Fred Hall & His Sugar Babies

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist Fred Hall led an extensive series of hot dance/jazz recordings during 1925-30, often using singer Arthur Fields. This 1997 CD from the collector's label TOM The Old Masters has a strong cross-section of Hall's performances, usually featuring either Jack Mollick or Mike Mosiello on trumpet Leo McConville guests on two of the best titles, Eddie Grosso on clarinet and alto, and the very versatile and talented if forgotten Phillip d'Arcy on harmonica, violin and sometimes second piano. Other than a few barely tolerable novelties, the music on this CD emphasizes heated jazz, with the highlights including "West End Blues," "Missouri Squabble," "'Tain't No Sin," "I'm Wild ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Pianist Fred Hall led an extensive series of hot dance/jazz recordings during 1925-30, often using singer Arthur Fields. This 1997 CD from the collector's label TOM The Old Masters has a strong cross-section of Hall's performances, usually featuring either Jack Mollick or Mike Mosiello on trumpet Leo McConville guests on two of the best titles, Eddie Grosso on clarinet and alto, and the very versatile and talented if forgotten Phillip d'Arcy on harmonica, violin and sometimes second piano. Other than a few barely tolerable novelties, the music on this CD emphasizes heated jazz, with the highlights including "West End Blues," "Missouri Squabble," "'Tain't No Sin," "I'm Wild About Horns On Automobiles," "Come On, Baby" and "Waitin' for Katy." Although the 24 selections are not programmed in chronological order, this is a fairly definitive sampling of the joyful music of Fred Hall's Sugar Babies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/1997
  • Label: Old Masters
  • UPC: 705283010622
  • Catalog Number: 106
  • Sales rank: 234,354

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 West End Blues - Fred Hall (2:50)
  2. 2 Missouri Squabble - Fred Hall (3:03)
  3. 3 What a Funny World This Would Be - Fred Hall (3:04)
  4. 4 It Looks Like It's Gonna Be Me - Fred Hall (2:33)
  5. 5 Sergeant Flagg and Sergeant Quirt - Fred Hall (3:23)
  6. 6 Iv'e Got the Blues for the Bluegrass Down in Kentucky - Fred Hall (2:54)
  7. 7 On the Night We Did the Bloom-Boom - Fred Hall (3:07)
  8. 8 Butternut - Fred Hall (3:00)
  9. 9 Plenty of Sunshine - Fred Hall (2:46)
  10. 10 Look in the Mirror - Fred Hall (3:14)
  11. 11 'Tain't No Sin - Fred Hall (3:26)
  12. 12 Harmonica Harry - Fred Hall (3:25)
  13. 13 I Lift up My Finger and Say "Tweet Tweet" - Fred Hall (3:06)
  14. 14 Sophomore Prom - Fred Hall (3:11)
  15. 15 Here's That Party Now in Person - Fred Hall (2:52)
  16. 16 I Got a Code in My Doze - Fred Hall (2:56)
  17. 17 I'm Wild About Horns on Automobiles - Fred Hall (3:01)
  18. 18 Come on, Baby - Fred Hall (3:06)
  19. 19 Waitin' for Katy - Fred Hall (2:58)
  20. 20 She's the Sweetheart of Six Other Guys - Fred Hall (2:53)
  21. 21 It Goes Like This - Fred Hall (2:55)
  22. 22 Everything We Like We Like Alike - Fred Hall (2:55)
  23. 23 It Ain't No Fault of Mine - Fred Hall (2:57)
  24. 24 Mama Inez - Fred Hall (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Hall's Sugar Babies Primary Artist
Fred Hall Indexed Contributor, Piano, Vocals
Mike Mosiello Trumpet
Arthur Fields Vocals
Eddie Grosso Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Randy Skretvedt Liner Notes
Al Morse Brass Band
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