Art Deco: The Crooners

Art Deco: The Crooners



A wide span of styles is represented on this two-CD salute to the male singers of the 1930s, the "crooners." Some of the vocalists are quite enjoyable to hear while a few are very dated, but overall the 49 performances contain more than their share of highlights. There are selections featuring Willard Robison, Gene Austin, Seger Ellis, Smith Ballew, the completely forgotten Lew Bray, Bing Crosby, Harlan Lattimore, Russ Columbo, Red McKenzie, Cliff Edwards (who is heard on eight songs), Pinky Tomlin, Chick Bullock, Jack Teagarden, Harold Arlen ("You're a Builder-Upper"), Buddy Clark, Eddy Howard (a rare jazz session with an all-star group that includes trumpeter Bill Coleman, pianist Teddy Wilson and guitarist Charlie Christian), Frank Sinatra (with Harry James) and Dick Haymes. This set acts as a perfect introduction to these mostly very talented singers.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/1993
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645294223
catalogNumber: 52942


Disc 1

  1. Deep Elm
  2. The Devil Is Afraid of Music
  3. Harlem Blues
  4. Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
  5. Everything I Have Is Yours
  6. There Was Nothing Else to Do
  7. Shine on Harvest Moon
  8. Why Do You Suppose?
  9. Miss You
  10. (You're Always Sure of) My Love for You
  11. To Whom It May Concern
  12. We Can't Use Each Other Anymore @@Lew Bray
  13. How Long Will It Last?
  14. Cabin in the Cotton
  15. Got the South in My Soul
  16. How Do You Do It?
  17. Let's Pretend There's a Moon
  18. I See Two Lovers
  19. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  20. Georgia on My Mind
  21. Dream Sweetheart
  22. A Great Big Bunch of You
  23. All of a Sudden
  24. Crazy People

Disc 2

  1. Night Owl
  2. It's Only a Paper Moon
  3. Six Women (Me & Henry the Eighth)
  4. I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby
  5. The Object of My Affection
  6. A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid
  7. He's a Curbstone Cutie (They Call Him Jelly-Bean)
  8. Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere
  9. Ah! But I've Learned
  10. Junk Man
  11. Love Me
  12. Blue River
  13. A Hundred Years from Today
  14. Stars Fell on Alabama
  15. You're a Builder Upper
  16. Moon over Miami
  17. Midnight Blue
  18. Old Fashioned Love
  19. Stardust
  20. Exactly Like You
  21. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  22. Melancholy Mood
  23. My Buddy
  24. My Silent Love
  25. You've Changed

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Vocals,Track Performer
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Charlie Christian   Electric Guitar
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Eddie Condon   Banjo
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Harry James   Trumpet,Leader
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Venuti   Violin
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Horace Henderson   Celeste
Benny Morton   Trombone
Vido Musso   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Parenti   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer   Saxophone
George Van Eps   Guitar
Jimmie Grier   Leader
Harold Arlen   Vocals,Track Performer
Dick Haymes   Track Performer
Drew Page   Tenor Saxophone
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards   Ukulele,Vocals,Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Red McKenzie   Vocals,Track Performer
Sidney Arodin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Austin   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Larry Binyon   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Bland   Guitar
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Russell Brown   Trombone
Nick Buono   Trumpet
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tony Colucci   Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Walter Edelstein   Violin
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Larry Gomar   Drums,Harpophone
Ralph Hawkins   Drums
Lennie Hayton   Piano,Leader
Benny Heller   Guitar
Eddy Howard   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Hudson   Drums
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Stan King   Drums,Keyboards
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Harlan Lattimore   Vocals,Track Performer
Sam Marowitz   Alto Saxophone
Glenn Miller   Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Morgan   Bass
Jack Palmer   Trumpet
Yank Porter   Drums
Bill Rank   Trombone
Talcott Reeves   Guitar
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
Jack Schaeffer   Trumpet
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Ben Selvin   Violin,Drums,Keyboards
Frank Signorelli   Piano
Bobby Van Eps   Piano
Victor Young   Leader
Bob Ysaguirre   Bass
Sterling Bose   Trumpet
Chick Bullock   Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Butterfield   Trombone
Frank Guarente   Trumpet
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Joe Tarto   Bass
Harry Wilson   Bass
Clint Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Glenn Herzer   Violin
Henry Jaworski   Violin
Sindel Kopp   Violin
Claude Lakey   Alto Saxophone
Lerner   Piano
Alex Pevsner   Violin
Manny Prager   Piano
Pete Pumiglio   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dalton Rizzotto   Trombone
Sam Rosenblum   Violin
Jack Russin   Piano
Micky Scrima   Drums
Bill Spears   Viola
Thurman Teague   Bass
Carl Prager   Violin,Alto Saxophone
Lew Conrad   Trumpet,Violin
Ernie Gibbs   Trombone
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet
Jack Hansen   Tuba
Matty Malneck   Violin
Art Miller   Bass
Jack Purvis   Trumpet
Leo Reisman   Violin,Leader
Andy Secrest   Clarinet,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Charles Strickfaden   Cor anglais
Smith Ballew   Vocals,Track Performer
Russ Columbo   Vocals,Track Performer
Seger Ellis   Track Performer
Terry Shand   Piano
Lloyd Turner   Trombone
Fred Rich & His Orchestra   Leader
Billy Marcus   Drums
Billy Taylor   Bass
Joe Dubin   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Art Grier   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Morrow   Violin
Gordon Green   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Nat Natoli   Trumpet
Frank Schumacher   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dwight Muma   Violin
James Briggs   Clarinet,Leader,Alto Saxophone
Herb Quigley   Drums
Mike Trafficante   Bass
Chet Hazlett   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Irving Brodsky   Piano
Wally Heglin   Guitar
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Stanley Green   Trumpet
Josh Bilings   Guitar,Drums
Cliff Brewton   Piano
Candy Candido   Bass
Bob Effros   Trumpet
Lud Gluskin   Leader
Tommy Gott   Trumpet
Lee Howell   Trombone
Kunze   Bass
Homer Menge   Trombone
Eddie Patrowicz   Trumpet
Willard Robison   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Pinky Tomlin   Vocals,Track Performer
Bruce Yantis   Violin
Mutt Hayes   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ted Repay   Piano
Mark Sheridan   Guitar
Casper Reardon   Harp
Dick Webster   Violin
Leo Zorn   Violin
Jake Garcia   Bass
Buddy Clark   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Luther   Tenor Saxophone
Truett Jones   Trombone
Bryan "Red" Kent   Hawaiian Guitar
Jack Gardner   Piano
David Matthews   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Elia Friede   Cello
Francis Palmer   Tuba
Brian Lawrance   Violin
Sunny Clapp   Trombone,Leader,Alto Saxophone
Robert Carroll   Tenor Saxophone
Otto "Coco" Heimel   Guitar
Joe Meresco   Piano
Harold Hood   Piano
Joe Poretta   Alto Saxophone
Paul Prince   Bass
Dick Dickerson   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

James P. Johnson   Composer
Teddy Wilson   Director
Andy Gibson   Arranger
Phil Napoleon   Contributor
Frank Loesser   Composer
Adam Block   Director
Larry Gomar   Contributor
Lennie Hayton   Contributor
Victor Young   Arranger,Director
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Michael Brooks   Liner Notes
Californians   Contributor
Russ Columbo   Composer
Harry James & His Orchestra   Contributor
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra   Contributor
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra   Contributor
Smith Ballew & His Orchestra   Contributor
Mark Burdett   Art Direction
Marc Kirkeby   Liner Notes
James Briggs   Contributor
Timothy Manteau   Artwork
Cecil Mack   Composer
Walter Schumann   Composer
Jack Stern   Composer
Abe Lyman & His Orchestra   Contributor
George W. Meyer   Composer
Vick Knight   Composer
Grace Hamilton   Composer
Max Lief   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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