Issued Recordings 1944-1947

Issued Recordings 1944-1947

by Billy Butterfield



Billy Butterfield is best remembered as a talented sideman, playing trumpet with various groups including Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, and the World's Greatest Jazz Band. But for a brief time between 1944 and 1947, he led his own big band. This European compilation gathers tracks he recorded commercially for Capitol and additional selections made strictly as radio transcriptions. Johnny Mercer is added on vocals for a swinging take of "It Ain't Necessarily So," while the leader's peppy playing is a highlight of "Oh! Lady Be Good." Butterfield also penned or co-wrote several songs, though none of them is particularly memorable. "Bugle Call Rag" was a jazz favorite long before bluegrass musicians discovered it, and this arrangement features Butterfield's sassy muted horn. Among the many musicians present are pianist Johnny Guarneri, bassist Bob Haggart, drummer Cozy Cole, guitarists Carl Kress and Barry Galbraith, trumpeter Chris Griffin, and baritone saxophonist Ernie Caceres.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1999
Label: Jazz Band
UPC: 5020957214720
catalogNumber: 2147

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Butterfield   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Will Bradley   Trombone
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Alto,Clarinet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Bob Haggart   Bass
Carl Kress   Guitar
Matty Matlock   Alto,Clarinet
Jack Green   Trombone
Sue Allen   Vocals
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Ernie Caceres   Baritone
Dick Cary   Alto Horn
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Morey Feld   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Johnny Mercer   Vocals
Eddie Miller   Tenor (Vocal)
Danny Perri   Guitar
Robinson   Alto
Arthur Rollini   Tenor (Vocal)
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet
Bob Peck   Trumpet
Ward Silloway   Trombone
Fern Caron   Trumpet
Pat O'Connor   Vocals
Sam Bruno   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer
Tony Middleton   Producer,Liner Notes

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