The Radio Years 1940

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: Jazz Unlimited
  • UPC: 717101207428
  • Catalog Number: 2074

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Crosby & His Orchestra Primary Artist, Track Performer
Bob Crosby Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Ray Conniff Trombone
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
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky 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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