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1936
     

1936

by Bill Challis & His Orchestra
 
Bill Challis' claim to fame was as the most significant jazz arranger for the Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman Orchestras in the 1920s. By 1936, he was a freelance writer who often worked in the studios. On this recording and the follow-up set (both of which consist of radio transcriptions),

Overview

Bill Challis' claim to fame was as the most significant jazz arranger for the Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman Orchestras in the 1920s. By 1936, he was a freelance writer who often worked in the studios. On this recording and the follow-up set (both of which consist of radio transcriptions), Challis heads a large orchestra featuring such notable names as trumpeter Manny Klein, trombonists Jack Jenney and Will Bradley and clarinetist Artie Shaw, along with strings and a vocal quartet (going under the name of Bea and the Bachelors) that includes Bea Wain and Al Rinker. The performances (which include possibly the earliest version of "Let Yourself Go") are essentially dance music rather than jazz. There are few solos, and the emphasis is on the ensembles during such songs as "Temptation," "New Orleans" and "Broadway Rhythm," although "Clarinet Marmalade" has its moments. Decent music, but nothing too essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/1994
Label:
Circle
UPC:
0762247407126
catalogNumber:
71

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Performance Credits

Bill Challis & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Artie Shaw   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jack Jenney   Trombone
Bachelors   Vocals
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Frank Chase   Tenor Saxophone
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Jack Lacey   Trombone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Lou Raderman   Violin
Frank Signorelli   Piano
Harry Waller   Viola
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Hank Stern   Viola
Albert Borodkin   Cello
Ruby Weinstein   Trumpet
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Alfie Evans   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Rinker   Vocals
Laura Newell   Harp
Angie Rattiner   Trumpet
Ben Kanter   Violin,Alto Saxophone
Bea & The Bachelors   Track Performer
Chuck Campbell   Trombone

Technical Credits

Felix Bernard   Composer
Bill Challis   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
George H. Buck   Producer
Wendell Echols   Liner Notes
Fred Fisher   Composer
Johnny Black   Composer

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