Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 30's, Vol. 2

Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 30's, Vol. 2


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Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 30's, Vol. 2

The second volume of hit songs from Victor's vaults follows the format of its predecessor, using an all-over-the-road approach that mixes pop tunes with big-band swing classics. Starting with Rudy Vallée & His Connecticut Yankees' "Maine Stein Song" from 1930, we now enter the age of the vocalist in front of the big band with Bing Crosby fronting Duke Ellington's on "Three Little Words," Mildred Bailey with Paul Whiteman on "Rockin' Chair," Skinnay Ennis with Hal Kemp on "Got a Date with an Angel," and Russ Columbo (Crosby's predecessor) on "Paradise." Pop and torch songs were still big, and Leo Reisman's "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?" Helen Morgan's "Frankie and Johnny," and Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy's "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life" were all indicative of the era. But the big news was jazz making the pop charts, and Glenn Miller's "In the Mood," Louis Armstrong's "St. Louis Blues," Coleman Hawkins' classic "Body and Soul" and Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" were as much signposts of an era as anything else. Transfers using the CEDAR noise reduction system make these old tracks shine brightly, especially given that most of them are 60 years old or older.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078635997224
catalogNumber: 9972

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Vocals
Rudy Vallée   Vocals,Track Performer
Mildred Bailey   Track Performer
Charlie Barnet   Track Performer
Eddy Duchin   Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton   Vocals,Track Performer
Hal Kemp   Track Performer
Gene Krupa   Track Performer
Artie Shaw   Track Performer
Fred Waring   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman   Track Performer
Nelson Eddy   Track Performer
Skinnay Ennis   Vocals,Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey   Track Performer
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Jeanette MacDonald   Track Performer
Glenn Miller   Track Performer
Lew Sherwood   Vocals
Russ Columbo   Track Performer
Helen Morgan   Track Performer
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians   Track Performer
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Hal Kemp & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Edythe Wright   Vocals,Track Performer
Rhythm Boys   Vocals,Track Performer
Milton Douglas   Vocals,Track Performer
Waring Girls   Vocals

Technical Credits

Roy Eldridge   Composer
Chick Crumpacker   Producer
John E. Quinn   Producer
Christopher Niccoli   Liner Notes

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