1929-1933

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The European Classics series has been reissuing on CD the complete output of many top jazz artists of the '20s and '30s. Benny Carter's music at last receives the treatment it deserves in this program. His first volume features the great altoist with a pickup group the Chocolate Dandies from 1929-30 that showcases sidemen from Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra, with his own orchestra in 1932-33 three of the five numbers have rare vocals from Carter and on 11 sides with Spikes Hughes's all-star band, an orchestra that also features trumpeter Red Allen, trombonist Dicky Wells, Wayman Carver on flute and the tenors of Coleman Hawkins and Chu Berry. This is wonderful and, in many ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The European Classics series has been reissuing on CD the complete output of many top jazz artists of the '20s and '30s. Benny Carter's music at last receives the treatment it deserves in this program. His first volume features the great altoist with a pickup group the Chocolate Dandies from 1929-30 that showcases sidemen from Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra, with his own orchestra in 1932-33 three of the five numbers have rare vocals from Carter and on 11 sides with Spikes Hughes's all-star band, an orchestra that also features trumpeter Red Allen, trombonist Dicky Wells, Wayman Carver on flute and the tenors of Coleman Hawkins and Chu Berry. This is wonderful and, in many cases, formerly rare music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/1996
  • Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
  • EAN: 3307517052223
  • Catalog Number: 522
  • Sales rank: 201,230

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's How I Feel Today - The Chocolate Dandies (3:02)
  2. 2 Six or Seven Times - The Chocolate Dandies (3:24)
  3. 3 Goodbye Blues (3:20)
  4. 4 Cloudy Skies (2:58)
  5. 5 Got Another Sweetie Now (3:02)
  6. 6 Bugle Call Rag (2:53)
  7. 7 Dee Blues (2:59)
  8. 8 Tell All Your Day Dreams to Me (2:58)
  9. 9 Swing It (3:14)
  10. 10 Synthetic Love (3:29)
  11. 11 Six Bells Stampede (2:43)
  12. 12 Love, You're Not the One for Me (3:37)
  13. 13 Nocturne - Spike Hughes (3:00)
  14. 14 Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn - Spike Hughes (3:06)
  15. 15 Pastorale - Spike Hughes (3:12)
  16. 16 Bugle Call Rag - Spike Hughes (2:53)
  17. 17 Arabesque - Spike Hughes (3:05)
  18. 18 Fanfare - Spike Hughes (2:55)
  19. 19 Sweet Sorrow Blues - Spike Hughes (3:04)
  20. 20 Music at Midnight - Spike Hughes (2:44)
  21. 21 Sweet Sue, Just You - Spike Hughes (3:02)
  22. 22 Air in D Flat - Spike Hughes (3:02)
  23. 23 Donegal Cradle Song - Spike Hughes (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Carter Primary Artist, Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals, Double Bass, String Bass
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet, Vocals
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone, String Bass
The Chocolate Dandies Track Performer
John Kirby Bass, Tuba
Rex Stewart Trumpet
Fats Waller Piano
Teddy Wilson Guitar, Piano
Luis Russell Piano
Horace Henderson Piano
Spike Hughes String Bass
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Don Redman Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Coleman Hawkins Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, String Bass
Louis Bacon Trumpet
Wayman Carver Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, String Bass
Big Sid Catlett Drums, Vibes
Shad Collins Trumpet
Leonard Davis Trumpet
Bill Dillard Trumpet
Richard "Dick" Fullbright String Bass
Jimmy Harrison Trombone, Vocals
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Ernest "Bass" Hill String Bass
Lawrence Lucie Guitar, String Bass
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall Drums
Rod Rodriguez Piano
Cyrus St. Clair Tuba
George Stafford Drums
George Washington Trombone
Dicky Wells Trombone, String Bass
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Benny Jackson Guitar
Benny Carter & His Orchestra Track Performer
Howard H. Scott Trumpet
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Howard E. Johnson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Howard Scott Trumpet
Henry Allen Trumpet, Vocals, String Bass
Technical Credits
Spike Hughes Arranger, Composer, Director
Coleman Hawkins Composer
Jack Pettis Composer
Benny Carter Arranger, Director
Jimmy Harrison Arranger
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Billy Meyers Composer
Anatol Schenker Liner Notes
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