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Euroswing 1936-1948

  • 1. Shades of Hades - The Teddies
    2. Joe Turner Stomp - Joe Turner
    3. Cocktail Swing - Ake Fagerlunds Orchestra
    4. Dinah - Jezkuv Swing Band
    5. Wedding of Pocahontas - Stan Brenders & L'Orchestre Jazz
    6. Bei Mir Bist du Schn - Eddy Buttler & His Jolly Boys
    7. 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) - Swing-Symphonic-Orchester
    8. Lullaby for a Mexican Alligator - Peter Packay & His Swing Orchestra
    9. Roses of Picardy - Thore Ehrling
    10. College Swing - Klaas Van Beeck En Zijn Dansorkest
    11. You're Driving Me Crazy - Estrads Elitorkester
    12. Board Meeting
    13. Daddy - Chappy & His Orchestra
    14. Hrly Dudy
    15. At the Woodchopper's Ball - Willebrandts & His Zijn Orkest
    16. St. Louis Blues - Gos. Dzhaz-Ork.
    17. Rhythme Indien - Gus Deloof & Son Orchestre
    18. St. Louis Blues - Rytmi-Orkesteri
    19. Cyklon
    20. Red Bank Boogie
    21. Chicken Pie - Lulle Ellbojs Orkester
    22. 100 Swing - Sointu-Orkesteri
    23. Caldonia - Ray Ventura's Orchestra
    24. Gin Fizzes - Das Wiener Tanzorchester/Horst Winter
    25. Rock-A-Bye Basie - Nine Serenaders
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 142

  • Credits

    Contains 25 tracks.
    Personnel: Louis Markowitsch (vocals, guitar); Ady Rosner (vocals, violin, trumpet); Len Hughes, Charlie Short, Lothar Lampel, Alice Babs (vocals); Vladislav Hochman (guitar, bongos); Kauko Jarvinen, P. Rezek, Jim Vanderjeught, Lex Vervuurt, Henri Capellen, Folke Erksberg, Birger Larsson , Billy Toffel (guitar); Emil Brun, Paul Hofmann (violin); Franz Thon (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Ab Molen, Fernand Venneman, Charles Remue, John Bjorling, Benny Pauwels, Fred Ingen, Gyorgy Vig, Tore Westlund, Louis Billen, Bertalan Bujka (clarinet, alto saxophone); Helmuth Friedrich, Arthur Saguet (clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Sandor Seprody, Cees Verschoor, Jacques Memany, Erwin Halletz (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Harry Wolfeiler (clarinet); Josef Pulec, Jan Novak, J. Zadera, Trophy, Kaarlo Valkama, Vaclav Cekal, Josef Charvat, Ladislav Habart, Rudi Shenser, Tomas Firt, Karel Ptacek, Ville Virtanen (reeds); Erik Andersson, Paul Linder (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ernie Boef, Willy Bombaert, Tinus Bruyn, Robert Morenhout, Albert Leberrurier, Eda Buttola, Ove Ronn, Gusztav Frakas, Rene Fettele, Glyn Pacque, Arne Domnrus (alto saxophone); Willy Verra (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Ben Libosan, De Pijper, Remy Realini, Gosta Persson, Govert Muis, Gosta Theselius, Omer de Cock, Kees Bruyn, Curt Blomquist, Istvan Buttola, Teddy Stauffer, Frank Morin (tenor saxophone); Richard Franke (baritone saxophone); Eino Siekkien, Peter Packay, Olle Jacobson, Gyorgy Szirtes-Papp, Jan Novy, Pauli Granfelt, Alberto Quarella, H. Preus, Barendse, Gyorgy Kelenyi, Tauno Kukko, Jean Prevost, Josef Cholinsky, Alois Cimburek, Bob Huber, Rudi Dumont, Gosta Toner, Elof Mannerhagen-Karlsson, Kurt Hohenberger, Kees Dorsser, Jan Hest, Erkki Aho, Paul d'Hought, Gus Deloof, Hazy Osterwald, Karel Vacek, Engene Vanderborght, Omer Cuick, Gsta Petersson, Guus Caron, Jacques Dussart, Freddy de Boom, Eddy Meenk, Otto Horack, Antonin Kuhnel, Frans Meer, Robert Beelaerts, Gyorgy Szepesi, Raymond Chantrain, Rolf Ericson, Thore Ehrling (trumpet); Pi Scheffer, Erik Tilling, Z. Behal, F. Schenk, Aart Ewijk, Francis Bay, Josef Dienstl, Stanislav Kukacka, Istvan Poszonyi, Walter Bierrotte, Joseph Beeckmans, Erhard Krause, F. Huttner, Francois VanCampenhout, Jean Damm, Ijsbrand Ven, Matti Ounamo, Miff Grling, Willy Techy, Walter Dobrzynski, Imre Lowinger, Valdemer Kask, Georg Vernon (trombone); Dick Willebrandts, Slava Novacek, Fred Bohler, Stig Holm, Margo Sandstrom, Jean Ouwererx, Istvan Urban, Portnoi, Harry Von Noe, Gaston Brichaux, Pierre Hengelmolen, Arre Koskela, Zoltan Bakonyvari, Nico Nicodeem, Joe Turner (piano); Max Elloy (drums, timpani, percussion); Jan Rychlik, Zdenek Tesarek, Nils Carlsson, Ake Brandes, Aldert Dekker, Karoly Bechtold, Gsta Hedn, Paul Guggisberg "Polly", Arthur Berger, Henri Leer, Adi de Angelis, Ossi Aalto, Sally Frank, Jos Aerts, Arpad Weisz (drums).
    Arrangers: Toivo Karki; Barendse; Jan Sima; Eda Buttola; Thore Ehrling.
    Jazz is an innately diverse international art form. It shape-shifts by mingling and interacting with every cultural manifestation with which it comes into contact. In 1999 the Harlequin label -- by far the world's most accomplished purveyor of meticulously researched and well-documented historic international reissue compilations -- released a 25-track anthology of rare and unusual European swing recordings made between 1936 and 1948 that demonstrates most dramatically the impact that jazz had upon the population of continental Europe from the Baltic Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar. Opening with "Shades of Hades" as performed by Swiss saxophonist/violinist Teddy Stauffer & the Teddies, this amazing collection takes the listener through such diverse locales as Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Moscow, Prague, Hilversum, Brussels, Zurich, Budapest, Vienna and Barcelona. Participants in this pre- and post-WWII continental survey include U.S. born stride pianist Joe Turner; Sweden's Ake Fagerlund and his Lisebergsorkester Goteberg; Belgian pianist and jazz pioneer Stan Brenders and L'Orchestre Jazz as well as pianist Jaroslav Jezek (known in his day as "The Czech Gershwin") and his Jezkuv Swing Band. There are ensembles led by Swedish trumpeter Thore Ehrling, Belgian cornetist Gus Deloof and Dutch drummer Klaas van Beeck. Anyone lucky enough to obtain a copy of this disc gets to hear Budapest's Eddy Buttler (saxophonist Ede Buttola) and his Jolly Boys; a Hungarian big band under the direction of Jeno Orlay-Obendorfer, popularly known as Chappy; and a Swiss jazz ensemble fronted by Fred Bohler that featured Missouri-born ex-Jelly Roll Morton/Luis Russell/King Oliver reedman Glyn Paque. Czech pianist Slava Emanuel Novcek and his "Svym Orchestrem" jammed on something called "Hrly Dudy"; this title translates as "The Bagpipe Played." A spirited rendition of the "St. Louis Blues" was recorded under what must have been terrifically challenging conditions in Moscow during the year 1943 by a band working for Polish violinist Eddie Rosner (this group was identified on the original record as "Gos. Dzhaz-Ork. Bssr P.U. Eddi Rozner"). Swedish bandleader Lulle Ellbojs, who recorded with U.S. trumpeter and vocalist Valaida Snow in 1939, may be heard leading his "Orkester" in live performance at Stockholm's Vinterpalast in 1944. Ray Ventura, a French bandleader on par with England's Jack Hylton, revealed a Louis Jordan influence by recording a version of "Caldonia" in Brussels during the spring of 1946; as a token of the enduring U.S. presence in postwar Europe, this item was originally released on the Victory label. Also in apparent celebration of the fall of the Third Reich, German clarinetist/saxophonist Horst Winter's Wiener Tanzorchester recorded a swinging paean to "Gin Fizzes." Spanish trumpeter and violinist Jos Ribalta & His Muchachos made a Regal record at some point in 1944 or 1945; translation of the title, "Teclado al Rojo," reveals it as none other than Count Basie's famous "Red Bank Boogie." Most of these recordings are available on Harlequin's multifaceted Jazz and Hot Dance Series. ~ arwulf arwulf

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