His Best Recordings 1929-1940

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
For those interested in Benny Carter's early work from the swing era, this Best of Jazz roundup should be seriously considered. Covering the arranger/composer's work with Fletcher Henderson, the Chocolate Dandies, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, and various personal outfits, His Best Recordings 1929-1930 provides a dizzying array of amazing originals "When Lights Are Low," "Cocktails for Two" and stage interpretations "Honeysuckle Rose," "Stardust". The lineup is just as impressive, with the likes of Henry "Red" Allen, Ben Webster, Rex Stewart, Stephane Grappelli, Fats Waller, and Cozy Cole lending their seasoned support. Billie Holiday even makes a cameo, topping off a mix...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
For those interested in Benny Carter's early work from the swing era, this Best of Jazz roundup should be seriously considered. Covering the arranger/composer's work with Fletcher Henderson, the Chocolate Dandies, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, and various personal outfits, His Best Recordings 1929-1930 provides a dizzying array of amazing originals "When Lights Are Low," "Cocktails for Two" and stage interpretations "Honeysuckle Rose," "Stardust". The lineup is just as impressive, with the likes of Henry "Red" Allen, Ben Webster, Rex Stewart, Stephane Grappelli, Fats Waller, and Cozy Cole lending their seasoned support. Billie Holiday even makes a cameo, topping off a mix not to missed by jazz fans of all persuasions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/1996
  • Label: Best Of Jazz
  • EAN: 3307518400122
  • Catalog Number: 4001

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Six or Seven Times (3:20)
  2. 2 Keep a Song in Your Soul - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra (3:18)
  3. 3 Dee Blues (2:54)
  4. 4 Sweet Sue, Just You (2:59)
  5. 5 Once upon a Time (3:24)
  6. 6 Krazy Kapers (3:28)
  7. 7 Devil's Holiday (3:05)
  8. 8 Stardust - Willie Lewis & His Orchestra (3:12)
  9. 9 These Foolish Things (3:00)
  10. 10 Honeysuckle Rose - Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (2:42)
  11. 11 Blues in My Heart (2:30)
  12. 12 I'm Coming, Virginia (3:00)
  13. 13 On the Bumpy Road to Love - Teddy Wilson (2:42)
  14. 14 Sugar (2:45)
  15. 15 Melancholy Lullaby (2:55)
  16. 16 Scandal in a Flat (3:12)
  17. 17 When Lights Are Low (2:50)
  18. 18 The Favor of a Fool (2:59)
  19. 19 More Than You Know (2:40)
  20. 20 Among My Souvenirs (3:05)
  21. 21 Smack (2:39)
  22. 22 Cocktails for Two (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Carter Primary Artist, Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Danny Barker Guitar
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
The Chocolate Dandies Track Performer
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
St├ęphane Grappelli Piano
Ted Heath Trombone
Eddie Heywood Piano
Freddy Johnson Piano
Jonah Jones Trumpet
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
John Kirby Bass, Tuba
Django Reinhardt Guitar
Rex Stewart Trumpet, Cornet
Fats Waller Banjo, Piano
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Herman Chittison Piano, Cello
Cozy Cole Drums
Buddy Featherstonhaugh Tenor Saxophone
Tyree Glenn Trombone, Vibes
Horace Henderson Piano
Spike Hughes Bass
Benny Morton Trombone
Don Redman Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Alix Combelle Tenor Saxophone
Bernard Addison Guitar
Hayes Alvis Bass
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Tommy Benford Drums
Billie Holiday Vocals
Wayman Carver Flute, Alto Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett Drums
George Chisholm Trombone
June Cole Bass
Leonard Davis Trumpet
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Bill Dillard Trumpet
Andre Ekyan Alto Saxophone
George Elliott Guitar
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Carl Frye Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Harrison Trombone, Vocals
Len Harrison Bass
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone, Vocals
Ernest "Bass" Hill Bass
Milt Hinton Bass
Clarence Holiday Banjo, Guitar
George Irish Tenor Saxophone
George James Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Keg Johnson Trombone
Walter Johnson Drums
Claude Jones Trombone
Bertie King Tenor Saxophone
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Lawrence Lucie Guitar
Castor McCord Tenor Saxophone
Mezz Mezzrow Drums
Robert Montmarche Drums
Ed Mullens Trumpet
Floyd O'Brien Trombone
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
William Purnell Drums
Milt Robinson Trombone
Russell Smith Trumpet
Cyrus St. Clair Tuba
Dell St. John Vocals
George Stafford Drums
Madison Vaughan Trombone
Dicky Wells Trombone
Sonny White Piano
York DeSouza Piano
Little Sammy Davis Tenor Saxophone
Ted Fields Drums
Ronnie Gubertini Drums
Benny Jackson Guitar
Glyn Paque Alto Saxophone
E.O. Pogson Alto Saxophone
Fred Robinson Trombone
Gene Simon Trombone
Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Track Performer
Eddie Mallory Trumpet
Ray Webb Guitar
Ernie Powell Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Duncan Whyte Trumpet
Bobby Williams Trumpet
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Harvey Boone Alto Saxophone
Joe Thomas Trumpet
Sam Dasberg Trumpet
Andy McDevitt Alto Saxophone
Bill Mulraney Trombone
Harry Van Oven Trombone
Cliff Woodridge Trumpet
Nan Wynn Vocals
Max Goldberg Trumpet
Louis Stephenson Alto Saxophone
Tommy McQuater Trumpet
Joe Hayman Tenor Saxophone
Lincoln Mills Trumpet
Rolf Goldstein Trumpet
Al Burke Bass
Jimmy Williams Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Houghton Alto Saxophone
John Mitchell Guitar
Dick Clark Trumpet
Ron Felton Vocals
Eugene D. Hellemes Bass
George Woodlen Trumpet
Charles "Coco" Kiehn Tenor Saxophone
Henry Morrison Drums
George Johnson Alto Saxophone
Johnny Russell Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Spike Hughes Arranger, Director
Irving Mills Composer
Preston Love Contributor
Benny Carter Arranger, Composer, Director
Fletcher Henderson Director
Al Lewis Composer
Jerry Valburn Contributor
Graham Colombe Liner Notes
Kurt Mohr Contributor
Gilles Petard Reissue Producer
Robert Hilbert Contributor
Johnny Simmen Contributor
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Edgar Leslie Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Horatio Nicholls Composer
Mills Composer
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