Stuff Smith (1936-1939)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This delightful CD has the first 24 titles ever led by violinist Stuff Smith, virtually all of Smith's prewar recordings and the complete output of the violinist's Onyx Club Boys other than four songs from 1940. With trumpeter Jonah Jones and occasional drummer Cozy Cole the stars of the supporting cast, this was one of the top swing combos of the era. Smith's hard-swinging violin, his enthusiastic vocals, and his interplay with Jones made this a particularly hot unit. In addition to the hit "I'se A-Muggin'," highlights of the disc include "I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music," "After You've Gone," "You'se a Viper," "Old Joe's Hittin' the Jug," "Twilight in Turkey," and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This delightful CD has the first 24 titles ever led by violinist Stuff Smith, virtually all of Smith's prewar recordings and the complete output of the violinist's Onyx Club Boys other than four songs from 1940. With trumpeter Jonah Jones and occasional drummer Cozy Cole the stars of the supporting cast, this was one of the top swing combos of the era. Smith's hard-swinging violin, his enthusiastic vocals, and his interplay with Jones made this a particularly hot unit. In addition to the hit "I'se A-Muggin'," highlights of the disc include "I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music," "After You've Gone," "You'se a Viper," "Old Joe's Hittin' the Jug," "Twilight in Turkey," and the classic "Here Comes the Man With the Jive." Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/1996
  • Label: Classics France
  • EAN: 3307517070623
  • Catalog Number: 706
  • Sales rank: 178,183

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys Primary Artist, Track Performer
Stuff Smith Indexed Contributor, Violin, Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Jonah Jones Trumpet, Vocals
Cozy Cole Drums
Bernard Addison Guitar
Sam Allen Piano
Clyde Hart Piano
Jimmy Sherman Piano
Mack Walker Baritone Saxophone
John Washington Drums
Bobby Bennett Guitar
Raymond Smith Piano
John Brown Baritone Saxophone
George Clarke Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Roger Kahn Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Reginald Foresythe Composer
Anatol Schenker Liner Notes
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