1929-1934

1929-1934

by Chick Webb
     
 

The perfect way to acquire drummer Chick Webb's recordings is to get his two Classics CDs which contain all of his performances as a leader, other than Ella Fitzgerald's features (which are in a separate Ella series) and a few numbers from Webb's final dates. On the first of the CDs, Webb leads a pickup band in 1929 (for "Dog Bottom" and "JungleSee more details below

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The perfect way to acquire drummer Chick Webb's recordings is to get his two Classics CDs which contain all of his performances as a leader, other than Ella Fitzgerald's features (which are in a separate Ella series) and a few numbers from Webb's final dates. On the first of the CDs, Webb leads a pickup band in 1929 (for "Dog Bottom" and "Jungle Mama"), an early orchestra in 1931 (highlighted by the first version ever of Benny Carter's "Blues in My Heart"), two numbers from 1933, and all of his classic swing sides of 1934. With arranger/altoist Edgar Sampson providing such compositions as "When Dreams Come True," "Don't Be That Way," "Blue Lou," and "Stompin' at the Savoy" (all of which would become better-known for their slightly later Benny Goodman recordings), trumpeter Taft Jordan taking some vocals purposely influenced by Louis Armstrong, Jordan, trombonist Sandy Williams, and tenor saxophonist Elmer Williams coming up with consistently hot solos, and the drummer/leader driving the orchestra, this was one of the top jazz big bands of the era. Highly recommended as is Classics' 1935-1938 Chick Webb volume.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/1996
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
0750582454028
catalogNumber:
502

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Tracks

  1. Dog Bottom  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  2. Jungle Mama  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  3. Heebie Jeebies  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  4. Blues in My Heart  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  5. Soft and Sweet  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  6. On the Sunny Side of the Street  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  7. Darktown Strutters' Ball  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  8. If Dreams Come True  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  9. Let's Get Together  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  10. I Can't Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants)  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  11. Imagination  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  12. Why Should I Beg for Love?  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  13. Stompin' at the Savoy
  14. Blue Minor  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  15. True  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  16. Lonesome Moments  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  17. If It Ain't Love  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  18. That Rhythm Man  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  19. On the Sunny Side of the Street  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  20. Lona  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  21. Blue Minor  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  22. It's All over Because We're Through  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  23. Don't Be That Way  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  24. What a Shuffle  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  25. Blue Lou  -  Chick Webb & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chick Webb   Primary Artist,Bass,Drums
Louis Jordan   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
John Kirby   Baritone Saxophone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet,Vocals
Edgar Sampson   Alto Saxophone
Fernando Arbello   Trombone
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Wayman Carver   Fiddle,Tenor Saxophone
Pete Clark   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Harrison   Trombone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Robert Horton   Trombone
Louis Hunt   Trumpet
Hilton Jefferson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Don Kirkpatrick   Piano
Charles Linton   Vocals
Ward Pinkett   Trumpet,Vocals
Joe Steele   Piano
Edwin Swayzee   Trumpet
John Trueheart   Banjo,Guitar
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Elmer James   Baritone Saxophone,Bowed Bass
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Chick Webb & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Chuck Richards   Vocals

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Arranger,Composer
Chick Webb   Composer,Director
Benny Carter   Arranger,Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes

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