The 1930's: The Singers

The 1930's: The Singers



Part of a 1987 Columbia reissue sampler series that was later also issued on CD, this set has 16 vintage recordings that are presented roughly in chronological order. There is one selection apiece from the who's-who of 1930s jazz vocalists: Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong ("Blue Again"), Jack Teagarden, Fats Waller ("I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby"), Bing Crosby & the Mills Brothers (the alternate take of "Dinah"), the Boswell Sisters, Connie Boswell, Ella Fitzgerald ("All My Life"), Don Redman, the Spirits of Rhythm, Chick Bullock (definitely a ringer!), Louis Prima, Henry "Red" Allen, Mildred Bailey, Ivie Anderson ("Rose of the Rio Grande"), Billie Holiday ("Mean to Me") and Midge Williams. Virtually all of the numbers are well worth hearing, and although most have been reissued in more complete fashion elsewhere, this is a very enjoyable sampler.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644084726
catalogNumber: 40847


  1. Black and Blue
  2. Blue Again
  3. You Rascal You
  4. I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby
  5. Dinah
  6. Old Yazoo
  7. The River's Taking Care of Me
  8. All My Life
  9. Doin' What I Please
  10. My Old Man
  11. Frankie and Johnny
  12. Chasing Shadows
  13. Out Where the Blue Begins
  14. Lover, Come Back to Me
  15. Rose of the Rio Grande
  16. Mean to Me
  17. Mama's Gone, Goodbye

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boswell Sisters   Track Performer
Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Mills Brothers   Vocals
Louis Prima   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Mildred Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Will Bradley   Trombone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
John Kirby   Bass,String Bass
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals,Track Performer
Fats Waller   Piano,Vocals
Ethel Waters   Track Performer
Teddy Wilson   Piano,Track Performer
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Connee Boswell   Vocals,Track Performer
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Pete Brown   Alto Saxophone
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Horace Henderson   Piano
Ted Lewis   Clarinet,Leader,Track Performer
Benny Morton   Trombone
Frankie Newton   Trumpet
Adrian Rollini   Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Don Redman   Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Track Performer
Freddy Robinson   Trombone
Ivie Anderson   Vocals
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Sonny Greer   Drums
Hayes Alvis   Bass,Drums,String Bass
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Artie Bernstein   Bass,String Bass
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Blake   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lester Boone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Pete Clark   Alto Saxophone
Shirley Clay   Trumpet
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tony Colucci   Guitar
Langston Curl   Trumpet
Douglas Daniels   Vocals,tiple
Wilbur Daniels   Vocals,tiple
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Duke Ellington   Piano,Leader,Track Performer
Joe Garland   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Larry Gomar   Drums
Fred Guy   Guitar
Tubby Hall   Drums
Clyde Hart   Piano
Edgar Hayes   Piano
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Preston Jackson   Trombone
George James   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
Stan King   Drums
David Klein   Trumpet
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
John Lindsay   Bass,String Bass
Eddie Long   Guitar
John Lucas   Drums
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
"Big" Mike McKendrick   Guitar
Teddy McRae   Tenor Saxophone
Wilson Myers   Bass,String Bass
Gene Mikell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Zilner Randolph   Trumpet
Talcott Reeves   Banjo
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Jack Ryan   Bass,String Bass
Ben Selvin   Violin
Frank Signorelli   Piano
O'Neill Spencer   Drums
Lennie Stanfield   Bass,String Bass
Juan Tizol   Trombone,Valve Trombone
Dave Tough   Drums
John Trueheart   Guitar
George Washington   Trombone
Leo Watson   Vocals,tiple
Bob Ysaguirre   Bass,String Bass
Sam Weiss   Drums
Harry Barth   Tuba
Jimmy Blake   Trumpet
Sam Blank   Trombone
Buck Blayton   Trumpet
Sterling Bose   Trumpet
Helvetia "Vet" Boswell   Vocals
Martha Boswell   Piano,Vocals
Chick Bullock   Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Butterfield   Trombone
Joe Catalyne   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Max Farley   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Gerhardi   Guitar
Frank Guarente   Trumpet
Benny James   Guitar
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Garry McAdams   Guitar
Dick McDonough   Guitar
James McLin   Guitar
Frank Pinero   Piano
Virgil Scroggins   Drums,Vocals
Joe Tarto   Bass,String Bass
Midge Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Hymie Wolfson   Tenor Saxophone
Toni Calucci   Guitar
Wardell Jones   Trumpet
Louis Martin   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Crawford Wetherton   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Pete Peterson   String Bass
Charlie Alexander   Piano
Billy Taylor   Bass,String Bass
Spirits of Rhythm   Track Performer
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Dave Klein   Trumpet
Albert Washington   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Albert Washington   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Robert Carroll   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Petersen   Bass

Technical Credits

John Hammond   Producer
Irving Mills   Producer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Jim Fishel   Original Preparation
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Edgar Hayes   Arranger
Dave Kapp   Producer
Jack Kapp   Producer
Ben Selvin   Producer
Victor Young   Producer
Bernie Hanighen   Producer
Michael Brooks   Liner Notes
Max Farley   Arranger
Harry Grey   Producer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Justin Ring   Producer
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer

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