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There's Something In The Air

There's Something In The Air

by The Squadronaires
     
 
In 1992 the Hep record label brought out a swinging collection of jazz recordings made during the years 1944-1946 by the Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra, more commonly known as the Squadronaires. Composed largely of skilled professional players who performed regular military service during the day and spent their evenings boosting morale with top-notch musical

Overview

In 1992 the Hep record label brought out a swinging collection of jazz recordings made during the years 1944-1946 by the Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra, more commonly known as the Squadronaires. Composed largely of skilled professional players who performed regular military service during the day and spent their evenings boosting morale with top-notch musical entertainment, this group was widely regarded as one of the very best bands of its day. The Squadronaires were led by vocalist Jimmy Miller. Noteworthy participants include trumpeter Tommy McQuater, trombonist George Chisholm, reedmen Tommy Bradbury, and Andy McDevitt, and pianist Ronnie Aldrich. Arrangements are credited to saxophonist Jimmy Durrant. Aside from the obligatory ballads and novelty tunes, the repertoire as demonstrated here reflects a keen collective knowledge of traditional jazz ("Runnin' Wild," "Darktown Strutters' Ball," "High Society," and "South Rampart Street Parade"), as well as contemporary big-band material that helped pave the way for sweeping stylistic changes during the late '40s ("Cherokee," "Tuxedo Junction," "Flying Home," "Pompton Turnpike," and "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop"). Ideal for drinking and dancing, this music is sure to come in handy while mopping floors, waxing propellers, and oiling your Webley Service Revolver.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1995
Label:
Hep Records
UPC:
5016275200446
catalogNumber:
44

Tracks

  1. Prelude in "C" Minor
  2. The Nango
  3. The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid
  4. Tuxedo Junction
  5. Mexican Hat Dance
  6. South Rampart Street Parade
  7. Jumpin' Jimmy
  8. High Society
  9. Ok for Baby
  10. As Long as There's Music
  11. Darktown Strutters' Ball
  12. Cherokee
  13. Runnin' Wild
  14. There's Something in the Air
  15. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
  16. Pompton Turnpike
  17. Trees
  18. Jealous
  19. Lead With Your Left
  20. Flying Home
  21. I'm Getting Sentimental over You
  22. I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas
  23. A Little on the Lonely Side
  24. Piccolo Pete
  25. I'll Be Seeing You
  26. I Ain't Got Nobody

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Squadronaires   Primary Artist
Bruce Campbell   Trombone
Ronnie Aldrich   Piano
George Chisholm   Trombone
Harry Lewis   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Watson   Trumpet
Andy McDevitt   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Tommy McQuater   Trumpet
Sid Colin   Guitar,Vocals
Jock Cummings   Drums
Jimmy Miller   Leader,Vocals
Archie Craig   Trumpet
Clinton Ffrench   Trumpet
Tommy Bradbury   Alto Saxophone
Monty Levy   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Durrant   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Alastair Robertson   Producer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
Joe Grey   Composer
Joyce Kilmer   Composer
Jimmy Durrant   Arranger
Oscar Rasbach   Composer

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