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Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd

A.k.a. Woody Herman And The Fourth Herd

Please use this profile for the 1956 studio recordings on Capitol. For the 1960's big band, please use Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd In June 1955, Woody Herman And His Orchestra in the stage of Woody Herman And His Third Herd was disbanded due to a Las Vegas show for the last months of 1955. At the end of the show in November 1955, a new, smaller ensemble, Woody Herman And His Octet, doing recording sessions for Capitol, was the nucleus for a new big band. This band was later called Woody Herman And The Fourth Herd. For the first recordings in 1956, Capitol called this band 'The Swinging Herd', which was later determined to be 'The Fourth Herd'. The name 'The Swinging Herd' was later used for the 1960's successor Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd. The early 'Swinging Herd'-stage ended with the recordings on May16th, 1956 in Chicago.

PortraitBurt Collins
tr, fh 1931-2007 US
PortraitWayne Andre
tb 1931-2003 US
PortraitWoody Herman
cl, as 1913-1987 US
PortraitVictor Feldman
vib, p, perc 1934-1987 GB
PortraitVince Guaraldi
p 1928-1976 US
PortraitBilly Bauer
g 1915-2005 US
PortraitMonty Budwig
b 1926-1992 US
PortraitBill Harris
tb 1916-1973 US
PortraitPaul Serrano
tr 1932-2015 US
PortraitBobby Lamb
tb *1931 IE
PortraitWill Bradley
tb 1912-1989 US
PortraitDick Collins
tr *1924 US
PortraitRichie Kamuca
ts 1930-1977 US
Jay Cameron
bs, sax 1928-2001 US
PortraitCy Touff
tr, b 1927-2003
PortraitJohn Coppola
tr 1929-2015 US
Arno Marsh
ts, sax
PortraitRobert Hardaway
sax, ts *1928 US
Remo Biondi
g 1905-1981 US
Gus Gustafson
dr US
Bill Castagnino
Dud Harvey
Bill Bradley
dr US
Terry Ross

Title Artist Year Type
Blues Groove (Part 1)Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd1956Single
Blues Groove (Part 3)Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd1956Single
Blues GrooveWoody Herman And The Swingin' Herd1956Album
Blues Groove (Part 2)Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd1956Single
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