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14 April 2009

Keep A Song In Your Soul


Another cd I picked up for a solitary Chick Bullock tune, this one recorded with Duke Ellington. Alex Hill was "a valuable and talented musician-arranger whose life was cut short by illness, Alex Hill accomplished a great deal in a short period of time without gaining any real fame. He freelanced as an arranger for such bands as Paul Whiteman, Benny Carter, Claude Hopkins, Andy Kirk, Ina Ray Hutton, the Mills Blue Rhythm Orchestra and Duke Ellington, and contributed charts for Fats Waller, Eddie Condon and Willie Bryant." More bio from Scott Yanow is here. Scans are available here. Enjoy. +

Tracks

1. On Revival Day - Bessie Smith
2. He Wouldn't Stop Doing It - Clarence Williams' Novelty Band
3. Shout, Sister, Shout - Clarence Williams Washboard Band
4. I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby Is Crazy 'Bout Me) - Fats Waller
5. Functionizin' - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
6. (You Were Only) Passing Time With Me - King Oliver
7. Baby Brown - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
8. Let's Have A Jubilee - Louis Prima
9. (I Would Do) Anything For You - Claude Hopkins
10. Baby Brown - New Orleans Rhythm Kings
11. Keep A Song In Your Soul - Red Nichols
12. Back Beats - Mills Blue Rhythm Band
13. Old Fashioned Love - Mezz Mezzrow
14. Shout, Sister, Shout - The Boswell Sisters
14. Keep A Song In Your Soul - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra
15. Beau Koo Jack - Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Orchestra
16. Beau Koo Jack - Earl Hines
17. Draggin' My Heart Around - Al Cooper Savoy Sultans
18. Quality Shout - Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders
19. 'Long About Midnight - Willie Bryant & His Orchestra
20. See If I'll Care - Bessie Smith
21. I Would Do Anything For You - Billy Banks & The Rhythmakers
22. Let's Have A Jubilee - Mills Blue Rhythm Band

7 comments:

mhc said...

Another great album!

Thank you!

Bruno Leicht said...
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Chester Proudfoot said...

Bruno, sorry but I don't have that one but I did locate an audio clip for you at http://www.redhotjazz.com/rn5p.html. It is in .ram format and I don't know if it's the full tune or just a sample. It looks like part 2 and two takes of part 1 are available.

It also looks like On Revival Day was released on the Classics Chronological cd Red Nichols 1930-1931. It's out of print, but maybe someone is willing to share their copy?

Bruno Leicht said...
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Chester Proudfoot said...

Unfortunately I am not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to this music. Most of the reissues that I know are not enhanced with fake stereo, such as Classics Chronological, Jazz Oracle, Timeless, Frog, and many more labels put out pretty good cds. As for LPs, I know even less and only have a handful in my collection.

Bruno Leicht said...
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Jay Bee said...

"Beau Koo Jack" -arr. by Alex Hill- is one my very favorite Louis' records ever, amazing tune!