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Complete Recordings 1925-1929

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Violinist Edwin J. McEnelly led a popular dance band in Massachusetts during 1902-1942. McEnelly continually adapted to musical styles and, during the period covered by this CD, his group was a first-class dance band that satisfied listeners of the late '20s. This collection has all 21 of his orchestra's recordings from between 1925 and 1929, only two of which were ever reissued, and that was during the LP era. Overall, the jazz content is low (other than on "Spanish Shawl"), although the ensembles and the few brief solos are influenced by jazz. The music includes foxtrots, a few waltzes, some guest vocals, clean ensembles, and a lightly swinging beat. Although the music is...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Violinist Edwin J. McEnelly led a popular dance band in Massachusetts during 1902-1942. McEnelly continually adapted to musical styles and, during the period covered by this CD, his group was a first-class dance band that satisfied listeners of the late '20s. This collection has all 21 of his orchestra's recordings from between 1925 and 1929, only two of which were ever reissued, and that was during the LP era. Overall, the jazz content is low (other than on "Spanish Shawl"), although the ensembles and the few brief solos are influenced by jazz. The music includes foxtrots, a few waltzes, some guest vocals, clean ensembles, and a lightly swinging beat. Although the music is not essential, this CD has a solid sampling of mainstream hot dance music of the era and the packaging is perfect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2004
  • Label: Rivermont
  • UPC: 825346105420
  • Catalog Number: 1140

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Primary Artist, Violin, yodeling
Frankie Carle Piano
Tony Colicchio Track Performer
Harold Lee Track Performer
Frank Byrne Piano
Henry Burr Vocals
Lewis James Vocals
Johnny Marvin Vocals
Frank Munn Vocals
Elliott Shaw Vocals
Fred Berman Trumpet
Jack Lynch Track Performer
Francis Jenkins Track Performer
Danny Egan Track Performer
Charlie Farrell Vocals
Billy Murray Vocals
George Gallagher Drums
Leon Martin Track Performer
Rob Baker Track Performer
Harry Brigham Track Performer
Bert Burhoe Track Performer
Lou Calabrese Track Performer
Charles Diamond Track Performer
Technical Credits
Andy Razaf Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Raymond Klages Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Sam H. Stept Composer
Johnny Tucker Composer
George Whiting Composer
Brian Wright Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Remastering
Jack Hanna Composer
Harry Archer Composer
Max Kortlander Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Harry Woods Composer
James V. Monaco Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Al Sherman Composer
Harlan Thompson Composer
Neville Fleeson Composer
Albert Von Tilzer Composer
Bryan Wright Liner Notes
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