Radio Transcriptions 1929-1930

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In 1929 cornetist Red Nichols became one of the first jazz bandleaders to record music strictly for radio airplay. The "Brunswick Brevities" generally consisted of a theme song, announcement and one hot number. Five of these "broadcasts" plus Nichols' ten appearances on the Heat program are included on this historically valuable CD from the collectors' IAJRC label. In addition to Nichols, such musicians as trombonists Glenn Miller and Jack Teagarden, clarinetists Jimmy Dorsey, Pee Wee Russell and Benny Goodman, bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, tenors Babe Russin and Bud Freeman, pianist Joe Sullivan and drummer Gene Krupa are among the sidemen; in addition there are some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In 1929 cornetist Red Nichols became one of the first jazz bandleaders to record music strictly for radio airplay. The "Brunswick Brevities" generally consisted of a theme song, announcement and one hot number. Five of these "broadcasts" plus Nichols' ten appearances on the Heat program are included on this historically valuable CD from the collectors' IAJRC label. In addition to Nichols, such musicians as trombonists Glenn Miller and Jack Teagarden, clarinetists Jimmy Dorsey, Pee Wee Russell and Benny Goodman, bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, tenors Babe Russin and Bud Freeman, pianist Joe Sullivan and drummer Gene Krupa are among the sidemen; in addition there are some poppish vocals by Scrappy Lambert, Dick Robertson and Roy Evans although the majority of the cuts are instrumentals, including hot versions of "That's a Plenty," "After You've Gone," "The Sheik of Araby" and "Sweet Georgia Brown." An interesting highlight is a four-song medley played as a mystery quiz that is performed by the instrumentation of three trumpets, harp and piano. Recommended to classic jazz and Red Nichols collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2000
  • Label: Iajrc Records
  • UPC: 602551101122
  • Catalog Number: 1011

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Say It With Music/Announcement (0:23)
  2. 2 I May Be Wrong (3:48)
  3. 3 Say It With Music/Announcement (0:27)
  4. 4 They Didn't Believe Me (3:55)
  5. 5 Say It With Music/Announcement (0:18)
  6. 6 On the Alamo (3:58)
  7. 7 Say It With Music/Announcement (0:09)
  8. 8 That's A-Plenty/Say It With Music (Closing Theme)/Announcement (3:56)
  9. 9 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise / Annoucement (0:43)
  10. 10 Can't You Hear Me Callin', Caroline? (0:50)
  11. 11 Margie (0:48)
  12. 12 Wait for the Happy Ending (1:13)
  13. 13 Whispering (0:45)
  14. 14 Announcement (0:19)
  15. 15 My Future Just Passed/Oh, Baby!/My Future Just Passed (3:49)
  16. 16 Turn on the Heat/Announcement (0:53)
  17. 17 After You've Gone (3:09)
  18. 18 Announcement (0:31)
  19. 19 St. Louis Blues (3:56)
  20. 20 Announcement (0:27)
  21. 21 Call of the Freaks (4:09)
  22. 22 Announcement (0:23)
  23. 23 The Sheik of Araby (4:17)
  24. 24 Turn on the Heat/Announcement (0:37)
  25. 25 Strike up the Band/Alexander's Ragtime Band/Strike up the Band (2:54)
  26. 26 Announcement (0:17)
  27. 27 Black and Blue (2:07)
  28. 28 Aint' Misbehavin'/Black and Blue (2:02)
  29. 29 Announcement (0:27)
  30. 30 Sweet Georgia Brown (1:57)
  31. 31 I Ain't Got Nobody/Sweet Georgia Brown (2:08)
  32. 32 Announcement (0:31)
  33. 33 Ballin' the Jack (1:23)
  34. 34 Walkin' the Dog / Ballin' the Jack (2:46)
  35. 35 I Lost My Gal from Memphis (0:04)
  36. 36 Here Comes Emily Brown (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Nichols Primary Artist, Trumpet, Cornet
Bud Freeman Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa Drums
Pee Wee Russell Reeds
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Adrian Rollini Bass Saxophone
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan Piano
Jimmy Dorsey Reeds
Tommy Fellini Banjo
Manny Klein Trumpet
Fud Livingston Reeds
Glenn Miller Trombone
Lou Raderman Violin
Herb Taylor Trombone
Dick Robertson Vocals
James Hanson Tuba
Sid Stoneburn Alto Saxophone
Red Nichols & His Five Pennies Track Performer
Treg Brown Banjo, Guitar
Irving Brodsky Piano, Cello
Tommy Thunen Trumpet
Henry Whiteman Violin
Roy Evans Vocals
Jimmy Granato Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Georg Beebe Drums
Maurice Goffin Violin
John Egan Trumpet
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Paul Barbarin Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Red Nichols Arranger
Luis Russell Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Fud Livingston Arranger
Walt Meskell Composer
Glenn Miller Arranger
Herbert Reynolds Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Harry Brooks Composer
John R.T. Davies Source Material
Edward F. Polic Source Material
Robert Van Epps Arranger
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
Rob Bauer Executive Producer
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