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Jazz Oracle BDW 8062 BDW 8062
The Complete Brunswick Recordings of Red Nichols

BDW 8062 Red Nichols Complete Brunwick Sessions, 1926 - 1929 (3CD set) The first of three 3-CD sets containing all of Red Nichols' New York Brunswick recordings, including the Wabash Dance Orchestra titles released only in England. This series includes all known takes and was remastered by Ted Kendall. The 72-page booklet common to all three sets contains extensive liner notes by Richard Sudhalter and a complete discography. In addition to Nichols, the cream of the New York jazzmen are featured on these sides, including Miff Mole, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Fud Livingston and many others.

DISC 1

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Vic Berton (d).                

New York, December 8, 1926

 

1.   E 4178; E 20992       Washboard Blues (Carmichael-Callahan-Mills)  Vo 15498

2.   E 4179; E 20993       Washboard Blues (Carmichael-Callahan-Mills)  Br 3407

3.   E 4180; E 20994       That's No Bargain (Nichols)                                Br 3407

4.   E 4181; E 20995       That's No Bargain (Nichols)                               Vo 1069

 

As above, with Miff Mole (tb) added.

New York, December 20, 1926

5.   E 4260; E 21597       Boneyard Shuffle (--)                                         Vo 15573

6.   E 4261; E 21598       Boneyard Shuffle (Carmichael-Mills)                  Br 3477

7.   E 4263; E 21594       Buddy's Habits (---)                                            Vo 15573

 

New York, January 12, 1927

 

8.   E 4382; E 22981       Alabama Stomp (Creamer-Johnson)        Br (Cdn) 3550

9.   E 4383; E 22982       Alabama Stomp (---)                                           Vo 15566

10. E 4384; E 22983       Alabama Stomp (---)                                              Br 3550

11. E 4385; E 22984       Hurricane (Mertz-Nichols)                         Br (Cdn) 3550

12. E 4387; E 22986       Hurricane (---)                                                        Br 3550

 

Red Nichols (c, arr), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Joe Venuti (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Vic Berton (d).

New York, March 3, 1927

 

13. E 21718; E 4643       Bugle Call Rag (Pettis-Mills-Schobel)                 Br 3490

14. E 21721; E 4640       Back Beats (Guarente)                                          Br 3490

 

As above, with Adrian Rollini (bsx) added.

New York, June 20, 1927

 

15. E 23665; E 6301       Cornfed (---) -arrRN                                              Br 3597

16. E 23666; E 6302       Cornfed (---) -arrRN                                              Br 3597

17. E 23668                    Five Pennies (---) -arrRN                                      Br 3855

 

New York, June 25, 1927

 

18. E 23755; E 6300       Mean Dog Blues (---) -arrRN                                Br 3597

 

Red Nichols (c), Mannie Klein-Leo McConville (t), Miff Mole (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Fud Livingston (ts, arr), Adrian Rollini (bsx, goofus), Lennie Hayton (p, arr), Dick McDonough (g), Vic Berton (d, harpophone).

New York, August 15, 1927

 

19. E 24224                    Riverboat Shuffle (---)-arrFL                                 Br 3627

20. E 24225                    Riverboat Shuffle (Voynow-Carmichael-

                                             Mills)-arrFL                                             Br (G) A 7601

21. E 24228                    Eccentric (---)-arrFL                                              Br 3627

 

 

Same date; Klein or McConville omitted.

 

22. E 24230; E 6529       Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider (---)-arrLH                  Br 3626

23. E 24232; E 6531       Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider (---)-arrLH                  Br 3626

24. E 24233; E 6532       Feelin’ No Pain (---)-arrFL (probably)                 Br 3626

25. E 24235; E 6534       Feelin’ No Pain (---)-arrFL (probably)                 Br 3626

 

DISC 2

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c), Miff Mole (tb), Dudley Fosdick-Bill Trone (mel), Fud Livingston (cl, ts, arr), unknown (p, cel), Carl Kress (g), Vic Berton (d, harpophone), Lennie Hayton (arr); he may also be the pianist.

New York, February 25, 1928

 

1.   E 7168; E 26749       Nobody’s Sweetheart (Kahn-Erdman-Meyers-

                                             Schoebel)-arrFL                                               Br 3854

2.   E 7169; E 26750       Nobody’s Sweetheart (Kahn-Erdman-Meyers-

                                             Schoebel)-arrFL                                               Br 3854

3.   E 7170; E 26751       My Gal Sal (---)-arrLH                                Br (Cdn) 4844

 

Red Nichols (c, arr), Leo McConville-Mannie Klein (one or both of them, as noted) (t), Miff Mole (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Fud Livingston (cl, ts, arr), Lennie Hayton (p, cel, arr), Carl Kress (g), Vic Berton (d, harpophone).

New York, February 27, 1928

 

4.   E 26693        Avalon (Rose-Jolson)-tLM-MK, arrRN, FL                      Br 3854

5.   E 26695        The Japanese Sandman (Egan-Whiting)-tLM or MK, arrLH Br 3855

6.   E 26696        The Japanese Sandman (Egan-Whiting)-tLM or MK, arrLH Br 3855

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Leo McConville-Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Bill Trone (tb, mel), Dudley Fosdick (mel), probably Arnold Brilhart (cl, as), Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress or Dick McDonough (g), Art Miller (sb), Vic Berton (d), Scrappy Lambert (v), William Grant Still (arr).

New York, March 2, 1928

 

7.   XE 26772      Poor Butterfly (Hubbell)-vSL                                           Br 20062

8.   XE 26773      Poor Butterfly (Hubbell)-vSL                                           Br 20062

9.   XE 26774      Poor Butterfly (---)                                                    Br (F) A 5044

10. XE 26775      Can’t YoHeah Me Callin’ Caroline?

                                 (Roma)-arrWGS; vSL                                                 Br 20062

11. XE 26776      Can’t YoHeah Me Calling Caroline?

                                 (---)-arrWGS                                                        Br (F) A 5044

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Leo McConville or Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Fud Livingston (cl), Jimmy Dorsey (as), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (g), Vic Berton (d).

New York, May 29, 1928

 

12. E 27605        Panama (---)                                                                       Br 3961

13. E 27606        There’ll Come A Time (Wait And See)

                                  (Mannone-Mole)                                               Br (G) A 9932

 

Red Nichols (c), Leo McConville-Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), probably Arnold Brilhart (as, oboe), Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Joe Venuti-Murray Kellner (vln), Arthur Schutt (p, cel), Eddie Lang (g), Art Miller (sb, bb), Vic Berton (d), unknown (bells), Scrappy Lambert (v).

New York, May 31, 1928

 

14. XE 27621      Dear Old Southland (Creamer-Layton)-vSL                 Br 20070

15. XE 27621-G  Dear Old Southland (Greemer (sic)-Layton)         Br (F) A 5081

16. XE 27622      Limehouse Blues (Furber-Braham)-vSL                        Br 20070

17. XE 27622-G  Limehouse Blues (Furber-Braham)                         Br (F) A 5081

 

 

Red Nichols (c), possibly Leo McConville or Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Joe Venuti (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d).

New York, May 31, 1928

 

18. E 27623        Whispering (Schonberger)                                    Br (G) A 9932

 

Red Nichols (c), Leo McConville or Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Fud Livingston (cl), Joe Venuti and possibly Murray Kellner (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d), unknown (vib).

New York, May 31, 1928

 

19. E 27624        I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Fields-McHugh) Vo 15710

 

DISC 3

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c), Leo McConville-Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Fud Livingston (cl), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (g), Art Miller (sb), Chauncey Morehouse  and possibly Vic Berton (d, vib).

New York, June 1, 1928

 

1.   E 27625        Margie (Davis-Conrad-Robinson)                                  Br 3961

2.   E 27626        Imagination (Livingston)                                                  Br 3989

3.   E 27627        Original Dixieland One Step (Jordan-Dixie Jazz Band) Br 3989

 

 

The Wabash Dance Orchestra

 

Red Nichols (c), Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Arnold Brilhart-Jimmy Crossan (as), Fud Livingston (ts, arr), Murray Kellner (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Perry Botkin (bjo), possibly Hank Stern (bb), Gene Krupa (d), Dick Robertson-Ed Smalle (v).  

New York, September 11, 1928 (morning)

 

4.   E 28194-B     Get Out And Get Under The Moon (Tobias-

                                 Jerome-Shay)-vDR                                   Duophone D. 4024

5.   E 28195-A     That’s My Weakness Now (Green-

                                 Stept)-vDR,ES                                           Duophone D. 4001

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Arnold Brilhart and possibly Jimmy Crossan (cl, as), Fud Livingston (cl, ts, arr), Murray Kellner (vln), Arthur Schutt (p, cel), Perry Botkin (bjo, g), possibly Hank Stern (sb), Gene Krupa (d, vib), Scrappy Lambert (vcl).

New York, September 11, 1928 (afternoon)

 

6.   E 28199-B     My Ohio Home (Kahn-Donaldson)-vSL      Duophone D. 4005

7.   E 28200-B     My Pet (Yellen-Ager)-vSL                              Duophone D. 4012

 

                               

Red Nichols (c), Mannie Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Arnold Brilhart and possibly Jimmy Crossan (cl, as), Fud Livingston (cl, ts, arr), Murray Kellner (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (bjo, g), possibly Hank Stern (bb), Chauncey Morehouse (d), Jay C. Flippen-Phil Baker-Eddy Thomas (v).

New York, September 14, 1928

 

8.   E 28220-B     Chlo-e (Kahn-Moret)-vJF                              Duophone D. 4006

9.   E 28221-B     Ready For The River (Kahn-Moret)-vPB     Duophone D. 4008

10. E 28222-A     Sweet Sue – Just You (Harris-Young)-vPB Duophone D. 4009

 

Same personnel.

New York, September 18, 1928

 

11. E 28225-B     She’s A Great Great Girl (Woods)-vET        Duophone D. 4007

12. E 28226-B     Because My Baby Don’t Mean “Maybe” Now

                                 (Donaldson)-vET                                      Duophone D. 4003

13. E 28227-A     Oh Baby (---)-vET                                                Duophone Test

 

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c,arr), Manny Klein (t), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Jimmy Dorsey (as), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (g), probably Joe Tarto or Neyland Olds (bb), Vic Berton (d).

New York, October 2, 1928

 

14. E 28326        A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody (Berlin)-arrRN                  Br 4456

15. E 28326-B     A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody (---)-arrRN       Swaggie (LP) 839

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Glenn Miller (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Benny Goodman (cl, as, bar), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (g), Chauncey Morehouse (d).

New York, February 1, 1929

 

16. E 29209        I Never Knew (Kahn-Fiorito)                                            Br 4243

17. E 29210        Who’s Sorry Now? (Kalmar-Ruby-Snyder)                     Br 4243

 

Red Nichols (c), Mannie Klein (t), unknown (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Benny Goodman (cl), Fud Livingston (ts), Lennie Hayton (p), Carl Kress (g), Vic Berton (d).

New York, February 5, 1929

 

18. E 29222-B     Chinatown, My Chinatown (Jerome-Schwartz)              Br 4363

 

Red Nichols (c), Mannie Klein (t), Glenn Miller (tb (where shown)), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx, hot fountain pen), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (g), unknown (d).

New York, February 16, 1929

 

19. E 29294-A     Alice Blue Gown (McCarthy-Tierney)-tbGM                   Br 4456

20. E 29294-B     Alice Blue Gown (McCarthy-Tierney)-tbGM                   Br 6826

21. E 29295-A     Allah’s Holiday (Friml)-tbGM                                            Br 4286

22. E 29295-B     Allah’s Holiday (Friml)-tbGM                                            Br 4286

23. E 29296-A     Roses Of Picardy (Weatherly-Wood)                             Br 4286