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Swingsation
     

Swingsation

by Jimmie Lunceford
 
If you have never heard the great Lunceford band of the mid-'30s this is an excellent starting point. These recordings give you an accurate reference for not only their serious, high-quality musicianship but their showmanship and fun quotient, all in one. While their swing is unflappable, numbers like "He Ain't Got Rhythm," "Stomp It Off,"

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If you have never heard the great Lunceford band of the mid-'30s this is an excellent starting point. These recordings give you an accurate reference for not only their serious, high-quality musicianship but their showmanship and fun quotient, all in one. While their swing is unflappable, numbers like "He Ain't Got Rhythm," "Stomp It Off," "Rhythm Is Our Business," "Runnin' Wild" and especially "I'm Nuts About Screwy Music" set them apart from the pure listening and dance bands while setting a precedent for the jive music to follow. Lunceford is still far too underrated in the general scheme of things. This CD is a great portal to their music, especially for young people. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1998
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105992329
catalogNumber:
9923

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Performance Credits

Jimmie Lunceford   Primary Artist
Willie Smith   Reeds,Vocals
Irving Mills   Track Performer
Sy Oliver   Trumpet,Vocals
Joe Thomas   Reeds
Moses Allen   Bass
Russell Bowles   Trombone
Earl Caruthers   Reeds
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Elmer Crumbley   Trombone
Eddie Durham   Guitar,Trombone
Dan Grissom   Reeds
Norris   Guitar,Violin
Mitchell Parish   Track Performer
Tommy Stevenson   Trumpet
Paul Webster   Trumpet
Henry Wells   Trombone
Laforest Dent   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Wilcox   Piano
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Ed Brown   Reeds

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Jimmie Lunceford   Arranger,Composer
Willie Smith   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Sy Oliver   Arranger
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Eddie Durham   Arranger
Will Hudson   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Eddie Wilcox   Arranger
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Jim Macnie   Liner Notes
Kerosene Halo   Art Direction
Leo Wood   Composer
Byron Gay   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Grey   Composer
Marco H. Hellman   Composer
Stephen Campbell   Illustrations

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