The Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 7

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Eddie Condon Town Hall Concerts were a series of half-hour radio programs during 1944-45 that gave the guitarist-bandleader an opportunity to present many classic jazz greats in spontaneous settings. The seventh volume of this very significant Jazzology reissue series of double CDs differs from the previous ones in that, due to scheduling conflicts, a couple of the shows were shorter than usual so there are five rather than four included on the set. Condon features quite an impressive lineup: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Wingy Manone, Hot Lips Page and Muggsy Spanier, trombonists Lou McGarity and Jack Teagarden, clarinetists Jimmy Dorsey ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Eddie Condon Town Hall Concerts were a series of half-hour radio programs during 1944-45 that gave the guitarist-bandleader an opportunity to present many classic jazz greats in spontaneous settings. The seventh volume of this very significant Jazzology reissue series of double CDs differs from the previous ones in that, due to scheduling conflicts, a couple of the shows were shorter than usual so there are five rather than four included on the set. Condon features quite an impressive lineup: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Wingy Manone, Hot Lips Page and Muggsy Spanier, trombonists Lou McGarity and Jack Teagarden, clarinetists Jimmy Dorsey and Pee Wee Russell, baritonist Ernie Caceres, pianists Dick Cary, Cliff Jackson, Gene Schroeder, Jess Stacy and Norma Teagarden, bassists Bob Casey and Jack Lesberg, drummers Johnny Blowers and George Wettling and singers Red McKenzie and Lee Wiley. The Teagarden show is particularly inspired but all of the volumes in this series are highly recommended to fans of the era, for the well-recorded performances allowed the many stars not only to be feature individually but to interact with each other in "Impromptu Ensembles."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1994
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247691426
  • Catalog Number: 1013

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Condon Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar
Bobby Hackett Cornet
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Dick Cary Cornet
Wingy Manone Trumpet, Vocals
Lou McGarity Trombone
George Wettling Drums
Johnny Blowers Drums
Ernie Caceres Baritone Saxophone
Bob Casey Bass
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet
Cliff Jackson Piano
Jack Lesberg Bass
Ernest Anderson Vocals
Norma Teagarden Piano
Oran Thaddeus Page Trumpet
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Bobby Hackett Arranger
Max Kaminsky Composer
Dick Cary Arranger, Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Jack Bland Producer
Ernie Caceres Composer
Tommy Dorsey Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Hot Lips Page Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Jess Stacy Composer
Jack Towers Remastering
Chip Deffaa Text
George H. Buck Jr. Producer
Fred Robbins Director
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
John Spikes Composer
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