1941-1942

1941-1942

by Lucky Millinder
     
 

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All 20 of the Lucky Millinder Orchestra's valuable 1941-1942 recordings are on this recommended CD. Millinder himself was not a musician and his only vocal here is mostly shouting on "Ride, Red, Ride," but he was an effective bandleader and frontman. Other than a couple of World War II propaganda songs, the music on these sessions emphasizes

Overview

All 20 of the Lucky Millinder Orchestra's valuable 1941-1942 recordings are on this recommended CD. Millinder himself was not a musician and his only vocal here is mostly shouting on "Ride, Red, Ride," but he was an effective bandleader and frontman. Other than a couple of World War II propaganda songs, the music on these sessions emphasizes swing, and several notable artists are featured. Sister Rosetta Tharpe (who also played excellent guitar) has six rollicking showcases, and among the soloists are clarinetist Buster Bailey, tenorman Stafford Simon, pianist Bill Doggett, and (on the final four songs) altoist Tab Smith and the rapidly emerging trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. On "Little John Special," Dizzy quotes directly from the as-yet-unwritten "Salt Peanuts." Other highlights include "Rock Daniel," "Apollo Jump," "Rock Me," "That's All," and "Mason Flyer."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517071224
catalogNumber:
712
Rank:
165441

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lucky Millinder   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Doggett   Piano
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone
Don Cole   Trombone
Freddy Webster   Trumpet
George Duvivier   Baritone Saxophone,Upright Bass
Abe Bolar   Baritone Saxophone,Upright Bass
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Joe Britton   Trombone
Nick Fenton   Upright Bass
Panama Francis   Drums
Clyde Hart   Piano
George James   Alto Saxophone
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Ernest Purce   Baritone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
William Scott   Trumpet
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Guitar,Vocals
George Stevenson   Trombone
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Trevor Bacon   Guitar,Vocals
Nelson Bryant   Trumpet
Dave Young Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Bowen   Alto Saxophone
Ted Barnett   Alto Saxophone
Edward Morant   Trombone
Andrew Williams   Trombone

Technical Credits

Lucky Millinder   Composer,Director
Tab Smith   Arranger
Buck Ram   Composer
Stafford Simon   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Bennie Benjemen   Composer

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