The Road Band 1948, Vol. 1-2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Woody Herman's Second Herd, which existed from late 1947 through the end of 1949, recorded relatively little due to the Musicians Union recording strike of 1948. Fortunately they were captured on radio broadcasts on a regular basis during 1948. This superior double CD has many of the group's finest radio performances, quite a few of which were put out previously on Hep LPs and sometimes by such labels as Jazz Anthology and First Heard. A much more boppish band than Herman's First Herd, this group also known as the Four Brothers Band featured major soloists in tenors Stan Getz who had the lion's share of the solo space, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn, baritonist Serge Chaloff, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Woody Herman's Second Herd, which existed from late 1947 through the end of 1949, recorded relatively little due to the Musicians Union recording strike of 1948. Fortunately they were captured on radio broadcasts on a regular basis during 1948. This superior double CD has many of the group's finest radio performances, quite a few of which were put out previously on Hep LPs and sometimes by such labels as Jazz Anthology and First Heard. A much more boppish band than Herman's First Herd, this group also known as the Four Brothers Band featured major soloists in tenors Stan Getz who had the lion's share of the solo space, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn, baritonist Serge Chaloff, trumpeter Shorty Rogers, and trombonist Earl Swope, with contributions from lead trumpeter Ernie Royal and a rhythm section driven by drummer Don Lamond. In addition, Herman is in fine form on clarinet and alto and Mary Ann McCall takes a few winning vocals as does the leader. The first 29 selections are from February-March 1948 while the other numbers are from later in the year when such players as trombonist Bill Harris, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, and bassist-cheerleader Chubby Jackson made the band even stronger. The repertoire includes new pieces, boppish remakes of First Herd hits, and a few standards. Unlike the First Herd, the Second Herd was not a financial success and mostly avoided playing any current pop material and dance music. They were not quite as outwardly joyous, at least not until First Herd alumnus Harris and Jackson rejoined the band, but the Second Herd was one of Herman's most innovative orchestras, featuring inventive arrangements by Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, and Shorty Rogers. This two-fer adds a great deal to the legacy of this classic big band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2005
  • Label: Hep Records
  • UPC: 603366001829
  • Catalog Number: 18
  • Sales rank: 211,088

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Flame - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (0:38)
  2. 2 The Good Earth - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:46)
  3. 3 There'll Be Some Changes Made - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:39)
  4. 4 Stardust - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:08)
  5. 5 The Goof and I - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:55)
  6. 6 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:50)
  7. 7 If Anybody Can Steal My Baby - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:58)
  8. 8 Half Past Jumpin' Time - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:14)
  9. 9 It's Been So Long - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:08)
  10. 10 Sidewalks of Cuba - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:38)
  11. 11 Sabre Dance - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:35)
  12. 12 P. S I Love You - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:03)
  13. 13 Lullaby in Rhythm - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:43)
  14. 14 You Turned the Tables on Me - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:24)
  15. 15 Happy Song - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:51)
  16. 16 Just for Laughs - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:10)
  17. 17 Wildroot - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (5:06)
  18. 18 I Cover the Waterfront - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:37)
  19. 19 Baby I Need You - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:56)
  20. 20 Keen and Peachy - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dance, Ballerina, Dance - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:14)
  2. 2 Toolie, Oolie, Doolie - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:33)
  3. 3 Northwest Passage - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:06)
  4. 4 I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:27)
  5. 5 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:35)
  6. 6 My Pal Gonsales - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:08)
  7. 7 Apple Honey - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:59)
  8. 8 The Best Things in Life Are Free - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:08)
  9. 9 This Is New - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:56)
  10. 10 Elevation - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:46)
  11. 11 Berled in Erl - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (2:53)
  12. 12 Fan It - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:11)
  13. 13 Blue Flame and Intro - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (0:47)
  14. 14 Tiny's Blues - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:25)
  15. 15 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:21)
  16. 16 Four Brothers - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:54)
  17. 17 Out of Nowhere - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:28)
  18. 18 Early Autumn - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (4:42)
  19. 19 Keeper of the Flame - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (3:35)
  20. 20 Announcer Fade Out - Woody Herman & the Second Herd (0:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Herman Primary Artist, Clarinet, Leader, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Soloist, Group Member
Serge Chaloff Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Soloist, Group Member
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Terry Gibbs Vibes, Soloist
Bill Harris Trombone
Jimmy Raney Guitar, Group Member
Harry Babasin Bass, Double Bass
Chubby Jackson Bass, Double Bass, Group Member
Lou Levy Piano, Soloist
Mary Ann McCall Vocals
Ernie Royal Trumpet, Soloist
Earl Swope Trombone, Soloist
Don Lamond Drums, Group Member
Shorty Rogers Trumpet, Soloist, Group Member
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Stan Fishelson Trumpet
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Trumpet
Sam Marowitz Alto Saxophone
Fred Otis Piano, Soloist, Group Member
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Rob Swift Trombone
Ollie Wilson Trombone, Soloist
Walter Yoder Bass, Double Bass
Rob Swift Trombone
Sam Markowitz Alto Saxophone, Soloist
The Bill Harris Quintet Trombone, Soloist
Stan Getz Five Brothers Bop Tenor Sax Stars Tenor Saxophone
Woody Herman & the Second Herd Track Performer
Marky Markowitz Trumpet
Herb Sargent Guitar, Soloist
Irving Markowitz Trumpet
Herb Sargent Guitar
Technical Credits
Aram Khachaturian Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Herb Ellis Composer
Jimmy Giuffre Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Elliot Lawrence Composer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Ralph Burns Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Chubby Jackson Composer
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon Composer
Don Lanphere Liner Notes
Irving Mills Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Bobby Russell Composer
Shorty Rogers Arranger, Composer
Al Cohn Arranger, Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Johnny Frigo Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Johnny Green Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Tiny Kahn Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
George Wyle Composer
Vaughn Horton Composer
Joe Bishop Composer
Alastair Robertson Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
James Noble Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Ben Oakland Composer
Clarence Profit Composer
Arthur Beul Composer
Leo Corday Composer
Traditional Composer
Edward Pola Composer
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
Walter Mourant Composer
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