1933-1936

1933-1936

by Don Redman & His Orchestra
     
 

The great arranger Don Redman made Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra in the mid-1920s the first real swing band, but during the swing era itself, Redman was little known to the general public. His big band (heard here on the second of three "complete" Classics CDs) failed to really catch on, although it stayed together…  See more details below

Overview

The great arranger Don Redman made Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra in the mid-1920s the first real swing band, but during the swing era itself, Redman was little known to the general public. His big band (heard here on the second of three "complete" Classics CDs) failed to really catch on, although it stayed together throughout the 1930s. After recording a bunch of sessions in 1933, Redman's orchestra only cut two sides in Jan. 1934 and then none until May 1936. There are vocals on 22 of the 25 selections on this CD; of the three instrumentals, this version of "Christopher Columbus" might not be by Redman. The leader's charming vocals are fine, but the nine by Harlan Lattimore are of lesser interest, and Chick Bullock dominates a six-song session. There are some good solos along the way, particularly by trumpeter Sidney DeParis, trombonists Benny Morton and Claude Jones and the forgotten tenor Robert Carroll, but this CD is primarily for completists.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517055323
catalogNumber:
553
Rank:
139859

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Tracks

  1. Mommy, I Don't Want to Go to Bed
  2. How Can I Hi-De-Hi (When I Feel So Low-De-Low)
  3. Shuffle Your Feet/Bandanna Babies
  4. Sophisticated Lady
  5. I Won't Tell
  6. That Blue-Eyed Baby from Memphis
  7. It's All Your Fault
  8. Lazy Bones
  9. Watching the Knife and Fork Spoon
  10. I Found a New Way to Go to Town
  11. You Told Me But Half the Story
  12. Lonely Cabin
  13. She's Not Bad
  14. No One Loves Me Like That Dallas Man
  15. Our Big Love Scene
  16. After Sundown
  17. Puddin' Head Jones
  18. My Old Man
  19. Tired of It All
  20. Keep on Doin' What You're Doin'
  21. I Wanna Be Loved
  22. Got the Jitters
  23. Christopher Columbus
  24. A Little Bit Later On
  25. Lazy Weather

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Redman & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Don Redman   Indexed Contributor,Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Benny Morton   Trombone
Jerry Blake   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Shirley Clay   Trumpet
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Langston Curl   Trumpet
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Manzie Johnson   Drums,Vibes
Claude Jones   Trombone
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Don Kirkpatrick   Piano
Harlan Lattimore   Vocals
Talcott Reeves   Banjo,Guitar
Bob Ysaguirre   Baritone Saxophone,Bowed Bass,String Bass
Chick Bullock   Vocals
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Gene Simon   Trombone
Harvey Boone   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Robert Carroll   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Chu Berry   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Arranger,Director
Redman   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Reunald Jones   Arranger
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Don Kirkpatrick   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Alain DuBois   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
John Jacob Loeb   Composer
Bryan   Composer
Ben Ellison   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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