Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bert Lown, who co-wrote "Bye Bye Blues," and led a fine orchestra that recorded fairly frequently from 1929-1933. This 1997 CD has 23 of the best selections by Lown's hot dance band. Most tracks have vocals by the Biltmore Rhythm Boys or Elmer Feldkamp. Among the best-known players are the two heard in the bass saxophone slot, Adrian Rollini and Spencer Clark. Each of the selections has its moments of interest the level of musicianship is quite high, with a small-group romp on "Jazz Me Blues," "Bye Bye Blues," and "Heartaches" recorded several years before Ted Weems had his hit version being among the more memorable numbers. Easily ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bert Lown, who co-wrote "Bye Bye Blues," and led a fine orchestra that recorded fairly frequently from 1929-1933. This 1997 CD has 23 of the best selections by Lown's hot dance band. Most tracks have vocals by the Biltmore Rhythm Boys or Elmer Feldkamp. Among the best-known players are the two heard in the bass saxophone slot, Adrian Rollini and Spencer Clark. Each of the selections has its moments of interest the level of musicianship is quite high, with a small-group romp on "Jazz Me Blues," "Bye Bye Blues," and "Heartaches" recorded several years before Ted Weems had his hit version being among the more memorable numbers. Easily recommended to vintage jazz collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/1997
  • Label: Old Masters
  • UPC: 705283010523
  • Catalog Number: 105
  • Sales rank: 253,225

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Jazz Me Blues - Bert Lown & His Loungers (2:54)
  2. 2 Under a Texas Moon - Bert Lown & His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (3:03)
  3. 3 Under the Moon It's You - Bert Lown & His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (3:23)
  4. 4 Bye Bye Blues (3:26)
  5. 5 I'll Be Blue, Just Thinking of You (3:23)
  6. 6 Here Comes the Sun (3:05)
  7. 7 Loving You the Way I Do (3:21)
  8. 8 The Penalty of Love (3:24)
  9. 9 You're Simply Delish (3:09)
  10. 10 Crying Myself to Sleep - Bert Lown & His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (3:03)
  11. 11 Lonesome Lover (3:00)
  12. 12 To Whom It May Concern (3:27)
  13. 13 They Satisfy - Bert Lown & His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra (2:52)
  14. 14 Heartaches (3:11)
  15. 15 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (3:05)
  16. 16 When I Take My Sugar to Tea (3:03)
  17. 17 You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) (3:27)
  18. 18 Sweet Summer Breeze (2:55)
  19. 19 I Can't Get Mississippi off My Mind (3:19)
  20. 20 Blues in My Heart (3:06)
  21. 21 Mississippi Basin (3:05)
  22. 22 I'll Build a Nest (3:33)
  23. 23 My Heart's Desire (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bert Lown Primary Artist
Miff Mole Trombone
Adrian Rollini Baritone Saxophone, Vibes
A. L. Webber Drums
Mac Ceppos Violin
Spencer Clark Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Fellini Banjo, Guitar
Frank Flynn Drums
Stan King Drums
Paul Mason Bass, Clarinet, Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Al Philburn Trombone
Ward Lay Bass
Eddie Farley Trumpet
Elmer Feldkamp Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Bert Lown & His Orchestra Track Performer
Larry Tice Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Johnny Costello Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Rudolph Adler Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Amith Bellew Vocals
The Biltmore Rhythm Boys. Vocals
The Biltmore Trio Vocals
Phil Capicotta Trumpet
Frank Cush Trumpet
Fletcher Hereford Reeds
Ted Holt Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Mace Irish Reeds
Technical Credits
Irving Mills Composer
David Bennett Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Peter Norman Composer
Chauncey Gray Composer
Bert Lown Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
John Klenner Composer
Randy Skretvedt Liner Notes
Merrill Kline Basic Track
The Old Masters Producer
George Morrow Remastering
Frederick Hamm Composer
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