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Moten Stomp
     

Moten Stomp

by Bennie Moten
 
One of the most important and influential of the so-called territory bands in the early '20s, pianist Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra played mostly in the region around their namesake city, specializing in lively ragtime-based numbers that edged into nascent swing. In time the ensemble morphed into the first of Count Basie's bands,

Overview

One of the most important and influential of the so-called territory bands in the early '20s, pianist Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra played mostly in the region around their namesake city, specializing in lively ragtime-based numbers that edged into nascent swing. In time the ensemble morphed into the first of Count Basie's bands, but not before recording regularly under Moten's name. This fun set features sides recorded in 1926 and 1927 for Victor Records, and includes the lilting and slurred horn harmonies of "Harmony Blues," the infectious, skipping "Missouri Wobble," "Sugar," and the energetic title tune, "Moten Stomp." A nice introduction to a vital band.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2006
Label:
Sounds Of Yesteryear
UPC:
5019317070168
catalogNumber:
716
Rank:
233454

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bennie Moten   Primary Artist,Piano
Harlan Leonard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Leroy Berry   Banjo
Thamon Hayes   Trombone,Vocals
Willie McWashington   Drums
Woodie Walder   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Washington   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Paul Webster   Cornet
Laforest Dent   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Lammar Wright   Cornet
Lamar Wright   Cornet
Ed Lewis   Cornet
Sam Tall   Banjo

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Bennie Moten   Arranger,Composer,Director
Euday L. Bowman   Composer
Thamon Hayes   Composer
Vernon Page   Brass Band
Jack Washington   Composer
Brian Rust   Liner Notes
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
George W. Thomas   Composer

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