John R.T. Davies Collection: Vol. 1: Jazz Classics

John R.T. Davies Collection: Vol. 1: Jazz Classics

by John R.T. Davies

JSP's Jazz Classics, Vol. 1 compiles four CDs with 100 tracks containing a mixture of both rare and classic jazz that was remastered for the British label by sound engineer extraordinaire John R.T. Davies. Along with the four featured artists on this set -- LouisSee more details below


JSP's Jazz Classics, Vol. 1 compiles four CDs with 100 tracks containing a mixture of both rare and classic jazz that was remastered for the British label by sound engineer extraordinaire John R.T. Davies. Along with the four featured artists on this set -- Louis Prima, Ted Lewis, Joe Venuti and George Wettling -- the ensemble players include an abundance of superlative musicians including Pee Wee Russell, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Bud Freeman and Jonah Jones. As always, the material sounds great and the liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and concise history. Since this is a budget-priced set, it is highly recommended for both the jazz novice and collector.

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Disc 1

  1. That's Where the South Begins  - Louis Prima
  2. Jamaica Shout  - Louis Prima
  3. Long About Midnight  - Louis Prima
  4. Star Dust  - Louis Prima
  5. Sing It Way Down Low  - Louis Prima
  6. Sing It Way Down Low  - Louis Prima
  7. Let's Have a Jubilee  - Louis Prima
  8. I Still Want You  - Louis Prima
  9. (Looks Like) I'm Breaking the Ice  - Louis Prima
  10. Sing It Way Down Low  - Louis Prima
  11. Let's Have a Jubilee  - Louis Prima
  12. House Rent Party Day  - Louis Prima
  13. It's the Rhythm in Me  - Louis Prima
  14. Worry Blues  - Louis Prima
  15. Bright Eyes  - Louis Prima
  16. Put on an Old Pair of Shoes  - Louis Prima
  17. Sugar Is Sweet and So Are You  - Louis Prima
  18. I'm Livin in a Great Big Way  - Louis Prima
  19. Swing Me With Rhythm  - Louis Prima
  20. The Lady in Red  - Louis Prima
  21. Chinatown, My Chinatown  - Louis Prima
  22. Chasing Shadows  - Louis Prima
  23. Basin Street Blues  - Louis Prima
  24. In a Little Gypsy Tea Room  - Louis Prima
  25. Let's Swing It  - Louis Prima

Disc 2

  1. Start the Band
  2. Oh Baby!
  3. Hello Montreal!
  4. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  5. I Ain't Got Nobody
  6. A Jazz Holiday
  7. Jungle Blues
  8. Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble
  9. Clarinet Marmalade
  10. My Little Dream Boat
  11. She's Funny That Way
  12. Allah's Holiday
  13. Limehouse Blues
  14. Glad Rag Doll
  15. Roses of Picardy
  16. Russian Lullaby
  17. I'm the Medicine Man For the Blues
  18. Maybe - Who Knows?
  19. In the Land of Jazz
  20. Lewisada Blues
  21. Lewisada Blues
  22. Farewell Blues
  23. Wabash Blues

Disc 3

  1. I Must Be Dreaming  - Joe Venuti
  2. Tain't So Honey, 'Tain't So  - Joe Venuti
  3. Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now  - Joe Venuti
  4. Just Like a Melody Out of a Sky  - Joe Venuti
  5. Pickin' Cotton  - Joe Venuti
  6. I'm on the Crest of a Wave  - Joe Venuti
  7. Doin' Things  - Joe Venuti
  8. I Must Have That Man  - Joe Venuti
  9. That's the Good Old Sunny South  - Joe Venuti
  10. Weary River  - Joe Venuti
  11. I'm in Seventh Heaven  - Joe Venuti
  12. Little Pal  - Joe Venuti
  13. Chant of the Jungle  - Joe Venuti
  14. That Wonderful Something (Is Love)  - Joe Venuti
  15. Promises: Take C  - Joe Venuti
  16. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes: Take A  - Joe Venuti
  17. I'm Only Human After All  - Joe Venuti
  18. Out of Breath and Scared to Death of You  - Joe Venuti
  19. Promises: Take B  - Joe Venuti
  20. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes: Take C  - Joe Venuti
  21. You're My Past Present and Future  - Joe Venuti
  22. I Want to Ring Bells  - Joe Venuti
  23. Doin' the Uptown Lowdown  - Joe Venuti
  24. Gather Lip Rouge While You May  - Joe Venuti

Disc 4

  1. Moon Glow  - Joe Venuti
  2. Cheese and Crackers  - Joe Venuti
  3. Wasting My Love on You  -  Joe Venuti & His Orchestra
  4. My Man From Caroline  - Joe Venuti
  5. I Like a Little Gin Like That  - Joe Venuti
  6. FiddleSticks: Take 1  - Joe Venuti
  7. FiddleSticks: Take 2  - Joe Venuti
  8. Everybody Shuffle  - Joe Venuti
  9. Moon Glow  - Joe Venuti
  10. Phantom Rhapsody  - Joe Venuti
  11. Sugar  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  12. Hanid  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  13. Blue Room  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  14. At Sundown  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  15. It Ain't the Humidity (It's the Beat!)  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  16. Body & Soul  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  17. Is George Really George?  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  18. Over the Rainbow  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  19. Long, Long Ago  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band
  20. Kettle Blues  -  George Wettling's Jazz Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John R.T. Davies   Primary Artist
Louis Prima   Trumpet,Vocals
George Barnes   Guitar
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Claude Thornhill   Piano
Joe Venuti   Piano,Violin
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Phil Napoleon   Trumpet
Frank Teschemacher   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
George Van Eps   Guitar
Sidney Arodin   Clarinet
Rube Bloom   Piano
Red Bone   Trombone
Arnold Brillhardt   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Georg Brunis   Trombone,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Lennie Hayton   Piano,Celeste
Milt Hinton   Bass
Will Hudson   Announcer
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Fud Livingston   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
John Lucas   Drums
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums,Vocals
Bill Rank   Trombone
Jack Ryan   String Bass
Arthur Schutt   Piano,Celeste
Artie Shapiro   String Bass
Frank Signorelli   Piano,Celeste
Frank Luther   Vocals
Charlie Butterfield   Trombone
Max Farley   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Garry McAdams   Guitar
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Frank Pinero   Piano
Joe Tarto   Drums,String Bass,Announcer
Fuzzy Farrar   Trumpet
Pete Pumiglio   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Larry Alpeter   Trombone
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet
Min Leibrook   Bass Saxophone
Andy Secrest   Trumpet
Sammy Shapiro   Violin
Smith Ballew   Violin,Vocals
Talmadge Lewis   Clarinet,C-Melody Saxophone,Vocals,Human Whistle
Harry Raderman   Trombone
Walter Kahn   Trumpet
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Alfie Evans   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Lodwig   Trumpet
Herb Quigley   Drums,Vibes
Izzy Friedman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Rube Crozier   Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Dave Klein   Trumpet
Joe Raymond   Violin
Bernie Daly   Tenor Saxophone
Frankie Ross   Piano
Pat Davies   Tenor Saxophone
Wallace Blumberry   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Sol Klein   Violin
Irene Beasley   Vocals

Technical Credits

Harry Barth   Brass Band
Joe Tarto   Brass Band
Hank Stern   Brass Band
Brian Peerless   Liner Notes
Charlie Crump   Liner Notes
Jim Godbolt   Liner Notes
Dave Bennett   Producer

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