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Drop Me Off in Harlem

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All Music Guide - John Bush
One of a few available compilations that riff on the presence of the word Harlem in jazz material -- mostly from the late '20s and early '30s -- Living Era's Drop Me Off in Harlem includes a majority of the musical figures active in the Harlem Renaissance of the period. Among the excellent performances are Duke Ellington's strutting "Harlem Air Shaft," Fats Waller's crawl through "Harlem Fuss," and Fletcher Henderson's evocation of a stylish night out, "Underneath the Harlem Moon." The performers aren't all African-American either; Jack Teagarden and Johnny Mercer, a pair of Southern boys with jazz in their veins, combine for "Christmas Night in Harlem," and the version of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
One of a few available compilations that riff on the presence of the word Harlem in jazz material -- mostly from the late '20s and early '30s -- Living Era's Drop Me Off in Harlem includes a majority of the musical figures active in the Harlem Renaissance of the period. Among the excellent performances are Duke Ellington's strutting "Harlem Air Shaft," Fats Waller's crawl through "Harlem Fuss," and Fletcher Henderson's evocation of a stylish night out, "Underneath the Harlem Moon." The performers aren't all African-American either; Jack Teagarden and Johnny Mercer, a pair of Southern boys with jazz in their veins, combine for "Christmas Night in Harlem," and the version of "Harlem Nocturne" heard here is Woody Herman's.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625550429
  • Catalog Number: 5504

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Drop Me Off in Harlem - Adelaide Hall (2:44)
  2. 2 Harlem Twist - Red Nichols & His Orchestra (2:54)
  3. 3 Harlem Fuss - Fats Waller & His Buddies (3:22)
  4. 4 Jungle Nights in Harlem - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (2:59)
  5. 5 Underneath the Harlem Moon - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra (3:16)
  6. 6 Old Man Harlem - The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (2:53)
  7. 7 There's a House in Harlem for Sale - Henry "Red" Allen (2:52)
  8. 8 Harlem Joys - Willie "The Lion" Smith (2:38)
  9. 9 Harlem Lullaby - Mildred Bailey (2:57)
  10. 10 Go Harlem - Chick Webb & His Orchestra (2:23)
  11. 11 Echoes of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:02)
  12. 12 Christmas Night in Harlem - Johnny Mercer (3:26)
  13. 13 Harlem Shout - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (3:03)
  14. 14 It Was a Sad Night in Harlem - Duke Ellington (3:08)
  15. 15 Harlem Congo - Chick Webb & His Orchestra (3:10)
  16. 16 Reunion in Harlem - Joe Marsala (4:22)
  17. 17 Bojangles of Harlem - Fred Astaire (3:06)
  18. 18 Harlem Air Shaft - Duke Ellington (3:00)
  19. 19 Harlem in My Heart - Elisabeth Welch (3:08)
  20. 20 Harlem Rhumbain' the Blues - Hot Lips Page & His Band (2:56)
  21. 21 I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem - The Glenn Miller Orchestra (3:39)
  22. 22 Holiday in Harlem - Chick Webb (3:15)
  23. 23 Harlem Hotcha - Carnival Three (2:50)
  24. 24 Harlem Nocturne - David Rose (3:10)
  25. 25 Fare Thee Well to Harlem - Johnny Mercer (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Astaire Vocals, Tap Dance
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Mildred Bailey Vocals
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Eddie Condon Banjo
Leonard Feather Piano
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Woody Herman Alto Saxophone
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
James P. Johnson Piano
Pete Johnson Piano
Billy May Trumpet
Willie Smith Reeds
Rex Stewart Cornet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals
Fats Waller Piano
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Red Nichols Trumpet
Trigger Alpert Double Bass
Eddie Barefield Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Adelaide Hall Vocals
Horace Henderson Piano
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Al Klink Tenor Saxophone
Carl Kress Guitar
Hal McIntyre Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Miff Mole Trombone
Sy Oliver Trumpet
Edgar Sampson Alto Saxophone
Warren Smith Trombone
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, C-Melody Saxophone
Chick Webb Drums
Elisabeth Welch Vocals
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ivie Anderson Vocals
Jimmy Blanton Double Bass
Wellman Braud Double Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Moses Allen Double Bass
Hayes Alvis Double Bass
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Tex Beneke Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Double Bass
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Abe Bolar Double Bass
Russell Bowles Trombone
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Wayman Carver Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Earl Caruthers Reeds
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Elmer Crumbley Trombone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington Piano
Eddie Durham Guitar, Trombone
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Pops Foster Double Bass
Tommy Fulford Piano
A.G. Godley Drums
Dan Grissom Reeds
Fred Guy Banjo
Arville Harris Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Edgar Hayes Piano
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Henry Hicks Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Charlie Irvis Trombone
Hilton Jefferson Alto Saxophone
Freddy Jenkins Trumpet
Walter Johnson Drums
Claude Jones Trombone
Stan King Drums
Don Kirkpatrick Piano
Manny Klein Trumpet
Fud Livingston Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Teddy McRae Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Mercer Vocals
Gene Mikell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse Drums, Vocals, Vibes
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Al Norris Guitar
Beverly Peer Double Bass
Jimmy Priddy Trombone
Moe Purtill Drums
Bill Rank Trombone
Mischa Russell Violin
Arthur Schutt Piano
Wilbur Schwartz Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Cecil Scott Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Omer Simeon Clarinet
O'Neill Spencer Drums
Nat Story Trombone
Paul Tanner Trombone
Juan Tizol Trombone, Valve Trombone
Eddie Tompkins Trumpet
Gene Traxler Double Bass
John Trueheart Banjo, Guitar
George Washington Trombone
Paul Webster Trumpet
Crawford Wethington Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Benny James Banjo, Guitar
Dick McDonough Guitar
Roy Bargy Piano
Elmer James Double Bass
Benny Bonacio Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
John Cordaro Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Ramona Davies Piano
Laforest Dent Reeds
Jack Fulton Trombone
Harry Goldfield Trumpet
Wardell Jones Trumpet
Matty Malneck Violin
Fulton McGrath Piano
Dale McMickle Trumpet
Art Miller Double Bass
Mike Pingatore Guitar
Vincent Pirro Piano
Charles Strickfaden Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Struble Violin
Eddie Wilcox Piano
Sandy Williams Trombone
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Jack Lathrop Guitar
Chick Webb & His Orchestra Accompaniment
David Rose & His Orchestra Accompaniment
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Accompaniment
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Accompaniment
Johnny Green & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Billy Taylor Sr. Double Bass
Nat Natoli Trumpet
Chummy MacGregor Piano
Herb Quigley Drums
Leo McConville Trumpet
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Otto Hardwick Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Dudley Fosdick Mellophonium
Katherine Handy Vocals
Frank D'Annolfo Trombone
Freddy White Guitar
Charlie Gaines Trumpet
Don Stovall Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Houghton Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Johnson Guitar
John Collins Guitar
Willie Mae Williams Washboard
Red Nichols & His Orchestra Accompaniment
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Reeds
John McClanian Best Jr. Trumpet
Glenn McGaha Miller Trombone
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
Jimmie Lunceford Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Wallace Bishop Composer
Dixon Arranger
Duke Ellington Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Jerry Gray Composer
Al Lewis Composer
Fud Livingston Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Chauncey Morehouse Composer
Hot Lips Page Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
David Rose Arranger
Raymond Scott Composer
Ben Smith Composer
Willie "The Lion" Smith Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Leonard Ware Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Roy Bargy Arranger
Harry White Composer
Norman McPherson Brass Band
Vic Bellerby Liner Notes
Martin Haskell Remastering
Mark Ranshaw Cover Photo
Willard Robison Composer
Earle H. Hagen Composer
James Dyrenforth Composer
Nick Kenny Composer
Eric Ansell Composer
Jerry Arlen Composer
Margod Millhane Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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