Recorded in Hollywood 1933

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Eddie South was a talented jazz violinist who never really achieved the fame that he deserved; though he was a contemporary of Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith, most of his work was for radio and films. As a result, relatively few of his recordings have appeared on CD. So the discovery of 16 of his earliest radio transcription programs, all sponsored by a women's beauty product called Cheloni-Skin, is an important find. They are collected in their entirety on this three-CD compilation, complete with unidentified announcers and commercials if there is a music bed by South. While the performances ranges from easy listening to Latin pop themes of the era, tangos, gypsy swing,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Eddie South was a talented jazz violinist who never really achieved the fame that he deserved; though he was a contemporary of Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith, most of his work was for radio and films. As a result, relatively few of his recordings have appeared on CD. So the discovery of 16 of his earliest radio transcription programs, all sponsored by a women's beauty product called Cheloni-Skin, is an important find. They are collected in their entirety on this three-CD compilation, complete with unidentified announcers and commercials if there is a music bed by South. While the performances ranges from easy listening to Latin pop themes of the era, tangos, gypsy swing, novelty numbers and downright corn, the clarity and preservation of these vintage recordings is surprising. South was a virtuoso violinist who arranged all of the musical selections and also composed a few originals heard on Recorded in Hollywood 1933. Most notable among his band's members are bassist Milt Hinton who was amazed that these recordings were uncovered and guitarist Everett Barksdale, both of whom are occasionally heard as soloists and vocalists. The remaining musicians, including Clifford King clarinet and vocals, pianist Antonia Spaulding who doubles on celesta, J. Wright Smith strictly an ensemble violinist and drummer Jimmy Bertrand, provide strong support for South, even if they don't make much of an impression themselves. It is very difficult to comment about the music within this collection without taking into context why it was recorded in the first place: to sell cosmetics. While the typical swing fan may get impatient with the tedious studio announcer, the novelty pieces and the overly sweet texture of some songs, South's abilities are never in doubt and are best represented by the occasional standard including "Star Dust," "Body and Soul," "I'll Never Be the Same," "Three Little Words" and "Moon Songs" and jazz piece Fats Waller's "If It Ain't Love". Perhaps the most fascinating discovery is a novelty vocal feature for Hinton, "Throw a Little Salt on the Bluebird's Tail," which also has a bit of scatting. Jazz violin scholar Anthony Barnett contributed the detailed liner notes, while a number of vintage photographs are also included. While this collection will fall outside the interest of some swing fans, anyone interested in early jazz violin ought to investigate these long-obscure performances. The obvious conclusion is what Eddie South might have accomplished if he had only been given greater opportunities to record during his lifetime.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Jazz Oracle
  • UPC: 620588805424
  • Catalog Number: 8054
  • Sales rank: 217,884

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme (0:29)
  2. 2 Ay! Mama Ines (2:01)
  3. 3 What a Perfect Combination (1:49)
  4. 4 A Sleepy Little Village (4:08)
  5. 5 Dark Eyes (1:47)
  6. 6 Theme (0:57)
  7. 7 Theme (0:25)
  8. 8 Star Dust (4:45)
  9. 9 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (3:04)
  10. 10 La Luna de Brasil (2:12)
  11. 11 Theme (0:15)
  12. 12 Theme (0:28)
  13. 13 Lady of Spain (Paso Doble) (1:56)
  14. 14 The Russian Rag (1:53)
  15. 15 There's a Million Little Cupids (3:18)
  16. 16 Body and Soul (2:52)
  17. 17 Theme (0:16)
  18. 18 Theme (0:26)
  19. 19 A Media Luz (1:55)
  20. 20 Let's Try Again (4:30)
  21. 21 Pardon, Madame! (1:59)
  22. 22 Stop the Sun, Stop the Moon (2:11)
  23. 23 Theme (0:15)
  24. 24 Theme (0:27)
  25. 25 Two Guitars (2:08)
  26. 26 Goofus (2:04)
  27. 27 Mardi Gras/Daybreak (3:17)
  28. 28 Sylvia (2:24)
  29. 29 Theme (0:17)
  30. 30 Theme (0:31)
  31. 31 Til Tomorrow (4:40)
  32. 32 Kiss Me Again (3:34)
  33. 33 Esta Noche Me Emborracho (2:23)
  34. 34 Theme (0:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Theme (0:26)
  2. 2 Vas Villst du Haben? (1:45)
  3. 3 Adiós, Mia Chaparrita (Mia Chaparrita) (1:57)
  4. 4 Libe War Es Nie/Take Me in Your Arms (4:20)
  5. 5 Siboney (Canto Siboney) (1:52)
  6. 6 Theme (0:28)
  7. 7 Theme (0:27)
  8. 8 Suzanne (2:26)
  9. 9 I'll Never Be the Same (2:52)
  10. 10 Marienella (2:12)
  11. 11 Theme: Hejre Kati (2:38)
  12. 12 Theme (0:26)
  13. 13 I'm Playing with Fire (2:46)
  14. 14 Jealousy (Jalousie) (3:26)
  15. 15 Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone) (2:48)
  16. 16 Theme (0:42)
  17. 17 Theme (0:26)
  18. 18 La Rosita (4:51)
  19. 19 So at Last It's Come to This (3:29)
  20. 20 Bahama Mama (2:28)
  21. 21 Theme (0:16)
  22. 22 Theme (0:28)
  23. 23 Algeria (5:12)
  24. 24 Adiós, Mia Chaparrita (Mia Chaparrita) (1:57)
  25. 25 My Darling (3:36)
  26. 26 Theme (0:19)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Theme (0:26)
  2. 2 Sweet Muchacha (2:15)
  3. 3 Throw a Little Salt on the Bluebird's Tail (2:30)
  4. 4 Hejre Kati (2:16)
  5. 5 Thanksgivin' (3:06)
  6. 6 Theme (0:24)
  7. 7 Theme (0:27)
  8. 8 La Cumparsita (2:52)
  9. 9 Well Well Well (2:27)
  10. 10 Szerel Mes Vodyck (2:18)
  11. 11 At the Ball, That's All (At the Ball) (2:14)
  12. 12 Theme (0:38)
  13. 13 Theme (0:27)
  14. 14 Just an Echo in the Valley (4:12)
  15. 15 Three Little Words (1:58)
  16. 16 I May Never Pass Your Way Again (4:28)
  17. 17 Theme (0:37)
  18. 18 Theme (0:26)
  19. 19 Passion (1:53)
  20. 20 Deep River (2:13)
  21. 21 If It Ain't Love (3:36)
  22. 22 Ya No Cantas Chingola (1:39)
  23. 23 Theme (0:26)
  24. 24 Theme (0:27)
  25. 25 Love Me (3:44)
  26. 26 Ein Spanischer Tango (Und ein Mädel Wie Du) (3:41)
  27. 27 Moon Song (That Wasn't Meant for Me) (3:07)
  28. 28 Theme (0:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie South Primary Artist, Violin, Vocals
Everett Barksdale Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Bertrand Percussion, Drums
Milt Hinton Vocals, String Bass
J. Wright Smith Violin, Ensemble
Clifford King Clarinet, Vocals
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Eddie South Arranger
Harry (Henry) Thacker Burleigh Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Pete Lofthouse Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Jack King Art Direction
Matty Malneck Composer
Eliseo Grenet Composer
Reginald Connelly Composer
Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodriguez Composer
Oley Speaks Composer
Stanley Damerell Composer
Enrique Santos Discépolo Composer
Ferde Grofé Composer
Anthony Barnett Liner Notes
Colin Bray Producer
Roger Beardsley Remastering
Walter Jurmann Composer
Traditional Composer
John Wilby Producer
Richard Rudy Graphic Design
Docteur Nico Composer
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