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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
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: 604988255225
  • Catalog Number: 2552
  • Sales rank: 64,439

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's A-Plenty - Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters (2:46)
  2. 2 Futuristic Shuffle - Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters (3:26)
  3. 3 You Go to My Head - Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters (3:07)
  4. 4 Just a Kid Named Joe - Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters (2:58)
  5. 5 Sugar Foot Stomp - Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters (2:51)
  6. 6 There's a Hole in the Old Oaken Bucket - Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters (2:36)
  7. 7 And the Angels Sing - Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters (3:13)
  8. 8 When Buddah Smiles - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (2:39)
  9. 9 Moonlight Serenade - Carlotta Dale (3:09)
  10. 10 720 in the Books - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:54)
  11. 11 El Rancho Grande - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:02)
  12. 12 Tuxedo Junction - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:12)
  13. 13 Kansas City Moods - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:19)
  14. 14 Rose of the Rio Grande - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (3:04)
  15. 15 Blues in the Groove - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:06)
  16. 16 Make Believe Island - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:15)
  17. 17 Big Beaver - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:25)
  18. 18 The Things I Love - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:26)
  19. 19 Horizon - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:16)
  20. 20 Prelude to Carmen - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (2:54)
  21. 21 Chattanooga Choo Choo - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:02)
  22. 22 You Don't Know What Love Is - Jan Savitt & His Orchestra (3:22)
  23. 23 Jersey Bounce - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (3:07)
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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
Al 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
Al 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shuffle In Style, Indeed!

    If you appreciate big band swing, then this is an album that you need in your collection. Jan Savitt was truly a musical genious, and deserves to be right up there with Goodman, Miller, Shaw and Dorsey, as he was that good. Sadly, he was taken way too soon by a brain aneurysm. The resurgence of swing in the past few years has brought him back, and this collection, "Shuffle In Style", is good from start to finish. Give a listen, and you will see just what a solid outfit the Savitt band really was, and his vocalists, George "Bon Bon" Tunnell and Carlotta Dale, are as good a tandem as any in the Swing Era. Outstanding!

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