1943-1949

1943-1949

by Andy Kirk
     
 

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 HowardSee more details below

Overview

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:
01/11/2000
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517107527
catalogNumber:
1075
Rank:
189526

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Tracks

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy Kirk   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
Hall   Bass
John Harrington   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Lawson   Trumpet
John Lynch   Trumpet
Reuben Phillips   Alto Saxophone
John Porter   Baritone Saxophone
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
Four Knights   Vocals
Kenny White   Vocals
J.D. King   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Murray   Trombone
Claude Dunson   Trumpet
Jimmy Anderson   Vocals
Jubalaires   Vocals
Ed Loving   Baritone Saxophone
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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