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Plays Jimmy Mundy

  • 1. Madhouse
    2. You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes
    3. House Hop
    4. Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)
    5. In a Sentimental Mood
    6. Swingtime in the Rockies
    7. These Foolish Things
    8. House Hop
    9. There's a Small Hotel
    10. Bugle Call Rag
    11. Jam Session
    12. Did You Mean It?
    13. When You and I Were Young, Maggie
    14. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    15. He Ain't Got Rhythm
    16. Sing, Sing, Sing, Pts. 1-2
    17. I'm Like a Fish Out of Water
    18. Sweet Stranger
    19. Margie
    20. Farewell Blues
    21. Roll 'Em
    22. Camel Hop
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1039

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Benny Goodman (clarinet), Helen Ward, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Rushing (vocals), Gene Krupa (drums).
    Recorded between 1935 and 1938.
    Personnel: Benny Goodman (clarinet); Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Ward, Jimmy Rushing, Martha Tilton (vocals); Benny Heller, Allan Reuss (guitar); Noni Bernardi, George Koenig, Bill DePew, Dave Matthews (alto saxophone); Arthur Rollini, Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, Dick Clark , Vido Musso (tenor saxophone); Harry Goodman (baritone saxophone); Gordon Griffin, Nate Kazebier, Ralph Muzillo, Irving Goodman, Harry Geller, Rueben "Zeke" Zarchey, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Bunny Berigan (trumpet); Joe Harris , Murray McEachern, Vernon Brown (trombone); Jess Stacy (piano); Dave Tough, Gene Krupa (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Ian Crosbie.
    Recording information: Chicago, IL (09/27/1935-11/23/1938); Hollywood, CA (09/27/1935-11/23/1938); New York, NY (09/27/1935-11/23/1938).
    Arranger: Jimmy Mundy.
    Between 1995 and 1999, the Hep reissue label put together a series dedicated to four of Benny Goodman's best arrangers. Two volumes were devoted to Fletcher Henderson and one apiece focused upon Eddie Sauter, Mel Powell, and the great Jimmy Mundy (1907-1983), a tenor saxophonist whose professional skills were forged in the kiln of the Earl Hines Orchestra. Mundy led his own groups from time to time but he made his strongest contributions to jazz while working as composer and arranger for bands led by Count Basie, Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Whiteman, Harry James, and Benny Goodman. Plays Jimmy Mundy is a solid collection of classic big-band swing. In addition to crafting the excellent arrangements, Mundy composed "Jam Session," co-wrote the exciting "Madhouse" with Earl Hines, and shared composer credits with Goodman on "House Hop" and "Swingtime in the Rockies." Recorded between September 1935 and November 1938, these 22 exercises in swing feature a number of skilled instrumentalists (Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Bunny Berigan, Bud Freeman, and Jess Stacy) as well as vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Martha Tilton, Helen Ward, and Jimmy Rushing. ~ arwulf arwulf

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