Shake It & Break It

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jazz Hour's Shake It & Break It contains 22 old-fashioned jazz records that were cut for Brunswick, Victor and Vocalion during the last 15 months of King Oliver's recording career. Beginning with a pair of tunes from the session of November 6, 1929 which featured James P. Johnson at the piano, this collection samples most of Joe Oliver's late period recordings, right through to his very last session, a Vocalion date with the Chocolate Dandies on April 15, 1931. By late 1929, King Oliver's chops had deteriorated to the point where trumpet solos were performed by others, most notably Oliver's nephew Dave Nelson, Bubber Miley and Henry "Red" Allen. Other important ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jazz Hour's Shake It & Break It contains 22 old-fashioned jazz records that were cut for Brunswick, Victor and Vocalion during the last 15 months of King Oliver's recording career. Beginning with a pair of tunes from the session of November 6, 1929 which featured James P. Johnson at the piano, this collection samples most of Joe Oliver's late period recordings, right through to his very last session, a Vocalion date with the Chocolate Dandies on April 15, 1931. By late 1929, King Oliver's chops had deteriorated to the point where trumpet solos were performed by others, most notably Oliver's nephew Dave Nelson, Bubber Miley and Henry "Red" Allen. Other important players who sat in on some of these records were trombonist Jimmy Archey, reedmen Buster Bailey and Hilton Jefferson, and steel guitarist Roy Smeck, spotlighted on "Everybody Does It in Hawaii." This is an OK taste of King Oliver, although his earlier recordings give a better indication of what he could do with a cornet and how smaller, more authentically New Orleans-styled groups operated under his commanding leadership. Anyone who sides with Louis Armstrong by maintaining love and respect for Oliver will gratefully absorb his complete recordings without judging any of them too harshly. The best way to listen to King Oliver is sequentially, using all five of his volumes from the Classics chronological series; add on King Oliver's sessions as a sideman with Clarence Williams and you'll get the bigger picture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: A Jazz Hour With
  • EAN: 8712177005239
  • Catalog Number: 73536
  • Sales rank: 280,300

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Can't Stop Loving You (2:50)
  2. 2 I'm Lonesome Sweetheart (2:46)
  3. 3 Everybody Does It In Hawaii (2:57)
  4. 4 Frankie & Johnnie (3:13)
  5. 5 St. James Infirmary (3:40)
  6. 6 Edna (2:43)
  7. 7 Boogie Woogie (3:07)
  8. 8 Mule Face Blues (2:54)
  9. 9 Struggle Buggy (3:01)
  10. 10 Olga (3:26)
  11. 11 Shake It And Break It (2:32)
  12. 12 Stingaree Blues (3:11)
  13. 13 Nelson Stomp (3:11)
  14. 14 Stealing Love (3:21)
  15. 15 Papa-De-Da-Da (2:55)
  16. 16 Who's Blue (2:57)
  17. 17 Stop Crying (3:09)
  18. 18 Sugar Blues (3:01)
  19. 19 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (3:23)
  20. 20 Loveless Love (3:00)
  21. 21 One More Time (3:18)
  22. 22 When I Take My Sugar To Tea (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Oliver Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
James P. Johnson Piano
Gene Rodgers Piano
Roy Smeck Harmonica, Steel Guitar
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Bill Beason Drums, Snare Drums
Charles Frazier Tenor Saxophone
Don Frye Piano
Richard "Dick" Fullbright Bass, Tuba
Hilton Jefferson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Edmund Jones Drums
Goldie Lucas Banjo, Vocals
Bingie Madison Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Fred Moore Drums, Snare Drums
Dave Nelson Trumpet, Vocals
Ward Pinkett Trumpet, Vocals
Clinton Walker Bass
Carroll Dickerson Violin
Henry Duncan Piano
Eric Franker Piano
Bobby Holmes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Frankie Marvin Tenor Saxophone
Glyn Pacque Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Walter Wheeler Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
James P. Johnson & His Orchestra Piano
Arthur Taylor Banjo
Henry Thaddeus Jones Alto Saxophone
Henry Jones Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
King Oliver Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Bingie Madison Arranger
Dave Nelson Composer
Clinton Walker Brass Band
Clarence Williams Composer
Clarence Todd Composer
Skip Voogd Liner Notes
Grant Clarke Composer
Elsie McWilliams Composer
Pierre Norman Connor Composer
Traditional Composer
Loran L. Watson Director
Joe Primrose Composer
Clinton A. Kemp Composer
Lou Chicha Friscoe Composer
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