Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set has four complete radio shows featuring Eddie Condon's all-star groups during their legendary series of Town Hall concerts. Despite having large ensembles of classic players, Condon was able to feature virtually everyone on every show, still leaving room for ensemble pieces and interplay between the unique musicians. In addition, the verbal commentary of Condon and announcer Fred Robbins is informative and witty even if they picked on Pee Wee Russell a bit too much. Among the musicians heard on the well-recorded set which like the other volumes in this extensive series is highly recommended to fans of Chicago jazz include trumpeters Bobby Hackett, Hot Lips ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set has four complete radio shows featuring Eddie Condon's all-star groups during their legendary series of Town Hall concerts. Despite having large ensembles of classic players, Condon was able to feature virtually everyone on every show, still leaving room for ensemble pieces and interplay between the unique musicians. In addition, the verbal commentary of Condon and announcer Fred Robbins is informative and witty even if they picked on Pee Wee Russell a bit too much. Among the musicians heard on the well-recorded set which like the other volumes in this extensive series is highly recommended to fans of Chicago jazz include trumpeters Bobby Hackett, Hot Lips Page, Max Kaminsky, Jonah Jones and Billy Butterfield, trombonists Bill Harris and Benny Morton, clarinetists Pee Wee Russell, Joe Marsala and Edmond Hall, baritonist Ernie Caceres and pianists James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith and Gene Schroeder.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1994
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247106425
  • Catalog Number: 1003
  • Sales rank: 277,788

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concert No. 5/The Joint Is Jumpin' - Joe Grauso (5:22)
  2. 2 Squeeze Me - Joe Grauso (2:09)
  3. 3 Willow Tree - James P. Johnson (2:46)
  4. 4 Candied Sweets - James P. Johnson (2:09)
  5. 5 I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby - James P. Johnson (2:28)
  6. 6 Ain't Misbehavin' - Joe Grauso (3:10)
  7. 7 Honeysuckle Rose - Joe Grauso (3:07)
  8. 8 If It Ain't Love - Joe Grauso (3:29)
  9. 9 Buy Bonds Blues: Ensemble Blues; Old Miss Blues - Joe Grauso (5:16)
  10. 10 Concert No. 6/I Found a New Baby - Makinsky (2:46)
  11. 11 What Is There to Say? - Willie "The Lion" Smith (2:56)
  12. 12 St. Louis Blues - Joe Grauso (3:45)
  13. 13 Chinatown, My Chinatown - Haggart (5:20)
  14. 14 Cherry - Haggart (3:23)
  15. 15 Jazz Me Blues - Joe Grauso (4:03)
  16. 16 Keepin' out of Mischief Now - Haggart (5:38)
  17. 17 Ensemble Blues - Joe Grauso (3:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Concert No. 7/The Lady's in Love With You - Caceres (5:05)
  2. 2 China Boy - Caceres (4:12)
  3. 3 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? - Caceres (6:04)
  4. 4 Clarinet Chase - Weiss (4:03)
  5. 5 Pennies from Heaven - Caceres (3:59)
  6. 6 Ensemble Blues: Carnegie Leap - Marsala (3:26)
  7. 7 Concert No. 8/Struttin' With Some Barbecue - Joe Grauso (4:58)
  8. 8 You Can Depend on Me - Joe Grauso (8:56)
  9. 9 High Society - Joe Grauso (2:31)
  10. 10 Royal Garden Blues - Butterfield (3:55)
  11. 11 Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - Joe Grauso (2:38)
  12. 12 Blues Ensemble - Butterfield (7:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Condon Primary Artist, Guitar, Master of Ceremonies
Bobby Hackett Cornet
Bill Harris Trombone, Track Performer
James P. Johnson Piano, Track Performer, Soloist
Jonah Jones Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Max Kaminsky Trumpet, Track Performer
Gene Krupa Drums
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Luis Russell Track Performer
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Bob Haggart Bass
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Joe Marsala Clarinet
Benny Morton Trombone
Smith Track Performer
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Harris Track Performer
Johnson Track Performer
Jones Track Performer
Morton Track Performer
Page Track Performer
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Russell Track Performer
Gene Schroeder Piano, Track Performer
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano, Track Performer, Soloist
Weiss Track Performer
Sid Weiss Bass
Williams Track Performer
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Johnny Williams Bass
Caceres Track Performer
Joe Grauso Drums
Fred Robbins Announcer
The Bill Harris Quintet Trombone
Schroeder Piano
Hall Track Performer
Butterfield Track Performer
Marsala Track Performer
Makinsky Track Performer
Technical Credits
Fats Waller Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Jack Bland Director
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Johnson McRee Jr. Liner Notes, Text
Jack Towers Remastering
Tra Composer
Ernest Anderson Producer
George H. Buck Jr. Producer, Liner Notes
Dick Charles Engineer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Alex Hill Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Traditional Composer
Joseph A. "Fud" Livingston Composer
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