Shuffle in Style

Shuffle in Style

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by Jan Savitt
     
 

Like Art Hodes and Irving Berlin, Jan Savitt was a Russian immigrant who flourished in the musical environment of North America during the first half of the 20th century. Savitt's dance band was one of the very best on the scene in the late '30s. Decades after his premature death at the age of 35 in 1948,See more details below

Overview

Like Art Hodes and Irving Berlin, Jan Savitt was a Russian immigrant who flourished in the musical environment of North America during the first half of the 20th century. Savitt's dance band was one of the very best on the scene in the late '30s. Decades after his premature death at the age of 35 in 1948, several excellent collections appeared, allowing for a reappraisal of his accomplishments. Jasmine's Shuffle in Style is by far the finest Jan Savitt album in his entire posthumous discography. More than half of the tracks are instrumental, and the vocals (by Carlotta Dale, Allan DeWitt, and George "Bon Bon" Tunnell) are evenly distributed throughout. This guarantees a pleasurable listening experience and proves once and for all that Savitt's band was one formidable swing machine. The timeline on this set begins in July 1938 (nobody seems to want to reissue his 1937 recordings) and extends into February 1942. You'll want to listen for tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld, and for Eddie Durham's arrangement on "Blues in the Groove." While both Vintage Music Productions and Flyright have tapped Savitt's legacy with good results, Jasmine's Shuffle in Style should be regarded as the crème de la crème.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988255225
catalogNumber:
2552
Rank:
218147

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Tracks

  1. That's A-Plenty  -  Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
  2. Futuristic Shuffle  -  Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
  3. You Go to My Head  -  Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
  4. Just a Kid Named Joe  -  Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
  5. Sugar Foot Stomp  -  Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
  6. There's a Hole in the Old Oaken Bucket  -  Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
  7. And the Angels Sing  -  Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
  8. When Buddah Smiles  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  9. Moonlight Serenade  - Carlotta Dale
  10. 720 in the Books  - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell
  11. El Rancho Grande  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  12. Tuxedo Junction  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  13. Kansas City Moods  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  14. Rose of the Rio Grande  - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell
  15. Blues in the Groove  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  16. Make Believe Island  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  17. Big Beaver  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  18. The Things I Love  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  19. Horizon  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  20. Prelude to Carmen  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  21. Chattanooga Choo Choo  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  22. You Don't Know What Love Is  -  Jan Savitt & His Orchestra
  23. Jersey Bounce  - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jan Savitt   Primary Artist
Gus Bivona   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George Siravo   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Gene DePaul   Piano
Nick Fatool   Drums
George   Trombone
Frank Langone   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Napton   Trumpet
Fred Ohms   Trombone
Jack Palmer   Trumpet
Danny Perri   Guitar
Jack Pleis   Piano
Morris Rayman   Bass
Buddy Schutz   Drums
Guy Smith   Guitar
Alvin Davis   Trumpet
Sam Weiss   Drums
George Bohn   Alto Saxophone
Jack Hansen   Trumpet
George White   Drums
Johnny Austin   Trumpet
Jack Ferrier   Alto Saxophone
Sam Sachelle   Tenor Saxophone
James Schultz   Saxophone
George "Bon Bon" Tunnell   Track Performer
Bob Spangler   Drums
Ben Pickering   Trombone
Harry Roberts   Saxophone
Gabe Galinas   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Howard Cook   Bass
Leopold   Trombone
Carlotta Dale   Track Performer
Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Georges Bizet   Composer
Jan Savitt   Arranger
Ziggy Elman   Composer
George Siravo   Arranger
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Eddie Durham   Arranger
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jack Pleis   Arranger
Don Raye   Composer
James Watson   Arranger
Tony Middleton   Liner Notes
Charlie Crump   Mastering
Robert Wright   Composer

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