An Introduction To Bix Beiderbecke: His Best Recordings 1924-1930

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
As there are many collections of Bix Beiderbecke's early vintage jazz to choose from, it would be hard to peg any as definitive, save his complete works or the Classic label discs. This grouping of 22 selections from the mid-'20s to 1930 is a very good starter set, featuring many well-known tunes and Bix's excellent soloing in a variety of contexts. Though eight cuts feature him as a leader with his Gang or orchestra (one with the Tram-Bix-Lang triad), there is also seminal work with the Wolverine, Jean Goldkette, Paul Whiteman, and Frankie Trumbauer orchestras, comprising three-quarters of this offering. The first four selections with the Wolverine Orchestra sound ...
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CD Audio CD in jewel case w/art work, near Fine copy! FREE USPS TRACKING NUMBER! Import Made in France. Best of Ja (Sound of Music) IMPORT. Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke was an ... American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer. With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. "Best Of Jazz" is a label devoted to the highlights of the swing era. Each CD features one important artist. For the first time a jazz anthology is being compiled by an international panel of experienced and respected specialists. This ensures that the selection does not reflect the preferences of one individual. Track Title 1. Oh Baby! -Bix Beiderbecke, The Wolverine Orchestra 2. Riverboat Shuffle-Bix Beiderbecke, The Wolverine Orchestra 3. Tiger Rag-Bix Beiderbecke, The Wolverine Orchestra 4. Big Boy-Bix Beiderbecke, The Wolverine Orchestra 5. My Pretty Girl-Bix Beiderbecke, Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra 6. Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)-Bix Beider Read more Show Less

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
As there are many collections of Bix Beiderbecke's early vintage jazz to choose from, it would be hard to peg any as definitive, save his complete works or the Classic label discs. This grouping of 22 selections from the mid-'20s to 1930 is a very good starter set, featuring many well-known tunes and Bix's excellent soloing in a variety of contexts. Though eight cuts feature him as a leader with his Gang or orchestra (one with the Tram-Bix-Lang triad), there is also seminal work with the Wolverine, Jean Goldkette, Paul Whiteman, and Frankie Trumbauer orchestras, comprising three-quarters of this offering. The first four selections with the Wolverine Orchestra sound distant, muddy, and mushy, but the rest can be cranked up. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better "best-of" collection unless it's a double or triple CD -- this one works for both fans and new converts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/1996
  • Label: Best Of Jazz
  • EAN: 3307518401228
  • Catalog Number: 4012

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oh Baby! (2:19)
  2. 2 Riverboat Shuffle (2:31)
  3. 3 Tiger Rag (2:38)
  4. 4 Big Boy (2:47)
  5. 5 My Pretty Girl - Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra (2:40)
  6. 6 Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (3:00)
  7. 7 Slow River - Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra (2:56)
  8. 8 Riverboat Shuffle - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (3:10)
  9. 9 I'm Coming Virginia - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (3:10)
  10. 10 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (2:53)
  11. 11 For No Reason at All in C - Tram (3:05)
  12. 12 In a Mist (Bixology) (2:47)
  13. 13 Clementine (From New Orleans) - Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra (3:02)
  14. 14 At the Jazz Band Ball (2:53)
  15. 15 Jazz Me Blues (3:05)
  16. 16 Sorry (2:56)
  17. 17 Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down (3:01)
  18. 18 Lonely Melody - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (2:59)
  19. 19 Mississippi Mud - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:11)
  20. 20 From Monday On - Paul Whiteman Orchestra (3:06)
  21. 21 Rhythm King (3:23)
  22. 22 I'll Be a Friend "With Pleasure" (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bix Beiderbecke Primary Artist, Cornet, Multi Instruments
Bing Crosby Vocals
Steve Brown String Bass
Henry Busse Trumpet
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa Drums
Eddie Lang Banjo, Guitar
Joe Venuti Violin
Jean Goldkette Track Performer
Adrian Rollini Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Frankie Trumbauer Alto Saxophone, C-Melody Saxophone
The Wolverine Orchestra Track Performer
Harry Barris Vocals
Kurt Dieterle Violin
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Lennie Hayton Piano, Harmonium, Multi Instruments
Paul Mertz Piano
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Danny Polo Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Howdy Quicksell Banjo
Bill Rank Trombone
Mischa Russell Violin
Frank Signorelli Piano
Austin Young Vocals
Spiegle Willcox Trombone
Roy Bargy Piano
Fuzzy Farrar Trumpet
Itzy Riskin Piano
Doc Ryker Alto Saxophone
Jack Fulton Vocals
Bob Gillette Banjo
Min Leibrook Baritone Saxophone, Double Bass, String Bass
Matty Malneck Violin, Viola
Harold McDonald Drums
Mike Pingatore Banjo
Charles Strickfaden Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Turner Trombone
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Track Performer
Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra Track Performer
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra Track Performer
Chester Hazlett Alto Saxophone
Eddie Pinder Trumpet
Wilbur Hall Trombone
Charlie Margulis Trumpet
Vic Moore Drums
Dick Voynow Piano
Charles Gaylord Vocals
Ray Lodwig Trumpet, Bass Saxophone
Al Rinker Vocals
Jimmy Hartwell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Mike Trafficante Double Bass
Izzy Friedman Clarinet
Irving Brodsky Piano
Hal McLean Alto Saxophone
Weston Vaughan Vocals
Don Murray Clarinet, Baritone
Irene Taylor Vocals
Harry Perrella Piano
Eddie Sheasby Violin
George Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Steve Brown Contributor
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Frankie Trumbauer Director
Preston Love Contributor
Harry Barris Composer
Bill Challis Arranger
Con Conrad Composer
Will Marion Cook Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Lennie Hayton Contributor
Donald Heywood Composer
Raymond Klages Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Paul Mertz Arranger
Mitchell Parish Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Jo Trent Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Tommy Satterfield Arranger
Duncan P. Schiedt Contributor
Dick Voynow Composer, Director
Jerry Valburn Contributor
Graham Colombe Liner Notes
Kurt Mohr Contributor
Joe Young Composer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Gilles Petard Reissue Producer
Johnny Simmen Contributor
Lewis Young Composer
Charles Fulcher Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Léon Dierckx Contributor
Henry Myers Composer
Charles M. Scwab Composer
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