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Classic Jazz/Everybody's Happy
     

Classic Jazz/Everybody's Happy

by Ted Lewis
 
In the 1950s, CBS Records (now Sony Music Entertainment) issued two compilations of 1920s and '30s recordings by Ted Lewis, the 10" LP Classic Jazz on the Columbia label in 1950 and the 12" LP Everybody's Happy on Epic in 1955. This discount-priced compilation combines those two releases, although there is some confusion about what tracks were on the

Overview

In the 1950s, CBS Records (now Sony Music Entertainment) issued two compilations of 1920s and '30s recordings by Ted Lewis, the 10" LP Classic Jazz on the Columbia label in 1950 and the 12" LP Everybody's Happy on Epic in 1955. This discount-priced compilation combines those two releases, although there is some confusion about what tracks were on the earlier versions. The back of the CD lists only eight tracks (tracks 9-16) as having constituted Everybody's Happy, but the reprinting of that album's liner notes states twice that the album contains 12 tracks. Presumably, there was some overlap with Classic Jazz that has been eliminated, but if so, this should have been indicated. (Another imponderable is the confusion about when "Farewell Blues" was recorded; the new annotations say 1929, while the old notes says 1935.) In any case, Collectables has significantly improved the contents by adding half again as many bonus tracks, eight recordings from the same era, all of them popular Lewis recordings. Lewis is sometimes dismissed as more a personality than a musician, but in this era he led a hot jazz band that featured the likes of Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Jack Teagarden, all of whom are heard here. Fats Waller even sits in on a couple of songs. Lewis' mannered vocal style is present, of course, but many of the recordings are instrumentals, and there is some hot jazz playing to be heard.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2002
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431746622
catalogNumber:
7466
Rank:
280761

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Lewis   Primary Artist,Vocals
Fats Waller   Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Lloyd Garrett   Composer
Charles N. Daniels   Composer
Hart A. Wand   Composer
Walter Michels   Composer
Victor Burton   Composer

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