Month: May 2017

“Big Noise From Winnetka” (1938) Bob Haggart-Ray Bauduc

“Big Noise From Winnetka” Composed by Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc Recorded by Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc for Decca on October 14, 1938 in Chicago. Bob Haggart, bass and whistling; Ray Bauduc, drums. The Story and the Music: One of the most unusual recordings made during the swing era was this one. At a […]

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“Cherry Juice” (1976) Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

“Cherry Juice” Composed and arranged by Thad Jones. Recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra for Horizon on January 10, 1976.  Thad Jones, flugelhorn, directing: Al Porcino, first trumpet; Sinclair Acey, Waymon Reed,Cecil Bridgewater, trumpets; Billy Campbell, first trombone; Janice Robinson,John Mosca, trombones; Earl Campbell, bass trombone; Jerry Dodgion, first soprano saxophone; Eddie Xiques, second […]

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“Cherry” (1937 and 1941) Benny Goodman

The Ripening of “Cherry” “Cherry” Composed by Don Redman; arranged by Jimmy Mundy. Recorded by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra from a CBS radio sustaining broadcast October 27,1937, Madhattan Room, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. Benny Goodman, clarinet, directing: Harry James, first trumpet; Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, trumpets; Red Ballard and Vernon Brown, trombones; Hymie Shertzer, […]

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