Listen to My Music, Vol. 2

Listen to My Music, Vol. 2

by Ted Heath
     
 
There are numerous Ted Heath albums parading around wearing the title Listen to My Music. Several of these are part of a series released during the late '90s by the Hep record label, surveying in detail the early recordings of this solid, often exciting British big band. Vol. 2 focuses upon the years 1946 and 1947. High points in this part of the Heath

Overview

There are numerous Ted Heath albums parading around wearing the title Listen to My Music. Several of these are part of a series released during the late '90s by the Hep record label, surveying in detail the early recordings of this solid, often exciting British big band. Vol. 2 focuses upon the years 1946 and 1947. High points in this part of the Heath story include an updated version of Sy Oliver's "Opus One" (Heath first recorded this number in 1944); two substantial entries from the Ellington book; durable standards like "I've Found a New Baby" and "Exactly Like You"; and "Ad Lib Frolic," a feisty original by trumpeter Kenny Baker. Vocals are attributed to Heath's drummer, Jack Parnell. One prime participant in the postwar English big-band scene was tenor saxophonist Tommy Whittle, an essential component in the Ted Heath band from 1946 to 1952. His work with Heath as documented on this disc deserves wider recognition.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/1998
Label:
Hep Records
UPC:
0603366005728
catalogNumber:
57

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Tracks

  1. Listen to My Music
  2. Opus One
  3. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
  4. Creole Love Call
  5. C Jam Blues
  6. Any Old Iron
  7. Knees up Mother Brown
  8. Time on My Hands
  9. Anything Goes
  10. Exactly Like You
  11. Wotcher! (Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road)
  12. I've Found a New Baby
  13. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  14. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  15. Lullaby of Broadway
  16. Somebody Loves Me
  17. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  18. That Lovely Weekend
  19. Love Will Find a Way
  20. See Me Dance the Polka
  21. Lonesome Road
  22. Night and Day
  23. Yesterdays
  24. Yearning (Just for You)
  25. Ad Lib Frolic
  26. Listen to My Music

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Heath   Primary Artist
Ralph Sharon   Piano
Jack Bentley   Timbales
Jimmy Coombes   Timbales
Dave Goldberg   Guitar
Stanley Roderick   Trumpet
Tommy Whittle   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Parnell   Drums,Vocals
Charlie Short   Baritone Saxophone
Dave Wilkins   Trumpet
Norman Stenfalt   Piano
Dave Shand   Baritone Saxophone
Jackie Armstrong   Timbales
Alan Franks   Trumpet
Kenny Baker   Trumpet
Harry Roche   Timbales
Cliff Haines   Trumpet
Lad Busby   Timbales

Technical Credits

Lionel Hampton   Composer
Ted Heath   Director
Curley Hamner   Composer
Ted Kendall   Remixing
Alastair Robertson   Producer
Norman Stenfalt   Arranger
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Kenny Baker   Arranger
Lad Busby   Arranger

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