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The Woody Herman Story [4 CDs] [Box]

    1. At the Woodchopper's Ball
    2. Big Wig in the Wigwam
    3. Dallas Blues
    4. Blues Upstairs
    5. Blues Downstairs
    6. Casbah Blues
    7. Blue Prelude
    8. Golden Wedding, The
    9. Blue Flame
    10. Bishop's Blues
    11. Woodsheddin' with Woody
    12. Blues in the Night
    13. 'Tis Autumn
    14. Amen
    15. Four or Five Times
    16. Down Under
    17. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
    18. Basie's Basement
    19. Who Dat Up Dere?
    20. Noah
    21. I've Got You Under My Skin
    22. I Get a Kick out of You
    23. Cryin' Sands
    1. Cherry
    2. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet
    3. Irresistible You
    4. It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That)
    5. Goin' Home
    6. Ingie Speaks
    7. Perdido
    8. As Long as I Live
    9. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
    10. Laura
    11. Apple Honey
    12. I Wonder
    13. Yeah Man (Amen)
    14. Caldonia
    15. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
    16. Goosey Gander
    17. Northwest Passage
    18. I've Got the World on a String
    19. Good Earth, The
    20. Put That Ring on My Finger
    21. Bijou
    22. Gee, It's Good to Hold You
    23. Your Father's Moustache
    1. Wildroot
    2. Blowin' Up a Storm
    3. Atlanta, GA
    4. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
    5. Welcome to My Dreams
    6. Panacea
    7. Steps
    8. Igor
    9. Fan It
    10. Nero's Conception
    11. Lost Weekend
    12. Pam
    13. Sidewalks of Cuba
    14. Lady McGowan's Dream, Pts. 1 & 2
    15. Romance in the Dark
    16. Summer Sequence, Pts. 1- 4
    17. Everywhere
    18. With Someone New
    19. Non-Alcoholic
    20. I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out
    21. Cherokee Canyon
    1. I've Got News for You
    2. Keen and Peachy
    3. Goof and I, The
    4. Lazy Lullaby
    5. Four Brothers
    6. P.S. I Love You
    7. That's Right
    8. Lemon Drop
    9. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
    10. I Ain't Gettin' Any Younger
    11. Early Autumn
    12. Keeper of the Flame
    13. Crickets, The
    14. More Moon
    15. Detour Ahead
    16. Jamaica Rhumba
    17. Not Really the Blues
    18. Great Lie, The
    19. More Than You Know
    20. Tenderly
    21. Lollipop
    22. You Rascal You
    23. Rhapsody in Wood
    24. In the Beginning
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1015

  • Credits
    ProducerJoop Visser

    THE WOODY HERMAN STORY contains tracks recorded from 1939 to 1949.
    Includes a 52 page booklet.
    Contains 92 tracks.
    Personnel: Woody Herman (clarinet, alto saxophone); Frances Wayne, Mary Ann McCall (vocals); Chuck Wayne, Hy White, Gene Sargent, Billy Bauer (guitar); Sam Rubinwich (flute, bass saxophone); John LaPorta, Sam Marowitz (clarinet, alto saxophone); Ernie Royal (clarinet); Herbie Steward (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ray Hopfner, Di Maggio, Chuck, Ernie Caceres, Bill Vitale, Charlie DiMaggio, Eddie Scalzi, Herb Tompkins, Joe Denton, Jimmy Horvath, Joseph Estren, Johnny Bothwell (alto saxophone); Pete Johns, Flip Phillips, Saxie Mansfield, Georgie Auld, Herbie Fields, Herbie Haymer, Nick Caiazza, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, Stan Getz , Toots Mondello, Zoot Sims, Ben Webster, Mickey Folus , Pete Mondello, Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone); Gene Ammons, Skippy de Sair, Serge Chaloff (bass saxophone); Bobby Guyer, Jerry Neary, Clarence Willard, Conrad Gozzo , Conte Candoli, Chuck Peterson, Irwin "Marky" Markowitz, Charlie Walp, Irv Lewis, George Seaburg, Cappy Lewis, Billy Robbins, Bob Price, Steady Nelson, Al Porcino, Neal Hefti, Pete Candoli, Ray Linn, Ray Nance, Ray Wetzel, Red Rodney, Shorty Rogers, Sonny Berman , Bernie Glow, Nick Travis, Stan Fishelson, Bob Peck, Carl Warwick, John Owens (trumpet); Joe Bishop (flugelhorn); Vic Hamann, Earl Swope, Ed Bennett , Eddie Bert, Tommy Farr, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer, Walter Nimms, Neal Reid, Bud Smith, Al Mastren, Al Esposito, Jerry Rosa, Bob Swift, Joe Howard, Juan Tizol, Bill Harris , Ollie Wilson, Bart Varsalona (trombone); Tony Aless, Dick Kane, Tommy Linehan, Jimmy Rowles, Lou Levy, Ralph Burns, Fred Otis (piano); Marjorie Hyams, Red Norvo, Terry Gibbs (vibraphone); Dave Yough, Dave Tough, Don Lamond, Frank Carlson, Red Saunders , Shelly Manne, Cliff Leeman, Buddy Rich (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Joop Visser.
    The Woody Herman Story showcases the multi-talented bandleader fronting his First and Second Herds on recordings made for Decca, Coral, Brunswick, Columbia and Capitol. Like the majority of Proper box sets, these four CDs are broken up into themes: "Woodchoppers Ball" covers 1939-1944, "The Good Earth," 1944-1945, "Blowin' Up a Storm," 1945-1947 and "Four Brothers," 1947-1949. Not only does this set thoroughly examine Herman's modern big-band charts, but the 92 tracks are chock-full of guest appearances by such jazz stalwarts as Stan Getz, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Giuffre, Red Norvo, Shorty Rogers, Zoot Sims and Ben Webster. The sound quality is top-notch as is the packaging, which includes a 52-page booklet, extensive liner notes, discography and photos. ~ Al Campbell

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