More Than Satisfied

More Than Satisfied

by Nat Shilkret
     
 
An important musical director and conductor in the 1920s and '30s, Nat Shilkret headed a series of "all-star" orchestras during 1927-1929. While most of his sidemen never made it to the all-star level (so the name was a bit of hype), Shilkret used many of the top studio musicians of the time, some of whom are now considered important jazz players. Five of the

Overview

An important musical director and conductor in the 1920s and '30s, Nat Shilkret headed a series of "all-star" orchestras during 1927-1929. While most of his sidemen never made it to the all-star level (so the name was a bit of hype), Shilkret used many of the top studio musicians of the time, some of whom are now considered important jazz players. Five of the recordings by Nat Shilkret & His Victor Orchestra and all 19 of the selections issued by the All Star Orchestra are on this Vintage Music Productions CD. The music is a perfect compromise between outbursts of hot jazz and arranged dance music. Some of the charts are particularly memorable, including versions of "My Melancholy Baby," "I'm More Than Satisfied," "Oh Baby," "Add a Little Wiggle," "There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder," and "Steppin' Along." In the bands on some numbers are such fine players as Andy Sannella (clarinet, alto, and steel guitar), trombonists Miff Mole and Tommy Dorsey, Dudley Fosdick on mellophone, violinist Joe Venuti, guitarist Carl Kress, and even Benny Goodman. The music, which has been largely left out of jazz history books, is still delightful, and 1920s collectors will find much to love on this perfectly conceived release, and throughout the valuable Vintage Music Productions catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/2006
Label:
Vintage Music Prod.
UPC:
0820215018122
catalogNumber:
181

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Who-Oo? You-Oo, That's Who!
  2. There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick-Chick-Chicken
  3. What Do We Do on a Dew-Dew-Dewy Day?
  4. Zulu Wail
  5. Where Have You Been?
  6. Chloe
  7. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  8. I Must Be Dreaming
  9. My Melancholy Baby
  10. I Just Roll Along
  11. I'm More Than Satisfied
  12. Oh, Baby!
  13. Oh, Baby!
  14. Add a Little Wiggle
  15. There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
  16. She Didn't Say "Yes"
  17. She Didn't Say "Yes"
  18. My Dream Memory
  19. Waiting at the End of the Road
  20. Too Wonderful for Words
  21. You Made Me Love You
  22. Steppin' Along
  23. I'll Close My Eyes
  24. Deep in the Arms of Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nat Shilkret   Primary Artist,Leader
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Joe Venuti   Violin
Carl Kress   Banjo,Guitar
Jimmy McPartland   Trumpet
Miff Mole   Trombone
Harry Reser   Banjo
Gene Austin   Vocals
John Cali   Banjo
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Fud Livingston   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums,Vibes
Lou Raderman   Violin
Frank Luther   Vocals,Group Member
Max Farley   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Murray Kellner   Violin
Sam M. Lewis   Trombone
Joe Tarto   Bass,Tuba,Bowed Bass,String Bass
Fuzzy Farrar   Trumpet
Franklyn Baur   Vocals
Don Howard   Vocals
Johnny Marvin   Ukulele,Vocals
Frank Munn   Vocals
Jack Pierce   Tuba,Bowed Bass
Jack Shilkret   Piano
Joe Green's Novelty Orchestra   Drums
Ray Lodwig   Trumpet
Dick Cherwin   Bass,String Bass
Sammy Feinsmith   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dudley Fosdick   Mellophonium
Tommy Gott   Trumpet
Mike Mosiello   Trumpet
Del Staigers   Trumpet
Larry Abbott   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Armer   Bass,Tuba,Bowed Bass,String Bass
Andy Sannella   Clarinet,Steel Guitar,Alto Saxophone
Milt Rettenberg   Piano
Yascha Zayde   Violin
Nat Brusiloff   Violin
Glenn McGaha Miller   Trombone
Major Glenn Miller's American Band of the AEF   Trombone
Herb Borodkin   Cello
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert   Vocals
Chuck Campbell   Trombone

Technical Credits

Paul Burgess   Label Design
Jeff Hopkins   Liner Notes,Label Design

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