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14 December 2010

I'm Crazy About My Baby

There aren't many, if any, surprises in this Columbia series but the selection is still good nonetheless. Midge Williams and the Spirits of Rhythm are two artists who don't usually make the final cut for compilations. In any case, they saw fit to include a Chick Bullock tune, which was recorded with the Mills Blue Rhythm Band in 1932. This series was originally released on LP, and at some point I will post an LP-rip of the 1940s singers disc. Enjoy. +


01. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue - Ethel Waters
02. Blue Again - Louis Armstrong Orchestra
03. (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You - Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra
04. I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby - Fats Waller With Ted Lewis & His Orchestra
05. Dinah - Bing Crosby & The Mills Brothers
06. Old Yazoo - The Boswell Sisters
07. The River's Taking Care Of Me - Connie Boswell with Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
08. All My Life - Ella Fitzgerald with Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra
09. Doin' What I Please - Don Redman & His Orchestra
10. My Old Man - The Spirits Of Rhythm
11. Frankie And Johnny - Chick Bullock & His Levee Loungers
12. Chasin' Shadows - Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang
13. Out Where The Blue Begins - Henry 'Red' Allen And His Orchestra
14. Lover Come Back To Me - Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra
15. Rose Of The Rio Grande - Ivie Anderson with Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
16. Mean To Me - Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
17. Mama's Gone -- Goodbye - Midge Williams And Her Jazz Jesters


Hoyle Osborne said...

Dear Mr. Proudfoot,
As I was listening to a Chronological Classics Bill Coleman album yesterday and today, my attention went to the Chick Bullock vocals. I've been listening to 20s and 30s jazz and pop for a very long time, have known Bullock's name, and have certainly heard him on many records.
I can certainly appreciate your enthusiasm for Bullock. I hope you can understand how it might take another listener some time - meanwhile working through Mildred, Bing, Ethel, Connie, and many other great singers - before coming around to a keener appreciation of Bullock.
Naturally, a little "Googling" for information about Bullock led me right to your fascinating blog. Unfortunately, it seems that hardly any of the 40 files tagged with "Bullock" are currently posted. I know all about the challenges facing the music bloggers. I've signed up for notifications from you, so I'll be watching those with interest.
I hope you will also re-post "1930s Jazz: The Singers." I own the LP. As you comment, there aren't many surprises in the collection. However, it includes Connie Boswell's "The River's Taking Care of Me," a song I have on no other reissue. My partner, Jane Voss, and I worked up a hot and tricky performance of this song, based on this recording. I even made an arrangement for a 10-piece swing band, which I think we had only one opportunity to perform. I've never seen sheet music for this undeservedly obscure song. I'd love to have the Boswell performance as a digital file.

Chester Proudfoot said...

As this particular album has been a specific target of the internet trolls, I will always re-up this one.

Bullock can take some getting used to, depending on which stage of his career one is listening to. For me, its a combination of everything - the top musicians, the song, and the moments when Bullock doesn't hit the perfect note. Perfection, whatever that might be, is vastly overrated in my opinion. I'll take the energy of early Cab Calloway over the precision of Glenn Miller or Benny Goodman anyday. But I also appreciate vocalists like Connie Boswell, who could it all simultaneously.

If you'd like other Bullock posts re-upped, drop a comment on the particular post and I'll fix it.

Hoyle Osborne said...

Wow, that was fast! Thank you ever so much!