1927-1941: Legendary Jazz Guitarists

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All Music Guide - Gregory McIntosh
A fine collection released by the folks at Allegro, 1927-1941: Legendary Jazz Guitarists focuses on several guitar virtuosos of yesteryear, from Eddie Lang in 1927 to Charlie Christian as a member of Benny Goodman's orchestra in 1941. The collection is set up chronologically, stopping to view various guitarists including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, Carl Kress, and others, while showing a 15-year arc in the development of jazz guitar. The collection is filled with sublime playing, as one should expect, but also displays a time in music before virtuosic playing usurped the importance of quality songs as the main attraction for ...
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All Music Guide - Gregory McIntosh
A fine collection released by the folks at Allegro, 1927-1941: Legendary Jazz Guitarists focuses on several guitar virtuosos of yesteryear, from Eddie Lang in 1927 to Charlie Christian as a member of Benny Goodman's orchestra in 1941. The collection is set up chronologically, stopping to view various guitarists including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, Carl Kress, and others, while showing a 15-year arc in the development of jazz guitar. The collection is filled with sublime playing, as one should expect, but also displays a time in music before virtuosic playing usurped the importance of quality songs as the main attraction for listeners, giving the rewards wonderful depth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2003
  • Label: Jazz Legends
  • UPC: 723724533325
  • Catalog Number: 4003

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eddie's Twister - Eddie Lang (2:53)
  2. 2 Playing With the Strings (3:01)
  3. 3 A Handful of Riffs - Johnnie Johnson (3:08)
  4. 4 After You've Gone - Eddie Lang All Star Orchestra (3:02)
  5. 5 Feeling My Way - Carl Kress (3:01)
  6. 6 Pickin' My Way - Carl Kress (2:59)
  7. 7 Teasing the Frets (2:48)
  8. 8 I Got Rhythm - Spirits of Rhythm (2:45)
  9. 9 Tiger Rag (2:35)
  10. 10 Djangology (2:56)
  11. 11 Toledo Shuffle - Bernard Addison (2:44)
  12. 12 New Dupree Blues (3:02)
  13. 13 Honeysuckle Rose (3:05)
  14. 14 Peg Leg Shuffle (2:30)
  15. 15 Tea for Two (2:48)
  16. 16 Jeepers Creepers (2:31)
  17. 17 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (2:56)
  18. 18 Seven Come Eleven (2:44)
  19. 19 Royal Garden Blues (3:03)
  20. 20 This Side Up - Nat King Cole (2:48)
  21. 21 Solo Flight - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Count Basie Piano
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Charlie Christian Guitar
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Stéphane Grappelli Violin
Freddie Green Guitar
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Jo Jones Drums
Eddie Lang Guitar
Albert Nicholas Clarinet
Django Reinhardt Guitar
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals
Joe Venuti Violin
Fats Waller Piano
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Gus Bivona Alto
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Carl Kress Guitar
Lou McGarity Trombone
Oscar Moore Guitar
Adrian Rollini Drums
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
George Wettling Drums
Nick Lucas Guitar
Walter Page Bass
Bernard Addison Guitar
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Nat King Cole Piano
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
Douglas Daniels Vocals
Wilbur Daniels Vocals
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Eddie Durham Guitar
Nick Fatool Drums
Pierre Ferret Trumpet
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Irving Goodman Trumpet
Freddy Jenkins Trumpet
Skip Martin Alto
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Wilson Myers Bass, Vocals
Pete Mondello Tenor Saxophone
Wesley Prince Bass
Arthur Schutt Piano
Frank Signorelli Piano
Bob Snyder Baritone
Dave Tough Drums
Louis Vola Bass
Georgia White Piano, Vocals
Dick McDonough Guitar
Virgil Scroggins Drums, Vocals
Joe Watts Bass
Oscar Alemán Guitar
Harry Jaeger Drums
Joseph Reinhardt Guitar
John Mitchell Guitar
Joe Turner Piano
Ward Ley Bass
Teddy Benn Guitar
Roger Shaput Guitar
Alec Filia Trumpet
Lou Watson Vocals
Neil Marshall Drums
Technical Credits
Lonnie Johnson Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Charlie Christian Composer, Cover Photo
Benny Goodman Composer
Stéphane Grappelli Composer
Eddie Lang Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Carl Kress Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Nat King Cole Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Georgia White Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes, Track Compilation
Michael Ferentino Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Antonio Sbarbaro Composer
Edwin Edwards Composer
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