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04 March 2009

Fidgety Feet


Another one I grabbed for the Chick Bullock vocals (1-3). On the first four tracks with the Vic Berton Orchestra, Russell doubles on tenor sax. The six sides from Nick's were on a small label sold exlusively at Nick's club. From Allmusic.com: A professional by the time he was 15, Pee Wee Russell played in Texas with Peck Kelley's group (meeting Jack Teagarden) and then in 1925 he was in St. Louis jamming with Bix Beiderbecke. Russell moved to New York in 1927 and gained some attention for his playing with Red Nichols' Five Pennies. Russell freelanced during the era, making some notable records with Billy Banks in 1932 that matched him with Red Allen. He played clarinet and tenor with Louis Prima during 1935-1937, appearing on many records and enjoying the association. After leaving Prima, he started working with Eddie Condon's freewheeling groups and would remain in Condon's orbit on and off for the next 30 years. Enjoy. +

Tracks

Vic Berton and His Orchestra

1. Taboo
2. Mary Lou
3. In Blinky Winky Chinky Chinatown
4. Blue
5. Lonesome and Sorry

Buddy Clark

6. Nothing But You
7. From Another World
8. I Walk With Music
9. This Is the Beginning of the End

Nick Presents his Dixieland Jazz Band Under the Direction of Pee Wee Russell

10. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
11. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll
12. Clarinet Marmalade
13. Mama's in the Groove
14. Fidgety Feet
15. My Honey's Lovin' Arms

Pee Wee Russell Jazz Ensemble

16. Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down
17. Muskogee Blues
18. Rosie
19. Take Me Back to the Land of Jazz
20. I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
21. Red Hot Mama

5 comments:

el mago said...

Thanks so much, Chester, for your sharing.
Jorge, from Buenos Aires

Chester Proudfoot said...

De nada!

ric said...

I am absolutely impressed, I have never thought of finding such a blog, thank you very much, Ricardo, Chile.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Glad you found it, Ricardo!

oldnick said...

Thank you Chester. A great blog with interesting material. Much appreciated.