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Uncollected Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters
     

Uncollected Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters

by Jan Savitt
 
Violinist Jon Savitt was among jazz's more unusual characters. These are songs his dance band, the Top Hatters, cut in 1939, among them the hit tune "The Books." They also had vocalist Bon Bon, a.k.a. George Tunnell, who was among the first blacks to tour with a white orchestra.

Overview

Violinist Jon Savitt was among jazz's more unusual characters. These are songs his dance band, the Top Hatters, cut in 1939, among them the hit tune "The Books." They also had vocalist Bon Bon, a.k.a. George Tunnell, who was among the first blacks to tour with a white orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/1994
Label:
Hindsight Records
UPC:
0014921021327
catalogNumber:
213
Rank:
159839

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jan Savitt   Primary Artist,Violin,Leader
Jimmy Campbell   Trumpet
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Frank Langone   Alto Saxophone
Fred Ohms   Trombone
Jack Pleis   Piano
Jack Hansen   Trumpet
Johnny Austin   Trumpet
Ed Clausen   Alto Saxophone
Frank Rasmus   Guitar
Sam Sachelle   Tenor Saxophone
George "Bon Bon" Tunnell   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Spangler   Drums
Gabe Galinas   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jan Savitt   Arranger,Composer
Eddie Durham   Arranger
Jack Pleis   Arranger
Leo Watson   Composer
Dave Dexter   Producer,Liner Notes
Harold Adamson   Composer
Johnny Watson   Arranger

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