plenty of delightful surprises here, particularly for those who aren't too uptight to cut loose and enjoy some innocent, slap-happy old-fashioned entertainment. In addition to solid little jams with titles like "Beets and Turnips," "Those Panama Mamas." and "Last Night on the Back Porch," the grab bag is chock-full of name tunes such as "Oh Joe," "Oh, Mabel!" "Hula Lou," "Row, Row, Rosie!," "Don't Bring Lulu," "Hard Hearted Hannah," and "If You Knew Susie." Best of all, the Varsity Eight left us durable renditions of early jazz marvels like "Milenberg Joys," "San," Elmer Schoebel's "T.N.T.," Maceo Pinkard's "Sweet Georgia Brown" and Mel Stitzel's "Doodle-Do-Doo." Ideal music for cooking without recipes, smoking with no ashtray, dancing on furniture, or driving cross country without a map.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2000
  • Label: Timeless Holland
  • EAN: 8711458206235
  • Catalog Number: 62

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Last Night on the Back Porch (2:47)
  2. 2 Oh Joe (3:03)
  3. 3 Take, Oh Take Those Lips Away (3:02)
  4. 4 Mean Blues (3:00)
  5. 5 Hula Lou (3:09)
  6. 6 Doodle-Doo-Doo (3:00)
  7. 7 San (2:59)
  8. 8 She Loves Me (2:58)
  9. 9 Hard Hearted Hannah (2:38)
  10. 10 A New Kind of Man (2:48)
  11. 11 No One Knows What It's All About (2:58)
  12. 12 Talking to Myself (2:59)
  13. 13 Copenhagen (2:41)
  14. 14 Those Panama Mamas (2:59)
  15. 15 Beets and Turnips (2:52)
  16. 16 Oh, Mabel! (2:58)
  17. 17 Cheatin' on Me (3:01)
  18. 18 Don't Bring Lulu (2:44)
  19. 19 Sweet Georgia Brown (2:58)
  20. 20 If You Knew Susie (3:00)
  21. 21 Flag That Train (2:43)
  22. 22 Row, Row, Rosie! (2:52)
  23. 23 I'm Gonna' Hang Around My Sugar (2:50)
  24. 24 Milenberg Joys (2:56)
  25. 25 T.N.T. (2:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Varsity Eight Primary Artist
Red Nichols Trumpet
Adrian Rollini Goofus, Bass Saxophone
Arnold Brillhardt Reeds
Freddy Cusick Reeds
Tommy Fellini Banjo
Stan King Drums
Abe Lincoln Trombone
Sam Ruby Reeds
Irving Brodsky Piano
Frank Cush Trumpet
Ray Kitchingman Banjo
Roy Johnston Trumpet
Bill Moore Trumpet
Jimmy Duff Reeds
Technical Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Charles Davis Composer
Wayne King Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Bob Bigelow Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Paul Mares Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Art Gillham Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Harry Woods Composer
Walter Melrose Composer
Sidney Clare Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Charles Bates Composer
Alfred Bryan Composer
Leon Flatow Composer
Bill Smythe Composer
Ate Van Delden Liner Notes, Original Material, Photo Courtesy
George W. Meyer Composer
Billy Rose Composer
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