Spirituals To Swing CD (1999)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Vanguard
SKU 60327969
UPC 015707016926
UPC 14 00015707016926
Format CD
Release Date 8/24/1999
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 169
Lable Name Vanguard
Released 08/24/1999
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 171m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00015707016926
Album Notes and Credits
Producer: John Hammond.
Compilation producer: Steve Buckingham.
Principally recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York in 1938 and 1939. Includes liner notes by Steve Buckingham, John Hammond, John Sebastian, Charles Edward Smith, and Harry "Sweets" Edison.
Digitally remastered by Doug Pomeroy.
This two-CD set was, in its time, considered a prime live music document of its period, capturing performances by Benny Goodman and a host of other jazz, blues, and gospel performers at a legendary Carnegie Hall concert (most renowned among blues enthusiasts because concert organizer John Hammond headed south seeking Robert Johnson as a performer, only to learn of his death, and choosing Big Bill Broonzy to play in Johnson's place). The recordings were surprisingly good for their time, and as a musical document this show was about equal in importance to Goodman's own 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. This version is still worth hearing and owning (especially for those living on a budget), although Vanguard has superceded it with a much more extensive (and expensive) box set that assembles tapes found since the original LP release, and identifies tapes that were re-recordings of material done at the concert. ~ Bruce Eder
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (9/24/99, p.147) - "...the historic 'From Spirtuals to Swing' concerts of 1938 and '39 were high points of U.S. culture. This outstanding 3-CD set of those performances and a related studio date unite...touchstone artists...and a dizzying collection of swing-era giants..." - Rating: A
Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.122) - "...The presentation of black musicians...alongside what [producer John Hammond] saw as the contemporary black folk tradition, the popular music of the day, swing....The excitement is there to be heard....If you didn't make it to the shows, this release virtually takes you there."
Disc 1
1 Swingin' The Blues - Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Weary Blues - New Orleans Feetwarmers,I Got Rhythm - Benny Goodman Sextet
2 One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie & His Orchestra,Milenburg Joys - New Orleans Feetwarmers (previously unreleased),Flying Home - Benny Goodman Sextet
3 Introduction - John Hammond,I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - New Orleans Feetwarmers,Memories Of You - Benny Goodman Sextet
4 Blues With Lips - Hot Lips Page/Count Basie & His Orchestra,It Was Just A Dream - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),Stompin' At The Savoy - Benny Goodman Sextet
5 I Never Knew - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Fox Chase - Sonny Terry (previously unreleased),Honeysuckle Rose - Benny Goodman Sextet
6 Don't Be That Way - Kansas City Five,Carolina Shout - James P. Johnson,Blueberry Rhyme - James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
7 Introduction - John Hammond,Every Tub - Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Mule Walk, The - James P. Johnson
8 Blues With Helen - Helen Humes/Kansas City Five,Stealin' Blues - Jimmy Rushing/Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Lowdown Dirty Shame - Ida Cox/James P. Johnson/Jo Jones/Walter Page/Shad Collins/Dickie Wells/Buddy Tate (previously unreleased)
9 Introduction - John Hammond,After You've Gone - Kansas City Six (previously unreleased),Four Day Creep - Ida Cox/James P. Johnson/Jo Jones/Walter Page/Shad Collins/Dickie Wells/Buddy Tate
10 I Ain't Got Nobody - Count Basie/Walter Page/Jo Jones (studio),Oh, Lady Be Good - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Done Got Wise - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons
11 Jumpin' Blues - Meade Lux Lewis/Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson (previously unreleased),Allez-Oop - Kansas City Five,Louise, Louise - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons
12 Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis (previously unreleased),Mortgage Stomp - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Mountain Blues - Sonny Terry
13 Low Down Dog - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson (previously unreleased),Spoken Introduction - Sterling A. Brown (previously unreleased),New John Henry, The - Sonny Terry/Bull City Red
14 It's All Right Baby - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson,Gospel Train - Golden Gate Quartet,Paging The Devil - Kansas City Six
15 Boogie Woogie - Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),I'm On My Way - Golden Gate Quartet,Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Kansas City Six
16 Cavalcade Of Boogie - Meade Lux Lewis/Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson/Walter Page/Jo Jones,Noah - Golden Gate Quartet (previously unreleased),Good Morning Blues - Kansas City Six
17 Rock Me - Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),Old Fashioned Love - Count Basie & His Orchestra/Helen Humes/James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
18 That's All - Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - Count Basie & His Orchestra/Helen Humes/James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
19 What More Can My Jesus Do? - Mitchell's Christian Singers,That Rhythm Man - Count Basie & His Orchestra
20 My Poor Mother Died A'Shoutin - Mitchell's Christian Singers,Oh, Lady Be Good - Jam Session
21 Are You Living Humble - Mitchell's Christian Singers (previously unreleased)
Disc 2
1 Swingin' The Blues - Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Weary Blues - New Orleans Feetwarmers,I Got Rhythm - Benny Goodman Sextet
2 One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie & His Orchestra,Milenburg Joys - New Orleans Feetwarmers (previously unreleased),Flying Home - Benny Goodman Sextet
3 Introduction - John Hammond,I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - New Orleans Feetwarmers,Memories Of You - Benny Goodman Sextet
4 Blues With Lips - Hot Lips Page/Count Basie & His Orchestra,It Was Just A Dream - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),Stompin' At The Savoy - Benny Goodman Sextet
5 I Never Knew - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Fox Chase - Sonny Terry (previously unreleased),Honeysuckle Rose - Benny Goodman Sextet
6 Don't Be That Way - Kansas City Five,Carolina Shout - James P. Johnson,Blueberry Rhyme - James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
7 Introduction - John Hammond,Every Tub - Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Mule Walk, The - James P. Johnson
8 Blues With Helen - Helen Humes/Kansas City Five,Stealin' Blues - Jimmy Rushing/Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Lowdown Dirty Shame - Ida Cox/James P. Johnson/Jo Jones/Walter Page/Shad Collins/Dickie Wells/Buddy Tate (previously unreleased)
9 Introduction - John Hammond,After You've Gone - Kansas City Six (previously unreleased),Four Day Creep - Ida Cox/James P. Johnson/Jo Jones/Walter Page/Shad Collins/Dickie Wells/Buddy Tate
10 I Ain't Got Nobody - Count Basie/Walter Page/Jo Jones (studio),Oh, Lady Be Good - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Done Got Wise - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons
11 Jumpin' Blues - Meade Lux Lewis/Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson (previously unreleased),Allez-Oop - Kansas City Five,Louise, Louise - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons
12 Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis (previously unreleased),Mortgage Stomp - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Mountain Blues - Sonny Terry
13 Low Down Dog - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson (previously unreleased),Spoken Introduction - Sterling A. Brown (previously unreleased),New John Henry, The - Sonny Terry/Bull City Red
14 It's All Right Baby - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson,Gospel Train - Golden Gate Quartet,Paging The Devil - Kansas City Six
15 Boogie Woogie - Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),I'm On My Way - Golden Gate Quartet,Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Kansas City Six
16 Cavalcade Of Boogie - Meade Lux Lewis/Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson/Walter Page/Jo Jones,Noah - Golden Gate Quartet (previously unreleased),Good Morning Blues - Kansas City Six
17 Rock Me - Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),Old Fashioned Love - Count Basie & His Orchestra/Helen Humes/James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
18 That's All - Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - Count Basie & His Orchestra/Helen Humes/James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
19 What More Can My Jesus Do? - Mitchell's Christian Singers,That Rhythm Man - Count Basie & His Orchestra
20 My Poor Mother Died A'Shoutin - Mitchell's Christian Singers,Oh, Lady Be Good - Jam Session
21 Are You Living Humble - Mitchell's Christian Singers (previously unreleased)
Disc 3
1 Swingin' The Blues - Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Weary Blues - New Orleans Feetwarmers,I Got Rhythm - Benny Goodman Sextet
2 One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie & His Orchestra,Milenburg Joys - New Orleans Feetwarmers (previously unreleased),Flying Home - Benny Goodman Sextet
3 Introduction - John Hammond,I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - New Orleans Feetwarmers,Memories Of You - Benny Goodman Sextet
4 Blues With Lips - Hot Lips Page/Count Basie & His Orchestra,It Was Just A Dream - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),Stompin' At The Savoy - Benny Goodman Sextet
5 I Never Knew - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Fox Chase - Sonny Terry (previously unreleased),Honeysuckle Rose - Benny Goodman Sextet
6 Don't Be That Way - Kansas City Five,Carolina Shout - James P. Johnson,Blueberry Rhyme - James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
7 Introduction - John Hammond,Every Tub - Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Mule Walk, The - James P. Johnson
8 Blues With Helen - Helen Humes/Kansas City Five,Stealin' Blues - Jimmy Rushing/Count Basie & His Orchestra (previously unreleased),Lowdown Dirty Shame - Ida Cox/James P. Johnson/Jo Jones/Walter Page/Shad Collins/Dickie Wells/Buddy Tate (previously unreleased)
9 Introduction - John Hammond,After You've Gone - Kansas City Six (previously unreleased),Four Day Creep - Ida Cox/James P. Johnson/Jo Jones/Walter Page/Shad Collins/Dickie Wells/Buddy Tate
10 I Ain't Got Nobody - Count Basie/Walter Page/Jo Jones (studio),Oh, Lady Be Good - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Done Got Wise - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons
11 Jumpin' Blues - Meade Lux Lewis/Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson (previously unreleased),Allez-Oop - Kansas City Five,Louise, Louise - Big Bill Broonzy/Albert Ammons
12 Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade Lux Lewis (previously unreleased),Mortgage Stomp - Kansas City Five (previously unreleased),Mountain Blues - Sonny Terry
13 Low Down Dog - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson (previously unreleased),Spoken Introduction - Sterling A. Brown (previously unreleased),New John Henry, The - Sonny Terry/Bull City Red
14 It's All Right Baby - Joe Turner/Pete Johnson,Gospel Train - Golden Gate Quartet,Paging The Devil - Kansas City Six
15 Boogie Woogie - Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),I'm On My Way - Golden Gate Quartet,Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Kansas City Six
16 Cavalcade Of Boogie - Meade Lux Lewis/Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson/Walter Page/Jo Jones,Noah - Golden Gate Quartet (previously unreleased),Good Morning Blues - Kansas City Six
17 Rock Me - Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),Old Fashioned Love - Count Basie & His Orchestra/Helen Humes/James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
18 That's All - Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Albert Ammons (previously unreleased),If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - Count Basie & His Orchestra/Helen Humes/James P. Johnson (previously unreleased)
19 What More Can My Jesus Do? - Mitchell's Christian Singers,That Rhythm Man - Count Basie & His Orchestra
20 My Poor Mother Died A'Shoutin - Mitchell's Christian Singers,Oh, Lady Be Good - Jam Session
21 Are You Living Humble - Mitchell's Christian Singers (previously unreleased)
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