Swingin' the Blues

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Riding the crest of renewed interest in swing which Doc Severinsen can take significant credit for has taken the Tonight Show Band successor into the studios for another swing album, this one honoring the blues. The set kicks off with a brief Stan Kenton-like "Intro a la Indigo" seguing into "C Jam Blues," and after that, the group never looks back. Integral to the success of the album is the drumming by Ed Shaughnessy; suggesting the skills of Gene Krupa, he sustains a steady, relentless beat to drive the band. He solos on "Topsy," recalling the passionate Krupa solo at Carnegie Hall on "Sing, Sing, Sing." Shaughnessy is also featured on "All Blues." He's not all that ...
See more details below
CD
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $8.83   
  • New (4) from $8.83   
  • Used (1) from $14.60   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Riding the crest of renewed interest in swing which Doc Severinsen can take significant credit for has taken the Tonight Show Band successor into the studios for another swing album, this one honoring the blues. The set kicks off with a brief Stan Kenton-like "Intro a la Indigo" seguing into "C Jam Blues," and after that, the group never looks back. Integral to the success of the album is the drumming by Ed Shaughnessy; suggesting the skills of Gene Krupa, he sustains a steady, relentless beat to drive the band. He solos on "Topsy," recalling the passionate Krupa solo at Carnegie Hall on "Sing, Sing, Sing." Shaughnessy is also featured on "All Blues." He's not all that subtle, but can he swing! Severinsen also provides abundant solo time for other members of the aggregation, as well as allotting some time for himself. He is especially prominent on "West End Blues," an early favorite of Louis Armstrong. After an opening chorus from Severinsen, Bill Perkins comes in, assuming Harry Carney's role on baritone on "In a Sentimental Mood" and getting significant support from Ross Tompkins' piano. Ernie Watts' tenor dominates "C Jam Blues" while Doug Webb's is soulful on "All Blues." Severinsen takes a few licks on a fervent arrangement of Bob Haggard's classic standard "What's New." The last tune on the CD punctuates the entire session with finality. "The Supreme Sacrifice" is a gospel-like number complete with Bill Cunliffe's B-3 organ, and rumbling choruses from Mike Daigeau's trombone and Snooky Young's trumpet, accented by a few shots from Severinsen. Barbara Morrison joins the group as "girl singer"; her presence also strengthens the session's blues credentials. She plays Joe Williams on "Every Day I Have the Blues," and she's also heard on the slightly risqué "Don't Touch Me" and "The Hucklebuck," where she shares the stage with Conte Candoli's trumpet. Probably in no other form of jazz are good arrangements as critical as in big band music, and on this album, they are outstanding, with seven contributed by the dependable Tommy Newsom and the rest split among Bill Holman, Artie Butler, and John Bambridge. Swingin' the Blues is a delightful excursion to the land of jazz with a very knowledgeable tour conductor.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Azica
  • UPC: 787867221525
  • Catalog Number: 72215
  • Sales rank: 168,413

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro A La Indigo - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (0:56)
  2. 2 C Jam Blues - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (3:57)
  3. 3 Everyday I Have the Blues - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (3:31)
  4. 4 Wang Wang Blues - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (3:39)
  5. 5 In a Sentimental Mood - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (4:18)
  6. 6 Happy Go Lucky Local Blues - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (5:03)
  7. 7 Doc and Snooky Banter - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (0:43)
  8. 8 Don't Touch Me - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (3:00)
  9. 9 Topsy - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (3:11)
  10. 10 What's New - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (4:01)
  11. 11 The Hucklebuck - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (2:37)
  12. 12 All Blues - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (4:10)
  13. 13 West End Blues - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (6:53)
  14. 14 The Supreme Sacrifice - Doc Severinsen & His Big Band (7:55)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doc Severinsen Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Conte Candoli Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill Perkins Baritone Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Ross Tompkins Piano
John Leitham Bass
John Bambridge Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Bill Cunliffe Piano
Phil Feather Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Findley Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Karolyn Kafer Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Barbara Morrison Vocals
Ernie Watts Tenor Saxophone
Doug Webb Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Wiest Trombone
Snooky Young Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tom DeLibero Trumpet
Dennis Tribuzzi Trumpet
Ernie Tack Trombone
Technical Credits
Gary Wright Producer
King Oliver Composer
Tommy Newsom Producer
Eddie Durham Composer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Charles Paakkari Engineer
Doc Severinsen Producer
Clarence Williams Composer
Edgar Battle Composer
Bruce Egre Executive Producer
James Covert Art Direction
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite swing jazz CD

    All the tracks are good - some e.g. C Jamm Blues - are just spectacular

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews