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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD from the collector's label IAJRC contains the complete output of three obscure bands plus seven of the ten sides cut by The Hod Williams Orchestra. All of these sessions were recorded in the same building in Charlotte, NC, during 1936-37 and feature territory bands with their own strong and weak qualities. Jimmie Gunn's band is excellent on its three instrumentals but plagued by bad vocalists on the other three tracks. The Frankie And Johnny orchestra is more consistent and often often quite hot. The Hod Williams Orchestra took its inspiration and to an extent its arrangememts from the sophisticated swing style of The Hudson-DeLange Orchestra while the recordings of...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD from the collector's label IAJRC contains the complete output of three obscure bands plus seven of the ten sides cut by The Hod Williams Orchestra. All of these sessions were recorded in the same building in Charlotte, NC, during 1936-37 and feature territory bands with their own strong and weak qualities. Jimmie Gunn's band is excellent on its three instrumentals but plagued by bad vocalists on the other three tracks. The Frankie And Johnny orchestra is more consistent and often often quite hot. The Hod Williams Orchestra took its inspiration and to an extent its arrangememts from the sophisticated swing style of The Hudson-DeLange Orchestra while the recordings of The Frankie Reynolds Orchestra are swinging if not particulalry distinctive. 1930s collectors should consider this set of rare material to be essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2000
  • Label: Iajrc Records
  • UPC: 725543107329
  • Catalog Number: 1002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 To My Levee Home - Jimmy Gunn (2:46)
  2. 2 My Blue Heaven - Jimmy Gunn (2:37)
  3. 3 Stardust - Jimmy Gunn (2:51)
  4. 4 I've Found a New Baby - Jimmy Gunn (3:06)
  5. 5 Slat's Shuffle - Jimmy Gunn (2:58)
  6. 6 The Operator Special - Jimmy Gunn (2:58)
  7. 7 Stompin' (3:14)
  8. 8 Frankie and Johnny Swing (3:00)
  9. 9 I'm Looking for Someone to Love (2:36)
  10. 10 I Don't Care (3:00)
  11. 11 Swing Fever (3:12)
  12. 12 Guess Who? (2:47)
  13. 13 Don't Know Why (2:23)
  14. 14 The Lady from Fifth Avenue @@Hod Williams (3:27)
  15. 15 William's Swing @@Hod Williams (3:10)
  16. 16 Shades of Hades @@Hod Williams (2:53)
  17. 17 William's Sophisticates @@Hod Williams (3:20)
  18. 18 Old King Cole - Ralph Vaughan Williams (3:27)
  19. 19 Southland @@Hod Williams (3:27)
  20. 20 The Big Apple @@Hod Williams (3:34)
  21. 21 Chicken on the Apple @@Frankie Reynolds (3:21)
  22. 22 Paradise @@Frankie Reynolds (3:08)
  23. 23 Oh, Lady Be Good @@Frankie Reynolds (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lightnin' Slim Tenor (Vocal)
Jimmy Gunn Piano
Harry Prather Bass
Dave Pugh Vocals
Bill Morgan Bass
Bob Snead Drums
Skeets Tolbert Alto (Vocal)
Frank Reynolds Trumpet
Barbara Lane Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Rod Williams Director
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jimmy Gunn Director
Eric Bogart Cover Art
Ken Crawford Engineer
Frank Reynolds Director
Dick Raichelson Annotation
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