1933-1934

1933-1934

by Mills Blue Rhythm Band
     
 
By 1933, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band was entering its prime period. On the third of Classics' five "complete" CDs by the orchestra, the music is excellent, except for four okay vocals by Chuck Richards. Trumpeter Ed Anderson emerged as a strong soloist during the

Overview

By 1933, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band was entering its prime period. On the third of Classics' five "complete" CDs by the orchestra, the music is excellent, except for four okay vocals by Chuck Richards. Trumpeter Ed Anderson emerged as a strong soloist during the period; trombonist J.C. Higginbottham joined the band for the final 11 of these 23 selections; the great trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen signed up in time for the last nine numbers; tenor saxophonist Joe Garland was featured on some good spots; and the rhythm section proves that it could hold its own with most others of the time. In addition, guest singer Adelaide Hall is heard on two previously unreleased numbers that were previously unreleased. Such charts as "Ridin' In Rhythm," "Harlem After Midnight" (heard in two versions), "The Stuff Is Here (And It's Mellow)," "The Growl" and "Swingin' In E Flat" are quite enjoyable. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517068620
catalogNumber:
686
Rank:
159327

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mills Blue Rhythm Band   Primary Artist
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Adelaide Hall   Vocals
Hayes Alvis   Baritone Saxophone,Bowed Bass
Joe Garland   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Baritone
Edgar Hayes   Piano
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Henry Hicks   Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Gene Mikell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
O'Neill Spencer   Drums
George Washington   Trombone
Crawford Wethington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone
Benny James   Banjo,Guitar
Elmer James   Baritone Saxophone
Wardell Jones   Trumpet
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Eddie Mallory   Trumpet
Chuck Richards   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lucky Millinder   Director
Irving Mills   Composer
Joe Garland   Arranger
Edgar Hayes   Arranger
Baron Lee   Director
George Washington   Arranger
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Alex Hill   Arranger,Composer

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