Andy Kirk 1929-31
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This LP (imported from Sweden) has the earliest documentation of Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy performing live, taken from radio broadcasts. Cut at the Trianon Ballroom during a nine-day period, Kirk's band is heard playing their typical repertoire from the period. Fortunately the jazz pieces are emphasized (there is not much of Pha Terrell's popular but dated vocalizing) and the solo stars include pianist Mary Lou Williams (the band's chief arranger), tenor-saxophonist Dick Wilson and many lesser-known players. Highlights include "Swingtime in the Rockies," "Froggy Bottom," "Moten Swing" and "All the Jive Is Gone." Solid swing.
Born: 28 May 1898 in Newport, KY
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs by Andy Kirk
||Wednesday Night Hop||The Golden Age of Swing, Vol. 1||3:05||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||A Mellow Bit of Rhythm||The Golden Age of Swing, Vol. 1||3:22||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Moten Swing||Jazz Lounge Vol.. 5||3:05||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||A Mellow Bit of Rhythm||Jazz Lounge Vol. 6||3:18||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Walkin and Swingin||Jazz Lounge Vol. 3||2:39||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Wednesday Night Hop||Savoir Écouter Le Jazz||3:05||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Floyd's Guitar Blues||Jazzin' the Blues - After Hours Swing Boogie and Jive||3:09||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Take It and Git||Jazzin' the Blues - After Hours Swing Boogie and Jive||3:16||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Together||Great Jazz Bands||2:42||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||9:20 Special||Great Jazz Bands||3:25||0,99 €||View In iTunes|