Radio Years, 1940

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This 1995 CD contains two jazz-oriented radio broadcasts by the early Gene Krupa Big Band. Superior in general to their studio recordings of the era, these performances have plenty of fine solo space for trumpeters Shorty Sherock and Corky Cornelius and tenorman Sam Donohue; the drummer/leader is prominent in the ensembles, and Irene Daye takes seven vocals there are also nine instrumentals. The announcer who constantly calls Krupa "America's Number One Drummer Boy" is a bit annoying, but the swinging music is consistently excellent, making this CD a definitive example of Gene Krupa's Orchestra before Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge joined ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This 1995 CD contains two jazz-oriented radio broadcasts by the early Gene Krupa Big Band. Superior in general to their studio recordings of the era, these performances have plenty of fine solo space for trumpeters Shorty Sherock and Corky Cornelius and tenorman Sam Donohue; the drummer/leader is prominent in the ensembles, and Irene Daye takes seven vocals there are also nine instrumentals. The announcer who constantly calls Krupa "America's Number One Drummer Boy" is a bit annoying, but the swinging music is consistently excellent, making this CD a definitive example of Gene Krupa's Orchestra before Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge joined up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2000
  • Label: Jazz Unlimited
  • UPC: 717101202126
  • Catalog Number: 2021

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Krupa Primary Artist, Drums, Snare Drums
Sam Donahue Tenor Saxophone
Sam Musiker Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Floyd O'Brien Trombone
Shorty Sherock Trumpet
Bob Snyder Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Corky Cornelius Trumpet
Clint Neagley Alto Saxophone
Ray Biondi Guitar
Torg Halten Trumpet
Irene Daye Vocals
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra Track Performer
Buddy Bastien Bass, Saxophone
Al Jordan Trombone
Sid Brantley Trombone
Bill Abernathy Announcer
Tony d'Amore Piano
Sam Muskier Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jimmy Mundy Arranger
Jack Pettis Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Billy Meyers Composer
Carl A. Hällström Reissue Producer
Leif Anderson Liner Notes
Robert Wright Composer
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