Hot Years 1925-1930

The Hot Years 1925-1930

by Jan Garber
     
 

Jan Garber is most famous for leading a popular dance band in the 1930s and '40s, one that was originally inspired by Guy Lombardo and featured shaking saxophones and rather sickly sweet music that sounds laughably dated today. However, before he turned mostly toward schlock, Jan Garber had a surprisingly…  See more details below

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Jan Garber is most famous for leading a popular dance band in the 1930s and '40s, one that was originally inspired by Guy Lombardo and featured shaking saxophones and rather sickly sweet music that sounds laughably dated today. However, before he turned mostly toward schlock, Jan Garber had a surprisingly viable jazz/dance band in the 1920s. This CD from the collectors' TOM (The Old Masters) label mostly dates from 1926-29, and it is filled with cheerful and swinging ensembles, along with some harmless vocals and fine, concise solos from the no-name outfit. Among the highlights are such numbers as "Sister Kate," "Baby Face" (this particular band's one hit), "Tiger Rag" (taken from a movie soundtrack), "Steppin' Around" (with guest banjoist Harry Reser), "'Round Evening," "She's a Great, Great Girl" and "When a Woman Loves a Man." Actually, all 24 selections are worthwhile, making this the one Jan Garber CD that belongs in every serious jazz collection.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/15/1998
Label:
Old Masters
UPC:
0705283011926
catalogNumber:
119

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Tracks

  1. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  2. Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down
  3. That's Why I'm Happy
  4. Baby Face
  5. (There's a Blue Ridge in My Heart) Virginia
  6. Blue Shadows
  7. Tiger Rag
  8. Louisiana
  9. Weary River
  10. There Ain't No "Maybe" In My Baby's Eyes
  11. Steppin' Around
  12. 'Round Evening
  13. Sonny Boy
  14. Outside
  15. Washington & Lee Swing
  16. V.M.I. Spirit
  17. You Don't Like It - Not Much!
  18. Positively - Absolutely
  19. She's a Great, Great Girl
  20. Back in Your Own Backyard
  21. Tin Ear
  22. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  23. When a Woman Loves a Man
  24. Puttin' On The Ritz

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jan Garber   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Violin,Drums,Bass Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Jan Garber & His Orchestra   Indexed Contributor
Harry Reser   Banjo
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone,Vibes
Bobby Davis   Alto Saxophone
Chelsea Quealey   Trumpet
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet,Vocals
Johnny Cook   Trombone
Irving Kaufman   Vocals
Benny Davis   Vocals
Bruce Thomas   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer

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