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1935-1936

1935-1936

by Wingy Manone
     
 
1935 and '36 were red-hot years for Fats Waller, and many musicians deliberately chose to record songs which had quickly become closely associated with him. Wingy Manone was capable of covering such tunes without sounding like an imitator. Unlike Waller's slow, almost erotic version, Wingy's "Sweet and Slow" trots along as briskly as "Lulu's Back in Town." Other songs

Overview

1935 and '36 were red-hot years for Fats Waller, and many musicians deliberately chose to record songs which had quickly become closely associated with him. Wingy Manone was capable of covering such tunes without sounding like an imitator. Unlike Waller's slow, almost erotic version, Wingy's "Sweet and Slow" trots along as briskly as "Lulu's Back in Town." Other songs popularized by Waller and revisited here are "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" and the cheerful "I've Got My Fingers Crossed." Wingy's bands during this time period featured reedmen Bud Freeman, Eddie Miller, Matty Matlock and Joe Marsala, and two of the sessions were bolstered by the presence of trombonists Jack Teagarden and George Brunies. Teagarden plays exceptionally fine trombone on the records made in October of 1935. His vocal contributions, however, consist only of spoken interjections. Johnny Mercer is heard making his own remarks during both takes of "I've Got a Note." Teagarden engages in a bit of conversation with Wingy on take one. Take two is markedly faster and hotter. Wingy was capable of singing and playing practically any song that came along. He performs "The Music Goes 'Round and Around" as if it had been written just for him, and takes on Louis Armstrong's "Old Man Mose" without flinching. "The Broken Record" comes as a pleasant surprise, giving the singer and band a chance to imitate a skipping record as the phrases "you're gorgeous," "I kiss you" and "I love you" each get stuck and are repeated six times apiece. (Note that this immortalizes the hasty rate at which 78 rpm records skip. It's much different from a 33-and-1/3 rpm skip.) Finally, as the trombone gets stuck in the same repetitious manner, Wingy says "Man, take that broken record offa there, and throw it out the window!"

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517082824
catalogNumber:
828
Rank:
168027

Tracks

  1. Sweet and Slow
  2. Lulu's Back in Town
  3. Let's Swing It
  4. A Little Door, a Little Lock, a Little Key
  5. Love and Kisses
  6. Rhythm Is Our Business
  7. From the Top of Your Head
  8. Takes Two to Make a Bargain
  9. A Smile Will Go a Long, Long Way
  10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter)
  11. Every Now and Then
  12. I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
  13. You Are My Lucky Star
  14. I've Got a Note
  15. I've Got a Note
  16. I'm Shooting High
  17. The Music Goes 'Round and Around
  18. You Let Me Down
  19. I've Got My Fingers Crossed
  20. (If I Had) Rhythm in My Nursery Rhymes
  21. Old Man Mose
  22. The Broken Record
  23. Please Believe Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wingy Manone   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Joe Marsala   Clarinet
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Horace Diaz   Piano
Harry Goodman   Bass
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Johnny Mercer   Vocals
Eddie Miller   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Sid Weiss   Bass
Sam Weiss   Drums
Wingy Manone & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Gil Bowers   Piano
Tony Zimmers   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes

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