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The Essential [Remaster] [Ted Weems]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Somebody Stole My Gal
    2. Nine O'Clock Sal
    3. Blue Rose
    4. I'm All Broken up Over You
    5. Big Boy!
    6. Savannah (The Georgianna Blues)
    7. Red Nose Pete
    8. Traveling Blues (An Indigo Wail)
    9. If I Ever Cry (You'll Never Know)
    10. Siberia
    11. Oh! If I Only Had You
    12. She Belongs to Me
    13. My Cutey's Due at Two to-Two to-Day
    14. I'm Going to Park Myself in Your Arms
    15. That's My Girl
    16. Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken (Lay a Little Egg For Me)
    17. She's Got 'It'
    18. Miss Annabelle Lee (Who's Wonderful, Who's Marvellous)
    19. Marvellous
    20. She'll Never Find a Fellow Like Me - (previously unreleased)
    21. From Saturday Night 'Till Monday Morning
    22. Cobble-Stones
    23. Everybody Loves My Girl
    24. He's Tall and Dark and Handsome
    25. Nothin' on My Mind (But the Moonlight, The Starlight, And You
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Who Wouldn't Be Blue?
    2. (You're Just a Great Big) Baby Doll
    3. If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Rain)
    4. Come On, Baby!
    5. Found You 'Out' When I Found You 'In' Somebody Else's Arms
    6. You're the Cream in My Coffee
    7. Me and the Man in the Room
    8. My Troubles Are Over
    9. Sophomore Prom
    10. I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Love)
    11. Good Morning, Good Evening, Good Night
    12. What a Day!
    13. Piccolo Pete
    14. Miss Wonderful
    15. Remarkable Girl
    16. Harmonica Harry
    17. Man From the South, The (With a Big Cigar in His Mouth)
    18. Talk of the Town
    19. Collegiate Love
    20. Mysterious Mose
    21. Slappin' the Bass
    22. Washing Dishes (With My Sweetie)
    23. Sing (A Happy Little Thing)
    24. You Never Did That Before - (previously unreleased)
    25. Girl Friend of a Boy Friend of Mine, A
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79034

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Ellis (Compilation)

    Personnel: Orchestra Members, Arthur Jarrect, Parker Ibbs, Parker Gibbs (vocals); Arthur Jarrett (guitar); Morton Parker, Arhtur Jarrett, Mark Fisher (banjo); Hi L. Wynne, Hi L. Lynne (trumpet); Carl Workman (trombone); Joe 'Country' Washburrse (tuba); Dick Cuncliffe, Dick Cunliffe (horns); Dewey Bergman (piano); Joe 'Country' Washburne (bass guitar); Ormand Downes, Dusty Roads (drums); Paul Creedon, Charles Stenroos, Thales Taylor, Thomas Parker Gibbs, John Roger O'Brien, Bill Comfort, Louis Therman, Merrill Connor, Harry Turner, Sam Olver, Arther Jarrett, Norman Nugent, Francis Buggy, Walter Livingston, Reuel Kenyon, Cecil Richardson, Louis Terman, Carl Agee, Don Watt, Dudley Fosdick, Art Weems, Ted Weems, Weston Vaughan, George Barth, Thomas Parker, Charles Gaylord (unknown instrument); Eddie King .
    Audio Remasterers: Harry Coster; Wil Hesen.
    Ted Weems is best known for having the hit "Heartaches" and leading a fine sweet-based big band during the 1930s and '40s that during one period featured the vocals of Perry Como. However, in the 1920s, Weems' orchestra was the definitive dance band, performing everything with a strong jazz flavor and concise solos, yet always being melodic and accessible to a wider audience. This two-CD set expertly sums up Weems' prime jazz period, starting with his 1923 hit version of "Somebody Stole My Gal," followed by nine songs from 1924-1925. The band really found its sound in 1926, and the second disc in this reissue covers Weems' peak period of 1928-1930. Along the way are such songs as "Big Boy," "Siberia," "She's Got 'It'," "Miss Annabelle Lee," "What a Day" (a gem), the hit "Piccolo Pete," "Miss Wonderful," "Harmonica Harry," and "A Girl Friend of a Boy Friend of Mine." None of the soloists (best known was clarinetist Don Watt) became famous, but their musicianship was high and the vocals of Parker Gibbs and Arthur Jarrett are not difficult to take. ~ Scott Yanow

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