Volume 2

Volume 2

by Red McKenzie
     
 
All of Red McKenzie's early recordings have been made available on two Sensation CDs. The second volume starts off with four numbers from 1927-1928 by McKenzie's Music Box, which teams the singer and his comb (which sounds like a kazoo) with violinist Joe Venuti, guitarist Eddie Lang, and (on two of the songs)

Overview

All of Red McKenzie's early recordings have been made available on two Sensation CDs. The second volume starts off with four numbers from 1927-1928 by McKenzie's Music Box, which teams the singer and his comb (which sounds like a kazoo) with violinist Joe Venuti, guitarist Eddie Lang, and (on two of the songs) banjoist Eddie Condon. McKenzie is featured on five sessions with his Mound City Blue Blowers from 1929-1931, mostly all-star groups with the likes of Gene Krupa, Jack Teagarden (who is showcased on two numbers), Pops Foster, Benny Goodman, Bud Freeman, Fats Waller, Muggsy Spanier, and Jimmy Dorsey having their spots. Best is the "Hello Lola"/"One Hour" pairing, which has a classic Coleman Hawkins ballad interpretation on the latter and hot solos on "Hello Lola" by Hawkins, Pee Wee Russell, and Glenn Miller (his greatest-recorded trombone solo). McKenzie's comb was heard for the last time on the June 30, 1931, date. This CD concludes with Red McKenzie taking eight ballad vocals with an orchestra from 1931-1932, sounding properly expressive but not creating much of a stir. Highly recommended overall, as is volume one.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
SENSATION
UPC:
0805455242339
catalogNumber:
30

Tracks

  1. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  2. My Syncopated Melody Man
  3. My Baby Came Home
  4. From Monday On
  5. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  6. Firehouse Blues
  7. Tailspin Blues
  8. Never Had a Reason to Believe in You
  9. Hello, Lola
  10. One Hour
  11. Girls Like You Were Meant for Boys Like Me
  12. Arkansas Blues
  13. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  14. You Rascal You
  15. Georgia on My Mind
  16. Darktown Strutters' Ball
  17. Time on My Hands (You in My Arms)
  18. Just Friends
  19. I Found You
  20. I'm Sorry Dear
  21. There's Something in Your Eyes
  22. Can't We Talk It Over?
  23. Lovable
  24. Dream Sweetheart

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red McKenzie   Primary Artist,Vocals,Comb,Accompaniment
Eddie Condon   Banjo,Humming
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa   Drums,Humming
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Humming
Joe Venuti   Violin
Fats Waller   Piano
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Bland   Guitar,Humming
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pops Foster   Bass,String Bass
Morgan   Bass,String Bass
Jack Russin   Piano
Josh Billings   Drums
Bruce Yantis   Violin

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Jeff Healey   Producer,Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Red McKenzie   Composer
Gordon Means   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
James Kidd   Liner Notes
Nick Pitt   Executive Producer
Billy Higgins   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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