Tram!, Vol. 1: Frank Trumbauer's Legacy to American Jazz

Tram!, Vol. 1: Frank Trumbauer's Legacy to American Jazz

by Frankie Trumbauer
     
 

Frankie Trumbauer has received unfair treatment in some jazz history books. A brilliant C-melody saxophonist, Tram was overshadowed by his good friend, cornetist Bix Beiderbecke; many forget that some of Bix's greatest solos were taken on records actually led by Trumbauer. Fortunately, the collector's TOM label has reissued on three CDs not only all of the saxophonist… See more details below

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Frankie Trumbauer has received unfair treatment in some jazz history books. A brilliant C-melody saxophonist, Tram was overshadowed by his good friend, cornetist Bix Beiderbecke; many forget that some of Bix's greatest solos were taken on records actually led by Trumbauer. Fortunately, the collector's TOM label has reissued on three CDs not only all of the saxophonist's dates as a leader through 1934 that do not include Beiderbecke, but also Tram's features with Paul Whiteman, plus some other notable appearances as a sideman. The first volume is the most significant, featuring Tram as early as 1923 (on "I Never Miss the Sunshine" with the Benson Orchestra of Chicago) along with dates made with the Mound City Blue Blowers, the Cotton Pickers, Ray Miller & His Orchestra, Red Nichols (including "Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows"), Whiteman, the Mason-Dixon Orchestra, and Trumbauer's own recording group. The historic high point is provided on one of two previously unreleased numbers by vocalist Bee Palmer. During "Singin' the Blues," she sings some vocalese (based on the solos of Bix and Tram two years earlier), predating all other vocalese records by over 15 years.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/1997
Label:
Old Masters
UPC:
0705283010721
catalogNumber:
107

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Tracks

  1. I Never Miss the Sunshine (I'm So Used to the Rain)
  2. San
  3. Red Hot
  4. Jimtown Blues  -  Cotton Pickers
  5. Tessie! (Stop Teasin' Me)  - Ray Miller
  6. Mishawaka Blues  -  Cotton Pickers
  7. Red Hot Henry Brown  - Ray Miller
  8. Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows  -  Red Nichols' Stompers
  9. Sugar
  10. My Heart Stood Still  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  11. Dancing Shadows  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  12. Do I Hear You Saying "I Love You"?  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  13. The Man I Love  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  14. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  15. Don't Leave Me Daddy  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  16. Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  17. How About Me?  -  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
  18. Alabammy Snow  -  Mason Dixon Orchestra
  19. What a Day!  -  Mason Dixon Orchestra
  20. Nobody But You
  21. Gotta Feelin' for You
  22. Shivery Stomp
  23. Reaching for Someone

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frankie Trumbauer   Primary Artist,Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Alto Clarinet,Melodeon
Bing Crosby   Vocals,Humming
Henry Busse   Trumpet
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Pee Wee Russell   Reeds
Red Nichols   Track Performer
Carl Kress   Guitar
Miff Mole   Trombone
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone
Red McKenzie   Comb
Bix Beiderbecke   Clarinet
Jack Bland   Banjo
Rube Bloom   Piano
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Jimmy Dorsey   Reeds
Lennie Hayton   Piano
Roy Johnson   Trumpet
Manny Klein   Clarinet
Glenn Miller   Trombone
Jim Miller   Vocals
Bill Rank   Trombone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Max Farley   Reeds
Austin Young   Vocals,Humming
Roy Bargy   Piano
Jack Fulton   Trombone,Vocals
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet
Jack Hansen   Brass Baritone
Matty Malneck   Violin
Harold McDonald   Drums
Mike Pingatore   Banjo
Dick Slevin   Kazoo
Charles Strickfaden   Reeds
Smith Ballew   Vocals
Benson Orchestra of Chicago   Track Performer
Don Bestor   Piano
Ray Miller   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra   Track Performer
Mound City Blue Blowers   Track Performer
Boyce Cullen   Trombone
Chester Hazlett   Reeds
Eddie Pinder   Trumpet
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Charles Gaylord   Violin,Vocals,Humming
Rinker   Vocals,Humming
Mike Trafficante   Tuba,Baritone Saxophone
Izzy Friedman   Reeds
Rube Crozier   Reeds
Red Mayer   Reeds
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Hal McLean   Reeds
Mario Perry   Violin
Bob Mayhew   Clarinet
Nye Mayhew   Reeds
Dan Yates   Violin
Larry Abbott   Reeds,Alto Clarinet
Ward Archer   Drums
Andy Sannella   Reeds
Art Weiss   Trombone
Steve Brown   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
John Bowman   Violin
Billy Richards   Reeds
Wiber Hall   Trombone
Stuart Williams   Alto Clarinet
Walter Zurawski   Trumpet
Cotton Pickers   Track Performer
Red Nichols' Stompers   Track Performer
Pierre Olker   Brass Baritone
George Marsh   Drums
Frank Di Prima   Banjo
Charles Rocco   Trumpet
Charles Farrell   Vocals
Andy Sindelar   Trombone

Technical Credits

Robert Klein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Glenn Miller   Arranger
Cole Porter   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Charlie Davis   Composer
Mario Perry   Arranger
Joe Young   Composer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
B. Rose   Composer
Jack LeSoir   Composer
Ray Doll   Composer
George Morrow   Remastering
Bill Chalis   Arranger
Lindsay McPhail   Composer
Walter Michels   Composer
Davis   Composer

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