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Blue Rhythm


  • 1. Sugar Foot Stomp
    2. Just Blues
    3. Tiger Rag
    4. Stardust
    5. Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)
    6. Radio Rhythm
    7. You Rascal You
    8. Blue Rhythm
    9. Take Me Away from the River
    10. Business in F
    11. Queer Notions
    12. It's the Talk of the Town
    13. Night Life
    14. Nagasaki
    15. Rhythm Crazy
    16. Ain't Cha Glad?
    17. Ol' Man River
    18. Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day
    19. I've Got to Sing a Torch Song
    20. Happy Feet
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8120672

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Lennick; David Lennick (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Personnel includes: Fletcher Henderson (piano); EdgarSampson (alto saxophone, clarinet, violin); Russell Procope (alto saxophone, clarinet); Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Russell Smith, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark,
    Henry "Red" Allen (trumpet); Benny Morton, Claude Jones, J.C. Higginbotham, Dickie Wells (trombone); John Kirby (tuba, bass); Horace Henderson (piano); Clarence Holiday, Bernard Addison (guitar).
    Recorded between 1931 & 1933.
    Walter Johnson (drums).
    Personnel: Fletcher Henderson (piano); Harvey Boone, Hilton Jefferson, Russell Procope (alto, clarinet); Clarence Holiday, Bernard Addison (guitar); Coleman Hawkins (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Henry "Red" Allen, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark (trumpet); Dicky Wells, J.C. Higginbotham, Benny Morton, Claude Jones (trombone); John Kirby (tuba); Walter Johnson (drums).
    Recording information: Camden, NJ (04/10/1931-10/03/1933); New York, NY (04/10/1931-10/03/1933).
    This 20-cut compilation of Fletcher Henderson recordings covers the years 1931-1933. Most agree that 1931 was a rough year for the Henderson band. Despite the presence of some great soloists, such as Coleman Hawkins, trumpeters Bobby Stark and Rex Stewart, and trombonist Benny Morton, the band's popularity continued to slide after the departure of arranger Don Redman. They were often reduced to recording crowd-pleasers for the Depression-era radio audience. That said, things began to turn around in 1932 and began to flourish again in 1933. This set chronicles the period rather well for a single disc, and the material -- even "Tiger Rag," which was a dud -- is well chosen and serves as a very solid musicological and historical account of the changes in the band's aesthetic quality and, consequently, its change of fortune, because as 1934 arrived, the Henderson group was back on top. The sound quality here is good to excellent and the presentation is beautifully arranged chronologically. ~ Thom Jurek

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