Anthology: The Last Recording Pioneer

Anthology: The Last Recording Pioneer

by Irving Kaufman
     
 

Singer Irving Kaufman is perhaps best known for sounding painfully out of date on quite a few late-'20s jazz recordings, lowering the quality of some performances featuring cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. However, this Archeophone release shows that Kaufman did have a prime period, for the great majority of the 26 selections are from…  See more details below

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Singer Irving Kaufman is perhaps best known for sounding painfully out of date on quite a few late-'20s jazz recordings, lowering the quality of some performances featuring cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. However, this Archeophone release shows that Kaufman did have a prime period, for the great majority of the 26 selections are from 1914-1923. Kaufman's clear enunciation and enthusiasm, which sounded quite square in 1927, was almost hip for 1917 and he hints at jazz as early as 1915 on the intriguing "Listen to That Dixie Band." Many of these early selections have their charm and there are duets with Billy Murray ("Are You from Dixie") and Irving's brother Jack Kaufman ("Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean") plus a rare collaboration with pianist Eubie Blake ("Sweet Lady") from 1921. Of the five selections from after 1925, a duet with Vaughn DeLeath on "You Took Advantage of Me" is quite bizarre while "That's the Good Old Sunny South" is both topical for the time and nostalgic. There are also two numbers from 1946-1947 (on which Kaufman sounds like a middle-of-the-road crooner) and a privately recorded version of "God Bless America" from 1974. Overall, this program allows one to reappraise the talents of Irving Kaufman.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2006
Label:
Archeophone Records
UPC:
0777215109469
catalogNumber:
5504

Tracks

  1. I Love the Ladies
  2. They Don't Hesitate Anymore
  3. Underneath the Japanese Moon
  4. Listen to That Dixie Band
  5. My Fox Trot Wedding Day
  6. Are You From Dixie ('Caus I'm From Dixie Too)
  7. You're a Dangerous Girl
  8. Mr. Jazz Himself
  9. I'm All Bound 'Round with the Mason Dixon Line
  10. Hail Hail The Gang's All Here
  11. Oh Susie Behave
  12. Take Your Girlie to the Movies (If You Can't Make Love at Ho
  13. You'd Be Surprised
  14. Goodnight Angeline
  15. Sweet Lady-Medley
  16. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Down in Tennessee)
  17. My Yiddisha Mammy
  18. Mr. Gallager and Mr. Shean
  19. When You and I Were Young Maggie Blues
  20. Yes We Have No Bananas
  21. Yes Sir That's My Baby
  22. You Took Advantage of Me
  23. That's the Good Old Sunny South
  24. In the Good Old Summertime
  25. Think It Over Mary
  26. God Bless America

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irving Kaufman   Primary Artist
Bailey's Lucky Seven   Track Performer
Virginia Dandies   Track Performer
Jack Kaufman   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Arthur Sullivan   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Frank Crumit   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Eddie Cantor   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Noble Sissle   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Edward Nelson   Composer
James Reese Europe   Composer
Andy Zoob   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Ira Schuster   Composer
Shean   Composer
Ren Shields   Composer
Gene Buck   Composer
Benjamin Hapgood Burt   Composer
George L. Cobb   Composer
Irving Cohn   Composer
Ed Gallagher   Composer
Alex Gerber   Composer
Frank Silver   Composer
Pete Wendling   Composer
Jean Schwartz   Composer
Gus Haenschen   Composer
Meagan Hennessey   Producer
Harry Pease   Composer
Abe Olman   Composer
Theodore Morse   Composer
Harry Puck   Composer
Piantadosi   Composer

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