Four-Four Rhythm: Victor Territory Bands

Four-Four Rhythm: Victor Territory Bands

     
 
In the late '20s, jazz had become such an influential force in popular music that even the straightest dance bands used aspects of jazz's rhythms and chancetaking spirit. There was a countless number of recordings during the period from temporarily popular but long-forgotten bands, including the seven ensembles featured on this collector's CD. Paul Tremaine's

Overview

In the late '20s, jazz had become such an influential force in popular music that even the straightest dance bands used aspects of jazz's rhythms and chancetaking spirit. There was a countless number of recordings during the period from temporarily popular but long-forgotten bands, including the seven ensembles featured on this collector's CD. Paul Tremaine's Orchestra, Henny Hendrickson's Louisville Serenaders, Tal Henry's North Carolinians, and the orchestras of Phil Baxter, Billy Hays, and Doc Daugherty were not destined for fame, but each ensemble left behind music that can be enjoyed over 70 years later. The one famous name featured on this CD, Kay Kyser, is heard at the beginning of his career leading an orchestra that had little in common with his later commercially successful radio band. The music overall emphasizes written ensembles with plenty of swinging, years before the swing era. Solo space is brief, and there are no real individual heroics, but the quality of the music is mostly pretty high. Most interesting are Tremaine's "Four-Four Rhythm" (with its topical lyrics about the change in musical styles from a few years earlier); the pioneering harp solo by Lester Cruman on "Aristocratic Stomp"; "Without That Gal"; "Tell Her"; the looseness in Baxter's ensembles on "I Ain't Got No Gal Now"; the novelty "I'm Wild About Horns on Automobiles"; and Doc Daugherty's spots on baritone. The one fault of this CD is in its programming, which skips all over the place between the bands; one will have to program their CD player in order to focus on a single band at a time. Otherwise, 1920s jazz and dance band enthusiasts will want this set, along with the many other vintage reissues put out by The Old Masters.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Old Masters
UPC:
0705283013029
catalogNumber:
130

Tracks

  1. Four-Four Rhythm
  2. Buffalo Rhythm @@Hendrickson, Henny & His Louisville Serenaders
  3. On the Beach With You @@Hendrickson, Henny & His Louisville Serenaders
  4. Just a Haven
  5. Collegiate Fanny
  6. I'm Wild About Horns on Automobiles @@Hays, Billy & His Orchestra
  7. Hark the Sound of Tar Heel Voices
  8. Aristocratic Stomp
  9. I Ain't Got No Gal Now
  10. Down Where the Blue Bonnets Grow
  11. Baby Girl @@Daugherty, Doc & His Orchestra
  12. Because You Love Me, Baby @@Daugherty, Doc & His Orchestra
  13. Do You Believe? @@Hays, Billy & His Orchestra
  14. I've Got to Have a Momma Now @@Hays, Billy & His Orchestra
  15. Ninety in the Shade @@Daugherty, Doc & His Orchestra
  16. Alcoholic Blues @@Daugherty, Doc & His Orchestra
  17. When Caroline Smiles @@Hays, Billy & His Orchestra
  18. Just in Time @@Hays, Billy & His Orchestra
  19. I Don't Love Nobody But You
  20. Never
  21. Found My Gal @@Henry, Tal & HisNorth Carolinians
  22. Tell Her
  23. Without That Gal @@Hendrickson, Henny & His Louisville Serenaders

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ras Michael   Drums
Jack Jones   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Walter Brown   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Carson Robison   Guitar,Tuba,Drums,Human Whistle
Richard White   Trombone
Bill Hamilton   Drums
Bill Hays   Leader,Vocals
Peter Moore   Vocals
Joe Price   Banjo,Guitar
Bill Rhodes   Tuba
Sully Mason   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Sam Freed   Banjo,Piano,Violin
Paul Tremaine   Vocals
Kay Kyser & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Joe Dubin   Tenor Saxophone
Sammy Feinsmith   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mike Mosiello   Trumpet
Lou Quadling   Piano
Jennings   Trombone
Phil Baxter   Piano,Leader,Vocals
Doc Daugherty   Clarinet,Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Andy Sannella   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Billy B. Van   Banjo
Charles Hudson   Drums
Pops Estep   Tuba
Andrew Stanton   Vocals
Phil Baxter & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Madeline Berry   Drums
Wayne Brackman   Alto Saxophone
Benny Cash   Piano
Davy Crocker   Accordion
Lester Cruman   Harp
Doc Dibert   Cornet
Francis Ellsworth   Clarinet
Howard Emery   Trumpet
Fred Erdman   Vocals
Walter Fellman   Clarinet
Frank Fleming   Trumpet
Marion Flickinger   Drums
Eddie Friebel   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Arthur Haagland   Trombone
Gus Hadale   Tuba
Hann   Trumpet
Cliff Harkness   Clarinet
Wyatt Ditter Haynes   Banjo
Clarence "Henry" Hendrickson   Clarinet
Links Hussin   Flute
Carl Jeremias   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Kenestrick   Piano
Charles Kraft   Trumpet
Arnold Lehner   Trumpet
Lem Lesser   Tuba
Harold Madsen   Vocals
Gordon Martin   Cornet
Laurie Mitchinton   Drums
Ken Naylor   Clarinet
Archie Newell   Trombone
Ray Noone   Trumpet
Marion Reeds   Trumpet
Thurmond Rotroff   Tenor Saxophone
Chet Lincoln   Trombone
Ivan Morris   Banjo,Trumpet
Chester Shaw   Tuba,Vocals
Chuck Campbell   Trombone
Paul Tremaine & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kay Kyser   Director
Jule Styne   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Warren Vaché Sextette   Liner Notes
Lou Quadling   Arranger
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Hyman Arluck   Composer
Phil Baxter   Composer
Charles Babgby   Arranger
George Dunning   Arranger
Tal Henry   Director
Eddie Kilanoski   Arranger
Tom Strohauser   Arranger
George Strum   Arranger
Old Masters   Producer

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