Bunny/Bunny Berigan and His Boys

Bunny/Bunny Berigan and His Boys

by Bunny Berigan
     
 

This set from Collectables Records combines the LPs Bunny, originally released in 1959 on Camden Records, and Bunny Berigan and His Boys, originally released in 1960 by Epic Records, on one disc. Both of the LPs were drawn from mono 78s Berigan cut in the '30s, so the sound reflects the source and there is a fair amount of needle wear and noise on a fewSee more details below

Overview

This set from Collectables Records combines the LPs Bunny, originally released in 1959 on Camden Records, and Bunny Berigan and His Boys, originally released in 1960 by Epic Records, on one disc. Both of the LPs were drawn from mono 78s Berigan cut in the '30s, so the sound reflects the source and there is a fair amount of needle wear and noise on a few of the tracks. That said, this reissue works fairly well as an introduction to Berigan's work as a bandleader, although there is obviously a whole lot more to the story. As if to make his best-known piece, "I Can't Get Started," particularly ironic, Bunny Berigan's heavy drinking and fast-paced lifestyle cut his life short in 1942 when he was only 33 years old, and all told, the swing trumpeter's recorded legacy doesn't even span a decade. Still, his incredible range on the instrument and his always beautiful tone have given him a deserved spot as one of the greatest trumpet players in the history of jazz. A small part of that legacy is here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/19/2006
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431784723
catalogNumber:
7847
Rank:
122444

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bunny Berigan   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Ray Conniff   Trombone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Gus Bivona   Saxophone
Joe Bushkin   Piano
George Wettling   Drums
Georgie Auld   Saxophone
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Mike Doty   Saxophone
Graham Forbes   Piano
George   Trombone
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Frank Langone   Saxophone
Ford Leary   Trombone
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Nat Lobovsky   Trombone
Don Lodice   Saxophone
Johnny Napton   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Clyde Rounds   Saxophone
Tom Morgan   Guitar
Hank Wayland   Bass
Larry Walsh   Saxophone
George Bohn   Saxophone
Murray Williams   Saxophone
Arnold Fishkind   Bass,Upright Bass
Dick Wharton   Guitar
Henry Freeman   Saxophone
Bob Jenney   Trombone
Frank D'Annolfo   Trombone
George Johnston   Trumpet
Cliff Natalie   Trumpet
Henry Saltman   Saxophone
Eddie Jenkins   Drums
Sonny Lee   Trombone
Gail Reese   Vocals
Joe Lippman Orchestra   Piano
Joe Lippman   Piano

Technical Credits

Ray Conniff   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Larry Clinton   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Matty Matlock   Arranger
Art Kassel   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Gil Rodin   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
June Sillman   Composer
Porter Steele   Composer
Norman Ellis   Composer
Victor Burton   Composer
James Kendis   Composer
Lou Klein   Composer

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