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For Dancers Only [Decca]
     

For Dancers Only [Decca]

by Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
 

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For this CD, 20 selections by Jimmie Lunceford's highly-rated orchestra are reissued. Dating from 1935-37 and not as complete as the Classics series, the release does give listeners a good overview of Lunceford's music. The arrangements by Sy Oliver (including "Swanee River," "My Blue Heaven." "Organ Grinder's Swing" and "For Dancers Only") are generally the most

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For this CD, 20 selections by Jimmie Lunceford's highly-rated orchestra are reissued. Dating from 1935-37 and not as complete as the Classics series, the release does give listeners a good overview of Lunceford's music. The arrangements by Sy Oliver (including "Swanee River," "My Blue Heaven." "Organ Grinder's Swing" and "For Dancers Only") are generally the most memorable tracks; this CD also contains a previously unissued take of "Ragging the Scale." Among the main soloists are altoist Willie Smith, tenor saxophonist Joe Thomas and trumpeter Oliver.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/1994
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105064521
catalogNumber:
645

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Performance Credits

Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Jimmie Lunceford   Alto Saxophone,Bandleader
Willie Smith   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
Sy Oliver   Trumpet,Vocals
Joe Thomas   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Moses Allen   Bass
Russell Bowles   Trombone
Earl Caruthers   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Elmer Crumbley   Trombone
Eddie Durham   Guitar,Trombone
Dan Grissom   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Norris   Guitar,Violin
Eddie Tompkins   Trumpet
Paul Webster   Trumpet
Laforest Dent   Alto Saxophone
Ed Wilcox   Piano
Ed Brown   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Sy Oliver   Arranger,Composer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Eddie Durham   Arranger
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Sonny Mediana   Director
Jack Palmer   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Vic Schoen   Composer
Ed Wilcox   Arranger
Hollis King   Art Direction
Bud Katzel   Director
Lilian Barbuti   Director
Ed Claypoole   Composer

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