The Radio Years: 1940-1941

The Radio Years: 1940-1941

by Woody HermanWoody Herman

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Overview

This contains two complete radio broadcasts from two New York City locales, featuring Herman's Band That Plays the Blues. The 1940 show was recorded at the Famous Door and has a strong mix of hard-blowing charts and pop fluff, with Herman doing sappy ballad vocals on "Faithful Forever" and "In an Old Dutch Garden," while vocalist Carol Kaye contributes a boogie-woogie rendition of "South of the Border." The 1941 broadcast comes from the Ice Terrace Room of the Hotel New Yorker and continues the thread with a nice reading of "Rocking Chair" by Muriel Lane, more vocal sap from Woody on "These Things You Left Me," a duet between Lane and trumpeter Steady Nelson on "Whatcha Know, Joe," and a great performance from Herman's quartet, the Four Chips, on "Chip's Boogie Woogie." Transfer quality is pretty decent, considering the source, and the music is generally top-notch, excusing the pop offerings.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2000
Label: Jazz Unlimited
UPC: 0717101201228
catalogNumber: 2012

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Woody Herman   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Leader,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Bob Prince   Trumpet
Frank Carlson   Snare Drums
John Owens   Trumpet
Jerry Rosa   Trombone
Tobee Tyler   Trombone
Hy White   Guitar
Walter Yoder   String Bass
Joe Bishop   Flugelhorn
Tommy Linehan   Piano
Ray Hopfner   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Scalzi   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Herb Tompkins   Alto Saxophone
Vic Hamann   Trombone
Joe Denton   Alto Saxophone
Carol Kay   Vocals
Muriel Lane   Vocals

Technical Credits

Woody Herman   Composer
Sheldon Harnick   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Joe Bishop   Arranger,Composer
James Noble   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Harold Dickinson   Composer
Carl A. Hällström   Reissue Producer
Will Grosz   Composer
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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