Music suggestions 20's 30's big band & jazz?

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  1. Connery

    Connery One Too Many

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    Frank Crumit (Sept.26,1889 - Sept.7,1943) was a popular United States singer and songwriter, born in Jackson, Ohio, the son of Frank and Mary Poore Crumit, and he died of a heart attack in New York City. By 1913, he performed on the vaudeville stage, first with a trio and then a year later on his own, playing ukulele (and his work with the ukulele apparently inspired George Formby) and singing his favorite songs; he was referred to as "the one-man glee club" in New York City's night spots.

    Crumit began making records for American Columbia in 1919, using the old acoustic, or "horn," method of recording (he also occasionally added vocals and banjo to recordings by the Paul Biese Trio on the same label). Unfortunately, the broad and pleasant overtones of his voice were not suited to this technology.

    This changed after 1925, with the industry's introduction of the microphone. By this time, Frank Crumit was singing at Victor Talking Machine. The new recording method was able to capture the rich tenor sound of his voice and Crumit produced a series of the traditional ballads he loved, as well as a number of his own compositions, which he wrote in the style of his old-time favorites.

    Frank Crumit - I'm Sitting on Top of the World (1925)
    [video=youtube;44nWQ7RglTk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44nWQ7RglTk[/video]

    Frank Crumit - Three Little Words (1930)
    [video=dailymotion;x8k267]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8k267_frank-crumit-three-little-words_music[/video]
     
  2. Ben Selvin's Knickerbockers -- Lucille (1931)

    [video=youtube;W4MOeKet1Mg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4MOeKet1Mg[/video]
     
  3. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Ben Pollack Orchestra "Keep Your Undershirt On" (1929)




    [video=youtube;d9R__TjqmQw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9R__TjqmQw[/video]
     
  4. Chas

    Chas One Too Many

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    Lucky Millinder.

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    [video=youtube;Jpi56EGhGrA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpi56EGhGrA[/video]
     
  5. Chas

    Chas One Too Many

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    Jack Purvis

    [video=youtube;UpeAzT6Int0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpeAzT6Int0[/video]
     
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  6. Edwin J. McEnelly's Orchestra -- What A Blue Eyed Baby You Are (1925)
    vocal by Billy Murray

    [video=youtube;aPGv3sm2p3c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPGv3sm2p3c&feature=channel_video_title[/video]
     
  7. The High Hatters -- Spell Of The Blues (1929)

    [video=youtube;GjE72ncxL7w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjE72ncxL7w&feature=related[/video]
     
  8. Fancy Our Meeting

    Al George's Red Pepper Band (1928)
    [video=youtube;eV8GX60oBMc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV8GX60oBMc&feature=related[/video]

    Jack Buchanan & Elsie Randolph
    [video=youtube;-vVE8fU0Je8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vVE8fU0Je8[/video]
     
  9. sartana

    sartana New in Town

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    I always look for stuff on the 'Timeless' CD label. They do great reissues. Also, 'Frog', 'Retrieval' and 'Jazz Oracle'......Personally, 1925-1933 (pre-swing stuff) was the golden age....
     
  10. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    What about Fats Waller 1937? ;)

    [video=youtube;SuJKNwWpspo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuJKNwWpspo&NR=1[/video]





    he did it too :D take your pick ladies and gents.. take your pick!

    [video=youtube;2c5E03MEdwA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c5E03MEdwA&NR=1[/video]
     
  11. Marek Weber und seinem Orchester -- Du Bist Das Süßeste Mädel Der Welt (instrumental) (1930)
    (You're The Sweetest Girl In The World)

    [video=youtube;hq5Nna6-SuY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq5Nna6-SuY&feature=channel_video_title[/video]
     
  12. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Fats Waller is one of my favourites! I STRONGLY recommend his music. It's cheerful, it's funny, it's lively and it's very singalongable. Some of his songs are just hilarious.
     
  13. Dapper Dave

    Dapper Dave Familiar Face

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    Just found a box CD set of Chick Webbs orchestra its awsome all 30s Harlem style Jazz also got the Cab Calloway box set.
     
  14. HodgePodge

    HodgePodge One of the Regulars

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    Could you point me in the right direction towards that Cab box set, Dave? There's a couple songs of his I'm having trouble finding in "better than they were uploaded to youtube" quality.
     
  15. Dapper Dave

    Dapper Dave Familiar Face

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    I got the box set at a CD record shop in hollywood. Amazon is a good place to find CD cheap. I got the Artie Shaw story for $10 has 10 CDs 25 songs on each disc.
     
  16. Chas

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    There's this one; you can be sure that the sound quality will be very good to excellent if it was remastered by John Davies.
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    I have this one - it has the late 30's recordings including the wonderful Columbia sides with Milt Hinton and Chu Berry.

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  17. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    He is so good, isn't he? :D Here is another great one! "Spring Cleaning"


    [video=youtube;hgCnmYMWs78]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCnmYMWs78[/video]
     
  18. My favorite Fats Waller composition:

    Thomas "Fats" Waller -- I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling (1929)

    [video=youtube;uyHtkVB6TTE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyHtkVB6TTE[/video]

    He's also featured on piano in the Gene Austin version.
     
  19. 1600th Post! Woo Hoo! :) :thumb:

    Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra -- Normandy (1925)

    [video=youtube;md343UW57_w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md343UW57_w[/video]
     
  20. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    You can't go past Fats Waller's 1943 performance of his smash-hit: "Ain't Misbehavin'":

    [video=youtube;PSNPpssruFY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSNPpssruFY[/video]

    Sadly, he would die within weeks of this appearance, of pneumonia.
     

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