Anthology 1934-1942

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jimmie Lunceford's orchestra was one of the definitive swinging big bands of the '30s, in the same league as the bands led by Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Claude Hopkins, Earl Hines, Count Basie and Chick Webb. The Jimmie Lunceford orchestra served as an incubator for jazz talent like trombonist Trummy Young, saxophonist Willie Smith, and trumpeter and future bandleader Gerald Wilson. It was while working with the Jimmie Lunceford orchestra that trumpeter and arranger Sy Oliver got his chops together and prepared himself for his later triumphs in the music industry. Cabu's Jimmie Lunceford Anthology serves up 44 of the best recordings this band ever ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jimmie Lunceford's orchestra was one of the definitive swinging big bands of the '30s, in the same league as the bands led by Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Claude Hopkins, Earl Hines, Count Basie and Chick Webb. The Jimmie Lunceford orchestra served as an incubator for jazz talent like trombonist Trummy Young, saxophonist Willie Smith, and trumpeter and future bandleader Gerald Wilson. It was while working with the Jimmie Lunceford orchestra that trumpeter and arranger Sy Oliver got his chops together and prepared himself for his later triumphs in the music industry. Cabu's Jimmie Lunceford Anthology serves up 44 of the best recordings this band ever made, from the exciting early works of 1934 to the wartime swing of 1942. Essentially all of Lunceford's singers were drawn from the ranks of his accomplished instrumentalists. The vocal trio heard throughout this collection was composed of Sy Oliver, Eddie Tompkins and Willie Smith. Saxophonist Joe Thomas and especially trombonist Trummy Young proved to be excellent singers as well. Lunceford's star crooner was saxophonist Dan Grissom (jokingly referred to by some as Dan Gruesome!) Fortunately, the folks at Cabu chose to represent Grissom with one of his most endearing performances, a 1938 recording of "By the River Saint Marie." Cabu's excellent introduction to Lunceford could easily lead to the pursuit of his complete recorded works as reissued by the Classics Chronological Series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: CABU
  • UPC: 826596075228
  • Catalog Number: 522

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Swingin' Uptown (2:41)
  2. 2 Mood Indigo (2:54)
  3. 3 Rose Room (3:04)
  4. 4 Dream of You (3:08)
  5. 5 Stomp It Off (3:11)
  6. 6 Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down (3:24)
  7. 7 Rhythm Is Our Business - D-Formation (3:11)
  8. 8 Sleepy Time Gal (3:10)
  9. 9 Runnin' Wild (3:08)
  10. 10 Four or Five Times (3:08)
  11. 11 Avalon (3:01)
  12. 12 The Melody Man (3:04)
  13. 13 Organ Grinder's Swing (2:42)
  14. 14 Muddy Water (2:53)
  15. 15 He Ain't Got Rhythm (2:38)
  16. 16 For Dancers Only - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (2:43)
  17. 17 Posin' (2:59)
  18. 18 Put on Your Grey Bonnet (2:49)
  19. 19 Pigeon Walk (2:43)
  20. 20 Annie Laurie (3:16)
  21. 21 Margie (3:05)
  22. 22 By the River Saint Marie (3:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 'Taint What You Do (3:08)
  2. 2 Cheatin' on Me - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (2:48)
  3. 3 Le Jazz Hot (2:43)
  4. 4 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (2:55)
  5. 5 The Lonesome Road (2:34)
  6. 6 Easter Parade (2:41)
  7. 7 Ain't She Sweet (2:30)
  8. 8 Well, All Right Then (2:45)
  9. 9 I Used to Love You (2:45)
  10. 10 I'm Alone with You (2:39)
  11. 11 Wham (2:54)
  12. 12 Uptown Blues (2:59)
  13. 13 I Wanna Hear Swings Songs (2:56)
  14. 14 Chopin's Prelude No. 7 (2:52)
  15. 15 Monotony in Four Flats (2:55)
  16. 16 Okay for Baby - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (3:13)
  17. 17 Twentyfour Robbers (3:07)
  18. 18 Yard Dog Mazurka (3:16)
  19. 19 Impromptu - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (2:54)
  20. 20 Blues in the Night, Pt. 1 - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (2:35)
  21. 21 Blues in the Night, Pt. 2 (2:45)
  22. 22 Knock Me a Kiss (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmie Lunceford Primary Artist, Reeds, Performing Ensemble
Gerald Wilson Trumpet, Performing Ensemble
Sy Oliver Trumpet, Vocals, Performing Ensemble, Muted Trumpet, Soloist
Harry Jackson Trumpet, Performing Ensemble
Trummy Young Trombone, Vocals, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Freddy Webster Trumpet, Performing Ensemble
Moses Allen Bass, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Fernando Arbello Trombone, Performing Ensemble
Russell Bowles Trombone, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Earl Caruthers Reeds, Baritone, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Jimmy Crawford Drums, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Elmer Crumbley Trombone, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Eddie Durham Guitar, Trombone, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Dan Grissom Reeds, Vocals, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Al Norris Guitar, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Truck Parham Bass, Performing Ensemble
Tommy Stevenson Trumpet, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Eddie Tompkins Trumpet, Vocals, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Benny Waters Reeds, Performing Ensemble
Paul Webster Trumpet, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Henry Wells Trombone, Performing Ensemble
Edwin Wilcox Piano, Celeste, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Snooky Young Trumpet, Performing Ensemble
Laforest Dent Reeds, Performing Ensemble
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Vocals, Performing Ensemble
Bob Mitchell Trumpet, Performing Ensemble
Ted Buckner Reeds, Alto Saxophone, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Willie Smith Clarinet, Reeds, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Joe Thomas Reeds, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Performing Ensemble, Soloist
Technical Credits
Jimmie Lunceford Arranger, Composer, Director
Gerald Wilson Arranger
Irving Mills Composer
Sy Oliver Arranger
Lew Brown Composer
Eddie Durham Arranger
Will Hudson Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Howdy Quicksell Composer
Edwin Wilcox Arranger
Clarence Williams Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Bruno Theol Producer
Elton Hill Arranger
Ray Lodwig Composer
Billy Moore Jr. Arranger
Christian Bonnet Direction
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Ange Lorenzo Composer
Roger Segure Arranger
Joseph Reed Alden Composer
Raymond B. Egan Composer
Bud Estes Arranger, Composer
Charles Warfield Composer
Willie Smith Arranger
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