Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Eddie Condon's Town Hall Concerts were historic in several ways. These weekly half-hour radio shows were very uncommercial in fact they could not attract a sponsor, featured interracial bands and gave Condon an opportunity to put together well-paced programs. He would gather together a core band of Condonites who would have ensemble jams and individual features, and there were always a couple of numbers set aside for guest artists who would also join in on the show's concluding jam titled "Impromptu Ensemble" with the regulars. Plus Condon, despite making a few too many jokes at the expense of Pee Wee Russell, proved to be a perfect host. After decades of only being ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Eddie Condon's Town Hall Concerts were historic in several ways. These weekly half-hour radio shows were very uncommercial in fact they could not attract a sponsor, featured interracial bands and gave Condon an opportunity to put together well-paced programs. He would gather together a core band of Condonites who would have ensemble jams and individual features, and there were always a couple of numbers set aside for guest artists who would also join in on the show's concluding jam titled "Impromptu Ensemble" with the regulars. Plus Condon, despite making a few too many jokes at the expense of Pee Wee Russell, proved to be a perfect host. After decades of only being available as incomplete excerpts, these programs have finally been issued complete and in chronological order on a series of two-CD sets by George Buck of Jazzology. The first volume, which has four complete shows, features such classic players as trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Hot Lips Page and Rex Stewart, clarinetists Pee Wee Russell and Edmond Hall, trombonists Bill Harris, Miff Mole and Benny Morton, the greatly underrated baritonist Ernie Caceres, and pianists James P. Johnson and Gene Schroeder. Although the recording quality of the very first show is subpar the only one in the series that is less than flawless technically, all of the volumes in this wonderful series which find the participants at the peak of their powers are highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1994
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247100027
  • Catalog Number: 1001
  • Sales rank: 121,855

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concert, No. 1 (0:42)
  2. 2 Sweet Georgia Brown - Joe Grauso (3:11)
  3. 3 Peg O' My Heart - Rhythm Section (4:29)
  4. 4 John O'Hara Explains Why He Likes Jazz Music (2:50)
  5. 5 Carolina Shout - James P. Johnson & His Orchestra (2:13)
  6. 6 Wherever There's Love (There's You and Me) - Rhythm Section (3:29)
  7. 7 Uncle Sam Blues - Rhythm Section (3:14)
  8. 8 Someone to Watch over Me - Rhythm Section (3:58)
  9. 9 Impromptu Ensemble/Ole Miss (4:06)
  10. 10 Concert, No. 2 (0:19)
  11. 11 At the Jazz Band Ball - Schroeder (3:07)
  12. 12 I Must Have That Man! - Bobby Hackett (4:16)
  13. 13 George Frazier of Life Describes Jazz as American Culture That Is ... (2:18)
  14. 14 The Sheik of Araby - Rhythm Section (3:04)
  15. 15 Zaza - Rhythm Section (2:34)
  16. 16 Time on My Hands - Rhythm Section (4:25)
  17. 17 I'll Get By - Liza Morrow (3:39)
  18. 18 Impromptu Ensemble/Ole Miss (4:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Concert, No. 3 (0:18)
  2. 2 Ballin' the Jack - Rhythm Section (3:02)
  3. 3 Whatcha Doin' After the War - Rhythm Section (3:54)
  4. 4 I'm Coming Virginia - Rhythm Section (3:52)
  5. 5 It's Been So Long - Rhythm Section (2:51)
  6. 6 What's New? - Rhythm Section (4:45)
  7. 7 The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else) - Rhythm Section (2:43)
  8. 8 Impromptu Ensemble (2:50)
  9. 9 Concert, No. 4 (0:17)
  10. 10 Muskrat Ramble - Rhythm Section (3:56)
  11. 11 Mean to Me - Rhythm Section (4:17)
  12. 12 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street - Rhythm Section (2:17)
  13. 13 Body and Soul - Rhythm Section (4:15)
  14. 14 Ja Da - Rhythm Section (3:39)
  15. 15 Back in Your Own Backyard - Rhythm Section (2:31)
  16. 16 You Don't Know What Love Is - Rhythm Section (3:07)
  17. 17 Impromptu Ensemble/Ole Miss (2:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Condon Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Conductor, Master of Ceremonies
Bobby Hackett Cornet, Vocals
Bill Harris Valve Trombone
James P. Johnson Piano
Max Kaminsky Track Performer
John Kirby Bass
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet, Vocals
Rex Stewart Cornet
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Edmond Hall Track Performer
Miff Mole Trombone, Track Performer
Benny Morton Trombone
Sonny Greer Drums
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Bob Casey Bass, Rhythm Section
Clyde Hart Piano
Liza Morrow Vocals
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Vocals
Gene Schroeder Track Performer
Joe Grauso Drums, Rhythm Section
Fred Robbins Announcer
Rhythm Section Track Performer
Schroeder Piano, Vocals, Track Performer, Rhythm Section
Technical Credits
Al Jolson Composer
Max Kaminsky Composer
Kid Ory Composer
Dick Cary Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Irving Mills Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Gene Austin Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Jack Bland Director
Ernie Caceres Composer
Will Marion Cook Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Donald Heywood Composer
John O'Hara Contributor
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Don Raye Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Jess Stacy Composer
Jack Towers Remastering
Roy Turk Composer
George H. Buck Jr. Producer, Liner Notes
Ray Gilbert Composer
Dick Charles Engineer
John DeVries Cover Art
George Frazier Contributor
Ernie Anderson Producer, Liner Notes
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Dave Dreyer Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
James Henry Burris Composer
Chris Smith Composer
Billy Rose Composer
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