The Radio Years 1940
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Bob Crosby's 1940 big band is showcased on two radio broadcasts heard on this CD. At the time, Crosby's orchestra was just beginning to de-emphasize their roots in Dixieland (which in retrospect was a mistake), although this CD does include two versions of "Jazz Me Blues" (one unfortunately cut off) by the Bobcats and worthwhile versions of "Over the Waves," Jess Stacy's "Complainin'," "High Society," "Boogie Woogie Maxine," and "Sugar Foot Stomp." Most of the other material is more commercial, with some vocals by Crosby and Marion Mann. The key soloists during the era were trumpeter Billy Butterfield, trombonist Warren Smith, clarinetist Irving Fazola, Eddie Miller on tenor, and pianist Jess Stacy. Although not essential, Bob Crosby fans will find this enjoyable.
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||My Inspiration||Pete Fountain Presents: The Best of Dixieland||2:58||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Dogtown Blues||Pete Fountain Presents: The Best of Dixieland||4:10||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Panama||Look Sharp: Straight from Dixie||2:43||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Milenberg Joys||Look Sharp: Straight from Dixie||3:14||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Smokey Mary||Beat Crazy - The Drummer Boys||3:03||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||King Porter Stomp||Perfect Jazz||2:46||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Down Argentine Way||Latin Lounge||2:33||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Big Noise from Winnetka||Anything Goes - Jazz Moods||2:34||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||South Rampart Street Parade||Cool Jazz||3:33||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Dixieland Shuffle||Fabulous Big Band Collection, Vol. 2||3:14||0,99 €||View In iTunes|