Jazzworthy 1929-33

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The 22 songs on this CD represent the tail-end of the late period of Ted Lewis' fame and influence, when his band was at its peak for personnel -- Muggsy Spanier, George Brunies, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, and Frank Teschemacher are all over this material, with Fats Waller at the piano and singing on a trio of numbers. The quality of the transfers varies there is noise on some of these tracks, some of it considerable at times, and the material ranges from feel-good Depression-era numbers like "Laughing at Life" and "Headin' for Better Times" to some quite effective blues, and some hot solos all over the place. Nine of the cuts overlap with tracks that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The 22 songs on this CD represent the tail-end of the late period of Ted Lewis' fame and influence, when his band was at its peak for personnel -- Muggsy Spanier, George Brunies, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, and Frank Teschemacher are all over this material, with Fats Waller at the piano and singing on a trio of numbers. The quality of the transfers varies there is noise on some of these tracks, some of it considerable at times, and the material ranges from feel-good Depression-era numbers like "Laughing at Life" and "Headin' for Better Times" to some quite effective blues, and some hot solos all over the place. Nine of the cuts overlap with tracks that appear on Is Everybody Happy Now?, and between the two discs one gets a fair picture of Lewis, though Sony-Legacy ought to release a definitive two-CD set of Lewis' best sides someday.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/1998
  • Label: Challenge
  • UPC: 608917901429
  • Catalog Number: 79014
  • Sales rank: 160,703

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ted Lewis Primary Artist, Clarinet, Leader, C-Melody Saxophone, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Fats Waller Piano, Vocals
Red Nichols Trumpet
Georg Brunis Trombone, Trombone, Trumpet, Kazoo
Frank Teschemacher Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
The Bachelors Vocals
Herbert Benson Vocals
Rod Cless Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rudy Van Gelder Drums
Manny Klein Trumpet
John Lucas Drums
Jimmy Moore Baritone Saxophone, String Bass
Erno Neufeld Violin
Harry Barth Bowed Bass, String Bass
Sam Blank Trombone
Hymie Wolfson Tenor Saxophone
Louis Martin Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Sammy Shapiro Violin
Harry Raderman Trombone
Dave Klein Trumpet, Cornet
Jack Aaronson Piano
Leo Dale Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
W.C. Handy Composer
Tim Brymn Composer
Chris Ellis Producer, Audio Production
Charles F. Kenny Composer
Paul Mares Composer
Leon Roppolo Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Bob Todd Composer
Harry Barth Brass Band
John R.T. Davies Original Material
Cornell Todd Composer
Lloyd Garrett Composer
Mark Berresford Liner Notes, Original Material
Nick Kenny Composer
Hart A. Wand Composer
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