by Casa Loma OrchestraCasa Loma Orchestra


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This 1995 Hindsight CD has a previously unreleased set of radio transcriptions by the 1935 Casa Loma Orchestra. At the time, the band's key members included clarinetist Clarence Hutchenrider, trumpeters Sonny Dunham and Grady Watts and Bill Rausch, and Pee Wee Hunt on trombones. Although Gene Gifford had recently departed, all 16 arrangements are his, including reworkings of such numbers as "Who's Sorry Now," "Should I," "Blue Room" and "Chinatown, My Chinatown." There are only two vocals on the set (one apiece by Kenny Sargent and Pee Wee Hunt) so the emphasis is very much on the jazz side of this important, if underrated, early swing band. A good sampling of the Casa Loma's music from the period even if the CD (at just 43 minutes) is rather brief.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/1995
Label: Hindsight Records
UPC: 0014921026124
catalogNumber: 261

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Casa Loma Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Glen Gray   Leader,Alto Saxophone
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone,Vocals
Tony Briglia   Drums
Howard Hall   Piano
Kenny Sargent   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Pat Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Hutchenrider   Clarinet
Art Ralston   English Horn,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
William Rausch   Trombone
Sonny Dunham   Trumpet
Grady Watts   Trumpet
Frank Zullo   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Paul James   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Pete Kline   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Fred Hall   Liner Notes
Tom Gramuglia   Executive Producer
John Jungklaus   Remixing
Kay Swift   Composer
Philip Charig   Composer

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