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Bix & Tram

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
This newly appended collection encompasses most every record that these two men made together, augmented by the Bix & His Gang sessions and a handful of uncommon sides from both 1924 and 1934, which pre- and post-date Tram's involvement with Bix. Three of the four discs each contain no less than 13 instrumentals, ranging from solid to positively gorgeous. Disc "C" has only seven instrumentals. This collection's 34 non-instrumentals place the listener at the mercy of period vocalists, some sing through their noses, others whimper like Elmer Fudd, while a few stoop so low as to imitate vaudeville black-face comedians. The specter of white guys drawling at each other in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
This newly appended collection encompasses most every record that these two men made together, augmented by the Bix & His Gang sessions and a handful of uncommon sides from both 1924 and 1934, which pre- and post-date Tram's involvement with Bix. Three of the four discs each contain no less than 13 instrumentals, ranging from solid to positively gorgeous. Disc "C" has only seven instrumentals. This collection's 34 non-instrumentals place the listener at the mercy of period vocalists, some sing through their noses, others whimper like Elmer Fudd, while a few stoop so low as to imitate vaudeville black-face comedians. The specter of white guys drawling at each other in weird false dialect should serve to remind everyone how prevalent Jim Crow was in the music industry between 1895 and, say, 1945. Hearing wholesome young Bing Crosby sing "When the Darkies Beat Their Feet On the Mississippi Mud" puts both the singer and his society in perspective. The best of the Jim Crow numbers is "Take Your Tomorrow," a performance that actually demonstrates authentic vaudeville humor and timing. "Borneo" is worth having just for Beiderbecke's lovely ascending cornet run during the introduction. As any seasoned early jazz listener can testify, even the grossest vocalist cannot entirely wreck a recording if the guys in the band are solid. Bite your lip, take a breath, and wait for the solos. Now you know why Eddie Condon referred to most recorded vocal passages as "interruptions." And even if that is the nefarious Smith Ballew singing "Louise," the melody is wonderful and it's nice to hear the lyric. Even if it is the Deep River Quintet heard singing Fats Waller's "I'm More Than Satisfied," where else are listeners going to hear the words to this underappreciated opus? Most importantly, this massive quarry of vintage music puts the more commonly heard material in context by lining it up alongside the rest of what was deemed appropriate for the record-buying public so many years ago. And that itself is worth far more than the price of admission.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/2002
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065901325
  • Catalog Number: 913
  • Sales rank: 110,462

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trumbology (3:01)
  2. 2 Clarinet Marmalade (3:15)
  3. 3 Singin' the Blues (3:02)
  4. 4 Ostrich Walk (3:12)
  5. 5 Riverboat Shuffle (3:15)
  6. 6 I'm Coming Virginia (3:14)
  7. 7 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (2:56)
  8. 8 For No Reason at All in C (3:07)
  9. 9 Three Blind Mice (3:08)
  10. 10 Blue River (3:26)
  11. 11 There's a Cradle in Caroline (3:10)
  12. 12 Wringin' and Twistin' (3:01)
  13. 13 Humpty Dumpty (3:07)
  14. 14 Krazy Kat (3:06)
  15. 15 Baltimore (3:05)
  16. 16 There Ain't No Land Like Dixieland to Me - The Broadway Bell-Hops (3:07)
  17. 17 There's a Cradle in Caroline - The Broadway Bell-Hops (3:00)
  18. 18 Just an Hour of Love - Frankie Trumbauer (3:00)
  19. 19 I'm Wonderin' Who - Frankie Trumbauer (2:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 At the Jazz Band Ball (3:00)
  2. 2 Royal Garden Blues (3:09)
  3. 3 Jazz Me Blues (3:10)
  4. 4 Goose Pimples (3:23)
  5. 5 Sorry (3:00)
  6. 6 Crying All Day (3:09)
  7. 7 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (3:08)
  8. 8 Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down (3:11)
  9. 9 Sugar (3:16)
  10. 10 There'll Come a Time (3:01)
  11. 11 Jubilee (3:22)
  12. 12 Mississippi Mud (3:14)
  13. 13 Our Bungalow of Dreams (3:08)
  14. 14 Lila (3:03)
  15. 15 Borneo (3:14)
  16. 16 My Pet (3:12)
  17. 17 Somebody Stole My Gal (2:59)
  18. 18 Thou Swell (2:49)
  19. 19 Thou Swell (3:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Bless You Sister (3:15)
  2. 2 Dusky Stevedore (3:18)
  3. 3 Ol' Man River (3:07)
  4. 4 Wa-Da-Da (Everybody's Doin' It Now) (3:04)
  5. 5 Take Your Tomorrow (3:05)
  6. 6 Love Affairs (3:09)
  7. 7 Rhythm King (3:25)
  8. 8 Louisiana (2:54)
  9. 9 Margie (2:59)
  10. 10 The Love Nest (3:02)
  11. 11 The Japanese Sandman (3:24)
  12. 12 High up on a Hill Top (3:09)
  13. 13 Sentimental Baby (3:03)
  14. 14 Futuristic Rhythm (2:58)
  15. 15 Raisin' the Roof (2:59)
  16. 16 Louise (2:56)
  17. 17 Wait 'Til You See "Ma Cherie" (2:53)
  18. 18 Baby Won't You Please Come Home (3:00)
  19. 19 No One Can Take Your Place (3:09)
  20. 20 I Like That (3:00)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Georgia Blues (2:52)
  2. 2 Lost My Baby Blues (2:58)
  3. 3 Blue River (3:25)
  4. 4 In a Mist (2:50)
  5. 5 I'm More Than Satisfied - Willard Robison (3:16)
  6. 6 I'm More Than Satisfied - Willard Robison (3:16)
  7. 7 Clorinda (3:04)
  8. 8 Clorinda (3:10)
  9. 9 Three Blind Mice (2:56)
  10. 10 Three Blind Mice (2:54)
  11. 11 My Pet (3:07)
  12. 12 Singin' the Blues - Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (3:13)
  13. 13 What a Day! - Mason Dixon Orchestra (3:08)
  14. 14 Alabammy Snow - Mason Dixon Orchestra (2:42)
  15. 15 Nobody But You (2:58)
  16. 16 Gotta Feelin' for You (2:56)
  17. 17 Shivery Stomp (2:54)
  18. 18 Reachin' for Someone (3:16)
  19. 19 Manhattan Rag (3:03)
  20. 20 Manhattan Rag (3:01)
  21. 21 Break It Down (2:50)
  22. 22 China Boy (2:54)
  23. 23 In a Mist (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bix Beiderbecke Primary Artist, Cornet
Bing Crosby Vocals
Hoagy Carmichael Piano, Celeste, Vocals
Eddie Lang Banjo, Guitar
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals
Joe Venuti Violin
Carl Kress Guitar
Wingy Manone Clarinet
Miff Mole Trombone
Adrian Rollini Bass Saxophone
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer Alto Saxophone, C-Melody Saxophone, Vocals
Ed "Snoozer" Quinn Guitar
George Rose Banjo, Guitar
Harry Barris Piano, Vocals
Vic Berton Percussion, Drums, Harpophone
Rube Bloom Piano
John Cali Banjo
Bobby Davis Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lennie Hayton Piano, Drums, Harmonium
Raymond Johnston Trumpet
Stan King Drums
Paul Mertz Piano
Chauncey Morehouse Drums, Harpophone
Bill Rank Trombone
Mischa Russell Violin
Frank Signorelli Piano
Roy Bargy Piano
Itzy Riskin Piano
Doc Ryker Alto Saxophone
Benny Bonacio Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Min Leibrook Bass Saxophone
Harold McDonald Drums
Art Miller Bass
Charles Strickfaden Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Smith Ballew Vocals
Seger Ellis Vocals
Irving Kaufman Vocals
Sam Lanin Percussion
Harry Gale Drums
Chester Hazlett Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Nat Natoli Trumpet
Tommy Satterfield Piano, Celeste
Wilbur Hall Guitar
Charlie Margulis Trumpet
Charles Gaylord Vocals
Herb Quigley Drums
Izzy Friedman Clarinet
Chet Hazlett Alto Saxophone
Rube Crozier Bassoon
Irving Friedman Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Don Murray Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Noel Taylor Vocals
Ward Archer Drums
Mason Dixon Orchestra Track Performer
John Ryan Vocals
Les Reis Vocals
Dee Orr Vocals
George Marsh Drums, Human Whistle, Harpophone
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert Vocals
Technical Credits
Ian Campbell Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Wingy Manone Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Miff Mole Composer
Frankie Trumbauer Composer, Director
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Carson Robison Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Harry Barris Composer
Bix Beiderbecke Composer
Russ Case Arranger
Bill Challis Arranger
Con Conrad Composer
Will Marion Cook Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Tom Delaney Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Fletcher Henderson Composer
Joe Goodwin Composer
Eddie Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Lennie Hayton Composer
Donald Heywood Composer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Raymond Klages Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Fud Livingston Composer
Chauncey Morehouse Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Howdy Quicksell Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Jo Trent Composer
T. Waller Composer
George Whiting Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Seger Ellis Composer
Dick Voynow Composer
Ray Lodwig Composer
Willard Robison Director
Charles Tobias Composer
Sally-Ann Worsfold Liner Notes
Joe Young Composer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Leo Wood Composer
Tommie Malie Composer
Bob Schafer Composer
Von Tilzer Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Lewis Young Composer
Abel Baer Composer
Alfred Bryan Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Gus Edwards Composer
Raymond B. Egan Composer
Joe Verges Composer
Eileen Rose Composer
Charles Philip Fox Liner Notes
Frank Crum Composer
Archie Gottler Composer
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