The Woody Herman Story [4 CDs]

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All Music Guide - Campbell
The Woody Herman Story showcases the multi-talented bandleader fronting his First and Second Herds on recordings made for Decca, Coral, Brunswick, Columbia and Capitol. Like the majority of Proper box sets, these four CDs are broken up into themes: "Woodchoppers Ball" covers 1939-1944, "The Good Earth," 1944-1945, "Blowin' Up a Storm," 1945-1947 and "Four Brothers," 1947-1949. Not only does this set thoroughly examine Herman's modern big-band charts, but the 92 tracks are chock-full of guest appearances by such jazz stalwarts as Stan Getz, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Giuffre, Red Norvo, Shorty Rogers, Zoot Sims and Ben Webster. The sound quality is top-notch as is the packaging, ...
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All Music Guide - Campbell
The Woody Herman Story showcases the multi-talented bandleader fronting his First and Second Herds on recordings made for Decca, Coral, Brunswick, Columbia and Capitol. Like the majority of Proper box sets, these four CDs are broken up into themes: "Woodchoppers Ball" covers 1939-1944, "The Good Earth," 1944-1945, "Blowin' Up a Storm," 1945-1947 and "Four Brothers," 1947-1949. Not only does this set thoroughly examine Herman's modern big-band charts, but the 92 tracks are chock-full of guest appearances by such jazz stalwarts as Stan Getz, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Giuffre, Red Norvo, Shorty Rogers, Zoot Sims and Ben Webster. The sound quality is top-notch as is the packaging, which includes a 52-page booklet, extensive liner notes, discography and photos.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2001
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 604988991529
  • Catalog Number: 15

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 At the Woodchopper's Ball (3:19)
  2. 2 Big Wig in the Wigwam (2:43)
  3. 3 Dallas Blues (3:04)
  4. 4 Blues Upstairs (3:10)
  5. 5 Blues Downstairs (2:51)
  6. 6 Casbah Blues (3:13)
  7. 7 Blue Prelude (3:16)
  8. 8 The Golden Wedding (3:18)
  9. 9 Blue Flame (3:19)
  10. 10 Bishop's Blues (2:42)
  11. 11 Woodsheddin' With Woody (2:12)
  12. 12 Blues in the Night (3:16)
  13. 13 'Tis Autumn (3:13)
  14. 14 Amen (3:14)
  15. 15 Four or Five Times (3:10)
  16. 16 Down Under (2:50)
  17. 17 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (3:27)
  18. 18 Basie's Basement (3:28)
  19. 19 Who Dat up Dere? (3:11)
  20. 20 Noah (3:22)
  21. 21 I've Got You Under My Skin (3:01)
  22. 22 I Get a Kick Out of You (3:06)
  23. 23 Cryin' Sands (3:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cherry (3:09)
  2. 2 Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet (3:07)
  3. 3 Irresistible You (3:09)
  4. 4 It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That) (3:07)
  5. 5 Goin' Home (3:20)
  6. 6 Ingie Speaks (3:21)
  7. 7 Perdido (3:10)
  8. 8 As Long as I Live (3:13)
  9. 9 I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues (3:03)
  10. 10 Laura (3:23)
  11. 11 Apple Honey (3:21)
  12. 12 I Wonder (3:20)
  13. 13 Yeah Man (Amen) (2:18)
  14. 14 Caldonia (3:05)
  15. 15 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe (3:32)
  16. 16 Goosey Gander (3:26)
  17. 17 Northwest Passage (3:16)
  18. 18 I've Got the World on a String (3:27)
  19. 19 The Good Earth (2:35)
  20. 20 Put That Ring on My Finger (3:16)
  21. 21 Bijou (3:25)
  22. 22 Gee, It's Good to Hold You (3:12)
  23. 23 Your Father's Moustache (3:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Wildroot (3:02)
  2. 2 Blowin' up a Storm (3:24)
  3. 3 Atlanta, GA (3:10)
  4. 4 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (3:17)
  5. 5 Welcome to My Dreams (3:14)
  6. 6 Panacea (3:22)
  7. 7 Steps (3:23)
  8. 8 Igor (2:45)
  9. 9 Fan It (3:16)
  10. 10 Nero's Conception (3:20)
  11. 11 Lost Weekend (2:58)
  12. 12 Pam (3:17)
  13. 13 Sidewalks of Cuba (3:02)
  14. 14 Lady McGowan's Dream, Pts. 1 & 2 (5:18)
  15. 15 Romance in the Dark (3:28)
  16. 16 Summer Sequence, Pts. 1- 4 (11:56)
  17. 17 Everywhere (3:10)
  18. 18 With Someone New (3:19)
  19. 19 Non-Alcoholic (3:07)
  20. 20 I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (3:27)
  21. 21 Cherokee Canyon (3:02)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I've Got News for You (3:29)
  2. 2 Keen and Peachy (2:56)
  3. 3 The Goof and I (2:56)
  4. 4 Lazy Lullaby (3:15)
  5. 5 Four Brothers (3:22)
  6. 6 P.S. I Love You (3:12)
  7. 7 That's Right (3:04)
  8. 8 Lemon Drop (2:53)
  9. 9 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (3:15)
  10. 10 I Ain't Gettin' Any Younger (3:07)
  11. 11 Early Autumn (3:13)
  12. 12 Keeper of the Flame (3:03)
  13. 13 The Crickets (3:14)
  14. 14 More Moon (3:13)
  15. 15 Detour Ahead (3:11)
  16. 16 Jamaica Rhumba (3:12)
  17. 17 Not Really the Blues (2:53)
  18. 18 The Great Lie (2:56)
  19. 19 More Than You Know (3:05)
  20. 20 Tenderly (2:57)
  21. 21 Lollipop (2:42)
  22. 22 You Rascal You (2:38)
  23. 23 Rhapsody in Wood (3:11)
  24. 24 In the Beginning (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Herman Primary Artist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Ammons Bass Saxophone
Billy Bauer Guitar
Eddie Bert Trombone
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Serge Chaloff Bass Saxophone
Allen Eager Tenor Saxophone
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Terry Gibbs Vibes
Bill Harris Trombone
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Shelly Manne Drums
Ray Nance Trumpet
Red Norvo Vibes
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich Drums
Red Rodney Trumpet
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Tony Aless Piano
Sonny Berman Trumpet
Johnny Bothwell Alto Saxophone
Ralph Burns Piano
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Herbie Fields Tenor Saxophone
Neal Hefti Trumpet
Chubby Jackson Bass
John LaPorta Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lou Levy Piano
Ray Linn Trumpet
Mary Ann McCall Vocals
Ernie Royal Clarinet
Earl Swope Trombone
Nick Travis Trumpet
Chuck Wayne Guitar
Frances Wayne Vocals
Don Lamond Drums
Ed Bennett Trombone
Shorty Rogers Trumpet
Herbie Steward Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Al Porcino Trumpet
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres Alto Saxophone
Nick Caiazza Tenor Saxophone
Frank Carlson Drums
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Charlie DiMaggio Alto Saxophone
Al Esposito Trombone
Joseph Estren Alto Saxophone
Stan Fishelson Trumpet
Mickey Folus Tenor Saxophone
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Herbie Haymer Tenor Saxophone
Margie Hyams Vibes
Cliff Leeman Drums
Cappy Lewis Trumpet
Joe Mondragon Bass
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Trumpet
Sam Marowitz Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Pete Mondello Tenor Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Neary Trumpet
Fred Otis Piano
John Owens Trumpet
Jerry Rosa Trombone
Sam Rubinwich Flute, Bass Saxophone
Gene Sargent Guitar
Red Saunders Drums
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Bob Swift Trombone
Juan Tizol Trombone
Dave Tough Drums
Bart Varsalona Trombone
Charlie Walp Trumpet
Carl Warwick Trumpet
Ray Wetzel Trumpet
Hy White Guitar
Clarence Willard Trumpet
Ollie Wilson Trombone
Walter Yoder Bass
Skippy de Sair Bass Saxophone
Jimmy Horvath Alto Saxophone
Ed Kiefer Trombone
Al Mastren Trombone
Bob Peck Trumpet
Chuck Peterson Trumpet
Joe Bishop Flugelhorn
Bobby Guyer Trumpet
Arnold Fishkind Bass
Ralph Pfeffner Trombone
Pete Johns Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Linehan Piano
Steady Nelson Trumpet
Bud Smith Trombone
Bob Price Trumpet
Ray Hopfner Alto Saxophone
Saxie Mansfield Tenor Saxophone
Neal Reid Trombone
Joe Howard Trombone
Eddie Scalzi Alto Saxophone
George Seaburg Trumpet
Herb Tompkins Alto Saxophone
Vic Hamann Trombone
Bill Vitale Alto Saxophone
Billy Robbins Trumpet
Joe Denton Alto Saxophone
Irv Lewis Trumpet
Tommy Farr Trombone
Dick Kane Piano
Walter Nimms Trombone
Dave Yough Drums
Chuck Di Maggio Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Roy Acuff Composer
Count Basie Composer
Billy Bauer Composer
Cab Calloway Composer
Herb Ellis Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
Terry Gibbs Composer
Jim Hall Composer
Bill Harris Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Red Norvo Composer
Ralph Burns Composer
Andy Gibson Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Chubby Jackson Composer
John LaPorta Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Don Redman Composer
George Williams Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Shorty Rogers Composer
Noble Sissle Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Chick Corea Composer
Billy Corgan Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Johnny Frigo Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Bill Hardy Composer
Benny Harris Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Lowell Martin Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Phil Mogg Composer
David Raksin Composer
Don Raye Composer
Alan Roberts Composer
Max Steiner Composer
Chris Story Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Vic Schoen Composer
Pete Way Composer
Bill Robinson Composer
Joe Bishop Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Chummy MacGregor Composer
Dick Charles Composer
Charles Tobias Composer
James Noble Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Don George Composer
H.J. Lengsfelder Composer
Lou Carter Composer
Doris Fisher Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Sydney Russell Composer
Roger Segure Composer
Leo Corday Composer
John Freigo Composer
Lloyd Garrett Composer
Byron Gay Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
Billy Rose Composer
Dan Howell Composer
Hart A. Wand Composer
Marco H. Hellman Composer
Fleecy Moore Composer
Jimmy Noble Composer
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