1943-1949

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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
This compilation presents selections from the last several recording sessions mostly for Decca of bandleader Andy Kirk. 1943-1949 opens with three late 1943 songs from Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy, which included trumpeters Fats Navarro and Howard McGhee, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, and vocalist June Richmond. Next comes "Hippy-Dippy," one of the few surviving songs from the only visit Kirk's band made to the studios in 1944. This number is followed by two very popular sellers, "Get Together With the Lord" and "I Know," representing the 1945 period of Andy Kirk and His Orchestra this time including Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and featuring vocals by the Jubalaires, who ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
This compilation presents selections from the last several recording sessions mostly for Decca of bandleader Andy Kirk. 1943-1949 opens with three late 1943 songs from Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy, which included trumpeters Fats Navarro and Howard McGhee, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, and vocalist June Richmond. Next comes "Hippy-Dippy," one of the few surviving songs from the only visit Kirk's band made to the studios in 1944. This number is followed by two very popular sellers, "Get Together With the Lord" and "I Know," representing the 1945 period of Andy Kirk and His Orchestra this time including Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and featuring vocals by the Jubalaires, who return to sing on the 1946 recordings of "I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Other vocalists heard on 1943-1949 include Bea Booze, the Four Knights, Joe Williams, and Kenny White.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2000
  • Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
  • EAN: 3307517107527
  • Catalog Number: 1075
  • Sales rank: 329,714

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shorty Boo - Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy (3:02)
  2. 2 Fare Thee Honey Fare Thee Well - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:02)
  3. 3 Baby Don't You Tell Me No Lie - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:11)
  4. 4 Hippy Dippy (2:35)
  5. 5 Get Together with the Lord - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (2:52)
  6. 6 I Know - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:20)
  7. 7 He's My Baby - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:24)
  8. 8 Alabama Bound - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (2:59)
  9. 9 Soothe Me - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (2:58)
  10. 10 Diggin' Man Blues - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:07)
  11. 11 I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:02)
  12. 12 I'm So Lonely I Could Cry - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:06)
  13. 13 Now You Tell Me - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (2:57)
  14. 14 Louella - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:08)
  15. 15 So Soon - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:13)
  16. 16 I'm Falling for You - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:07)
  17. 17 Little Girl, Don't Cry - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (2:38)
  18. 18 Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee, Drinking Wine - Andy Kirk & His Orchestra (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Kirk Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
LaVern Baker Bass
Jimmy Forrest Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Fats Navarro Trumpet
Joe Williams Vocals
Billy Daniels Trombone, Vocals
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Joe Evans Alto Saxophone
Arthur Capehart Trumpet
Booker Collins Bass
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Talib Dawud Trumpet
Al Hall Bass
John Harrington Tenor Saxophone
Harry Lawson Trumpet
John Lynch Trumpet
Reuben Phillips Alto Saxophone
John Porter Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Flip Ricard Trumpet
Milt Robinson Trombone
Ben Smith Alto Saxophone
Floyd Smith Guitar
Ben Thigpen Drums
Clarence Trice Trumpet
Henry Wells Trombone
Beverly White Vocals
June Richmond Vocals
Joe Baird Trombone
Beatrice Booze Vocals
The Four Knights Vocals
Kenny White Vocals
J.D. King Tenor Saxophone
Bob Murray Trombone
Claude Dunson Trumpet
Jimmy Anderson Vocals
The Jubalaires Vocals
Ed Loving Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Wayman Richardson Trombone
Joe Evans & Arthur McClain Saxophone
Jimmy Anderson Vocals, Track Performer
John Taylor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Johnny Young Piano
Technical Credits
Andy Kirk Director, Orchestra Director
John Akers Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Anatol Schenker Liner Notes
Doris Fisher Composer
Allan Roberts Composer
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