The Commodore Story

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Milt Gabler's Commodore label, in its prime from 1938-46, is saluted on this two-CD set, which gives listeners a sampling of the company's many riches. All of the music has been available elsewhere -- most notably on Mosaic's three huge limited-edition LP box sets that reissued the label's entire content -- and this two-fer which jumps around chronologically is really strictly for beginners. Represented are Eddie Condon, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, the Kansas City Six, Coleman Hawkins, Lee Wiley, Art Tatum, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Jelly Roll Morton, Bunk Johnson, Wild Bill Davison, Hot Lips Page, Jack Teagarden, and Pee Wee Russell, among many others. ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Milt Gabler's Commodore label, in its prime from 1938-46, is saluted on this two-CD set, which gives listeners a sampling of the company's many riches. All of the music has been available elsewhere -- most notably on Mosaic's three huge limited-edition LP box sets that reissued the label's entire content -- and this two-fer which jumps around chronologically is really strictly for beginners. Represented are Eddie Condon, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, the Kansas City Six, Coleman Hawkins, Lee Wiley, Art Tatum, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Jelly Roll Morton, Bunk Johnson, Wild Bill Davison, Hot Lips Page, Jack Teagarden, and Pee Wee Russell, among many others. Although an attractive reissue, serious collectors will want to look elsewhere for the complete sessions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1997
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105040020
  • Catalog Number: 400

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Is Just Around the Corner @@Condon Eddie (3:03)
  2. 2 Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday (3:10)
  3. 3 A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Pt. 1 @@Jam Session At Commodore (4:25)
  4. 4 You're Some Pretty Doll - Fats Waller (2:49)
  5. 5 (Back Home Again In) Indiana - Don Byas (5:13)
  6. 6 At a Georgia Camp Meeting - Sidney Bechet (3:13)
  7. 7 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - Lester Young (2:57)
  8. 8 Dedication - Leonard Feather (2:55)
  9. 9 Sugar - Lee Wiley (4:36)
  10. 10 Billie's Blues - Billie Holiday (3:07)
  11. 11 My Ideal - Art Tatum (3:07)
  12. 12 Memories of You - Ben Webster (3:37)
  13. 13 Night and Day - Teddy Wilson (2:53)
  14. 14 Body and Soul - Roy Eldridge (3:51)
  15. 15 Smack - Benny Carter (2:38)
  16. 16 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise - Benny Goodman (2:29)
  17. 17 Mamie's Blues - Jelly Roll Morton (2:44)
  18. 18 Franklin Street Blues - Bunk Johnson (3:26)
  19. 19 Willie the Weeper - Bob Wilber (2:56)
  20. 20 Lazy Daddy @@Oringinal Dixieland Jazz Band (2:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 That's A-Plenty - Wild Bill Davison (4:16)
  2. 2 New Orleans - Bobby Hackett (3:20)
  3. 3 Memphis Blues - Muggsy Spanier (4:10)
  4. 4 The Shiek of Araby - Sidney DeParis (2:43)
  5. 5 You Need Coachin' - Hot Lips Page (3:12)
  6. 6 Diane - Jack Teagarden (3:02)
  7. 7 Tin Roof Blues - Georg Brunis (2:46)
  8. 8 Peg O' My Heart - Miff Mole (4:35)
  9. 9 Keepin' Out of Mischief Now @@Pee Wee Rusell (2:57)
  10. 10 The Man I Love - Edmond Hall (3:17)
  11. 11 The Blue Room - Bud Freeman (3:17)
  12. 12 On the Sunny Side of the Street - Chu Berry (4:00)
  13. 13 A Selection from the Gutter - Art Hodes (3:01)
  14. 14 Summertime - John Sullivan (3:11)
  15. 15 Ec-Stacy - Jess Stacy (4:46)
  16. 16 Begin the Beguine - Eddie Heywood (5:10)
  17. 17 Jammin' the Boogie - Albert Ammons (4:04)
  18. 18 Lazy River - George Zack (3:04)
  19. 19 Finger Buster - Willie "The Lion" Smith (3:02)
  20. 20 Squeeze Me - Ralph Sutton (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Lewis Clarinet
Earl Bostic Alto Saxophone
Albert Ammons Track Performer
Danny Barker Guitar
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Al Casey Guitar
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Eddie Condon Guitar
Sidney DeParis Trumpet, Track Performer
Roy Eldridge Trumpet, Track Performer
Leonard Feather Track Performer
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Track Performer
Freddie Green Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Hackett Cornet, Track Performer
Eddie Heywood Piano, Track Performer
Art Hodes Piano, Track Performer
Bunk Johnson Trumpet, Track Performer
Jo Jones Drums
Max Kaminsky Trumpet, Cornet
John Kirby Bass
Jelly Roll Morton Piano, Vocals
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Specs Powell Drums
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone
Muggsy Spanier Cornet, Track Performer
Slam Stewart Bass, Track Performer
Ralph Sutton Piano, Track Performer
Art Tatum Piano, Track Performer
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Track Performer
Fats Waller Track Performer
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Bob Wilber Clarinet, Track Performer
Lee Wiley Vocals, Track Performer
Teddy Wilson Piano, Track Performer
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Georg Brunis Trombone, Track Performer
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Eddie Edwards Trombone
Brad Gowans Clarinet, Valve Trombone
Bob Haggart Bass
Edmond Hall Clarinet, Track Performer
Joe Marsala Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lou McGarity Trombone
Miff Mole Trombone, Track Performer
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Joe Sullivan Piano
Dick Wellstood Piano
George Wettling Drums
Johnny Glasel Cornet
George Zack Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Wild Bill Davison Trumpet, Cornet, Track Performer
Israel Crosby Bass
Walter Page Bass
Bernard Addison Guitar
Sidney Bechet Track Performer
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
George Berg Tenor Saxophone
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Ernie Caceres Baritone Saxophone
Bob Casey Bass
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Doc Cheatham Trumpet
Lem Davis Alto Saxophone
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Eddie Durham Trombone, Electric Guitar
Kansas Fields Drums
Clyde Hart Piano
Jack Lesberg Bass
Laurence Marrero Banjo
Al Morgan Bass
Marlowe Morris Piano
Ed Mosley Drums
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Parker Drums
Boomie Richman Tenor Saxophone
Gene Schroeder Piano
John Simmons Bass
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano, Track Performer
Jess Stacy Piano, Track Performer
Albert Warner Trombone
Sid Weiss Bass
Sonny White Piano
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Chester Zardis Bass
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Kenneth Hollon Tenor Saxophone
Al Lucas Bass
Arthur Trappier Drums
Marty Marsala Trumpet
John Sullivan Track Performer
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Jimmy McLin Guitar
Joe Grauso Drums
Arthur Shapiro Bass
Walter Decou Piano
B.G. Hammond Alto Saxophone
Charlie Traeger Bass
Harry Yeager Drums
Teddy Roy Piano
Tony Spargo Drums
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Producer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Alan Lomax Contributor
Joel Dorn Reissue Producer
Milt Gabler Producer
Johnny Green Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes
Bob Thiele Producer
Eugene Williams Producer
Spencer Williams Composer
Erick Labson Contributor
Ray Gilbert Composer
JoDee Stringham Art Direction
Robert Sour Composer
Frank Eyton Composer
George Norton Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Timme Rosenkrantz Producer
Mamie Desdume Composer
Barney Gabler Producer
Lewis Allan Composer
Kerry Mills Composer
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