The Dorsey Brothers, Vol. 4

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jazz Oracle's no-stone-unturned approach bears fruit again in what the producers describe as the fourth and final installment in their series devoted to the early recordings of the Dorsey Brothers. There are cameo appearances by several great trumpeters, including Bunny Berigan, Muggsy Spanier, and Frank Guarente. Tracks two through six were recorded in London on July 15, 1930, and feature Jimmy Dorsey blowing clarinet and alto sax with string bassist Spike Hughes & His Three Blind Mice. Unlike almost everything else on this set, there are no vocals on the Hughes sides, which consist of W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," Creamer & Layton's "After You've Gone," Noble ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Jazz Oracle's no-stone-unturned approach bears fruit again in what the producers describe as the fourth and final installment in their series devoted to the early recordings of the Dorsey Brothers. There are cameo appearances by several great trumpeters, including Bunny Berigan, Muggsy Spanier, and Frank Guarente. Tracks two through six were recorded in London on July 15, 1930, and feature Jimmy Dorsey blowing clarinet and alto sax with string bassist Spike Hughes & His Three Blind Mice. Unlike almost everything else on this set, there are no vocals on the Hughes sides, which consist of W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," Creamer & Layton's "After You've Gone," Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's "I'm Just Wild About Harry," and two takes of that jazzed-up New Orleans quadrille, the "Tiger Rag." The only other instrumental track on this collection is a nicely done version of Hoagy Carmichael's "Judy," using an arrangement by trombonist Glenn Miller, who was working for the Dorseys in 1934. Perhaps it was this recording that prompted Frances Ethel Gumm to change her name to Judy Garland, for she later claimed to have been inspired by Hoagy's melody. During the early '30s, singers were viewed by artist and repertoire directors as practically indispensable in order for phonograph records to be sold in sufficient quantities. No pop singer cut more platters during the Great Depression than Chick Bullock, who commandeers no less than seven tracks on this collection. "Dixie Lee" and "Delta Bound" were released to the public as by Chick Bullock & His Levee Loungers. Other chortlers heard in this entertaining grab bag of vintage delights are Scrappy Lambert ("Congratulations"), George Beuchler ("Sweet and Simple"), and trombonist Don Matteson ("She Reminds Me of You"). As for femininity, Kay Weber was entrusted with important numbers like "Nasty Man" and "My Dog Loves Your Dog." The individual heard leading a vocal chorus during "Annie's Cousin Fannie (Is a Sweetie of Mine)" is the aforementioned Glenn Miller, who also wrote the tune. The final track deviates from the chronology by dating from September 1932. Backed by the Dorseys in an eight-piece group led by Victor Young, Connee Boswell shares a test pressing of "Bugle Call Rag" with violinist Joe Venuti, who also pipes up during "Dawn Patrol." This in itself is intriguing, as opportunities to hear Venuti using his voice are somewhat uncommon. Jazz Oracle's fascinating time capsule is crammed with delectable dollops of Depression Era jazz and pop. Guaranteed to go over well at house parties where everyone is sipping martinis while dressed up like Al Bowlly and Gertrude Lawrence.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2006
  • Label: Jazz Oracle
  • UPC: 620588805127
  • Catalog Number: 8051
  • Sales rank: 364,372

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Dorsey Brothers Primary Artist
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Muggsy Spanier Trumpet
Charlie Spivak Trumpet
Joe Venuti Violin, Vocals, Spoken Word
Ray Bauduc Drums
Connee Boswell Vocals
Spike Hughes Baritone Saxophone
Carl Kress Guitar
Ray McKinley Drums
Artie Bernstein Baritone Saxophone
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone, Vocals
Larry Gomar Drums, Vibes
Skeets Herfurt Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Roc Hillman Guitar
Stan King Drums
Manny Klein Trumpet
Chauncey Morehouse Drums, Vibes
Hubert Spencer Tenor Saxophone
Jack Stacey Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Van Eps Piano
Martha Boswell Piano
Chick Bullock Vocals
Frank Guarente Trumpet
Dick McDonough Guitar
Joe Tarto Double Bass
Bill Harty Drums
Harry Hoffman Violin
Delmar Kaplan Baritone Saxophone
Fulton McGrath Piano
Joe Yukl Trombone
Lloyd Turner Trombone
Lyle Bowen Alto Saxophone
Chester Hazlett Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Charlie Margulis Trumpet
Alfie Evans Alto Saxophone
Alan Ferguson Guitar
Irving Brodsky Piano
George Beuchler Vocals
Claude Ivy Piano
Kay Weber Vocals
Don Matteson Trombone, Vocals
Jim Crossan Tenor Saxophone
Vernon "Mutt" Hayes Tenor Saxophone
Major Glenn Miller's American Band of the AEF Trombone, Vocals
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert Vocals
Chuck Campbell Trombone
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Eubie Blake Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Noble Sissle Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Alexander Hill Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Jack King Art Direction
John R.T. Davies Producer, Engineer, Remastering
Ted Kendall Remastering
Billy Moore Jr. Arranger
Colin Bray Producer
Frank Powers Engineer
John Wilby Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Richard Rudy Graphic Design
Major Glenn Miller's American Band of the AEF Arranger
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