In Hollywood

In Hollywood

by Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra

CD

Overview

Once upon a time, Gus Arnheim (1897-1955) led a hugely popular society dance band based at the club Cocoanut Grove within the swank Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Founded in cahoots with Abe Lyman in 1927, the band soon billed as Gus Arnheim's Cocoanut Grove Orchestra toured every corner of the continental United States as well as Britain and mainland Europe. Released in 2006, Renovation's double-disc In Hollywood stands as one of the few existing monuments to Arnheim's early successes. Arnheim is best remembered for having employed the Three Rhythm Boys, an ex-Paul Whiteman vocal group consisting of Harry Barris, Mildred Bailey's brother Alton Rinker, and rising star Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby. Tapping into the years 1928-1933, In Hollywood features no less than 23 vocalists, the most famous being Crosby, Joan Crawford, and Eddie Cantor. Instrumentalists who also sing include violinist Russ Columbo, saxophonist Fred MacMurray, and banjoist Ed Landry, brother of bandleader Art Landry. The handsomely nostalgic playlist includes three Arnheim originals ("Sweet and Lovely," "I'm Gonna Get You," and "It Must Be True") as well as such timeless yet dated delights as "Let's Fall in Love," "Back in Your Own Backyard," and "Singin' in the Rain."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2006
Label: Renovation
UPC: 0725543700629
catalogNumber: 7006

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Bing Crosby   Vocals
Eddie Cantor   Vocals
Joan Crawford   Vocals
Gus Arnheim   Piano,Celeste
Harry Barris   Vocals
Sterling Young   Violin
Billy White   Trombone
Donald Novis   Vocals
Si Waronker   Violin
Emil Briano   Violin
Ward Lay   Tuba
Russ Columbo   Violin,Vocals
Fred MacMurray   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Shirley Ross   Vocals
Joe Kretcher   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Rinker   Vocals
Bob Ballard   Guitar
Stanley Green   Trumpet
William Ellfeldt   Piano
Walter Holzhaus   Trumpet,Vocals
Frank Saputo   Guitar
Manny Stein   Bass
Loyce Whiteman   Vocals
George Herbert Moore   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ann Gray   Vocals
Art Fleming   Drums,Vocals,Vibes
Nelson Hall   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Henry Haworski   Violin
P.G. Smearer   Bass,Tuba
Graham Stevenson   Drums
Claude Burch   Trumpet
Craig Leitch   Vocals
Ambassador Trio   Vocals,Track Performer
Meri Bell   Track Performer
Emelyne Collier   Tap Dance,Track Performer
Buster Dees   Vocals,Track Performer
Freddy Fritsch   Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Harthorn   Vocals,Track Performer
Ed Landry   Bass,Tuba,Vocals
Jimmy Newell   Vocals
Samuel Pedraza   Vocals
Bud Struck   Vocals
Three Rhythm Boys   Vocals
Jack Pageler   Trombone

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Contributor
Jolson   Composer
Oscar Levant   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
W.E.B. Dubois   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer,Contributor
Peter DeRose   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Joseph Mayer   Composer
Brian Rust   Discographical Information
Harry Brooks   Composer
Rinker   Contributor
Dana Suesse   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Joe Busam   Cover Art,Booklet Design
Walter Holzhaus   Contributor
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Gordon Clifford   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Jules LeMare (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
George Marion   Composer
Bruce Sievier   Composer
Abel Baer   Composer
Renaldo Brown   Executive Producer
Paul Dupont   Composer
Ben Ellison   Composer
Pete Wendling   Composer
Dan Levinson   Producer
Art Fleming   Contributor
Nelson Hall   Contributor
Ord Hamilton   Composer
Roger Robles   Engineer,Liner Notes
Billy Rose   Composer
Max Lief   Composer
Grace Kahn   Composer
George E. Springer   Composer
Freddy Fritsch   Contributor
Robert Harthorn   Contributor
Ed Landry   Contributor
Edwin Lemare   Composer

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