Art Deco: The Crooners

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A wide span of styles is represented on this two-CD salute to the male singers of the 1930s, the "crooners." Some of the vocalists are quite enjoyable to hear while a few are very dated, but overall the 49 performances contain more than their share of highlights. There are selections featuring Willard Robison, Gene Austin, Seger Ellis, Smith Ballew, the completely forgotten Lew Bray, Bing Crosby, Harlan Lattimore, Russ Columbo, Red McKenzie, Cliff Edwards who is heard on eight songs, Pinky Tomlin, Chick Bullock, Jack Teagarden, Harold Arlen "You're a Builder-Upper", Buddy Clark, Eddy Howard a rare jazz session with an all-star group that includes trumpeter Bill Coleman, ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A wide span of styles is represented on this two-CD salute to the male singers of the 1930s, the "crooners." Some of the vocalists are quite enjoyable to hear while a few are very dated, but overall the 49 performances contain more than their share of highlights. There are selections featuring Willard Robison, Gene Austin, Seger Ellis, Smith Ballew, the completely forgotten Lew Bray, Bing Crosby, Harlan Lattimore, Russ Columbo, Red McKenzie, Cliff Edwards who is heard on eight songs, Pinky Tomlin, Chick Bullock, Jack Teagarden, Harold Arlen "You're a Builder-Upper", Buddy Clark, Eddy Howard a rare jazz session with an all-star group that includes trumpeter Bill Coleman, pianist Teddy Wilson and guitarist Charlie Christian, Frank Sinatra with Harry James and Dick Haymes. This set acts as a perfect introduction to these mostly very talented singers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/1993
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645294223
  • Catalog Number: 52942

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Deep Elm - Willard Robison (3:26)
  2. 2 The Devil Is Afraid of Music - Willard Robison (3:39)
  3. 3 Harlem Blues - Willard Robison (3:06)
  4. 4 Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? - Gene Austin (2:53)
  5. 5 Everything I Have Is Yours - Gene Austin (2:58)
  6. 6 There Was Nothing Else to Do - Seger Ellis (3:15)
  7. 7 Shine on Harvest Moon - Seger Ellis (3:06)
  8. 8 Why Do You Suppose? - Smith Ballew (3:08)
  9. 9 Miss You - Smith Ballew (2:50)
  10. 10 (You're Always Sure of) My Love for You - Smith Ballew (3:26)
  11. 11 To Whom It May Concern - Smith Ballew (3:26)
  12. 12 We Can't Use Each Other Anymore @@Lew Bray (3:01)
  13. 13 How Long Will It Last? - Bing Crosby (3:15)
  14. 14 Cabin in the Cotton - Bing Crosby (2:55)
  15. 15 Got the South in My Soul - Harlan Lattimore (3:30)
  16. 16 How Do You Do It? - Harlan Lattimore (3:15)
  17. 17 Let's Pretend There's a Moon - Russ Columbo (3:21)
  18. 18 I See Two Lovers - Russ Columbo (3:26)
  19. 19 I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me - Red McKenzie (3:07)
  20. 20 Georgia on My Mind - Red McKenzie (3:21)
  21. 21 Dream Sweetheart - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:45)
  22. 22 A Great Big Bunch of You - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:58)
  23. 23 All of a Sudden - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:48)
  24. 24 Crazy People - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Night Owl - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:55)
  2. 2 It's Only a Paper Moon - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (3:01)
  3. 3 Six Women (Me & Henry the Eighth) - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (3:02)
  4. 4 I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:43)
  5. 5 The Object of My Affection - Pinky Tomlin (3:08)
  6. 6 A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid - Pinky Tomlin (3:01)
  7. 7 He's a Curbstone Cutie (They Call Him Jelly-Bean) - Pinky Tomlin (3:15)
  8. 8 Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere - Chick Bullock (2:57)
  9. 9 Ah! But I've Learned - Chick Bullock (2:54)
  10. 10 Junk Man - Chick Bullock (2:50)
  11. 11 Love Me - Jack Teagarden (3:03)
  12. 12 Blue River - Jack Teagarden (2:58)
  13. 13 A Hundred Years from Today - Jack Teagarden (3:00)
  14. 14 Stars Fell on Alabama - Jack Teagarden (3:04)
  15. 15 You're a Builder Upper - Harold Arlen (2:53)
  16. 16 Moon over Miami - Buddy Clark (3:26)
  17. 17 Midnight Blue - Buddy Clark (3:32)
  18. 18 Old Fashioned Love - Eddy Howard (3:24)
  19. 19 Stardust - Eddy Howard (2:52)
  20. 20 Exactly Like You - Eddy Howard (2:58)
  21. 21 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) - Eddy Howard (3:27)
  22. 22 Melancholy Mood - Frank Sinatra (3:06)
  23. 23 My Buddy - Frank Sinatra (2:56)
  24. 24 My Silent Love - Dick Haymes (3:10)
  25. 25 You've Changed - Dick Haymes (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Vocals, Track Performer
Frank Sinatra Vocals, Track Performer
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Charlie Christian Electric Guitar
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Eddie Condon Banjo
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Harry James Trumpet, Leader
Eddie Lang Guitar
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Venuti Violin
Teddy Wilson Piano
Cozy Cole Drums
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Horace Henderson Celeste
Benny Morton Trombone
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Tony Parenti Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan Piano
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer Saxophone
George Van Eps Guitar
Jimmie Grier Leader
Harold Arlen Vocals, Track Performer
Dick Haymes Track Performer
Drew Page Tenor Saxophone
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Ukulele, Vocals, Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Red McKenzie Vocals, Track Performer
Sidney Arodin Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Austin Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Artie Bernstein Bass
Larry Binyon Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Jack Bland Guitar
Perry Botkin Guitar
Claude Bowen Trumpet
Russell Brown Trombone
Nick Buono Trumpet
Rupert Cole Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tony Colucci Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Walter Edelstein Violin
Chuck Gentry Baritone Saxophone
Larry Gomar Drums, Harpophone
Ralph Hawkins Jr. Drums
Lennie Hayton Piano, Leader
Benny Heller Guitar
Eddy Howard Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Hudson Drums
Manzie Johnson Drums
Stan King Drums, Keyboards
Manny Klein Trumpet
Harlan Lattimore Vocals, Track Performer
Sam Marowitz Alto Saxophone
Glenn Miller Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Al Morgan Bass
Jack Palmer Trumpet
Yank Porter Drums
Bill Rank Trombone
Talcott Reeves Guitar
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Jack Schaeffer Trumpet
Arthur Schutt Piano
Ben Selvin Violin, Drums, Keyboards
Frank Signorelli Piano
Bobby Van Eps Piano
Victor Young Leader
Bob Ysaguirre Bass
Sterling Bose Trumpet
Chick Bullock Vocals, Track Performer
Charlie Butterfield Trombone
Frank Guarente Trumpet
Dick McDonough Guitar
Joe Tarto Bass
Harry Wilson Bass
Clint Davis Baritone Saxophone
Glenn Herzer Violin
Henry Jaworski Violin
Sindel Kopp Violin
Claude Lakey Alto Saxophone
Al Lerner Piano
Alex Pevsner Violin
Manny Prager Piano
Pete Pumiglio Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Dalton Rizzotto Trombone
Sam Rosenblum Violin
Jack Russin Piano
Micky Scrima Drums
Bill Spears Viola
Thurman Teague Bass
Carl Prager Violin, Alto Saxophone
Lew Conrad Trumpet, Violin
Ernie Gibbs Trombone
Harry Goldfield Trumpet
Jack Hansen Tuba
Matty Malneck Violin
Art Miller Bass
Jack Purvis Trumpet
Leo Reisman Violin, Leader
Andy Secrest Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
Charles Strickfaden Cor anglais
Smith Ballew Vocals, Track Performer
Russ Columbo Vocals, Track Performer
Seger Ellis Track Performer
Terry Shand Piano
Lloyd Turner Trombone
Fred Rich & His Orchestra Leader
Billy Marcus Drums
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Joe Dubin Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Art Grier Tenor Saxophone
Bob Morrow Violin
Gordon Green Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Nat Natoli Trumpet
Frank Schumacher Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Dwight Muma Violin
James Briggs Clarinet, Leader, Alto Saxophone
Herb Quigley Drums
Mike Trafficante Bass
Chet Hazlett Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Irving Brodsky Piano
Wally Heglin Guitar
Leo McConville Trumpet
Stanley Green Trumpet
Josh Bilings Guitar, Drums
Cliff Brewton Piano
Candy Candido Bass
Bob Effros Trumpet
Lud Gluskin Leader
Tommy Gott Trumpet
Lee Howell Trombone
Al Kunze Bass
Homer Menge Trombone
Eddie Patrowicz Trumpet
Willard Robison Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Pinky Tomlin Vocals, Track Performer
Bruce Yantis Violin
Mutt Hayes Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Ted Repay Piano
Mark Sheridan Guitar
Casper Reardon Harp
Dick Webster Violin
Leo Zorn Violin
Jake Garcia Bass
Buddy Clark Vocals, Track Performer
Bill Luther Tenor Saxophone
Truett Jones Trombone
Bryan "Red" Kent Hawaiian Guitar
Jack Gardner Piano
David Matthews Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Elia Friede Cello
Francis Palmer Tuba
Brian Lawrance Violin
Sunny Clapp Trombone, Leader, Alto Saxophone
Robert Carroll Tenor Saxophone
Otto "Coco" Heimel Guitar
Joe Meresco Piano
Harold Hood Piano
Joe Poretta Alto Saxophone
Paul Prince Bass
Dick Dickerson Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
James P. Johnson Composer
Teddy Wilson Director
Andy Gibson Arranger
Phil Napoleon Contributor
Frank Loesser Composer
Adam Block Director
Larry Gomar Contributor
Lennie Hayton Contributor
Victor Young Arranger, Director
Joseph Meyer Composer
Michael Brooks Liner Notes
Californians Contributor
Russ Columbo Composer
Harry James & His Orchestra Contributor
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra Contributor
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra Contributor
Smith Ballew & His Orchestra Contributor
Mark Burdett Art Direction
Marc Kirkeby Liner Notes
James Briggs Contributor
Kevin Boutlte Remastering
Timothy Manteau Artwork
Cecil Mack Composer
Walter Schumann Composer
Jack Stern Composer
Abe Lyman & His Orchestra Contributor
George W. Meyer Composer
Vick Knight Composer
Grace Hamilton Composer
Max Lief Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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