Rhythm Rascals, Swing Rhythm Boys, Sid Phillips: 1935-1936

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although it is tempting to believe that there was very little jazz to be heard in England during the 1930s and that virtually all of the worthwhile jazz was from the U.S., it simply is not true. It is true that commercial dance bands dominated the British music scene in the mid-'30s, but there were some exciting jazz dates along the way. This CD starts off with 11 selections by the Rhythm Rascals, a series of mostly ten-piece swing bands that at various times included trombonist Ted Heath; clarientist Danny Polo; trumpeter Max Goldberg; and Freddy Gardener on clarinet, alto, tenor, and baritone. Their repertoire was generally swing standards, and the results should greatly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although it is tempting to believe that there was very little jazz to be heard in England during the 1930s and that virtually all of the worthwhile jazz was from the U.S., it simply is not true. It is true that commercial dance bands dominated the British music scene in the mid-'30s, but there were some exciting jazz dates along the way. This CD starts off with 11 selections by the Rhythm Rascals, a series of mostly ten-piece swing bands that at various times included trombonist Ted Heath; clarientist Danny Polo; trumpeter Max Goldberg; and Freddy Gardener on clarinet, alto, tenor, and baritone. Their repertoire was generally swing standards, and the results should greatly interest swing fans. In addition, there are seven songs from the similar Swing Rhythm Boys and four selections from clarinetist Sid Phillips. Although the music overall is not essential, it is generally quite enjoyable, and always swings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2000
  • Label: Timeless Holland
  • EAN: 8711458204736
  • Catalog Number: 47

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Rhythm Rascals Primary Artist
Ted Heath Trombone
George Melachrino Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Freddy Gardner Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Max Abrams Drums
Jack Cooper Vocals
George Elliott Guitar
Sid Phillips Clarinet, Leader, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Danny Polo Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jack Miranda Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lew Davis Trombone
Cyril Grantham Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Max Goldberg Trumpet
Billy Amstell Tenor Saxophone
Billy Bell Bass
Dick Ball Bass
George Smith Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Bert Barnes Piano
Freddy Johnson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jack Simmons Guitar
Max Bacon Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Barber Executive Producer
Ted Heath Contributor
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Freddy Gardner Contributor
Jack Pettis Composer
Will J. Harris Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Danny Polo Contributor
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Victor Young Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Billy Meyers Composer
Wim Wigt Executive Producer
Matty Malneck Composer
Brian Rust Contributor, Liner Notes
John R.T. Davies Contributor, Original Material
Max Goldberg Contributor
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Lou Handman Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Bob Emmerich Composer
Ria Wigt Producer, Executive Producer
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