Vol. 3, 1929

Vol. 3, 1929

by Ben Pollack
     
 

With clarinetist Benny Goodman, trombonist Jack Teagarden, and cornetist Jimmy McPartland as key soloists, the Ben Pollack Orchestra would seem to be one of the finest big bands of 1929. Unfortunately, many of their recordings were somewhat commercial. Pollack, a fineSee more details below

Overview

With clarinetist Benny Goodman, trombonist Jack Teagarden, and cornetist Jimmy McPartland as key soloists, the Ben Pollack Orchestra would seem to be one of the finest big bands of 1929. Unfortunately, many of their recordings were somewhat commercial. Pollack, a fine drummer, hired Ray Bauduc to play drums while he fronted the band, taking occasional insipid vocals and also featuring the vocals of Smith Ballew and Scrappy Lambert. On volume three, the packaging of Jazz Oracle's Ben Pollack reissue series is beyond criticism, including 14 selections, plus 11 alternate takes (the latter are placed at the end of the disc), highlighted by "Wait 'Til You See Ma Cherie," "My Kinda Love," and "True Blue Lou." But the jazz content is not as strong as one would expect from this potentially major band.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/16/2001
Label:
Jazz Oracle
UPC:
0620588801723
catalogNumber:
8017

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Tracks

  1. Wait 'Til You See "Ma Cherie"
  2. My Kinda Love (One Way to Paradise)
  3. On With the Dance
  4. I'd Like to Be a Gypsy
  5. Finding the Long Way Home
  6. In the Hush of the Night
  7. Won'tcha?
  8. Beautiful Baby
  9. Where the Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember
  10. Song of the Blues
  11. True Blue Lou
  12. Sweetheart, We Need Each Other
  13. You're Always in My Arms
  14. You've Made Me Happy to-Day!
  15. Wait 'Til You See "Ma Cherie"
  16. My Kinda Love (One Way to Paradise)
  17. On With the Dance
  18. I'd Like to Be a Gypsy
  19. In the Hush of the Night
  20. Won'tcha?
  21. Bashful Baby
  22. Where the Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember
  23. Song of the Blues
  24. True Blue Lou
  25. You've Made Me Happy to-Day

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Pollack   Primary Artist,Vocals
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Jimmy McPartland   Cornet
Edward Bergman   Violin
Larry Binyon   Clarinet,Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Vic Breidis   Piano
Harry Goodman   Tuba
Gil Rodin   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Alex Beller   Violin
Joe Catalyne   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ruby Weinstein   Trumpet
Smith Ballew   Vocals
John R.T. Davies   Recorder
Snub Pollard   Trumpet
John Wilby   Recorder
Murphy Steinberg   Trumpet
Dick Morgan   Banjo,Guitar
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert   Vocals

Technical Credits

John R.T. Davies   Producer,Remastering
Joe Showler   Liner Notes
Hoffman   Composer
Sammy Lerner   Composer
Harry Tierney   Composer
John Wilby   Producer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer

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