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Complete, Vol. 2

The Complete, Vol. 2

by Ted Weems
     
 
It wasn't until the 21st century that the complete recordings of the Ted Weems Orchestra began to be reissued systematically. Although the ASV Living Era, Collector's Choice, and Retrieval labels did a marvelous job of dallying with the discographical evidence and reintroducing Weems to the public at large, Renovation's chronologically stacked surveys of virtually

Overview

It wasn't until the 21st century that the complete recordings of the Ted Weems Orchestra began to be reissued systematically. Although the ASV Living Era, Collector's Choice, and Retrieval labels did a marvelous job of dallying with the discographical evidence and reintroducing Weems to the public at large, Renovation's chronologically stacked surveys of virtually every recording made by Weems beginning in 1923 is an effort of unprecedented thoroughness. Weems led a solid little Midwestern dance band that utilized real jazz elements and almost invariably served up pleasant and sometimes catchy vocals. This volume covers the second half of the Weems Orchestra's pre-Chicago period (1926-1929). Other than the leader's trumpet-blowing brother Art Weems, none of the names of the instrumentalists are likely to ring very many bells even amongst those who pay attention to details from so long ago. Vocals, on the other hand, (and there are no instrumental tracks here), were mostly by clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Parker Gibbs and drummer Dusty Rhodes. Additional singers were banjoist Art Jarrett (like Gibbs, a friendly if rather benign crooner) and the band's tuba handler Sam Oliver. These recordings are typical of jazz-inflected pop music of the '20s in that the band generally cooks really nicely and each vocal chorus is the icing on the cake.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
Label:
Renovation
UPC:
0725543700827
catalogNumber:
7008

Tracks

  1. I'm Going to Park Myself in Your Arms
  2. That's My Girl
  3. What's the Use of Crying?
  4. Climbing Up the Ladder of Love
  5. Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken-Lay a Little Egg for Me
  6. She's Got "It"
  7. Miss Annabelle Lee
  8. Barbara
  9. Marvelous
  10. She'll Never Find a Fellow Like Me
  11. Roam on, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart
  12. Highways Are Happy Ways
  13. It Was Only a Sun Shower
  14. From Saturday Night Till Monday Morning
  15. Cobble-Stones (Unissued Take)
  16. Cobble-Stones
  17. Everybody Loves My Girl
  18. Dream River
  19. He's Tall, Dark and Handsome
  20. Nothin' on My Mind-But the Moonlight, The Starlight and You
  21. Who Wouldn't Be Blue?
  22. Who Wouldn't Be Blue? (Unissued Take)
  23. Flower of Love
  24. (You're Just a Great Big (Baby Doll)
  25. If You Want the Rainbow, You Must Have the Rain

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Weems   Primary Artist,Group Member
Dusty Rhodes   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Peter Beilman   Trombone
Art Jarrett   Banjo,Vocals
Don Watt   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Parker Gibbs   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Dick Cunliffe   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
Sam Oliver   Tuba,Vocals
Bob Royce   Piano
Carl Workman   Trombone
Thales Taylor   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Art Weems   Trumpet,Group Member
Bill Comfort   Banjo,Vocals,Group Member
Carl Agee   Trumpet,Group Member
Jack O'Brien   Piano,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jeff Healey   Source Material
Ted Weems   Composer,Director
Peter DeRose   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Ted Fio Rito   Composer
Lou Gold   Composer
John Leifert   Source Material
Sidney Clare   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Abner Silver   Composer
May Singhi Breen   Composer
Renaldo Brown   Executive Producer
Dan Levinson   Producer,Source Material
G. Le Vant   Composer
Irving King   Composer

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