Swinging Down in New Orleans

Swinging Down in New Orleans

by Doc Cheatham


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Swinging Down in New Orleans

Although it has not gotten the publicity that his Columbia and Verve CDs received, this is one of the finest of all Doc Cheatham albums. Age 88 at the time, Cheatham had not lost a thing and plays miraculously well. He is teamed up with clarinetist Brian O'Connell, pianist Butch Thompson, Les Muscutt (doubling on guitar and banjo), Bill Huntington (on bass and guitar), bassist Peter Badie and drummer Ernest Elly. Cheatham plays melodic, swinging and frequently exciting solos, taking personable and whispery vocals on such likeable numbers as "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," "You're Lucky to Me," "Never Swat a Fly," "I Would Do Anything for You" and "I've Got the World on a String." This somewhat overlooked CD is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/01/1995
Label: Jazzology
UPC: 0762247623328
catalogNumber: 233
Rank: 104200

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doc Cheatham   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Butch Thompson   Piano
Peter Badie   Bass
Bill Huntington   Bass,Guitar
Muscutt   Banjo,Guitar
Ernest Elly   Drums
Brian O'Connell   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Noble Sissle   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Dick Cary   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Craig Wroten   Engineer
George H. Buck   Liner Notes
Jon P. Pult   Liner Notes
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Newell Chase   Composer
Judy Cooper   Cover Photo
Horace Gerlach   Composer

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