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Chick Webb
His Best Recordings 1929 - 1939

Compil. FR 1994 on Best Of Jazz label
Jazz (Dixieland, Swing)

All tracks recorded in New York, except track 2 recorded in Camden, N.J. Recording dates and label cat. Nr. / matrix Nr. of initial issue : Track 1 recorded June 14, 1929, Brunswick 4450 / E-30039-A Track 2 recorded December 8, 1932, Victor 24200 / 74821-1 Track 3 recorded January 15, 1934, Victor 25019 / 82393-1 Track 4 recorded May 7, 1934, Columbia CB-741 / 152687-2 Track 5 recorded May 18, 1934, Columbia 2926-D / 152740-2 Track 6 recorded November 19, 1934, Decca 483 / 39140-A Track 7 recorded November 19, 1934, Decca 1087 / 39141-A Track 8 recorded October 29, 1936, Decca 1032 / 61364-A Track 9 recorded March 24, 1937, Decca 1220 / 62068-A Track 10 recorded March 25, 1937, Variety 629 / M-301-1 Track 11 recorded October 27, 1937, Decca 1681 / 62726-A Track 12 recorded November 1, 1937, Decca 1759 / 62737-A Track 13 recorded November 1, 1937, Decca 1586 / 62738-A Track 14 recorded November 1, 1937, Decca 1681 / 62740-A Track 15 recorded December 1, 1937, Decca 15039 / 62889-A Track 16 recorded May 2, 1938, Decca 1840 / 63693-A Track 17 recorded May 3, 1938, Decca 1840 / 63708-A Track 18 recorded August 17, 1938, Decca 2021 / 64459-A Track 19 recorded August 17, 1938, Decca 2231 / 64460-A Track 20 recorded October 6, 1938, Decca 2105 / 64573-A Track 21 recorded February 17, 1939, Decca 2323 / 65039-A Track 22 recorded February 17, 1939, Decca 2323 / 65041-A Comes in a jewel case, with a 12-page booklet and liner notes in English only. Made in France. © 1994 Best Of Jazz Records.

        
Musicians
PortraitChick Webb dr, 1905-1939 US
directed by, drums, album by, written by
PortraitEdgar Sampson ts, 1907-1973 US
alto saxophone, arranged by, written by
PortraitHilton Jefferson sax, as, 1903-1968 US
alto saxophone, clarinet, alto saxophone
PortraitLouis Jordan voc, as, 1908-1975 US
alto saxophone, clarinet, alto saxophone
Pete Clarke
alto saxophone, clarinet, alto saxophone
John Trueheart g, 1900-1949 US
banjo, guitar
PortraitBeverly Peer b, 1912-1997 US
bass
PortraitJohn Kirby b, cb, 1908-1952 US
bass
Chauncey Haughton cl, sax, as, 1909-1989 US
clarinet, alto saxophone
PortraitGarvin Bushell cl, sax, as, 1902-1991 US
clarinet, alto saxophone
Teddy McRae ts, sax, 1908-1999 US
clarinet, tenor saxophone
Duncan Schiedt
curated by, titles selected by
PortraitJerry Valburn
curated by, titles selected by
Johnny Simmen CH
curated by, titles selected by
Kurt Mohr
curated by, titles selected by
PortraitPreston Love as, 1921-2004 US
curated by, titles selected by
Bobby Johnson g, 1912-1997 US
guitar
Don Kirkpatrick p, US
piano, written by
Joe Steele p,
piano
Tommy Fulford p, 1912-1956 US
piano
Elmer Williams ts, 1905-1962 US
tenor saxophone, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Wayman Carver ts, sax, fl, 1905-1967 US
tenor saxophone, flute, arranged by
PortraitClaude Jones tb, 1901-1962 US
trombone
George Matthews tb, 1912-1982 US
trombone
Nat Story tb, 1904-1968 US
trombone
PortraitSandy Williams tb, 1906-1991 US
trombone
Bobby Stark tr, 1906-1945 US
trumpet
Dick Vance tr, 1915-1985 US
trumpet
PortraitMario Bauzá sax, tr, 1911-1993 US
trumpet
PortraitReunald Jones tr, 1930-1989 US
trumpet
PortraitTaft Jordan tr, 1915-1981 US
trumpet
PortraitElla Fitzgerald voc, 1917-1996 US
vocals, written by
The Jungle Band
performer on track
Elmer James b, 1910-1954 US
bass
Bob Horton tb,
trombone
Edwin Swayzee tr, 1906-1935 US
trumpet
Ward Pinkett tr, 1906-1937 US
trumpet, vocals
PortraitLouis Armstrong And His Orchestra US
performer on track
PortraitMezz Mezzrow cl, 1899-1972 US
bells, clarinet, alto saxophone, arranged by, written by
Charlie Green tb, 1900-1936 US
trombone
Billy Hicks tr, US
trumpet
Louis Bacon tr, 1904-1967 US
trumpet
Louis Hunt tr,
trumpet
PortraitLouis Armstrong tr, voc, 1901-1971 US
trumpet, vocals, leader, written by
Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra
performer on track
PortraitMezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra US
performer on track
PortraitBenny Carter as, 1907-2003 US
alto saxophone, arranged by
PortraitWillie "The Lion" Smith p, 1893-1973 US
piano
PortraitBud Freeman ts, 1906-1991 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitFloyd O'Brien tb, 1904-1968 US
trombone
Chelsea Quealey tr, 1905-1950 US
trumpet
PortraitMax Kaminsky tr, 1908-1994 US
trumpet
PortraitChick Webb And His Orchestra US
performer on track
The Gotham Stompers
performer on track
PortraitJohnny Hodges as, sax, 1906-1970 US
alto saxophone
PortraitHarry Carney sax, bs, 1910-1974 US
baritone saxophone
PortraitBilly Taylor Sr. b, 1906-1986 US
bass
PortraitBarney Bigard cl, 1906-1980 US
clarinet
PortraitBernard Addison g, 1905-1990 US
guitar
PortraitCootie Williams tr, 1911-1985 US
trumpet
PortraitIvie Anderson voc, 1905-1949 US
vocals
Chick Webb And His Little Chicks
performer on track
Charlie Dixon bj, 1898-1940 US
arranged by
Producers
Graham Colombé liner notes
Gilles Pétard reissue producer
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Dog BottomThe Jungle Band (3)Chick Webb2:36
2Hobo, You Can't Ride This TrainLouis Armstrong And His OrchestraLouis Armstrong2:58
3Let's Get TogetherChick Webb's Savoy OrchestraChick Webb3:01
4ApologiesMezz Mezzrow And His OrchestraMezz Mezzrow3:16
5Stomping At The SavoyChick Webb's Savoy OrchestraAndy Razaf, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson3:08
6Don't Be That WayChick Webb And His OrchestraEdgar Sampson2:35
7What A ShuffleChick Webb And His OrchestraDon Kirkpatrick2:54
8Vote For Mr. RhythmChick Webb And His OrchestraAl Siegel, Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger2:27
9Clap Hands! Here Comes CharleyChick Webb And His OrchestraBallard MacDonald, Billy Rose, Joseph Meyer2:30
10My Honey's Lovin' ArmsThe Gotham StompersHerman Ruby, Joseph Meyer2:46
11I Got A GuyChick Webb And His OrchestraMarion Sunshine3:20
12Sweet Sue, Just YouChick Webb And His Little ChicksVictor Young, Will Harris2:43
13Rock It For MeChick Webb And His OrchestraKay & Sue Werner3:10
14Harlem CongoChick Webb And His OrchestraHarry White3:12
15Hallelujah !Chick Webb And His OrchestraClifford Grey, Leo Robin, Vincent Youmans4:00
16A-Tisket, A-TasketChick Webb And His OrchestraElla Fitzgerald, Van Alexander2:36
17Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)Chick Webb And His OrchestraGeorge & Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn2:45
18Wacky DustChick Webb And His OrchestraOscar Levant, Stanley Adams3:03
19Gotta Pebble In My ShoeChick Webb And His OrchestraAl Feldman2:52
20F.D.R. JonesChick Webb And His OrchestraHarold Rome2:53
21UndecidedChick Webb And His OrchestraCharlie Shavers3:15
22In The Groove At The GroveChick Webb And His OrchestraChick Webb2:43
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