Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 5

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set, as is true of the other very valuable releases in the Eddie Condon Town Hall series which had never before been reissued complete and in chronological order, features four well-recorded radio shows that logically showcase the individual members of Condon's remarkable all-star groups. These Dixielandish but never corny or overly predictable performances are generally exciting and the verbal commentary of Eddie Condon adds to the flavor and wit of the music. And check out this lineup of musicians: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier, trombonist Miff Mole, baritonist Ernie Caceres, clarinetists Edmond Hall and Pee Wee ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set, as is true of the other very valuable releases in the Eddie Condon Town Hall series which had never before been reissued complete and in chronological order, features four well-recorded radio shows that logically showcase the individual members of Condon's remarkable all-star groups. These Dixielandish but never corny or overly predictable performances are generally exciting and the verbal commentary of Eddie Condon adds to the flavor and wit of the music. And check out this lineup of musicians: trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier, trombonist Miff Mole, baritonist Ernie Caceres, clarinetists Edmond Hall and Pee Wee Russell, pianists James P. Johnson, Jess Stacy and Gene Schroeder, bassists Bob Haggart, Sid Weiss and Jack Lesberg, drummers Cozy Cole, Joe Grauso and Gene Krupa and singers Red McKenzie and Lee Wiley. The spontaneous yet well-planned performances find the classic players in peak form and the results are quite memorable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1994
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247691020
  • Catalog Number: 1009
  • Sales rank: 276,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Nest - Caceres (0:12)
  2. 2 Love Nest (5:24)
  3. 3 Big Noise from Winnetka (3:48)
  4. 4 Big Butter and Egg Man (3:31)
  5. 5 The Blues by Pee Wee Russell (3:36)
  6. 6 Heebie Jeebies (4:51)
  7. 7 Impromptu Ensemble (7:45)
  8. 8 (I Would Do) Anything for You - Caceres (0:10)
  9. 9 At the Jazz Band Ball (5:21)
  10. 10 (I Would Do) Anything for You (2:27)
  11. 11 Rosetta (3:34)
  12. 12 I Want to Be Happy (4:12)
  13. 13 Keep Smiling at Trouble (3:28)
  14. 14 Waiting for the Evening Whistle (5:30)
  15. 15 Bugle Call Rag (4:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Euphonic Sounds - James P. Johnson (0:13)
  2. 2 That's A-Plenty (5:42)
  3. 3 Sentimental Baby (2:41)
  4. 4 Euphonic Sounds (2:47)
  5. 5 If Dreams Come True (2:46)
  6. 6 Easter Parade (5:57)
  7. 7 Crickett Jumps (3:04)
  8. 8 Relaxin' at the Touro (4:05)
  9. 9 Impromptu Ensemble - Caceres (6:06)
  10. 10 Poor as a Churchmouse (3:15)
  11. 11 Wherever There's Love (There's You and Me) (4:41)
  12. 12 Impromptu Ensemble (2:10)
  13. 13 (I Would Do) Anything for You - Caceres (0:10)
  14. 14 Rosetta (5:10)
  15. 15 Memphis Blues (2:44)
  16. 16 There'll Be Some Changes Made (3:47)
  17. 17 (I Would Do) Anything for You (2:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Condon Primary Artist, Guitar, Master of Ceremonies
Bobby Hackett Cornet
James P. Johnson Piano, Track Performer
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Gene Krupa Drums, Track Performer
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet, Track Performer
Lee Wiley Vocals
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Bob Haggart Bass, Human Whistle, Track Performer
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Miff Mole Trombone, Track Performer
Red McKenzie Vocals, Track Performer
Ernie Caceres Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Cole Track Performer
Jack Lesberg Drums
Russell Track Performer
Gene Schroeder Piano, Track Performer
Jess Stacy Piano
Weiss Track Performer
Sid Weiss Bass
Caceres Track Performer
Joe Grauso Drums
Fred Robbins Announcer
Schroeder Piano
Technical Credits
Al Jolson Composer
Max Kaminsky Composer
Dick Cary Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Jack Pettis Composer
Boyd Atkins Composer
Jack Bland Director
Ernie Caceres Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Jess Stacy Composer
Jack Towers Remastering
Ernest Anderson Producer
Billy Meyers Composer
Chip Deffaa Liner Notes, Text
George H. Buck Jr. Producer, Liner Notes
William Gottlieb Photo Courtesy
Dick Charles Engineer
Don Jarvis Digital Transfer Assistant
Sidney Clare Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
George Norton Composer
Lester Santly Composer
Lewis Gensler Composer
Maggie Condon Photo Courtesy
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
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