CD Hines Shines [076637037122] (CD 530329),
back to browsing

Hines Shines [076637037122]

  • 1. Intermezzo
    2. Dark Eyes
    3. Blues for Garroway
    4. Humoresque
    5. Web, The
    6. Hollywood Hop
    7. Jumpin's Something, A
    8. It's Right Here for You
    9. Savoy Blues
    10. Apex Blues
    11. When the Saints Go Marching In
    12. Won't You Go Home Bill Bailey
    13. Pop's Blues
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 371

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Earl Hines (piano); Muggsy Spanier.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Muggsy Spanier; Earl Hines.
    Previously released by Delta/Laserlight in 1993, Hines Shines is a slapdash budget compilation mashing together seven sides cut by Earl Hines, his piano and orchestra during the late '40s with six tunes recorded in 1954 by a Dixieland band under the leadership of Hines and old-time cornet/trumpet man Muggsy Spanier. Their excellent old-fashioned ensemble featured trombonist Jimmy Archey, clarinetist Darnell Howard, bassist George "Pops" Foster and drummer Earl Watkins. This information was not provided by the folks at Collectables; although other albums in the Collectables catalog include personnel listings, session dates and sometimes even recording locations, this Earl Hines sampler comes with only a perfunctory bio. Now that this glaring drawback has been described, let it be said that the music itself is pleasantly rewarding. Repertoire for the first half of the program includes Antonin Dvork's "Humoresque," the traditional gypsy melody "Dark Eyes," the attractive "Intermezzo" from Pietro Mascagni's opera Cavalleria Rusticana, and four Hines originals. Highlights from the Hines/Spanier session include "Pop's Blues," a feature for Pops Foster's primeval, heavy-handed bass fiddle, and a very nice version of Perry Bradford's "It's Right Here for You" sloppily mistitled "It's Right There for You." Unfortunately, the Collectables label is becoming notorious for generating misspelled or incorrectly phrased song titles; their margin of error is second only to iTunes. This is monumentally great music, even if it has been carelessly reissued. Anyone craving more of the excellent New Orleans/Chicago style traditional jazz heard on Hines Shines may obtain the entire original album of 1954 broadcasts issued by Storyville in 1998 as Earl Hines with Muggsy Spanier: Chicago Dates. ~ arwulf arwulf

0 Stars 0 average rating
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: Legacy 371
  • Distributor: n/a
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 076637037122
Out of Stock
Our price $10.98
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you listened to this album? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for