Hot Sides 1929-1934

Hot Sides 1929-1934

by Ray Noble
     
 

During the first week of October 1929 Raymond Stanley Noble (1903-1978) replaced Carroll Gibbons as leader of the English HMV record company's house band. Over the next two years Noble, today remembered mainly as the composer of pop and jazz standards like "The Very Thought of You" and "Cherokee," would cut 18 titles with this groupSee more details below

Overview

During the first week of October 1929 Raymond Stanley Noble (1903-1978) replaced Carroll Gibbons as leader of the English HMV record company's house band. Over the next two years Noble, today remembered mainly as the composer of pop and jazz standards like "The Very Thought of You" and "Cherokee," would cut 18 titles with this group under the mantle of the New Mayfair Dance (or Novelty) Orchestra. Released on the Retrieval label in 2007, Ray Noble: The Hot Sides 1929-1934 combines 12 of these Mayfair recordings with four titles waxed in January and October 1930 by the Night Club Kings (a smaller ensemble with Noble on "harpophone" or vibraharp), along with eight of the first recordings ever issued under the name of Ray Noble & His Orchestra; these date from December 1932 through July 1934. It all adds up to a charming time capsule lined with 24 vintage British dance band records. Participants include trumpeters Max Goldberg, Nat Gonella, and Norman Payne; reedmen Freddy Gardner, Danny Polo and Lawrence "Laurie" Payne; string bassist Spike Hughes, and master crooner Al Bowlly. Recorded in April 1930, "You've Got to be Modernistic," credited to songwriters James V. Monaco and Cliff Friend, bears only faint incidental and probably emulative resemblance to James P. Johnson's masterwork of Harlem stride piano, "You've Got to Be Modernistic," which was recorded by Johnson's Orchestra in November 1929 and as a piano solo in January 1930. Months later and thousands of miles away inside Small Queen's Hall in London, Friend and Monaco's tune fits in nicely with titles like "Makin' Wickey-Wackey Down in Waikiki" and "You Ought to See Sally on Sunday." Those who find themselves smitten by two consecutive versions of "Who Walks In When I Walk Out?" should seek out the Australian longhaired jug band version by the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band on their 1973 album Smoke Dreams (ESP LP 3009).

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2007
Label:
Retrieval Records
UPC:
0608917905229
catalogNumber:
79052
Rank:
81679

Tracks

  1. Copper Blues (Intro: Dancing Shoes)
  2. Terribly Fond of You (Intro: Dance Away Your Blues)
  3. So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together
  4. Baby You've Got the Right Idea
  5. In the Moonlight
  6. Someone
  7. Every Day Away from You
  8. You've Got to Be Modernistic
  9. Crazy Feet
  10. I've Got a Feeling
  11. Allah's Holiday
  12. Whispering
  13. Just Imagine
  14. Makin' Wicky Wackey Down in Waikiki
  15. Shout for Happiness
  16. Twentieth Century Blues  -  New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
  17. Brighter Than the Sun  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  18. What a Perfect Combination  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  19. Stay on the Right Side of the Road  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  20. Tiger Rag  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  21. You Ought to See Sally on Sunday  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  22. Who Walks in When I Walk Out?  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  23. Who Walks in When I Walk Out?  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  24. All I Do Is Dream of You  -  Ray Noble & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Noble   Primary Artist,Piano,Celeste,Harpophone
Nat Gonella   Trumpet
Spike Hughes   String Bass
Freddy Gardner   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Bowlly   Vocals
Danny Polo   Clarinet
Arthur Young   Piano
Bill Harty   Drums,Vibes
Tiny Winters   String Bass
Lew Davis   Trombone
Harry Jacobson   Piano,Celeste
Bert Thomas   Banjo,Guitar
Laurie Payne   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Alan Ferguson   Guitar
Bob Wise   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Harry Berly   Violin,Tenor Saxophone
Jean Pougnet   Violin,String Bass
Reginald Pursglove   String Bass
Bill Shakespeare   Trumpet
Sylvester Ahola   Trumpet
Max Goldberg   Trumpet
Pat O'Malley   Guitar,Vocals
Reg Pink   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Plant   Vocals
Jock Fleming   Trombone
Harry Hines   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Norman Payne   Trumpet
Cavan O'Connor   Vocals
Jack Jackson & His Band   Trumpet
Frank Coughlan   Trumpet
Alfie Noakes   Trumpet
Jack Evetts   String Bass
George Clinton Smith   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Siday   String Bass

Technical Credits

Rudolf Friml   Composer
Ray Noble   Arranger,Director
Harry Coster   Remastering
Kevin Connelley   Composer
Archie Gottler   Composer

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