Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot

Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot

     
 

This intriguing CD is a companion to the book Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot 1843-1924 written by David Wondrich. Wondrich also contributed to the disc's very informative liner notes. The program is full of rarities and strong glimpses of the great banjoists and drummers who were active before 1920. With the exception of a few racist songs that didSee more details below

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This intriguing CD is a companion to the book Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot 1843-1924 written by David Wondrich. Wondrich also contributed to the disc's very informative liner notes. The program is full of rarities and strong glimpses of the great banjoists and drummers who were active before 1920. With the exception of a few racist songs that did not need to be included (including "All Coons Look Alike to Me," which was ironically written by a black songwriter and is on the CD as an example of the segregationist times), this set is pretty valuable. There are examples of orchestral and banjo ragtime, some tunes from the minstrel shows, dance music, marches, and the two hits (the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's "Livery Stable Blues" and Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues") that permanently changed the music world. Among the most interesting selections are a few that are almost jazz and date from just before the ODJB recorded, including the Versatile Four's "Circus Day in Dixie" and the completely obscure Haenschen-Schiffer piano-drums duet on "Sunset Medley." As with virtually all of the Archeophone releases, Stomp and Swerve is highly recommended to collectors of early American recordings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Archeophone Records
UPC:
0777215105492
catalogNumber:
1003
Rank:
177918

Tracks

  1. El Capitan March  -  Edison Concert Band
  2. Twin Star March  -  Cullen & Collins
  3. You've Been a Good Old Wagon But You Done Broken Down
  4. All Coons Look Alike to Me
  5. I Thought I Was a Winner, Or, I Don't Know, You Ain't So Warm
  6. At a Georgia Camp Meeting
  7. Maple Leaf Rag
  8. A Coon Band Contest  - Arthur Pryor
  9. Ain't That a Shame  - Dan W. Quinn
  10. The Fortune Telling Man
  11. Nobody  - Bert Williams
  12. St. Louis Tickle
  13. The Smiler (A Joplin Rag)  -  Zon-O-Phone Concert Band
  14. Castle House Rag  -  Jim Europe's Society Orchestra
  15. Circus Day in Dixie  -  Versatile Four
  16. Watermelon Party
  17. Some of These Days
  18. Sans Souci (Maxixe Bresilienne)  -  Van Eps Banjo Orchestra
  19. Carve Dat Possum  -  Harry C. Browne & Peerless Quartet
  20. Old Dan Tucker  - Uncle Dave Macon
  21. A Coon Band Contest
  22. Livery Stable Blues  -  Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  23. Rose Room  - Art Hickman
  24. Sunset Medley (A Bunch of Blues/Babes in the Woods)  - T.T Schiffer
  25. Crazy Blues
  26. Shake It and Break It  -  Lanin's Southern Serenaders
  27. Cake Walking Babies from Home

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mamie Smith   Vocals
Uncle Dave Macon   Banjo,Vocals
Eddie Edwards   Trombone
Phil Napoleon   Trumpet
Nick LaRocca   Cornet
Ted Lewis   Clarinet
Sophie Tucker   Vocals
Jimmy Durante   Piano
Louis Armstrong   Cornet
Sidney Bechet   Soprano Saxophone
Buddy Christian   Banjo
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
John Lucas   Drums
Polk Miller   Guitar,Vocals
Henry W. Ragas   Piano
Jack Roth   Drums
Tony Sbarbaro   Drums
Larry Shields   Clarinet
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Eva Taylor   Vocals
Fred Van Eps   Banjo
Clarence Williams   Piano
Ernest Elliott   Clarinet
Johnny Dunn   Cornet
Arthur Collins   Vocals
Earl Fuller   Piano
Sam Lanin   Vocals
Silas Leachman   Vocals
Vess L. Ossman   Banjo
Dan Quinn   Vocals
Harry Raderman   Trombone
Len Spencer   Vocals
Art Hickman & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Walter Kahn   Cornet
Charlie Johnson & His Orchestra   Drums
Charlie Mills   Piano
Doc Behrendson   Clarinet
Buddy Gilmore   Drums
Moe Gappell   Trombone
Audley Dudley   Mandolin
Joseph Cullen   Banjo
Harry C. Browne   Banjo,Vocals
Ward "Dope" Andrews   Trombone
Gus Haston   Banjo,Vocals
William Collins   Banjo

Technical Credits

John Philip Sousa   Composer
Scott Joplin   Composer
Perry Bradford   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Daniel Decatur Emmett   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
George Walker   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
James Reese Europe   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Arthur Pryor   Composer
Alex Rogers   Composer
Henry Troy   Composer
Percy Wenrich   Composer
Walter Wilson   Composer
Ben Harney   Composer
Chris Smith   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer
Meagan Hennessey   Producer
Kerry Mills   Composer

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