Of Thee I Swing

Of Thee I Swing

by Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson


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Hep's Teddy Wilson series sticks to his all-star band sides (skipping his solo piano performances), many of which feature the vocals of Billie Holiday. This entry starts with a pair of vocals by the long-forgotten Redd Harper ("You Turned the Tables on Me" and "Sing, Baby, Sing"), has two spots for the talented singer Midge Williams and also a couple of instrumentals; otherwise, the set is comprised of Holiday vocals that are readily available in more complete form elsewhere. The highlight is Lady Day's first recorded meeting with tenor saxophonist Lester Young and trumpeter Buck Clayton which resulted in "He Ain't Got Rhythm," "This Year's Kisses," "Why Was I Born," and "I Must Have That Man."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/1995
Label: Hep Records
UPC: 0603366102021
catalogNumber: 1020
Rank: 144957

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teddy Wilson   Primary Artist,Piano
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Background Vocals
Jo Jones   Drums
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
John Kirby   Standup Bass
Gene Krupa   Drums
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Vido Musso   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Page   Standup Bass
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Harry Goodman   Standup Bass
Milt Hinton   Standup Bass
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Cecil Scott   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Midge Williams   Vocals
Prince Robinson   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy McLin   Guitar

Technical Credits

Vincent Youmans   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Alex Hyde   Composer
Basil Adlam   Composer

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