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Essential Ted Weems, 1923-1930
     

The Essential Ted Weems, 1923-1930

by Ted Weems
 
Ted Weems is best known for having the hit "Heartaches" and leading a fine sweet-based big band during the 1930s and '40s that during one period featured the vocals of Perry Como. However, in the 1920s, Weems' orchestra was the definitive dance band, performing everything with a strong jazz flavor and concise solos, yet always being melodic

Overview

Ted Weems is best known for having the hit "Heartaches" and leading a fine sweet-based big band during the 1930s and '40s that during one period featured the vocals of Perry Como. However, in the 1920s, Weems' orchestra was the definitive dance band, performing everything with a strong jazz flavor and concise solos, yet always being melodic and accessible to a wider audience. This two-CD set expertly sums up Weems' prime jazz period, starting with his 1923 hit version of "Somebody Stole My Gal," followed by nine songs from 1924-1925. The band really found its sound in 1926, and the second disc in this reissue covers Weems' peak period of 1928-1930. Along the way are such songs as "Big Boy," "Siberia," "She's Got 'It'," "Miss Annabelle Lee," "What a Day" (a gem), the hit "Piccolo Pete," "Miss Wonderful," "Harmonica Harry," and "A Girl Friend of a Boy Friend of Mine." None of the soloists (best known was clarinetist Don Watt) became famous, but their musicianship was high and the vocals of Parker Gibbs and Arthur Jarrett are not difficult to take.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2006
Label:
Challenge
UPC:
0608917903423
catalogNumber:
79034

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Weems   Primary Artist,Trombone,Leader
George Braith   Bass Saxophone
Mark Fisher   Banjo
Joe Country Washburne   Tuba,Vocals,Bowed Bass,String Bass
Harry Turner   Trombone
Art Jarrett   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Don Watt   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Parker Gibbs   Vocals
Charles Gaylord   Violin
Dick Cunliffe   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Goofus,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Peck Horn
Dudley Fosdick   Mellophonium
Sam Oliver   Bowed Bass
Weston Vaughan   Banjo
Carl Workman   Trombone
Thales Taylor   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dewey Bergman   Piano
Art Weems   Trumpet,Vocals
Bill Comfort   Banjo,Vocals
Carl Agee   Trumpet
Reuel Kenyon   Piano
Thomas Parker Gibbs   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Francis Buggy   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone

Technical Credits

Oscar Levant   Composer
Ted Weems   Director
Andy Razaf   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Pete Beilmann   Corrections
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Peter Dixon   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Walter O'Keefe   Composer
Paul Van Loan   Composer
Harry Archer   Composer
Lou Gold   Composer
Brian Rust   Liner Notes
Wim Both   Original Material
Charles Tobias   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Coster   Original Material
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Abner Silver   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
Maurice Abrahams   Composer
Phil Baxter   Composer
Dewey Bergman   Arranger,Composer
May Singhi Breen   Composer
Martin Broones   Composer
Alfred Bryan   Composer
Walter Doyle   Composer
Max Freedman   Composer
David Ringle   Composer
Albert Von Tilzer   Composer
Arthur Coleman   Composer
Perry Alexander   Composer
Tom Neely   Composer
Phil Ponce   Composer
Fred Phillips   Composer
Archie Gottler   Composer
Irving King   Composer
Edward Ward   Composer
Bobby Heath   Composer
Joe Murphy   Composer
Ben Russell   Composer

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