Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

by Bunny Berigan
     
 
This is the best single-CD compilation of Bunny Berigan recordings issued to date. Although all of the trumpeter's big-band sides for Bluebird have come out on three double LPs, this set gives more general collectors a better overview of his talents. One of the top trumpeters active during the 1935-1939 period (only Louis Armstrong and

Overview

This is the best single-CD compilation of Bunny Berigan recordings issued to date. Although all of the trumpeter's big-band sides for Bluebird have come out on three double LPs, this set gives more general collectors a better overview of his talents. One of the top trumpeters active during the 1935-1939 period (only Louis Armstrong and the up-and-coming Roy Eldridge were on his level), Berigan was largely responsible for the success of important hit records for Benny Goodman ("King Porter Stomp" and "Sometimes I'm Happy") and Tommy Dorsey ("Marie" and "Song of India"), in addition to having a best-seller of his own ("I Can't Get Started"). Unfortunately, Berigan's alcoholism eventually did him in, but this CD has all of the hits, plus appearances with Gene Gifford's Orchestra (a majestic solo on "Nothin' but the Blues"), Frankie Trumbauer, jamming with Fats Waller, and with the Metronome All-Stars, plus more titles as a leader, with BG, and with Dorsey (including a radio broadcast version of "I've Found a New Baby" from 1940). This is a well-conceived reissue of important and often exciting swing by one of the greats.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/1995
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636661520
catalogNumber:
66615

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bunny Berigan   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals,Band
Ray Conniff   Trombone
Pied Pipers   Vocals
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Gene Krupa   Drums
Buddy Rich   Drums
Artie Shaw   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Spivak   Trumpet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Claude Thornhill   Piano
Fats Waller   Piano
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Gus Bivona   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Bob Haggart   Bass
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Wingy Manone   Vocals
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Johnny Mince   Reeds
Frankie Trumbauer   C-Melody Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
Heine Beau   Reeds
George Van Eps   Guitar
Frank Froeba   Piano
Bob Zurke   Piano
George Arus   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Red Ballard   Trombone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Red Bone   Trombone
Bob Cusmano   Trumpet
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Mike Doty   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George   Trombone
Harry Goodman   Bass
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Jenkins   Trombone
Dick Jones   Piano
Nate Kazebier   Trumpet
Jack Lacey   Trombone
Jack Leonard   Vocals
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Don Lodice   Reeds
Lowell Martin   Trombone
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Ralph Muzillo   Trumpet
Johnny Napton   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Rounds   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Morey Samuel   Trombone
Hymie Schertzer   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Fred Stulce   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Dave Tough   Drums
Gene Traxler   Bass
Hank Wayland   Bass
Sid Weiss   Bass
Jack Williams   Drums
Clark Yocum   Guitar
Jimmy Blake   Trumpet
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Roy Bargy   Piano
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet
Bill DePew   Alto Saxophone
Gene Gifford   Performing Ensemble
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Murray Williams   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Lipman   Piano
Joe Bauer   Trumpet
Sonny Dunham   Trumpet
Dick Wharton   Guitar
Nat Natoli   Trumpet
Slats Long   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ruth Gaylor   Vocals
Joe Harris   Trombone,Vocals
Glen Miller   Trombone
Sonny Lee   Trombone
Joe Dixon   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dick Clark   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Peter Gabriel   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Sy Oliver   Arranger
Brian Bacchus   Executive Producer
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Spud Murphy   Arranger
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Gene Gifford   Arranger
Joe Lipman   Arranger
Amy Wenzler   Cover Design
Joyce Kilmer   Composer
Oscar Rasbach   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer

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