Jubilee Shows, Vol. 5: Nos. 68 & 70

The Jubilee Shows, Vol. 5: Nos. 68 & 70

     
 
The Armed Forces Radio Service created Jubilee as a special program for the U.S. military to entertain troops during World War II, though they were produced until 1950. This CD compilation combines two complete shows, with a lot of emphasis on the hip language between numbers of MC Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman. The first show is highlighted by See more details below

Overview

The Armed Forces Radio Service created Jubilee as a special program for the U.S. military to entertain troops during World War II, though they were produced until 1950. This CD compilation combines two complete shows, with a lot of emphasis on the hip language between numbers of MC Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman. The first show is highlighted by Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy, who perform "Little Joe from Chicago" and "New Orleans Jump" in swinging fashion, though the addition of singer June Richmond makes for a lackluster rendition of "Basin Street Blues." The comedy skit featuring Whitman with bandleader Bob Crosby is rather dated, though his numbers with an unidentified trio, probably led by guitarist Les Paul, fare better. The second program is not quite to the level of the first. Comedian Scatman Crothers was still drumming, singing, and leading a band during the 1940s, and heads a small group playing his original "Fine," a song that would have sounded right at home if played by Louis Jordan. The highlight of the program is the unidentified trio's crisp take of "Undecided," again probably featuring Les Paul. The trio does its best to make something of "Sweet Sue, Just You," but Randy Hall's tin whistle wears out its welcome quickly. The sound quality of these historical artifacts is excellent, so they will appeal to fans with open ears to a variety of music from the 1940s.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2003
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101100521
catalogNumber:
5011005

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul   Guitar
Bob Crosby   Vocals
Jimmy Forrest   Tenor Saxophone
Fats Navarro   Trumpet
John Young   Piano
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Scatman Crothers   Drums,Vocals
Arthur Capehart   Trumpet
Booker Collins   String Bass
Nick Fatool   Drums
John Harrington   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Carl Jones   Tenor (Vocal)
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Harry Lawson   Trumpet
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Reuben Phillips   Alto Saxophone
Artie Shapiro   String Bass
Ben Smith   Alto Saxophone
Ben Thigpen   Drums
Stanley Wrightsman   Piano
June Richmond   Vocals
Joe Baird   Trombone
Elmer Smithers   Trombone
Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy   Accompaniment
J.D. King   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Murray   Trombone
Kelsey Pharr   Baritone (Vocal)
Lee Gaines   Bass
Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman   Master of Ceremonies
Traverse Crawford   Tenor (Vocal)
Ed Loving   Baritone Saxophone
Wayman Richardson   Trombone
Bob Goodrich   Trumpet
AFRS Trio   Accompaniment
Tim Liemert   Announcer
Randy Hall   tin whistle

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Phil Moore   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Composer
Tom Delaney   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
Jack Hoffman   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Nappy Lamare   Introduction
Harry Ruby   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Jimmy MacDonald   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Carl A. Hällström   Reissue Producer
Floyd Levin   Liner Notes
Michael Arié   Source Material
Bo Scherman   Personnel

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