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It's Square But It Rocks
     

It's Square But It Rocks

by Will Bradley
 
This CD (the second of three discs) continues the reissue of the Will Bradley Orchestra's most important recordings. There are four earlier numbers bypassed on the previously released Hallelujah (Hep 1061) and then 20 of the next 38 selections recorded by Bradley,

Overview

This CD (the second of three discs) continues the reissue of the Will Bradley Orchestra's most important recordings. There are four earlier numbers bypassed on the previously released Hallelujah (Hep 1061) and then 20 of the next 38 selections recorded by Bradley, mostly just skipping indifferent vocal numbers. On May 21, 1940, Bradley's big band recorded its biggest hit, the two-sided "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar." That song and other boogie-woogie numbers, including "Rock-A-Bye the Boogie," "Scrub Me Mama With a Boogie Beat," "I Boogied, When I Should Have Woogied," and "Chicken Gumboogie," along with "It's a Wonderful World," "In a Little Spanish Town," "Three Ring Ragout," and "It's Square But It Rocks," are this disc's highlights. The key soloists are trumpeter Joe Wiedman, clarinetist Joe Huffman, tenor saxophonist Peanuts Hucko, pianist Freddie Slack, and trombonist Bradley, while Ray McKinley, Carlotta Dale, Jimmy Valentine, Louise Tobin, Phyllis Myles, and Lynn Gardner have a few vocals; McKinley's are most significant. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2001
Label:
Hep Records
UPC:
0603366107125
catalogNumber:
1071

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Will Bradley   Primary Artist,Trombone,Drums
Peanuts Hucko   Tenor Saxophone
Ray McKinley   Drums,Vocals
Freddie Slack   Piano
Nick Caiazza   Tenor Saxophone
Doc Goldberg   Bass
Joey Huffman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Steve Jordan   Guitar
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Louise Tobin   Vocals
Delmar Kaplan   Bass,Bass Saxophone
Alberto Mitchell   Trumpet
Sam Sachelle   Tenor Saxophone
Artt Mendelsohn   Alto Saxophone
Bill Barford   Guitar
Bill Corti   Trombone
Jimmy Emert   Trombone
Lynn Gardner   Vocals
Bernie Billings   Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Dell   Trumpet
Joe Wiedman   Trumpet
Carlotta Dale   Vocals
Phyllis Myles   Vocals

Technical Credits

Freddie Slack   Arranger
Josef Myrow   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Nat Shilkret   Composer
Leonard Whitney   Composer
Alastair Robertson   Producer
Gene Irwin   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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