Uncollected Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/1994
  • Label: Hindsight Records
  • UPC: 014921021327
  • Catalog Number: 213
  • Sales rank: 155,448

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme: Quaker City Jazz into and the Angels Sing - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (5:06)
  2. 2 Shabby Old Cabby - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:46)
  3. 3 Ring Dem Bells (2:39)
  4. 4 If I Didn't Care - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:45)
  5. 5 Paper Picker - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:54)
  6. 6 Top Hat Shuffle (2:37)
  7. 7 On the Road to Mandalay - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:46)
  8. 8 720 in the Books (3:23)
  9. 9 Night Must Fall - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:08)
  10. 10 The Masquerade Is Over - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:33)
  11. 11 Good Morning (2:46)
  12. 12 Put That Down in Writing - George "Bon Bon" Tunnell (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jan Savitt Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, 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 Jr. Producer, Liner Notes
John Junklaus Remastering
Bruce Kennedy Mastering
Harold Adamson Composer
Johnny Watson Arranger
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