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JAZZ, DANCE BANDS & VOCALISTS

 George Cables  -> Al Casey

GEORGE CABLES
THE CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS
CAB CALLOWAY
MIKE CAMPBELL
ROY CAMPBELL
MUTT CAREY & LEE COLLINS
FRANKIE CARLE
BILL CARLSEN
HOAGY CARMICHAEL
RICHARD CARR & HOWARD ALDEN

BENNY CARTER
RON CARTER
THE CASA LOMA ORCHESTRA

 

  

GEORGE CABLES Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 725 Cables' Vision CD $12.98
Somewhat erratic late-'70's effort by pianist George Cables. Although it features heavyweights such as Freddie Hubbard, Ernie Watts and Bobby Hutcherson, this disc veers dangerously close to "lite jazz" - picking up a static, dated quality on the two tunes burdened with electric piano. Luckily, Cables is a fine acoustic pianist and proves it on the other four cuts. Hutcherson's vibe fills are beautifully understated and Hubbard's trumpet tour de force Byrdlike is the record's high point, an uptempo post-bop romp which offers joyously strong solos all around. (PL)

 
THE CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS Timeless 1-053 1925-1928 CD $15.98
23 tracks featuring Adrian Rollino, Spencer Clark, Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey and Bobby davis.

 
CAB CALLOWAY Columbia-Legacy CK 57645 Are You Hep To The Jive? CD $9.98
22 tracks, 65 mins., recommended
This is a great set of wartime zoot-suit jive from 1939-47, when Calloway was the defining force in good-time dance music. Outstanding liner notes capture the excitement and high-voltage humor of this unique band. The only thing omitted is credits for the band members. Half the tunes are Calloway's originals. Immense fun is obviously had by the whole band who regularly sing and talk back to Cab in true hep-cat fashion. You get definitive versions of the requisite hits like Hey Now, Everybody Eats, and Minnie the Moocher, which have appeared often enough on other compilations. But you also get three previously unreleased sides including Don't Falter at the Altar from 1947. Truly fine masters were used for this CD. Crank it up and you can close your eyes and dance at the Cotton Club. (DC)
CAB CALLOWAY: A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird/ Are You All Reet?/ Are You Hep to the Jive?/ Boo-Wah Boo-Wah/ Boog It/ Chant of the Jungle/ Come on With the 'Come On'/ Don't Falter at the Alter/ Everybody Eats When They Come to My House/ Foo a Little Bally Hoo/ Hep Cat's Love Song/ Hey Now, Hey Now/ I Want to Rock/ Minnie the Moocher/ Oh Grandpa/ Papa's in Bed With His Britches On/ Tarzan of Harlem/ The Calloway Boogie/ The Jungle King/ Twee-Twee-Tweet/ What's Buzzin' Cousin?/ Who's Yehoodi?

 
CAB CALLOWAY JSP 908 The Early Years, 1930-1934 CD $29.98
The latest in JSP's fine series of budget priced box sets is a four CD set devoted to the early recordings of the King Of Hi-De-Ho.
CAB CALLOWAY: 'Long About Midnight/ A Strictly Cullud Affair/ Ain't Got No Gal In This Town/ Angeline/ Avalon/ Aw You Dawg/ Basin Street Blues/ Beale Street Mama/ Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea/ Black Rhythm/ Blues In My Heart/ Bugle Call Rag/ Cabin In The Cotton/ Chinese Rhythm/ Corinne Corinna/ Creole Love Song (Creole Love Call)/ Dinah/ Dixie Doorway/ Dixie Vagabond/ Doin' The Rumba/ Down-Hearted Blues/ Eadie Was A Lady/ Emaline/ Evenin'/ Farewell Blues/ Father's Got His Glasses On/ Git Along/ Gotta Darn Good Reason Now (For Bein' Good)/ Gotta Go Places And Do Things/ Happy Feet/ Harlem Camp Meeting/ Harlem Holiday/ Harlem Hospitality/ Hot Toddy/ Hot water/ Hotcha razz-Ma-tazz/ How Come You Do Me Like You Do?/ I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues/ I Learned About Love From Her/ I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby/ I'm Now Prepared To Tell The World It's You/ I've Got The World On A String/ Is That Religion?/ It Looks Like Susie/ Jitter Bug/ Kickin' The Gong Around/ Kickin' The Gong Around/ Little Town Girl/ Margie/ Minnie The Moocher/ Minnie The Moocher/ Minnie The Moocher's Weddie Day/ Mood Indigo/ Moon Glow/ Moonlight Rhapsody/ My Honey's Lovin' Arms/ My Sunday Gal/ Nobody's Sweetheart/ Old Yazoo/ Reefer Man/ Six Or Seven Times/ So Sweet/ Some Of These Days/ Somebody Stole My Gal/ St. James' Infirmary/ St. Louis Blues/ Stardust/ Stock O'Lee Blues/ Strange As It Seems/ Swanee Lullaby/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Sweet Jennie Lee/ Sweet Rhythm/ That's What I Hate About Love/ The Lady With The Fan/ The Levee Low-Down/ The Man From Harlem/ The Nightmare/ The Old Man Of The Mountain/ The Scat Song/ The Scat Song/ The Viper's Drag/ There's A Cabin In The Cotton/ This Time It's Love/ Trickeration/ Wah-Dee-Dah/ Weakness/ Without Rhythm/ Yaller/ You Can't Stop Me From Lovin' You/ You Dog/ You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (To Get Along With Me)/ You Rascal, You/ Zaz Zuh Zaz

 
CAB CALLOWAY JSP JSPCD 914 Vol. 2: 1935-1940 CD $28.98
The second volume devoted to this important artist features four CDs with 107 tracks recorded between 1935 and 1940, newly remastered by Ted Kendall. Sidemen include Chu Berry, Ben Webster, Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Milt Hinton, Cozy Cole and others
CAB CALLOWAY: (Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive/ (Just An) Error In The News/ A Bee Gezindt/ A Good Sauce From The Gravy Bowl/ A Minor Breakdown (Rustle Of Swing)/ A New Moon And An Old Serenade/ Ad-De-Dey/ Afraid Of Love/ Angels With Dirty Faces/ April In My Heart/ Are You In Love With Me Again?/ At The Clambake Carnival/ Azure/ Baby Won't You Please Come Home/ Blue Interlude/ Boog It/ Bugle Blues/ Bye Bye Blues/ Calling All Bars/ Chili Con Conga/ Chop, Chop, Charlie Chan/ Come On With The 'Come On'/ Congo/ Copper Colored Gal/ Crescendo In Drums/ Deep In A Dream/ Do I Care? No. No/ Do It Again/ Do You Wanna Jump Children/ Doing The Reactionary/ Don't Know If I'm Comin' Or Goin'/ Every Day's A Holiday/ F D R Jones/ Feelin' Tip Top/ Fifteen Minute Intermission/ Floogie Walk/ Foolin' With You/ For The Last Time I Cried Over You/ Frisco Flo/ Give, Baby, Give/ Go South Young Man/ Hi-De-Ho Romeo/ Hi-De-Ho Serenade/ Hoy Hoy/ I Ain't Gettin Nowhere Fast/ I Ain't Got Nobody/ I LIke Music (With A Swing Like That)/ I Love To Sing/ I'm Always In The Mood For You/ I'm Madly In Love With You/ In An Old English Village/ Jes' Natch'ully Lazy/ Jive (Page One Of The Hepster's Dictionary)/ Jive Formation, Please/ Jubilee/ Keep That Hi-De-Hi In Your Soul/ Long-Long Ago/ Love Is The Reason/ Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm/ Manhattan Jam/ Miss Hallelujah Brown/ Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)/ Moon At Sea/ Mr. Paganini, Swing for Minnie/ My Gal Mezzanine/ Nagasaki/ One Big Union For Two/ One Look At You/ Paradiddle/ Peck-A-Doodle-Do/ Penguin Swing/ Pickin' The Cabbage/ Pluckin' The Bass/ Queen Isabelle/ Ratamcue/ Reckin'/ Rhapsody In Rhumba/ Rustle Of Swing/ Savage Rhythm/ Save Me, Sister/ She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terriffic/ Shout, Shout, Shout/ Sincere Love/ Skrontch/ Swing, Swing, Swing/ Tarzan Of Harlem/ Tee-Um, Tee-Um, Tee-I, Tahiti/ That Man Is Here Again/ The Boogie-Woogie/ The Conga-Conga/ The Ghost Of A Chance/ The Ghost Of Smokey Joe/ The Hi-De-Ho Miracle Man/ The Lone Arranger/ The Wedding Of Mr and Mrs Swing/ There's A Sunny Side To Everything/ Three Swings And Out/ Topsy Turvy (Hard Times)/ Trylon Swing/ Twee-Twee-Tweet/ Utt-Da-Zay/ Vuelva/ Wake Up And Live/ We're Breeakin' Up A Lovely Affair/ When You're Smiling/ Who's Yehoodi?/ You're The Cure For What Ails Me

 
CAB CALLOWAY Magic 52 Cruisin' With Cab - The King Of Hi De Hi Live, 1944/50 CD $17.98
18 tracks recorded live including That Old Black Magic/ Stormy Weather/ One O'Clock Jump and others.

 
MIKE CAMPBELL Audiophile 259 One On One CD $15.98
Vocalist/guitarist with Tom Garvin on piano & John Heard on bass

 
MIKE CAMPBELL Audiophile 272 Easy Chair Jazz CD $15.98
Featuring Mike singing - arranging with small ensembles

 
ROY CAMPBELL Delmark 456 New Kingdom CD $15.98
With Zane Massey, Ricardo Strobert, Bryan Carrott 1992

 
ROY CAMPBELL Delmark 469 La Tierra Del Fuego (the Land Of Fire) CD $15.98
roy campbell-tpt, zane massey-ts, ricardo strobert-as & fl, rahn burton-pno+

 
MUTT CAREY & LEE COLLINS American Music 72 Mutt Carey & Lee Collins CD $15.98
Two lps in their entirety, recorded 1946

 
FRANKIE CARLE Circle 43 Frankie Carle And His Orchestra-1944-194 CD $15.98
Vocals by phyllis lynne, marjorie hughes, and paul allen, 20 cuts

 
FRANKIE CARLE Circle 146 Frankie Carle And His Orchestra-1944-194 CD $15.98
vocals by marjorie hughes, gregg lawrence, lee columbo, allen sims, and bob lochen, 20 cuts

 
BILL CARLSEN Jazz Oracle 8014 Bill Carlsen CD $15.98
23 tracks, 63 min, recommended
One of the finest labels ever to reissue & rescue old jazz is back for it's 2nd set of releases, starting off with very obscure hot dance. Legendary blues label Paramount had a jazz subsidiary Broadway, which is where most of these recording originate. Carlsen was a Milwaukee based reed player (cl, as, ts) who directed the house band for a restaurant called The Wisconsin Roof. The band, known as The Wisconsin Roof Orch of Devine's Wisconsin Roof Orch, as big in the mid-west, especially Chicago, but never further than that. All of the band's recordings, done under both names from '26-29 are heard here, all for Broadway except an alternate take of Tiger Rag put out by EBW, & a never issued test pressing of Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do. By '29, Carlsen was top named (Bill Carlsen & His Orch) for these 4 '29-31 sides showing more jazz, including Milenburg Joys & Clarinet Marmalade. These are remarkably clean sounding (mastering is, of course, by The Master - John RT Davies), considering that Paramount pressings were notoriously poor. (GM)

 
 
HOAGY CARMICHAEL & FRIENDS RCA Bluebird 63909 Stardust Melody CD $16.98
21 tracks, 67 min, essential
The good thing about when a biography comes out, the artists' material get reissued & re-evaluated. With Stardust Melody: The Life & Times Of Hoagy Carmichael now out, the newly revived Bluebird label gave its author, Richard Sudhalter, the go-ahead to do a CD. He selected the tunes & wrote the liner notes, which gives it the mark of a well-done CD, not something a studio hack slapped together. The tunes here mainly feature the composer playing the earliest versions of his greatest work, starting out with a gorgeous solo piano version of Stardust from '33, then going into 2 never-before heard Hoagy Carmichael Orch sides from '29, doing Rockin' Chair, with Hoagland on vocals, & March Of The Hoodlums. Rockin' Chair is also heard on 2 other recordings, one by Mildred Bailey from '32 that was such a big hit that she became known as The Rockin' Chair Lady, & again by the duo who are probably best known for it, Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden, heard here from a '47 All-Stars session. Bailey is also heard on a '31 version of Georgia On My Mind - in fact there are a few tunes here not to feature Hoagy, most notably Earl Hines' '42 version of Skylark, Hot Lips Page doing Small Fry from '38, & 2 '39 recordings by Ethel Waters - Old Man Harlem & Bread And Gravy. (GM)

 
RICHARD CARR & HOWARD ALDEN Audiophile 253 Just The Two Of Us CD $15.98
Versatile violinist with inventive guitarist

 
BENNY CARTER ASV CDAJA 5075 Symphony In Riffs CD $11.98
22 tracks of Carter's genius, with Coleman Hawkins, ben webster, teddy wilson + 1930-37
BENNY CARTER: Blue Interlude/ Blues In My Heart/ Bugle Call Rag/ Dee Blues/ Devil's Holiday/ Dream Lullaby/ Everybody Shuffle/ Just A Mood/ Lazy Afternoon/ Lonesome Nights/ Nightfall/ Once Upon A Time/ Pardon Me Pretty Baby/ Pastoral/ Shoot The Works/ Skip It/ Swing It/ Swingin' With Mezz/ Symphony In Riffs/ Waltzing The Blues/ When Lights Are Low/ You Understand

 
BENNY CARTER Original Jazz Classics 167 Jazz Giant CD $12.98

 
BENNY CARTER Original Jazz Classics 339 Swingin' The 20's CD $12.98

 
BENNY CARTER Original Jazz Classics 374 Live - Montreux '77 CD $12.98

 
BENNY CARTER Original Jazz Classics 736 Live & Well In Japan CD $12.98

 
BENNY CARTER Proper BOX 68 The Music Master CD $26.98
Alto saxist Benny Carter had a long and productive career. This four CD set with 88 tracks recorded between 1930 and 1952 includes his work with small groups as well as big bands and include performing with Teddy Wilson, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon and others. Includes 52 page illustrated booklet with extensive notes and discographical information.
BENNY CARTER: Accent On Swing/ All Of Me/ Back Bay Boogie/ Blue Interlude/ Blue Interlude/ Blue Light Blues/ Blue Lou/ Blues In My Heart/ Boogie Woogie Sugar Blues/ Bugle Call Rag/ Bye Bye Blues/ Cadillac Slim/ Cloudy Skies/ Cuddle Up, Huddle Up/ Dee Blues/ Deep Purple/ Devils Holiday/ Dream Lullaby/ Everybody Shuffle/ Farewell Blues/ Fish Fry/ Forever Blues/ Funky Blues/ Gin And Jive/ Give Me Something To Remember You By/ Gone With The Wind/ Goodbye Blues/ Got Another Sweetie Now/ I Cant Believe That Youre In Love With Me/ I Cant Escape From You/ I Cant Get Started/ I Dont Know Why I Love You, Like I Do/ I Got It Bad And That Aint Good/ I Never Knew/ I Surrender Dear/ Isnt It Romantic?/ Ill Never Give In/ Im In The Mood For Swing/ Jam Blues/ Jump Call/ Key Largo/ Krazy Kapers/ Lady Be Good/ Lazy Afternoon/ Lonesome Nights/ Looking For A Boy/ Love For Sale/ Love, Youre Not The One For Me/ Lullaby To A Dream/ Malibu/ Melancholy Lullaby/ Midnight/ Mighty Like The Blues/ Moonglow/ My Buddy/ Nagasaki/ Night Hop/ O.K. For Baby/ Once Upon A Time/ Out Of My Way/ Pardon Me, Pretty Baby Rose,/ Poinciana/ Pom Pom/ Riff Romp/ Rose Room/ Shoot The Works/ Shufflebug Shuffle/ Six Bells Stampede/ Skip It/ Sleep/ Slow Freight/ Smack/ Somebody Loves Me/ Stairway To The Stars/ Sunday/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ Sweet Sue, Just You/ Swing It Bretz/ Symphony In Riffs/ Synthetic Love/ The Moon Is Low/ Theres A Small Hotel/ These Foolish Things/ What A Difference A Day Made/ What Is This Thing Called Love?/ Whatll It Be/ When Lights Are Low/ When Lights Are Low

 
RON CARTER Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 432 Where? - With Eric Dolphy and Mal Waldron CD $12.98
Reissue of the bassist's first album as a leader, from 1961, would be worth the price of admission just for the playing of Eric Dolphy (on his arsenal of alto sax, bass clarinet and flute). On many of the selections Carter plays cello, as he did to great effect on Dolphy's classic Out There (ORIG 023), and leaves the bassics to George Duvivier. Mal Waldron lends his dark and sparse touch to the piano and Charlie Persip mans the drums. An engaging and unique item, not only for the unusual instrumentation but also for the 2 Randy Weston tunes, Where? and Saucer Eyes. (RS)

 
RON CARTER Original Jazz Classics 621 Peg Leg CD $12.98

 
RON CARTER Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 665 Pastels CD $12.98

 
RON CARTER Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 778 Patrao CD $12.98
5 tracks, 38 min., good
A pleasant, though very much a studio, disc featuring Carter (bass), Chet Baker (trumpet) and Kenny Barron (piano). Several cuts highlight Carter's interest in Latin rhythms and feature the talents of Brazilian musicians Amaury Tristao (guitar) and the estimable Nana Vasconcellos (percussion). The samba-shuffle Ah Rio is probably the best of this bunch. Yet it's the straightahead cuts which pique my interest, mostly because Baker and Barron - perhaps feeling more at home - play with more assurance on them. Check out Chet's wonderfully melancholic reading of Yours Truly. A bit heavy on the overdubbed piano solos and multitracked trumpet parts for my tastes, this CD's a worthwhile addition nontheless. (PL)

 
THE CASA LOMA ORCHESTRA Old Bean 5 White Jazz CD $17.98
18 tracks recorded 1931/32 by one of the most popular white jazz bands of the time.

 

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