Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 4

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although they were never able to get a paying sponsor, the Eddie Condon Town Hall Concerts a weekly half-hour radio show was quite popular at the time and became legendary. For Volume 4 of this colorful series of well-recorded two-CD sets which is highly recommended to all followers of Chicago jazz, there are four complete programs featuring a remarkable ensemble of top musicians virtually all of whom are showcased individually and collectively in logical fashion: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Jonah Jones, Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier, trombonists Bill Harris, Miff Mole and Benny Morton, baritonist Ernie Caceres, clarinetists Edmond Hall, Joe Marsala and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although they were never able to get a paying sponsor, the Eddie Condon Town Hall Concerts a weekly half-hour radio show was quite popular at the time and became legendary. For Volume 4 of this colorful series of well-recorded two-CD sets which is highly recommended to all followers of Chicago jazz, there are four complete programs featuring a remarkable ensemble of top musicians virtually all of whom are showcased individually and collectively in logical fashion: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Jonah Jones, Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier, trombonists Bill Harris, Miff Mole and Benny Morton, baritonist Ernie Caceres, clarinetists Edmond Hall, Joe Marsala and Pee Wee Russell and pianists James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and Gene Schroeder in addition to guest drummer Gene Krupa and singer Lee Wiley.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1994
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247690726
  • Catalog Number: 1007

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody Loves My Baby - Haggart (3:55)
  2. 2 You're Lucky to Me - Haggart (3:04)
  3. 3 Limehouse Blues - Ensemble (3:31)
  4. 4 Just Before Daybreak - James P. Johnson (2:51)
  5. 5 Caprice Rag - James P. Johnson (2:43)
  6. 6 Black and Blue - Joe Grauso (3:13)
  7. 7 Wherever There's Love (There's You and Me) - Haggart (5:03)
  8. 8 Impromptu Ensemble Blues - Haggart (4:21)
  9. 9 Clarinet Marmalade - Butterfield (2:44)
  10. 10 On the Sunny Side of the Street - Jimmy McHugh (4:40)
  11. 11 Rose Room - Gene Schroeder (3:30)
  12. 12 I'll Follow You - Willie "The Lion" Smith (2:51)
  13. 13 Here Comes the Band - Willie "The Lion" Smith (2:18)
  14. 14 Muskrat Ramble - Butterfield (3:57)
  15. 15 Sugar - Hall (4:02)
  16. 16 Impromptu Ensemble Blues - Hall (4:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 California, Here I Come - Haggart (3:23)
  2. 2 I Know That You Know - Haggart (4:20)
  3. 3 Beale Street Blues - Art Hodes (2:59)
  4. 4 Dinah - Haggart (3:37)
  5. 5 Clarinet Chase - Haggart (3:41)
  6. 6 Soon - Haggart (4:34)
  7. 7 Impromptu Ensemble Blues - Marsala (6:03)
  8. 8 Walkin' the Dog - Caceres (2:49)
  9. 9 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Hackett (5:46)
  10. 10 The Sheik of Araby - Weiss (4:42)
  11. 11 Peg O' My Heart - Hackett (5:34)
  12. 12 There'll Be Some Changes Made - Cliff Jackson (2:08)
  13. 13 Ja-Da (5:23)
  14. 14 Impromptu Ensemble Blues - Joe Grauso (1:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Condon Primary Artist, Guitar, Master of Ceremonies
Bobby Hackett Cornet, Track Performer
Bill Harris Trombone, Track Performer
Art Hodes Piano, Track Performer
James P. Johnson Piano, Track Performer
Jonah Jones Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Max Kaminsky Trumpet, Track Performer
Gene Krupa Drums
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet, Track Performer
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Lee Wiley Vocals, Track Performer
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Bob Haggart Bass
Edmond Hall Clarinet, Track Performer
Joe Marsala Clarinet, Track Performer
Miff Mole Trombone, Track Performer
Benny Morton Trombone
Jimmy McHugh Track Performer
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Casey Track Performer
Bob Casey Bass
Harris Track Performer
Cliff Jackson Piano, Track Performer
Jones Track Performer
Morton Track Performer
Russell Track Performer
Gene Schroeder Piano, Track Performer
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano, Track Performer
Weiss Track Performer
Sid Weiss Bass
Bennie Moten & the Kansas City Orchestra Track Performer
Caceres Track Performer
Joe Grauso Drums
Fred Robbins Announcer
Ensemble Track Performer
Butterfield Track Performer
Hall Track Performer
Hackett Track Performer
Haggart Track Performer
Marsala Track Performer
Technical Credits
Kid Ory Composer
Edmond Hall Back Cover
Benny Morton Back Cover
Jack Bland Director
Johnson McRee Jr. Liner Notes
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Willie "The Lion" Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Ernest Anderson Producer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Art Hickman Composer
George H. Buck Jr. Producer, Liner Notes
Ray Gilbert Composer
Bob Carlton Composer
Dick Charles Engineer
Fred Robbins Contributor
Joe Young Composer
Ernie Anderson Producer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
Edna Alexander Composer
Harry Williams Composer
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
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