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Earl Hines and the Duke's Men

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This very interesting Delmark CD has formerly rare selections from three different groups in the mid-'40s. Pianist Earl Hines heads a septet that also features trumpeter Ray Nance, altoist Johnny Hodges, Flip Phillips on tenor and vocalist Betty Roche. Drummer Sonny Greer leads a group of Ellingtonians that include cornetist Rex Stewart, clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton, trombonist Lawrence Brown and baritonist Harry Carney, and high-note trumpet wiz Cat Anderson is at the helm of a competent if somewhat anonymous big band. All of this music is essentially swing with bop overtones and the 15 performances originally on the Apollo label are quite ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This very interesting Delmark CD has formerly rare selections from three different groups in the mid-'40s. Pianist Earl Hines heads a septet that also features trumpeter Ray Nance, altoist Johnny Hodges, Flip Phillips on tenor and vocalist Betty Roche. Drummer Sonny Greer leads a group of Ellingtonians that include cornetist Rex Stewart, clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton, trombonist Lawrence Brown and baritonist Harry Carney, and high-note trumpet wiz Cat Anderson is at the helm of a competent if somewhat anonymous big band. All of this music is essentially swing with bop overtones and the 15 performances originally on the Apollo label are quite enjoyable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/1994
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153047023
  • Catalog Number: 470
  • Sales rank: 223,139

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earl Hines Primary Artist, Piano
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Al Casey Guitar
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance Trumpet, Violin
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Betty Roché Vocals
Rex Stewart Cornet
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Bobby Donaldson Drums
Sonny Greer Drums
Floyd Brady Trombone
Joe Britton Trombone
Lee Brown Trumpet
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Archie Johnson Trumpet
Marlowe Morris Piano
Teddy Walters Guitar
Bob Paige Bass
Curby Alexander Alto Saxophone
John Hartzfield Tenor Saxophone
George Stevenson Trombone
Horacio Durán Piano
Vincent McCleary Tenor Saxophone
Howard Austin Baritone Saxophone
Don Devilla Trumpet
LeRoy Hardison Trombone
Vince Royal Alto Saxophone
Joe Straud Trumpet
Technical Credits
Cat Anderson Contributor
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Robert G. Koester Producer
Kathryn Lynch Art Direction
Brick Fleagle Arranger
Leonard Bukowski Liner Notes
Steve Wagner Producer
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