Vol. 2: Bix Lives!

Vol. 2: Bix Lives!

by Bix Beiderbecke
     
 

He may have invented the rock 'n' roll ethic of live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse -- Bix Beiderbecke was in his boozy grave when he was 28. But out of the roar of the Roaring Twenties came the clear, clarion sound of Bix's cornet, a silvery peal that transcended bands that invented Mickey Mouse music before Walt Disney invented Mickey Mouse. Bix's… See more details below

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He may have invented the rock 'n' roll ethic of live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse -- Bix Beiderbecke was in his boozy grave when he was 28. But out of the roar of the Roaring Twenties came the clear, clarion sound of Bix's cornet, a silvery peal that transcended bands that invented Mickey Mouse music before Walt Disney invented Mickey Mouse. Bix's best work may be elsewhere, but there's no denying the beauty and profundity of his solos coming clearly into focus out of the mist of the period arrangements on these 23 recordings, almost all of them with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra (and many of them spotlighting another influential figure, saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer). What Bix Beiderbecke had -- and part of what lifts him out of his razzmatazz surroundings -- was poetry: Underlying the diamond sheen of his playing is a streak of melancholy, a soupç on of cool in an era that celebrated the hot.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943271223
catalogNumber:
8120712

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Tracks

  1. Wa-Da-Da (Everybody's Doin' It Now)  - Bix Beiderbecke
  2. Clementine (From New Orleans)  -  Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra
  3. Jazz Me Blues  - Bix Beiderbecke
  4. At the Jazz Band Ball  - Bix Beiderbecke
  5. There's a Cradle in Caroline  -  Broadway Bell-Hops
  6. Slow River  -  Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra
  7. Sunday  -  Keller Sisters
  8. Clarinet Marmalade  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  9. Idolizing  -  Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra
  10. Riverboat Shuffle  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  11. Ostritch Walk  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  12. I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now  -  Keller Sisters
  13. Blue River  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  14. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  15. Borneo  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  16. My Pet  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  17. Take Your Tomorrow (And Give Me Today)  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  18. Baby Won't You Please Come Home  -  Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra
  19. Bessie Couldn't Help It  -  Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra
  20. Barnacle Bill the Sailor  -  Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bix Beiderbecke   Primary Artist,Cornet
Hoagy Carmichael   Vocals
Steve Brown   Bass
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa   Drums
Eddie Lang   Banjo,Guitar
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Joe Venuti   Violin,Vocals
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone
Frankie Trumbauer   Alto Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Vocals
Carson Robison   Vocals
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Vic Berton   Drums
Arnold Brillhardt   Alto Saxophone
John Cali   Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Lennie Hayton   Piano
Stan King   Drums
Paul Mertz   Piano
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Danny Polo   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Howdy Quicksell   Banjo
Bill Rank   Trombone
Spiegle Willcox   Trombone
Roy Bargy   Piano
Fuzzy Farrar   Trumpet
Itzy Riskin   Piano
Doc Ryker   Alto Saxophone
Min Leibrook   Bass Saxophone
Harold McDonald   Drums
Andy Secrest   Cornet
Charles Strickfaden   Alto Saxophone
Seger Ellis   Vocals
Irving Kaufman   Vocals
Lloyd Turner   Trombone
Harry Gale   Drums
Boyce Cullen   Trombone
Tommy Satterfield   Piano
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Ray Lodwig   Trumpet
Izzy Friedman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Irving Brodsky   Piano
Frank Bessinger   Vocals
Don Murray   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Lynch   Vocals
Hymie Farberman   Trumpet
John Tarto   Tuba
Marlin Hurt   Vocals
Keller Sisters   Vocals
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert   Vocals

Technical Credits

Nick Drake   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Carson Robison   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Tom Delaney   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Benny Krueger   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Byron Warner   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ray West   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Frank Luther   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
David Lennick   Producer
Dick Voynow   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Jacques Richmond   Composer
Alfred Bryan   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Chester Conn   Composer
Hal Dyson   Composer
Charles Warfield   Composer
Charles A. Bayha   Composer
Sam Messenheimer   Composer
Irving Abrahamson   Composer
Henry Myers   Composer
Edwin Edwards   Composer
Charles M. Schwab   Composer
Tony Spargo   Composer

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