Those Fabulous Gennetts, Vol. 1: 1923-1925

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On this 26-song CD, 11 different mostly obscure bands that recorded for the Gennett label are heard. The music is generally high-quality jazz-oriented dance music. Heard from are Howard Lanin's Arcadia Orchestra, the very first session by Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians (who surprisingly play mostly jazz), the Romance of Harmony Orchestra, the Lange-McKay Orchestra, Ross Reynolds' Palais Garden Orchestra, Perley Breed's Shepard Colonial Orchestra (with Brad Gowans on clarinet), Richard Hitter's Blue Knights, Marion McKay's Orchestra (with a trumpet solo on "Doo Wacka Doo" that was mistakenly thought to have been Bix Beiderbecke), Wally Erickson's Coliseum Orchestra, Henry ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On this 26-song CD, 11 different mostly obscure bands that recorded for the Gennett label are heard. The music is generally high-quality jazz-oriented dance music. Heard from are Howard Lanin's Arcadia Orchestra, the very first session by Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians (who surprisingly play mostly jazz), the Romance of Harmony Orchestra, the Lange-McKay Orchestra, Ross Reynolds' Palais Garden Orchestra, Perley Breed's Shepard Colonial Orchestra (with Brad Gowans on clarinet), Richard Hitter's Blue Knights, Marion McKay's Orchestra (with a trumpet solo on "Doo Wacka Doo" that was mistakenly thought to have been Bix Beiderbecke), Wally Erickson's Coliseum Orchestra, Henry Thies' Castle Farm Orchestra, and three numbers by the Chubb-Steinberg Orchestra (featuring solos by the young trumpeter Wild Bill Davison). The CD gives listeners a wide cross-section of early acoustic jazz, and is the sort of set that 1920s collectors will love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2000
  • Label: Timeless Holland
  • EAN: 8711458206334
  • Catalog Number: 63

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Sweetie Went Away - Howard Lanin & His Orchestra (2:54)
  2. 2 I Cried for You - Howard Lanin & His Orchestra (2:53)
  3. 3 Cotton Pickers Ball - Guy Lombardo (2:45)
  4. 4 Mama's Gone, Goodbye - Guy Lombardo (2:23)
  5. 5 So This Is Venice - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (2:23)
  6. 6 Cy (Choose Your Pal) - Guy Lombardo (2:09)
  7. 7 Doodle Doo Doo - Romance of Harmony Orchestra (2:42)
  8. 8 Blue Evening Blues - Romance of Harmony Orchestra (2:38)
  9. 9 Sweet Little You - Lange-McKay Orchestra (2:51)
  10. 10 Leaky Roof Blues - Lange-McKay Orchestra (2:52)
  11. 11 Creole - Ross Reynolds (2:36)
  12. 12 Pippin' - Ross Reynolds (2:36)
  13. 13 Tell Me, Dreamy Eyes - Perley B. Shepard Colonial Orchestra (3:12)
  14. 14 Where's My Sweetie Hiding? - Perley B. Shepard Colonial Orchestra (3:05)
  15. 15 Honey I'm in Love With You - Perly Breed (2:55)
  16. 16 Stomp off, Let's Go - Richard Hitter Blue Knights (3:05)
  17. 17 Hot Aire - Richard Hitter Blue Knights (3:04)
  18. 18 Doo Wacka Doo - Marion McKay (2:32)
  19. 19 Because They All Love You - Chubb-Steinberg Orchestra (2:23)
  20. 20 Mandy, Make up Your Mind - Chubb-Steinberg Orchestra (2:40)
  21. 21 Steppin' in Society - Chubb-Steinberg Orchestra (2:42)
  22. 22 The Meanest Kind O' Blues - Wally Erickson Coliseum Orchestra (2:37)
  23. 23 Hong Kong Dream Girl - Wally Erickson Coliseum Orchestra (2:55)
  24. 24 Got No Time - Wally Erickson Coliseum Orchestra (2:28)
  25. 25 Call of the South - Wally Erickson Coliseum Orchestra (2:29)
  26. 26 Angry - Henry Thiels (2:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Roberts Trumpet
Guy Lombardo Violin
Brad Gowans Clarinet
Jackie Miles Trombone
Wild Bill Davison Trumpet
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Reeds, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Ray Evans Reeds
Jack Weber Reeds
Russell Barkley Tuba, Brass Baritone
Frank Cornwell Violin, Vocals
Carmen Lombardo Reeds
Joe Reichman Piano
Lebert Lombardo Trumpet
Perley Breed Reeds, Trombone, Brass Baritone
Doctor Marshall Trombone
Warren Hookway Trumpet
Fred Higman Reeds
Henry Lange Piano
Charles Luke Banjo
Burnham Allen Trumpet
Dewey Bergman Piano
Newell Chase Piano
Arnold Hicks Violin, Vocals
Bobby Clayton Reeds
Juanita Anderson Bajo Sexto
Francis Henry Banjo
Harry Bason Piano
Chubb-Steinberg Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Guy Lombardo Director
Chris Barber Executive Producer
Mack Gordon Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Phil Spitalny Composer
Perley Breed Director
Arthur Johnston Composer
Jules Cassard Composer
Fred Kreitzer Composer
Dudley Mecum Composer
Grant Clarke Composer
Henry Lange Director
Henry Brunies Composer
George W. Meyer Composer
Ria Wigt Executive Producer
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