Honky Tonk Train Blues

Honky Tonk Train Blues

by Bob ZurkeBob Zurke

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Overview

In 1939, pianist Bob Zurke formed a big band that recorded 30 selections during a ten-month period, and 28 songs (all but two vocals) are on this generous single CD. Although four veterans from the 1920s (trumpeters Chelsea Quealey and Sterling Bose, tenor saxophonist Larry Binyon, and drummer Stan King) were in the band, Zurke is the group's only significant soloist. Despite some excellent recordings (including "Southern Exposure," "Hobson Street Blues," "Honky Tonk Train Blues," "I've Found a New Baby," and a classic rendition of "Tea for Two"), the Bob Zurke Orchestra only lasted a year before breaking up, but its music still sounds swinging and lively today.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2001
Label: Hep Records
UPC: 0603366107620
catalogNumber: 1076

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Zurke   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Bill Pritchard   Trombone
Marty Berman   Alto Saxophone
Noni Bernardi   Alto Saxophone
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Mike Doty   Alto Saxophone
Stan King   Drums
Sterling Bose   Trumpet,Vocals
Claire Martin   Vocals
Chelsea Quealey   Trumpet
Sid Stoneburn   Alto Saxophone
Pete Peterson   Bass
Seymour Goldfinger   Trombone
Nat Natoli   Trumpet
Felix Giobbe   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Bob McReynolds   Trombone
Artie Foster   Trombone
Chick Reeves   Guitar
Jack Thompson   Trumpet
Sidell   Drums
Harry Cohen   Bass
James Clifford   Alto Saxophone
Noel Kilgen   Guitar
Vincent Grande   Trombone
Wilton Hutton   Trumpet
Ted Mack   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Noonan   Trombone

Technical Credits

Andy Razaf   Composer
Joe Davis   Composer
Hughie Prince   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Pat Hawes   Liner Notes
Alastair Robertson   Producer
Margaret Bonds   Composer

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