The Woody Herman Story [4 CDs]

The Woody Herman Story [4 CDs]

by Woody HermanWoody Herman


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The Woody Herman Story showcases the multi-talented bandleader fronting his First and Second Herds on recordings made for Decca, Coral, Brunswick, Columbia and Capitol. Like the majority of Proper box sets, these four CDs are broken up into themes: "Woodchoppers Ball" covers 1939-1944, "The Good Earth," 1944-1945, "Blowin' Up a Storm," 1945-1947 and "Four Brothers," 1947-1949. Not only does this set thoroughly examine Herman's modern big-band charts, but the 92 tracks are chock-full of guest appearances by such jazz stalwarts as Stan Getz, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Giuffre, Red Norvo, Shorty Rogers, Zoot Sims and Ben Webster. The sound quality is top-notch as is the packaging, which includes a 52-page booklet, extensive liner notes, discography and photos.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2001
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0604988991529
catalogNumber: 15


Disc 1

  1. At the Woodchopper's Ball
  2. Big Wig in the Wigwam
  3. Dallas Blues
  4. Blues Upstairs
  5. Blues Downstairs
  6. Casbah Blues
  7. Blue Prelude
  8. The Golden Wedding
  9. Blue Flame
  10. Bishop's Blues
  11. Woodsheddin' With Woody
  12. Blues in the Night
  13. 'Tis Autumn
  14. Amen
  15. Four or Five Times
  16. Down Under
  17. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
  18. Basie's Basement
  19. Who Dat up Dere?
  20. Noah
  21. I've Got You Under My Skin
  22. I Get a Kick Out of You
  23. Cryin' Sands

Disc 2

  1. Cherry
  2. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet
  3. Irresistible You
  4. It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That)
  5. Goin' Home
  6. Ingie Speaks
  7. Perdido
  8. As Long as I Live
  9. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
  10. Laura
  11. Apple Honey
  12. I Wonder
  13. Yeah Man (Amen)
  14. Caldonia
  15. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  16. Goosey Gander
  17. Northwest Passage
  18. I've Got the World on a String
  19. The Good Earth
  20. Put That Ring on My Finger
  21. Bijou
  22. Gee, It's Good to Hold You
  23. Your Father's Moustache

Disc 3

  1. Wildroot
  2. Blowin' up a Storm
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  5. Welcome to My Dreams
  6. Panacea
  7. Steps
  8. Igor
  9. Fan It
  10. Nero's Conception
  11. Lost Weekend
  12. Pam
  13. Sidewalks of Cuba
  14. Lady McGowan's Dream, Pts. 1 & 2
  15. Romance in the Dark
  16. Summer Sequence, Pts. 1- 4
  17. Everywhere
  18. With Someone New
  19. Non-Alcoholic
  20. I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out
  21. Cherokee Canyon

Disc 4

  1. I've Got News for You
  2. Keen and Peachy
  3. The Goof and I
  4. Lazy Lullaby
  5. Four Brothers
  6. P.S. I Love You
  7. That's Right
  8. Lemon Drop
  9. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  10. I Ain't Gettin' Any Younger
  11. Early Autumn
  12. Keeper of the Flame
  13. The Crickets
  14. More Moon
  15. Detour Ahead
  16. Jamaica Rhumba
  17. Not Really the Blues
  18. The Great Lie
  19. More Than You Know
  20. Tenderly
  21. Lollipop
  22. You Rascal You
  23. Rhapsody in Wood
  24. In the Beginning

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Woody Herman   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Ammons   Bass Saxophone
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Serge Chaloff   Bass Saxophone
Allen Eager   Tenor Saxophone
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Terry Gibbs   Vibes
Bill Harris   Trombone
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Shelly Manne   Drums
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Red Norvo   Vibes
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Aless   Piano
Sonny Berman   Trumpet
Johnny Bothwell   Alto Saxophone
Ralph Burns   Piano
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Herbie Fields   Tenor Saxophone
Neal Hefti   Trumpet
Chubby Jackson   Bass
John LaPorta   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lou Levy   Piano
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Mary Ann McCall   Vocals
Ernie Royal   Clarinet
Earl Swope   Trombone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Frances Wayne   Vocals
Don Lamond   Drums
Ed Bennett   Trombone
Shorty Rogers   Trumpet
Herbie Steward   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Alto Saxophone
Nick Caiazza   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Carlson   Drums
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Charlie DiMaggio   Alto Saxophone
Esposito   Trombone
Joseph Estren   Alto Saxophone
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Mickey Folus   Tenor Saxophone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Margie Hyams   Vibes
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Cappy Lewis   Trumpet
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Sam Marowitz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Neary   Trumpet
Fred Otis   Piano
John Owens   Trumpet
Jerry Rosa   Trombone
Sam Rubinwich   Flute,Bass Saxophone
Gene Sargent   Guitar
Red Saunders   Drums
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Swift   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Dave Tough   Drums
Bart Varsalona   Trombone
Charlie Walp   Trumpet
Carl Warwick   Trumpet
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Hy White   Guitar
Clarence Willard   Trumpet
Ollie Wilson   Trombone
Walter Yoder   Bass
Skippy de Sair   Bass Saxophone
Jimmy Horvath   Alto Saxophone
Ed Kiefer   Trombone
Mastren   Trombone
Bob Peck   Trumpet
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Joe Bishop   Flugelhorn
Bobby Guyer   Trumpet
Arnold Fishkind   Bass
Ralph Pfeffner   Trombone
Pete Johns   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Linehan   Piano
Steady Nelson   Trumpet
Bud Smith   Trombone
Bob Price   Trumpet
Ray Hopfner   Alto Saxophone
Saxie Mansfield   Tenor Saxophone
Neal Reid   Trombone
Joe Howard   Trombone
Eddie Scalzi   Alto Saxophone
George Seaburg   Trumpet
Herb Tompkins   Alto Saxophone
Vic Hamann   Trombone
Bill Vitale   Alto Saxophone
Billy Robbins   Trumpet
Joe Denton   Alto Saxophone
Irv Lewis   Trumpet
Tommy Farr   Trombone
Dick Kane   Piano
Walter Nimms   Trombone
Dave Yough   Drums
Chuck Di Maggio   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Billy Bauer   Composer
Cab Calloway   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Terry Gibbs   Composer
Jim Hall   Composer
Bill Harris   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Red Norvo   Composer
Ralph Burns   Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Chubby Jackson   Composer
John LaPorta   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
George Williams   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Composer
Noble Sissle   Composer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Johnny Frigo   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Bill Hardy   Composer
Benny Harris   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Lowell Martin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Alan Roberts   Composer
Max Steiner   Composer
Chris Story   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Vic Schoen   Composer
Bill Robinson   Composer
Joe Bishop   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Chummy MacGregor   Composer
Dick Charles   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
James Noble   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Don George   Composer
Lou Carter   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Sydney Russell   Composer
Roger Segure   Composer
Leo Corday   Composer
John Freigo   Composer
Lloyd Garrett   Composer
Byron Gay   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes
Billy Rose   Composer
Hart A. Wand   Composer
Marco H. Hellman   Composer
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer
Fleecy Moore   Composer
Jimmy Noble   Composer

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