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Swing to Bop: Guitars in Flight 1939-1947
1. Pickin' for Patsy - Mark Bennett/Carl Garvin/Charles McCamish/Jack Teagarden/Jose Gutierrez/Lee Castle/Allan Reuss/Charlie Spivak
2. Goodbye My Lover, Goodbye - Ernie Newton/James "Jimmy" Atkins/Les Paul
3. Out of Nowhere - Ernie Newton/James "Jimmy" Atkins/Les Paul
4. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - Duney Warren/Georgie Barnes/Bill Huntington/George Barnes
5. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me - Duney Warren/Bill Moore/George Barnes/Bill Huntington
6. Buck Jumpin' - Gene Cedric/Fats Waller/John "Bugs" Hamilton/Slick Jones/Al Casey/Cedric Wallace
7. Davenport Blues - Tony Mottola/Carl Kress
8. Guilty - Johnny Guarnieri/Morey Feld/Tony Mottola/Trigger Alpert
9. Coquette - Johnny Guarnieri/Morey Feld/Tony Mottola/Trigger Alpert
10. Rose Room - Bunny Franks/C Drake/Julian Lane/Frank Frederico/Leon Prima/Pete Lauderman/Irving Fazola/Mary Osborne
11. Blues in Mary's Flat - Sanford Gold/Mary Osborne
12. Oops My Lady - C Drake/Julian Lane/Frank Frederico/Leon Prima/Pete Lauderman/Buddy Franks/Irving Fazola/Mary Osborne
13. Quiet, Two Gibsons at Work - Mike Rubin/Dick Baldridge/Ernie "Earl" Backus/George Barnes/Rolando Boyd/Frank Rullo
14. Lover, Come Back to Me - Mike Rubin/Dick Baldridge/Earl Backus/George Barnes/Rolando Boyd/Frank Rullo
15. Where You At? - Wini Beatty/Vivien Garry/Arv Garrison/Vivien Garry
16. Medley: Cherokee/I Got Rhythm/How High the Moon/Honeysuckle Rose: Cherokee / I Got Rhythm / How High The Moon / Honeysuckle Rose - Irving Ashny/Arv Garrison/Les Paul/Barney Kessel/Irving Ashby/Arv Garrison
17. Porto Cabello - Django Reinhardt/Emmanuel Boudieux/Hubert Rostaing/Eugene Vees/Pierre Fouad
18. Duke and Dukie - Django Reinhardt/Emmanuel Boudieux/Hubert Rostaing/Eugene Vees/Pierre Fouad
19. Songe d'Automne - Django Reinhardt/Emmanuel Boudieux/Hubert Rostaing/Eugene Vees/Pierre Fouad
20. Babik (Bi-Bop) - Django Reinhardt/Emmanuel Boudieux/Hubert Rostaing/Eugene Vees/Pierre Fouad
21. Del Salle - Django Reinhardt/Emmanuel Boudieux/Hubert Rostaing/Eugene Vees/Pierre Fouad
22. Just One of Those Things - Django Reinhardt/Emmanuel Boudieux/Hubert Rostaing/Eugene Vees/Pierre Fouad
23. Five Guitars in Flight - John Anderson/Gene Sargent/Arv Garrison/Irving Ashby/Earle Spencer/Tony Rizzi/Barney Kessel/Tony Facciuto/Arv Garrison
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 66
Compilation producer: Alastair Robertson.
Recorded between 1939 and 1947. Includes liner notes by Richard Lieberson.
Digitally remastered by Ted Kendall.
Personnel: James "Jimmy" Atkins (vocals, guitar); Wini Beatty (vocals, piano); Vivien Garry (vocals); Django Reinhardt, Frank Frederico, Gene Sargent, George Barnes, Arv Garrison, Irving Ashby, Les Paul, Allan Reuss, Mary Osborne, Tony Mottola, Tony Rizzi, Barney Kessel, Bill Huntington, Eugene Vees, Al Casey , Carl Kress (guitar); Hubert Rostaing, Irving Fazola (clarinet); Hub Lytle, Ernie Caceres, Clint Garvin, Art Saint John, John Van Eps (saxophone); Matt Utal (alto saxophone); Stephen Perlow (baritone saxophone); Carl Garvin, Keith Williams, Al Killian, Lee Castle, Tony Facciuto, Charlie Spivak (trumpet); Mark Bennett , Earle Spencer, Charles McCamish, Jack Teagarden, Ollie Wilson (trombone); Bobby Clark , Fats Waller, Johnny Guarnieri, Sonny White (piano); Frank Rullo (vibraphone); Billy Moore , Bobby White, Morey Feld, Slick Jones, Pierre Fouad, Percy Brice, Charlie Drake (drums).
Liner Note Author: Richard Lieberson.
Recording information: 2nd Esquire Concert, Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, (05/05/1939-05/21/1947); Brussells (05/05/1939-05/21/1947); Chicago, IL (05/05/1939-05/21/1947); Jubilee, Hollywood, CA (05/05/1939-05/21/1947); New York, NY (05/05/1939-05/21/1947); Town Hall (05/05/1939-05/21/1947).
Jazz evolved with certain instruments in the foreground: pianos, trumpets, trombones, clarinets, and saxophones led the way through the rapid stylistic developments of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Beginning in the late '30s, as electrical amplification enabled stringed instruments to emerge from their subservient roles in the rhythm section, certain young guitarists and string bass players began to shine as soloists. There are no less than 17 guitarists represented on Hep's Swing to Bop: Guitars in Flight 1939-1947, and 12 of these are featured as improvising artists. The most famous among jazz lovers, and justifiably so, is Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, who is represented here with six superb examples from relatively late in his career. Other names that may ring bells are Al Casey (featured on "Buck Jumpin'," his showcase number with Fats Waller & His Rhythm), George Barnes, Carl Kress, Mary Osborne, Allan Reuss, Tony Mottola, and Les Paul, famous for popularizing the solid-body electric guitar. Most puzzling is the omission of Charlie Christian, who along with Reinhardt could be said to have initiated the entire early modern jazz guitar movement, providing subject matter for this very collection. There probably wasn't room on the disc for Christian after they squeezed in the 11-minute medley featuring Barney Kessel, Irving Ashby, and Arv Garrison. Maybe the folks at Hep Records decided that Christian is so important that he belongs in his own category. But not everybody knows that. And Hep doesn't seem to have issued a Charlie Christian retrospective. As excellent as this compilation is, a "Swing to Bop" jazz guitar anthology without Charlie Christian seems oddly truncated. ~ arwulf arwulf
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