CD Hallelujah [Will Bradley] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 873535),
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Hallelujah [Will Bradley] [CD] [1 disc]


  • 1. Forevermore
    2. Love Nest, The
    3. Memphis Blues
    4. Old Doc Yak
    5. I'm Comin' Virginia
    6. As Long as I Live
    7. Make With the Kisses
    8. Fit to Be Tied
    9. Mean to Me
    10. You're Lucky to Me
    11. Johnson Rag, The
    12. This Changing World
    13. Hallelujah
    14. Swingin' a Dream
    15. Celery Stalks at Midnight
    16. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
    17. Strange Cargo
    18. Jimtown Blues
    19. After I Say I'm Sorry
    20. Flying Home
    21. O Sole Mio
    22. So Far So Good
    23. This Is the Beginning of the End
    24. Rhumboogie
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1061

  • Credits
    ProducerAlastair Robertson
    Engineer

    Personnel includes: Will Bradley (trombone); Ray McKinley (drums).
    Recorded in New York, New York in 1939 and 1940.
    Contains 24 tracks.
    Personnel: Will Bradley (trombone); Ray McKinley (vocals, drums); Carlotta Dale (vocals); Bill Barford, Steve Jordan (guitar); Joey Huffman (clarinet, alto saxophone); Artt Mendelsohn (alto saxophone); Sam Sachelle, Bernie Billings, Peanuts Hucko (tenor saxophone); Steve Lipkins (trumpet, trombone); Herbie Dell (trumpet); Bill Corti, Jimmy Emert (trombone); Freddie Slack (piano).
    Liner Note Author: Lloyd Rauch.
    Recording information: 09/19/1939-03/15/1940.
    Arranger: Freddie Slack.
    This CD has 24 of the first 30 selections made by Will Bradley & His Orchestra. The trombonist's big band is best remembered for their recording of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" and their other boogie-woogie-flavored numbers, but this disc actually stops two months before that hit record. During this period the group featured solos by Bradley, trumpeter Joe Weidman, and pianist Freddie Slack with vocals from drummer Ray McKinley and Carlotta Dale. The orchestra, a solid swing band, is heard in top form on "The Love Nest," "Memphis Blues," "Strange Cargo," "Jimtown Blues," and "Rhumboogie," plus the group's first hit, the eccentric "Celery Stalks at Midnight." ~ Scott Yanow

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