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16 September 2012

The Joint Is Jumping

This is a rather pedestrian collection of swing tunes, with the exception being that it does jump. Although suffering from commonitis (e.g., Woodchopper's Ball, In The Mood) it is saved by Stuff Smith, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans and Lucky Millinder. And though Drum Boogie shows up in several collections, I never get tired of hearing it. Cab Calloway shows that he, too, succumbed to the vocal chorus fever (reminding me of Tommy Dorsey's sides with the Pipers et al), but then there's Count Basie with a good one, as well as Harlan Leonard and His Rockets. Imo, the weakest tunes are Cleo Brown and Slim & Slam (I don't see how they are swing tunes), but that's just my two cents. All in all, a good listen. Enjoy. +


1. Stompin' At The Savoy - Chick Webb and His Orchestra (1934)
2. Walking And Singing - Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy (1936)
3. Breakin' In A New Pair Of Shoes - Cleo Brown (1935)
4. Don't Be That Way - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (1938)
5. T'ain't What You Do (It's The Way You Do It) Jimmy Lunceford and His Orchestra (1939)
6. The Joint Is Jumping - Fats Waller and His Rhythm (1937)
7. In The Mood - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (1939)
8. At The Woodchopper's Ball - Woody Herman and His Orchestra (1939)
9. The Flat Foot Floogie - Slim and Slam (1938)
10. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra (1939)
11. Back Bay Shuffle - Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (1938)
12. After You've Gone - Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys (1936)
13. Hairy Joe Jump - Harlan Leonard and His Rockets (1940)
14. Jumpin' At The Woodside - Count Basie and His Orchestra (1938)
15. Woo Woo - Harry James and The Boogie Woogie Trio (1938)
16. Drum Boogie - Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (1941)
17. Oh Boy, I'm In The Groove - Horace Henderson and His Orchestra (1940)
18. Just You, Just Me - Lester Young Quartet (1943)
19. Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) - Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra (1939)
20. Flying Home - Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (1942)
21. Second Balcony Jump - Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans (1941)
22. Little John Special - Lucky Millinder and His orchestra (1942)
23. I Want To Rock - Cab Calloway and His Orchestra (1942)
24. Walk 'Em - Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra (1946)


DonHo57 said...

A little commonitis but some great tunes altogether, I agree. Grazie, Mr. V!

RadioWizard said...

Chester...yeah, a few are well known and commonly played, but I don't recognize many of them. So, not quite so pedestrian. Thanks for another great post.

Steinar said...

There is a lot of great music shared on this site - but I am a bit puzzled about:

"Unless otherwise noted, all files are zipped using a freeware program called 7-zip and are ripped at 128k mono. The secret word is "volstead" (lower case). Album titles, if not self-evident, are in the files."

128k mono (44.1) is cool - it would be equivalent to 256k stereo - and most of the music here is old enough to appreciate mono anyway.
BUT: Some of the rips (like 'Swing Fever') are 128k stereo - which is more than a tad on the lower side. Why?

Chester Proudfoot said...

I should probably remove that blurb because I haven't necessarily stayed true to it (some 320br entries can be found). I had originally ripped the file to flac (which I do for all my cds), then converted it to mp3 when needed. I probably forgot to double-check the conversion rate, so apologies for that. As you note though, 128 is fine for mono, and all of this music is originally mono anyway.

drizzz said...

Hi Chester- this is off topic but I thought you might get a kick out of the wording on this old ad: http://78records.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/ginger-ale-and-the-california-ramblers/

Radio Vintage said...

link to download?

Chester Proudfoot said...

It's at the end of the commentary.

dreadbagel said...

Flying Home is NOT the Lionel Hampton Orchestra version, it is the Benny Goodman Quartet from 1939 with Charliue Christian on guitar