Vol, 7: Whoopee Makers, Remaining Titles 1931-33

Vol, 7: Whoopee Makers, Remaining Titles 1931-33

by Ben Pollack
     
 
The seventh and final volume in Jazz Oracle's Ben Pollack reissue program completes a series that put out every selection led by Pollack or featured a group of his sidemen during 1926-1933. This particular CD has a leftover feel to it although there are some rewarding performances heard along the way. The first 15 selections essentially complete See more details below

Overview

The seventh and final volume in Jazz Oracle's Ben Pollack reissue program completes a series that put out every selection led by Pollack or featured a group of his sidemen during 1926-1933. This particular CD has a leftover feel to it although there are some rewarding performances heard along the way. The first 15 selections essentially complete Volume 6 which had all of the other performances by the recording group The Whoopee Makers. Dating from 1929, many of these numbers feature cornetist Jimmy McPartland, trombonist-singer Jack Teagarden, and either Benny Goodman or Jimmy Dorsey on reeds. Unfortunately a portion of those performances are essentially joke sides, with the musicians purposely playing corny since their earlier cornball version of "Shirt Tail Stomp" had been an unexpected hit. However some of the blues numbers are taken a bit more seriously and Teagarden in particular comes across well. Volume 7 also includes four numbers from a Jack Teagarden date from 1931 and a Pollack swing session from 1933. While the two selections from Teagarden's date that were released at the time are decent dance band numbers, the two numbers that were not released until the 1980s, "China Boy" and "Tiger Rag," have the great Fats Waller on piano and are quite heated and exciting. Completists will want this CD while more general collectors will be more interested in the first couple of volumes from this rewarding series.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
Label:
Jazz Oracle
UPC:
0620588804427
catalogNumber:
8044

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Pollack   Primary Artist,Leader
Bud Freeman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Spivak   Trumpet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Fats Waller   Guitar,Piano
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Matty Matlock   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jimmy McPartland   Conductor,Cornet
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Gene Austin   Vocals
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Vic Breidis   Piano
Raymond Cohen   Violin
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Harry Goodman   Bass,Tuba,String Bass
Nappy Lamare   Guitar,Vocals
Gil Rodin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Alex Beller   Violin
Sterling Bose   Trumpet
Gil Bowers   Piano
Tommy Gott   Trumpet
Tommy Thunen   Trumpet
Harold Lang   Alto Saxophone
Ralph Copsey   Trombone
Jerry Johnson   Bass
Doris Robbins   Vocals
Jack Kaufman   Violin,Vocals
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert   Violin,Vocals

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Ben Pollack   Director
Jack Teagarden   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Anson Weeks   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Euday L. Bowman   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Harry Goodman   Brass Band
Turner Layton   Composer
Gil Rodin   Composer
Jack King   Art Direction
Cornel Tanassy   Composer
John R.T. Davies   Producer,Engineer
Joe Showler   Engineer,Liner Notes
Charles Tobias   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Alfredo d'Orsay   Composer
Byron Gay   Composer
Colin Bray   Producer
John Wilby   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
James Williams   Engineer
Ross Wilby   Engineer
Johnnie Scott   Composer
Marco H. Hellman   Composer
Richard Rudy   Graphic Design

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