An Anthology of Big Band Swing (1930-1955)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set is an unusually successful sampler. Although there are a few hits among the 40 selections, many obscurities are also included, and not all of the big bands represented are major names, such as Tiny Bradshaw, Noble Sissle, Spud Murphy, Teddy Powell and Jan Savitt. The emphasis is very much on jazz, and this worthy reissue is overflowing with forgotten classics. The music is programmed in chronological order, so one can experience the evolution of big bands from Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Luis Russell to postwar recordings from Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set is an unusually successful sampler. Although there are a few hits among the 40 selections, many obscurities are also included, and not all of the big bands represented are major names, such as Tiny Bradshaw, Noble Sissle, Spud Murphy, Teddy Powell and Jan Savitt. The emphasis is very much on jazz, and this worthy reissue is overflowing with forgotten classics. The music is programmed in chronological order, so one can experience the evolution of big bands from Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Luis Russell to postwar recordings from Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/1993
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105062923
  • Catalog Number: 629
  • Sales rank: 17,843


Disc 1
  1. 1 Rockin' in Rhythm - Duke Ellington (2:58)
  2. 2 The House of David Blues - Fletcher Henderson (3:07)
  3. 3 Saratoga Drag - Luis Russell (3:03)
  4. 4 Savage Rhythm - Mills Blue Rhythm Band (3:04)
  5. 5 Chant of the Weed - Don Redman (3:13)
  6. 6 St. Louis Blues - The Dorsey Brothers (3:05)
  7. 7 Rock and Rye - Earl Hines (3:11)
  8. 8 Down South Camp Meeting - Fletcher Henderson (2:56)
  9. 9 Avalon - Jimmie Lunceford (2:58)
  10. 10 In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree - Claude Hopkins (2:47)
  11. 11 The Darktown Strutters' Ball - Tiny Bradshaw (2:59)
  12. 12 Polka Dot Rag - Noble Sissle (2:43)
  13. 13 Stompin' at the Savoy - Isham Jones (2:44)
  14. 14 Peg O' My Heart - Glenn Miller (2:28)
  15. 15 One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie (3:01)
  16. 16 Casa Loma Stomp - Casa Loma Orchestra (2:40)
  17. 17 South Rampart Street Parade - Bob Crosby (3:30)
  18. 18 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) - Chick Webb (2:41)
  19. 19 Dunkin' a Doughnut - Andy Kirk (2:49)
  20. 20 You Rascal You - Louis Armstrong (3:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Panassie Stomp - Count Basie (2:47)
  2. 2 Transcontinental - Spud Murphy (2:55)
  3. 3 Jamaica Jam - Teddy Powell (2:40)
  4. 4 O. K. For Baby - Benny Carter (2:57)
  5. 5 Blues in the Groove - Jan Savitt (3:01)
  6. 6 Murderistic - Jimmy Dorsey (2:49)
  7. 7 Swingmatism - Jay McShann (2:36)
  8. 8 Savoy - Lucky Millinder (3:02)
  9. 9 Blue River - Jack Teagarden (3:11)
  10. 10 Chicago - Muggsy Spanier (2:34)
  11. 11 Fish Market - Roy Eldridge (3:09)
  12. 12 Gambler's Blues - Stan Kenton (4:27)
  13. 13 I've Got You Under My Skin - Woody Herman (2:53)
  14. 14 Skyliner - Charlie Barnet (3:00)
  15. 15 Million Dollar Smile - Lionel Hampton (3:05)
  16. 16 Midriff - Duke Ellington (3:21)
  17. 17 Bear Mash Blues - Erskine Hawkins (2:54)
  18. 18 The Continental - Artie Shaw (3:07)
  19. 19 The Blue Room - Tommy Dorsey (3:19)
  20. 20 One O'Clock Jump - Benny Goodman (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tiny Bradshaw Bass, Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Buster Bailey Reeds
Paul Barbarin Drums
Charlie Barnet Reeds, Track Performer
Count Basie Piano, Track Performer
Eddie Bert Trombone
Milt Buckner Piano
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Arnett Cobb Reeds
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Bob Crosby Leader, Track Performer
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Allen Eager Reeds
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet, Track Performer
Stan Getz Reeds
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Reeds, Track Performer
Glen Gray Reeds, Leader
Freddie Green Guitar
Urbie Green Trombone
Lionel Hampton Vibes, Track Performer
Erskine Hawkins Trumpet, Track Performer
Woody Herman Clarinet, Reeds, Track Performer
Earl Hines Piano, Track Performer
Johnny Hodges Reeds
Claude Hopkins Piano, Track Performer
Franz Jackson Reeds
Jo Jones Drums
Louis Jordan Reeds
Stan Kenton Leader, Track Performer
Barney Kessel Guitar
John Kirby Tuba
Andy Kirk Leader, Track Performer
Gene Krupa Drums
Yank Lawson Trumpet
Jimmie Lunceford Track Performer
Jay McShann Piano, Track Performer
Lucky Millinder Leader, Track Performer
Ray Nance Trumpet
Albert Nicholas Reeds
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Howard Rumsey Bass
Jan Savitt Leader, Track Performer
Al Sears Reeds
Artie Shaw Clarinet, Track Performer
Willie Smith Reeds
Muggsy Spanier Cornet, Track Performer
Charlie Spivak Trumpet
Rex Stewart Cornet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals, Track Performer
Ben Webster Reeds
Teddy Wilson Piano
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Luis Russell Piano, Track Performer
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Ray Bauduc Drums
Gus Bivona Reeds
Johnny Bothwell Reeds
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Ralph Burns Piano
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Jimmy Campbell Trumpet
Lee Castle Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Julian Dash Reeds
Irving Fazola Clarinet
Bob Haggart Bass
Edmond Hall Reeds
Horace Henderson Piano
Pee Wee Hunt Trombone
Chubby Jackson Bass
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Don Lanphere Reeds
Matty Matlock Reeds
Hal McIntyre Reeds
Ray McKinley Drums
Benny Morton Trombone
Jimmy Mundy Reeds
Sy Oliver Trumpet
Babe Russin Reeds
Edgar Sampson Reeds, Violin
Hal Singer Reeds
Warren Smith Trombone
Joe Thomas Reeds
Nick Travis Trumpet
Chick Webb Drums, Track Performer
The Dorsey Brothers Track Performer
Jimmy Henderson Trombone
Lyle "Spud" Murphy Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Don Redman Reeds, Track Performer
Bob Zurke Piano
Paul Collins Drums
Harold Smith Piano
George Siravo Reeds
Coleman Hawkins Reeds
Norman Greene Trombone
Russell Procope Reeds
Mary Lou Williams Piano
Mills Blue Rhythm Band Track Performer
Noble Sissle Leader, Track Performer
Trummy Young Trombone
Teddy Kotick Bass
Freddy Webster Trumpet
Gene Ramey Bass
Wellman Braud Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Walter Page Bass
George Duvivier Bass
Moses Allen Bass
Ovie Alston Trumpet
Hayes Alvis Bass
Johnny Amoroso Trumpet
Fernando Arbello Trombone
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Frank Beach Trumpet
Sidney Bechet Reeds
Benny Carter Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
John Best Trumpet
Barney Bigard Reeds
Wallace Bishop Drums
Albert Block Reeds
Kurt Bloom Reeds
Bill Bowen Reeds
Russell Bowles Trombone
Dave Bowman Piano
Teddy Brannon Piano
Stanley Brauner Reeds
Tony Briglia Drums
Ted Brinson Guitar
Joe Britton Trombone
Vernon Brown Trombone
Garvin Bushell Reeds
Nick Caiazza Reeds
Happy Caldwell Reeds
Wayman Carver Reeds
John Carlson Trumpet
Harry Carney Reeds
Earl Caruthers Reeds
Don Carter Drums
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Paul Cohen Trumpet
Porky Cohen Trombone
Rupert Cole Reeds
Booker Collins Bass
Shad Collins Trumpet
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Bill Covey Reeds
Sonny Craven Trombone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Elmer Crumbley Trombone
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
Leonard Davis Trumpet
Gene DePaul Piano
Demas Dean Trumpet
Charlie DiMaggio Reeds
Vic Dickenson Trombone
George Dixon Trumpet
Lawrence Dixon Guitar
Ted Donnelly Trombone
George Dorsey Reeds
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Reeds, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey Trombone, Track Performer
Duke Ellington Piano, Track Performer
Allen Durham Trombone
Eddie Durham Guitar, Trombone
George Esposito Trumpet
Herschel Evans Reeds
Fletcher Henderson Piano, Track Performer
Pops Foster Bass
Charlie Fowlkes Reeds
Panama Francis Drums
Charles Frazier Reeds
Carl Frye Reeds
Tommy Fulford Piano
Walter Fuller Trumpet
Frank Galbreath Trumpet
Joe Garland Reeds
Bob Gioga Reeds
Irving Goodman Trumpet
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Dan Grissom Reeds
Jose Gutierrez Trombone
Fred Guy Banjo, Guitar
Harold Hahn Drums
Joe Hall Piano
Jimmy Hamilton Reeds
Don Hammond Reeds
John Harrington Reeds
Clyde Hart Piano
Edgar Hayes Piano
Haywood Henry Reeds
Benny Heller Guitar
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt Reeds
Sam Herman Guitar
Henry Hicks Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Howard Hill Guitar
Roc Hillman Guitar
Cliff Hoff Reeds
Clarence Holiday Guitar
Peanuts Holland Trumpet
Charlie Holmes Reeds
Darnell Howard Reeds
Ernie Hughes Piano
George Hunt Trombone
Edward Inge Reeds
Cecil Irwin Reeds
Pete Jacobs Drums
George James Reeds
Hilton Jefferson Reeds
Freddie Jenkins Trumpet
Jerry Jerome Reeds
Archie Johnson Trumpet
Bob Johnson Guitar, Trumpet
Keg Johnson Trombone
Manzie Johnson Drums
Otis Johnson Trumpet
Walter Johnson Drums
Claude Jones Trombone
Isham Jones Leader, Track Performer
Walter Jones Guitar
Nate Kazebier Trumpet
Manny Klein Trumpet
George Koenig Reeds
Nappy Lamare Guitar
Frank Langone Reeds
Harry Lawson Trumpet
Cliff Leeman Drums
Leroy Kirkland Guitar
Cappy Lewis Trumpet
Edward Lewis Trumpet
Sylvester Lewis Trumpet
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Don Lodice Reeds
Sam Lowe Trumpet
Lawrence Lucie Guitar
Willie Lynch Drums, Leader
Billy Mackel Guitar
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
Johnny Martel Trumpet
George Matthews Trombone
Don Mattison Trombone
Castor McCord Reeds
Ted McCord Reeds
Murray McEachern Trombone
Dave McRae Reeds
Teddy McRae Reeds
Joe Meyer Trumpet
Glenn Miller Trombone, Track Performer
Earl Miller Reeds
Eddie Miller Reeds
Dan Minor Trombone
Jimmy Mitchelle Reeds
Pete Mondello Reeds
Joe Morris Trumpet
Spud Murphy Track Performer
Ralph Muzillo Trumpet
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Jerry Neary Trumpet
Fred Norman Trombone
Al Norris Guitar
David Page Trumpet
Charlie Parker Reeds
Sonny Payne Drums
Beverly Peer Bass
Andrew Penn Trombone
Bob Poland Reeds
Danny Polo Reeds
Jimmy Priddy Trombone
Ernest Purce Reeds
Keg Purnell Drums
Irving "Mouse" Randolph Trumpet
Robert Range Trombone
Talcott Reeves Banjo
Allan Reuss Guitar
Blake Reynolds Reeds
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Gil Rodin Reeds
Sonny Russo Trombone
Jack Ryan Bass
Bobby Sands Reeds
Kenny Sargent Reeds
Hymie Schertzer Reeds
Buddy Schutz Drums
Omer Simeon Reeds
Stafford Simon Reeds
Ted Sinclair Bass
Bob Smith Trombone
Guy Smith Guitar
John Smith Reeds
Russell Smith Trumpet
Albert Snaer Trumpet
Shorty Solomson Trumpet
Jack Stacey Reeds
Leemie Stanfield Bass
Bob Stark Trumpet
Eddie Stone Violin
Nat Story Trombone
Kenneth Stuart Trombone
Tak Takvorian Trombone
Louis Taylor Trombone
Ben Thigpen Drums
Earl Thompson Trumpet
George Thow Trumpet
Eddie Tompkins Trumpet
Clarence Trice Trumpet
Henry Turner Bass
Ramón "Moncho" Usera Reeds, Violin
Bobby Van Eps Piano
Lyman Vunk Trumpet
Greely Walton Reeds
Earle Warren Reeds
Phil Washburn Trombone
George Washington Trombone
Jack Washington Reeds
Paul Webster Trumpet
Dicky Wells Trombone
Henry Wells Trombone
Crawford Wethington Reeds
Ray Wetzel Trumpet
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Hy White Guitar
Sonny White Piano
Edwin Wilcox Piano
Clarence Willard Trumpet
Ernest Williamson Bass
Dick Wilson Reeds
Quinn Wilson Bass
Lammar Wright Sr. Trumpet
Milt Yaner Reeds
Walter Yoder Bass
Snooky Young Trumpet
Bob Ysaguirre Tuba
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Jackie Mills Drums
Sterling Bose Trumpet
Benny James Banjo
Dick McDonough Guitar
George Bohn Reeds
Claude Lakey Reeds
Chelsea Quealey Trumpet
Little Sammy Davis Reeds
Frank Bruno Trumpet
Tom Macey Reeds
Casa Loma Orchestra Track Performer
Elmer James Bass
Teddy Powell Leader, Track Performer
Curby Alexander Reeds
Bernard Anderson Trumpet
Joe Baird Trombone
Arthur Beck Reeds
Dan d'Andrea Reeds
Pat Davis Reeds
Bill DePew Reeds
Skippy de Sair Reeds
Stanley Dennis Bass
Laforest Dent Reeds
Joe Eldridge Reeds
Dave Hallett Trombone
Jack Hansen Trumpet
Bobby Holmes Reeds
Clarence Hutchenrider Reeds
Will Johnson Guitar
Wardell Jones Trumpet
Delmar Kaplan Bass
Ed Kiefer Trombone
Bob Lessey Guitar
Al Mastren Trombone
Art Ralston Reeds
Billy Rauch Trombone
Fred Robinson Trombone
Michael Robinson Trombone
Prince Robinson Reeds
Pinky Savitt Trumpet
Bill Shine Reeds
George Stevenson Trombone
Harry White Trombone
Sandy Williams Trombone
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Charlie Allen Trumpet
John Williams Reeds
Junior Raglin Bass
Joe Lipman Piano
Ward Silloway Trombone
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Chico Alvarez Trumpet
Bobby Guyer Trumpet
Tony Antonelli Reeds
Johnny Austin Trumpet
Daryl Campbell Trumpet
Pokey Carriere Trumpet
Billy Cronk Bass
Joe Ferrall Trombone
Arnold Fishkind Bass
Seymour Goldfinger Trombone
Joe Herde Reeds
Grady Watts Trumpet
Fred Beckett Trombone
Hillard Brown Drums
Ace Harris Piano
George Simon Drums
Eddie Wasserman Reeds
Clarence Brereton Trumpet
Harry Brooks Piano
Harry Forbes Trombone
Joe Kearns Reeds
Saxie Mansfield Reeds
Mark Bennett Trombone
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Harvey Boone Reeds
Jack Ferrier Reeds
Otto Hardwick Reeds
Gerald Foster Trombone
Jack Mootz Trumpet
Jake "Vernon" Porter Trombone
Ken Broadhurst Guitar
Woody Buchell Bass
Ed Clausen Reeds
Edgar Courance Reeds
Frank Cudwib Reeds
Charles French Drums
Sam Genuso Trombone
Felix Giobbe Bass
Victor Hauprich Reeds
Fritz Hummel Trombone
Russ Jenner Trombone
Jack Kelleher Bass
Ted Kotsoftis Bass
Max Maddox Trumpet
Jack Moola Trumpet
Joe Pamelia Reeds
Eddie Pripps Reeds
Oliver Suderman Trumpet
George Wartner Guitar
Frank Zullo Trumpet
Trevor Bacon Guitar, Vocals
Charles Coolidge Trombone
Joe Ferdinando Reeds
Burt Johnson Trombone
Bob Mabane Reeds
Orville Minor Trumpet
Fred Radcliffe Drums
Jesse Ralph Trombone
Ted Repay Piano
Ted Romersa Reeds
Truman Quigley Trumpet
Snags Allen Guitar
Harold Bruce Trumpet
Nelson Bryant Trumpet
Chester Burrill Trombone
Red Dorris Reeds
Gus Evans Reeds
Harry Ferguson Reeds
Ted Lee Reeds
Oscar Madera Violin
Joe Meisner Reeds
Art Moore Reeds
Joe Harris Trombone
Lorin Aaron Trombone
Carl Biesacker Reeds
Lincoln Mills Trumpet
Gil Barrios Piano
Al Sherman Trombone
Al Costi Guitar
Al Jordan Trombone
Al Leopold Trombone
Arnold Bolden Drums
Milton Raksin Piano
Bobby Green Reeds
Jack Carter Drums
Sam Hyster Trombone
Ralph Galluccio Reeds
Vic Ford Trumpet
Bob Moore Trumpet
Eugène Green Trombone
Ben Stabler Trumpet
Jimmy Harris Trumpet
Clarence Johnson Piano
Dave Williams Drums
John Jackson Reeds
Walter Smith Trumpet
Dick Cole Trombone
Vincent Allotta Violin
Robert Carroll Reeds
Jack Ordean Reeds
Bob Carter Piano
Fred Simon Reeds
Chuck Edwards Piano
Charlie Harris Bass
Gene Johnson Reeds
Sonny Lee Trombone
Martin George Drums
Jack Burdette Guitar
Gene Price Trumpet
Robert Mason Trumpet
James Toliver Reeds
Léon Schwartz Trumpet
Technical Credits
Loren Schoenberg Liner Notes, Annotation
Irving Mills Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Diane Dragonette Assistant Production Coordination
Fletcher Henderson Composer
Sharon Franklin Assistant Production Coordination
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Sonny Mediana Production Director
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
Dan Serrano Art Direction
Jackie Salway Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo Graphic Design
Sam Theard Composer
Traditional Composer
Scott Johnson Art Direction
James Toliver Composer
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