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Claude Hopkins
Monkey Business

Compil. UK 1993 on Hep Records label
Jazz (Big Band)

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded New York City, April 6, 1934. Tracks 3 to 6 recorded New York City, May 3, 1934. Tracks 7 to 11 recorded New York City, September 14, 1934. Tracks 12 to 15 recorded New York City, October 22, 1934. Tracks 16 & 17 recorded New York City, November 9, 1934. Tracks 18 & 19 recorded New York City, February 2, 1937. Tracks 20 to 23 recorded New York City, April 21, 1937.

        
Musicians
PortraitClaude Hopkins p, 1903-1984 US
album by, written by
Arville Harris cl, as, ts, 1904-1954 US
alto saxophone, clarinet, tenor saxophone
PortraitBen Smith as, *1905
alto saxophone
Chauncey Haughton cl, sax, as, 1909-1989 US
alto saxophone
PortraitEdmond Hall cl, 1901-1967 US
alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
PortraitGene Johnson as, cl,
alto saxophone
PortraitHilton Jefferson sax, as, 1903-1968 US
alto saxophone, clarinet
Walter Jones g,
banjo, guitar
Abe Bolar b, *1908 US
bass
Henry Turner b,
bass
George Foster dr,
drums
Pete Jacobs dr, 1899-1952 US
drums
Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra US
ensemble, piano, directed by
PortraitJohn R. T. Davies tb, voc, sax, 1927-2004 GB
producer, remastered by, transferred by, transfers
Bobby Sands ts, as, cl, *1907 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitFernando Arbello tb, 1907-1970 US
trombone
Floyd Brady tb, *1910 US
trombone
Fred Norman tb, 1910-1993 US
trombone, vocals, written by
Leo "Snub" Mosley tb, 1905-1981 US
trombone
PortraitVic Dickenson tb, 1906-1984 US
trombone
Albert Snaer tr, 1902-1962 US
trumpet, written by
PortraitJabbo Smith tr, voc, *1908 US
trumpet
Lincoln Mills tr, US
trumpet
PortraitOvie Alston tr, 1905-1989 US
trumpet, vocals, written by
PortraitShirley Clay cor, tr, 1902-1951 US
trumpet
Sylvester Lewis tr, 1908-1974 US
trumpet
Beverly White voc, bvoc,
vocals
PortraitOrlando Roberson voc,
vocals
Producers
Art Surgery design
Jim Godbolt liner notes
Frank Driggs Collection photography by
Alastair Robertson producer
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1My Gal SalClaude HopkinsPaul Dresser3:00
2Three Little WordsClaude HopkinsBert Kalmar, Harry Ruby2:40
3Everybody ShuffleClaude HopkinsClaude Hopkins, Ovie Alston2:53
4Don't Let Your Love Go WrongClaude HopkinsJohnson, Shwartz, Richard Whiting2:33
5I Can't Dance (I Got Ants In My Pants)Claude HopkinsGaines, Clarence Williams2:47
6MargeClaude HopkinsBenny Davis, Con Conrad, J. Russel Robinson2:44
7Chasing The Blues AwayClaude Hopkins3:06
8Just You, Just MeClaude HopkinsJesse Greer, Raymond Klages2:55
9King Porter StompClaude HopkinsJelly Roll Morton3:09
10In the Shade Of The Old Apple TreeClaude HopkinsEgbert Van Alstyne, Harry Williams2:44
11Who?Claude HopkinsHammerstein-Kern, Otto Harbach2:22
12Walkin' The DogClaude HopkinsShelton Brooks2:39
13Sweetheart O' MineClaude HopkinsBenjamin Franklin Spikes2:42
14Monkey BusinessClaude HopkinsClaude Hopkins, Fred Norman2:40
15ZozoiClaude HopkinsAlbert Snaer, Claude Hopkins, Fred Norman2:40
16MandyClaude HopkinsIrving Berlin2:50
17Do You Ever Think Of Me?Claude HopkinsEarl Burtnett, Harry D. Kerr, John Cooper2:55
18SundayClaude HopkinsBennie Krueger, Chester Conn, Jule Styne, Ned Miller3:02
19Swingin' Down The LaneClaude HopkinsGus Kahn, Isham Jones2:48
20HoneyClaude HopkinsHaven Gillespie, Richard Whiting, Seymour Simons3:01
21June NightClaude HopkinsAbel Baer, Cliff Friend2:28
22Church Street Sobbin' BluesClaude HopkinsAl Nunez, Anton Lada, Joe Cawley, Spencer Williams2:56
23My Kinda LoveClaude HopkinsJo Trent, Louis Alter2:51
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