It Isn't Fair

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
In 2002 Renovation Records issued It Isn't Fair, a collection containing some of Richard Himber's earliest known recordings. Rarest of all, perhaps, is a medley of "Dancing on the Ceiling" and "Of Thee I Sing," dating from 1932. The other 24 vintage selections were recorded for the Vocalion and Bluebird labels between August 7, 1933 and March 19, 1934. On the Vocalions the group was listed as Dick Himber and His Essex House Orchestra; at his first session for Victor's budget Bluebird series, the violinist and bandleader received the more dignified billing of Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra. The Essex band featured harpist Sam Amoroso, trombonist Jerry ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
In 2002 Renovation Records issued It Isn't Fair, a collection containing some of Richard Himber's earliest known recordings. Rarest of all, perhaps, is a medley of "Dancing on the Ceiling" and "Of Thee I Sing," dating from 1932. The other 24 vintage selections were recorded for the Vocalion and Bluebird labels between August 7, 1933 and March 19, 1934. On the Vocalions the group was listed as Dick Himber and His Essex House Orchestra; at his first session for Victor's budget Bluebird series, the violinist and bandleader received the more dignified billing of Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra. The Essex band featured harpist Sam Amoroso, trombonist Jerry Colonna, lead clarinetist Artie Shaw and vocalist Joey Nash. On the October 2, 1933 recording of "Doin' the Uptown Lowdown," Johnny Mercer makes what must have been one of his first appearances on record. Other notable musicians who participated in the making of these recordings are Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Freddy Martin, Bunny Berigan and George Van Eps. Composed and recorded in 1933, It Isn't Fair would become a hit when it was revived by Sammy Kaye in 1949.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/2002
  • Label: Renovation
  • UPC: 725543700223
  • Catalog Number: 7002
  • Sales rank: 375,146

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancing on the Ceiling/Of Thee I Sing (4:16)
  2. 2 It Isn't Fair - Richard Himber (3:13)
  3. 3 It Might Have Been a Diff'rent Story - Richard Himber (3:01)
  4. 4 Love Is the Thing - Richard Himber (3:05)
  5. 5 Love Is the Sweetest Thing - Richard Himber (3:03)
  6. 6 Smoke Rings - Richard Himber (2:45)
  7. 7 Sophisticated Lady - Richard Himber (3:01)
  8. 8 My Love - Richard Himber (3:00)
  9. 9 Life's So Complete - Richard Himber (3:05)
  10. 10 The Last Round-Up (3:02)
  11. 11 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (3:07)
  12. 12 Doin' the Uptown Lowdown - Richard Himber (2:44)
  13. 13 Goodbye Love - Richard Himber (2:43)
  14. 14 Gather Lip Rouge While You May - Richard Himber (2:40)
  15. 15 You're My Past, Present and Future - Richard Himber (2:45)
  16. 16 After Sundown - Richard Himber (2:47)
  17. 17 Our Big Love Scene - Richard Himber (2:38)
  18. 18 Everything I Have Is Yours - Richard Himber (3:02)
  19. 19 My Dancing Lady - Richard Himber (2:51)
  20. 20 Do You Miss Me Tonight? - Richard Himber (3:01)
  21. 21 You Oughta Be in Pictures - Richard Himber (2:49)
  22. 22 That's Love - Richard Himber (2:57)
  23. 23 Why Do I Dream Those Dreams? - Richard Himber (2:48)
  24. 24 When a Woman Loves a Man - Richard Himber (3:12)
  25. 25 Love Thy Neighbor - Richard Himber (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Himber & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Richard Himber Indexed Contributor, Violin
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Artie Shaw Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jerry Colonna Trombone
George Van Eps Guitar
Freddy Martin Tenor Saxophone
Arnold Brillhardt Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jess Carneol Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
David Levy Piano
John McGee Trumpet
Johnny Mercer Vocals
Jack Kimmel Standup Bass
Ruby Weinstein Trumpet
Elmer Feldkamp Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
George Hamilton Green Standup Bass
Terry Shand Piano, Vocals
Charlie Margulis Trumpet
Ernie Capozzi Guitar
Samuel Persoff Violin
Richard Wagner Violin
Nat Levine Drums
Robert Dickson Violin
Sam Amoroso Harp
Bennie Eaton Violin
Joe Poretta Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Herman Wolfson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Freddy Martin Director
Richard Himber Director
Paul Lindemeyer Art Direction
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