The Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 8

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The eighth double CD in this essential series has four more half-hour shows that were billed as The Eddie Condon Town Hall Concerts. Condon, who was always more important as an instigator than as a guitarist, was a perfect host for the program, not only offering witty and sometimes sarcastic commentary but designing the shows so all of the all-stars were properly featured, both individually and collectively. The eighth volume has the usual incredible roster: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky and Wingy Manone, trombonists Tommy Dorsey, Benny Morton and Jack Teagarden, Sidney Bechet on soprano, baritonist Ernie Caceres, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The eighth double CD in this essential series has four more half-hour shows that were billed as The Eddie Condon Town Hall Concerts. Condon, who was always more important as an instigator than as a guitarist, was a perfect host for the program, not only offering witty and sometimes sarcastic commentary but designing the shows so all of the all-stars were properly featured, both individually and collectively. The eighth volume has the usual incredible roster: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky and Wingy Manone, trombonists Tommy Dorsey, Benny Morton and Jack Teagarden, Sidney Bechet on soprano, baritonist Ernie Caceres, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, pianists Dick Cary, Gene Schroeder and Jess Stacy, bassists Bob Casey, Jack Lesberg and Sid Weiss, drummers Johnny Blowers and George Wettling and vocalist Lee Wiley. As usual there are dozens of highlights from these spontaneous yet logical jam sessions, easily recommended to Dixieland and Chicago jazz fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1994
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247691624
  • Catalog Number: 1015

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Condon Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Leader
Bobby Hackett Cornet
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals
Lee Wiley Vocals
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Dick Cary Trumpet
Wingy Manone Trumpet, Vocals
Benny Morton Trombone
George Wettling Drums
Sidney Bechet Soprano Saxophone
Johnny Blowers Drums
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Bob Casey Bass
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Jack Lesberg Bass
Jess Stacy Piano
Sid Weiss Bass
Fred Robbins Announcer
Schroeder Piano
Technical Credits
Al Jolson Composer
Max Kaminsky Composer
Dick Cary Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Gene Austin Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Jack Bland Director
Ernie Caceres Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Jimmy Hamilton Corrections
Benny Krueger Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Jess Stacy Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Ernest Anderson Producer
George H. Buck Jr. Producer
Bob Carlton Composer
Bob Hilbert Text
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Edna Alexander Composer
Roy Bergere Composer
James Henry Burris Composer
Chester Conn Composer
Lewis Gensler Composer
Chris Smith Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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