Human Orchestra

The Human Orchestra

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The Human Orchestra, which featured 16 tracks by pre-rock & roll black vocal groups from the 1930s and 1940s, was originally released as an LP in 1985 by a Swedish label. This two-disc set takes the original 16-track archival collection and adds 34 additional tracks from the same era to come up with a fascinating survey of

Overview

The Human Orchestra, which featured 16 tracks by pre-rock & roll black vocal groups from the 1930s and 1940s, was originally released as an LP in 1985 by a Swedish label. This two-disc set takes the original 16-track archival collection and adds 34 additional tracks from the same era to come up with a fascinating survey of jump and jive black vocal acts, many of which were capable of approximating an orchestra with their voices. Among the gems here (all recorded between 1932 and 1947) are sides cut by the Mills Brothers, the Ink Spots, the Five Jones Boys, the Four Blackbirds, the Three Keys, and the Four Clefs , among many others, and these exciting and revealing performances clearly prefigure the later street-corner harmonies of the doo wop era.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
0604988068528
catalogNumber:
685
Rank:
141112

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Mr. Ghost Goes to Town
  2. My Walking Stick
  3. Oh! Mabel Oh!
  4. Dixie Rhythm
  5. Suntan Baby Brown
  6. Swingin' at the Cotton Club
  7. Minute and Hour Blues
  8. Kickin' the Gong Around
  9. Jungle Fever
  10. Wah Dee Dah
  11. Swingin' On the Strings
  12. Moonglow
  13. Hambone Am Sweet
  14. Za Zu Swing
  15. Pickin' a Rib
  16. Let the Party Go On
  17. Fool That I Am
  18. Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn
  19. Basin Street Blues
  20. Fit as a Fiddle
  21. Plummer
  22. Garrett Cooper
  23. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  24. Dirt Dishing Daisy
  25. Just a Jitterbig

Disc 2

  1. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
  2. Heebie Jeebies
  3. That Doggone Dog of Mine
  4. My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  5. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  6. That's On Jack That's On
  7. It's Sleepy Time in Hawaii
  8. My Buddy Blues
  9. Return, Gal of Mine
  10. I Miss You So
  11. I'm Through
  12. Love Grows On the White Oak Tree
  13. Somebody Loses, Somebody Wins
  14. Sweet Louise
  15. Swinging at the Candy Store
  16. Swing Out Uncle Wilson
  17. The Jive Is Jumpin'
  18. I Like Pie, I Like Cake
  19. Nuts to You
  20. "Murder" He Says
  21. Hit That Jive Jack
  22. Milk Shake Stand
  23. Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer
  24. Rosie the Riveter
  25. Ooh Look a There Ain't She Pretty

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