Radio Years 1940

The Radio Years 1940

by Bob Crosby & His Orchestra
     
 
Bob Crosby's 1940 big band is showcased on two radio broadcasts heard on this CD. At the time, Crosby's orchestra was just beginning to de-emphasize their roots in Dixieland (which in retrospect was a mistake), although this CD does include two versions of "Jazz Me Blues" (one unfortunately cut off) by the Bobcats and worthwhile versions of "Over the Waves," Jess

Overview

Bob Crosby's 1940 big band is showcased on two radio broadcasts heard on this CD. At the time, Crosby's orchestra was just beginning to de-emphasize their roots in Dixieland (which in retrospect was a mistake), although this CD does include two versions of "Jazz Me Blues" (one unfortunately cut off) by the Bobcats and worthwhile versions of "Over the Waves," Jess Stacy's "Complainin'," "High Society," "Boogie Woogie Maxine," and "Sugar Foot Stomp." Most of the other material is more commercial, with some vocals by Crosby and Marion Mann. The key soloists during the era were trumpeter Billy Butterfield, trombonist Warren Smith, clarinetist Irving Fazola, Eddie Miller on tenor, and pianist Jess Stacy. Although not essential, Bob Crosby fans will find this enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Jazz Unlimited
UPC:
0717101207428
catalogNumber:
2074

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Crosby & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Ray Conniff   Trombone
Bob Crosby   Vocals
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Irving Fazola   Clarinet
Bob Haggart   Bass,Soprano Saxophone,sbs
Warren Smith   Trombone
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Gil Rodin   Tenor Saxophone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Bill Stegmeyer   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Wade   Trumpet
Max Herman   Trumpet
Marion Mann   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
André Kostelanetz   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Bob Crosby   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Pinetop Smith   Composer
Frankie Trumbauer   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Tom Delaney   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Gil Rodin   Composer
Herman Ruby   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Matlock   Arranger
Walter Melrose   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Porter Steele   Composer
Carl A. Hällström   Reissue Producer
Joseph A. "Fud" Livingston   Composer

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