The 1930's: The Singers

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Part of a 1987 Columbia reissue sampler series that was later also issued on CD, this set has 16 vintage recordings that are presented roughly in chronological order. There is one selection apiece from the who's-who of 1930s jazz vocalists: Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong "Blue Again", Jack Teagarden, Fats Waller "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby", Bing Crosby & the Mills Brothers the alternate take of "Dinah", the Boswell Sisters, Connie Boswell, Ella Fitzgerald "All My Life", Don Redman, the Spirits of Rhythm, Chick Bullock definitely a ringer!, Louis Prima, Henry "Red" Allen, Mildred Bailey, Ivie Anderson "Rose of the Rio Grande", Billie Holiday "Mean to Me" and Midge Williams....
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Part of a 1987 Columbia reissue sampler series that was later also issued on CD, this set has 16 vintage recordings that are presented roughly in chronological order. There is one selection apiece from the who's-who of 1930s jazz vocalists: Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong "Blue Again", Jack Teagarden, Fats Waller "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby", Bing Crosby & the Mills Brothers the alternate take of "Dinah", the Boswell Sisters, Connie Boswell, Ella Fitzgerald "All My Life", Don Redman, the Spirits of Rhythm, Chick Bullock definitely a ringer!, Louis Prima, Henry "Red" Allen, Mildred Bailey, Ivie Anderson "Rose of the Rio Grande", Billie Holiday "Mean to Me" and Midge Williams. Virtually all of the numbers are well worth hearing, and although most have been reissued in more complete fashion elsewhere, this is a very enjoyable sampler.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644084726
  • Catalog Number: 40847

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black and Blue - Ethel Waters (3:01)
  2. 2 Blue Again - Louis Armstrong (3:10)
  3. 3 You Rascal You - Jack Teagarden (3:11)
  4. 4 I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby (3:07)
  5. 5 Dinah - Bing Crosby (2:51)
  6. 6 Old Yazoo - The Boswell Sisters (3:11)
  7. 7 The River's Taking Care of Me - Connee Boswell (2:59)
  8. 8 All My Life - Teddy Wilson (3:09)
  9. 9 Doin' What I Please - Don Redman (2:52)
  10. 10 My Old Man - Spirits of Rhythm (2:50)
  11. 11 Frankie and Johnny - Chick Bullock (3:06)
  12. 12 Chasing Shadows - Louis Prima (3:00)
  13. 13 Out Where the Blue Begins - Henry "Red" Allen (2:55)
  14. 14 Lover, Come Back to Me - Mildred Bailey (3:14)
  15. 15 Rose of the Rio Grande - Duke Ellington (2:54)
  16. 16 Mean to Me - Teddy Wilson (3:05)
  17. 17 Mama's Gone, Goodbye - Midge Williams (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Boswell Sisters Track Performer
Bing Crosby Vocals, Track Performer
The Mills Brothers Vocals
Louis Prima Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Mildred Bailey Vocals, Track Performer
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Will Bradley Trombone
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
John Kirby Bass, String Bass
Eddie Lang Guitar
Albert Nicholas Clarinet
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Rex Stewart Cornet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals, Track Performer
Fats Waller Piano, Vocals
Ethel Waters Track Performer
Teddy Wilson Piano, Track Performer
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Connee Boswell Vocals, Track Performer
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Pete Brown Alto Saxophone
Georg Brunis Trombone
Cozy Cole Drums
Hank D'Amico Clarinet
Horace Henderson Piano
Ted Lewis Clarinet, Leader, Track Performer
Benny Morton Trombone
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Adrian Rollini Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
Don Redman Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Track Performer
Freddy Robinson Trombone
Ivie Anderson Vocals
Teddy Bunn Guitar
Sonny Greer Drums
Hayes Alvis Bass, Drums, String Bass
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Harold Baker Trumpet
Artie Bernstein Bass, String Bass
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Billie Holiday Vocals
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Blake Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lester Boone Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Pete Clark Alto Saxophone
Shirley Clay Trumpet
Rupert Cole Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tony Colucci Guitar
Langston Curl Trumpet
Douglas Daniels Vocals, tiple
Wilbur Daniels Vocals, tiple
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Duke Ellington Piano, Leader, Track Performer
Joe Garland Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Larry Gomar Drums
Fred Guy Guitar
Tubby Hall Drums
Clyde Hart Piano
Edgar Hayes Piano
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Edward Inge Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Preston Jackson Trombone
George James Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Manzie Johnson Drums
Claude Jones Trombone
Stan King Drums
David Klein Trumpet
Manny Klein Trumpet
Billy Kyle Piano
Nappy Lamare Guitar
John Lindsay Bass, String Bass
Eddie Long Guitar
John Lucas Drums
Lawrence Lucie Guitar
"Big" Mike McKendrick Guitar
Teddy McRae Tenor Saxophone
Wilson Myers Bass, String Bass
Gene Mikell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Zilner Randolph Trumpet
Talcott Reeves Banjo
Allan Reuss Guitar
Jack Ryan Bass, String Bass
Ben Selvin Violin
Frank Signorelli Piano
O'Neill Spencer Drums
Lennie Stanfield Bass, String Bass
Juan Tizol Trombone, Valve Trombone
Dave Tough Drums
John Trueheart Guitar
George Washington Trombone
Leo Watson Vocals, tiple
Bob Ysaguirre Bass, String Bass
Sam Weiss Drums
Harry Barth Tuba
Jimmy Blake Trumpet
Sam Blank Trombone
Buck Blayton Trumpet
Sterling Bose Trumpet
Helvetia "Vet" Boswell Vocals
Martha Boswell Piano, Vocals
Chick Bullock Vocals, Track Performer
Charlie Butterfield Trombone
Joe Catalyne Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Max Farley Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Tony Gerhardi Guitar
Frank Guarente Trumpet
Benny James Guitar
Wallace Jones Trumpet
Garry McAdams Guitar
Dick McDonough Guitar
James McLin Guitar
Frank Pinero Piano
Virgil Scroggins Drums, Vocals
Joe Tarto Bass, String Bass
Midge Williams Vocals, Track Performer
Hymie Wolfson Tenor Saxophone
Toni Calucci Guitar
Wardell Jones Trumpet
Louis Martin Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Fred Robinson Trombone
Crawford Wetherton Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Pete Peterson String Bass
Charlie Alexander Piano
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass, String Bass
Spirits of Rhythm Track Performer
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Dave Klein Trumpet
Albert Washington Jr. Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Albert Washington Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Robert Carroll Tenor Saxophone
Pete Petersen Bass
Technical Credits
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Irving Mills Producer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Jim Fishel Original Preparation
Tim Geelan Engineer, Remastering
Edgar Hayes Arranger
Dave Kapp Producer
Jack Kapp Producer
Ben Selvin Producer
Victor Young Producer
Bernie Hanighen Producer
Michael Brooks Liner Notes
Max Farley Arranger
Harry Grey Producer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Justin Ring Producer
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Sam Theard Composer
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