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The Complete Brunswick Recordings of Red Nichols

Red Nichols Complete Brunwick Sessions, 1929 - 1930 (3CD set) The second of three 3-CD sets containing all of Red Nichols' New York Brunswick recordings. 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 Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Charlie Teagarden, Babe Russin and many others.

DISC 1

 

The Captivators, Direction of Red Nichols

 

Red Nichols (c), Mannie Klein and possibly Leo McConville (t), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Alfie Evans or Arnold Brilhart, Pete Pumiglio (cl, as), Jimmy Crossan (cl, ts), Arthur Schutt and possibly Lennie Hayton (p), Carl Kress (g, bjo), Art Miller or Joe Tarto (sb), Chick Condon or Vic Berton (d), Scrappy Lambert (v).

New York, March 20, 1929

 

1.   E 29507        (Step By Step – Mile By Mile) I’m Marching Home

                                 To You (Silver)-vSL, arrGM                                         Br 4308

2.   E 29507-G    (Step By Step – Mile By Mile) I’m Marching Home

                                 To You (unknown)-vSL, arrGM                         Br (G) A 8257

3.   E 29508        Building A Nest For Mary (Rose-Greer)-vSL                  Br 4321

4.   E 29508-G    Building A Nest For Mary (Rose-

                                 Green (sic))                                                        Br (G) A 8258

5.   E 29509        I Used To Love Her In The Moonlight (But She’s

                                 In The Limelight Now (Lewis)-vSL                              Br 4308

6.   E 29509-G    I Used To Love Her In The Moonlight (But She’s

                                 In The Limelight Now (unknown)-vSL             Br (G) A 8257

7.   E 29509-alt   I Used To Love Her In The Moonlight (But She’s

                                 In The Limelight Now (Lewis)-vSL                              Br 4308

 

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c), Leo McConville-Mannie Klein (t), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jack Teagarden (tb), Bill Trone (mel) or possibly Herb Taylor (tb), Benny Goodman (cl, bar), unknown (as), Babe Russin (ts), Jack Russin or Arthur Schutt or Bobby Van Eps (p), Carl Kress (g), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Scrappy Lambert (v), Bobby Van Eps (arr).

New York, April 18, 1929

 

8.   E 29708-A     Indiana (Macdonald-Hanley)-arrGM                               Br 4373

9.   E 29708-B     Indiana (Hanley-MacDonald)-arrGM                            Br 80006

10. E 29709-A     Dinah (Lewis-Young-Akst)-arrGM                                   Br 4373

11. E 29710-A     On The Alamo (Kahn-Jones)-vSL, arrBVE                     Br 4363

12. E 29710-B     On The Alamo (Kahn-Jones)-arrBVE                              Br 6825

 

 

Red Nichols and His Orchestra (Featuring His Five Pennies)

 

Bob Haring directing Red Nichols (c), Leo McConville-Mannie Klein (t), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jack Teagarden (tb, v), possibly Herb Taylor (tb) or Bill Trone (mel), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Alfie Evans (cl, as, fl, bassoon), Arnold Brilhart (as, fl), Larry Binyon (ts, fl, oboe), Murray Kellner-Lou Raderman-Joe Raymond-Henry Whiteman (vln), Lucien Schmidt (cello), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (g), Art Miller (sb), Joe Tarto (bb), Vic Berton (d, bells), Scrappy Lambert (v).

New York, May 20, 1929

 

13. XE 29957-A  Sally Won’t You Come Back? (Buck-

                                 Stamper)-vSL-JT, arrGM                                            Br 20092

 

 

 

Bob Haring directing Red Nichols (c,arr), Mannie Klein-Tommy Thunen or Phil Hart, (t), Glenn Miller-Herb Taylor (tb, arr), Jack Teagarden (tb, v), possibly Tommy Dorsey (tb), Bill Trone (mel), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Arnold Brilhart (ss, as, fl), Jimmy Crossan (ts, fl, oboe, bassoon), Larry Binyon (ts, fl, oboe), Murray Kellner-Lou Raderman-Joe Raymond-Henry Whiteman (vln), Lucien Schmidt (cello), Arthur Schutt (p, arr), Carl Kress (g, bjo), Art Miller (sb), Joe Tarto (bb), Vic Berton (d, tymp), Scrappy Lambert-Dick Robertson (vcl).

New York, June 7, 1929

 

14. XE 29994-A  It Had To Be You (Kahn-Jones)-vSL, arrAS                  Br 20092

15. XE 29995-A  I’ll See You In My Dreams (Kahn-

                                 Jones)-vSL, arrGM                                                     Br 20091

16. XE 29996-A  Some Of These Days (Brooks)-vDR-JT,arrRN-HT      Br 20091

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Tommy Thunen-Mannie Klein (t), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jack Teagarden (tb), Herb Taylor or Charles Butterfield (tb) or Bill Trone (mel), Pee Wee Russell (cl, ts), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Eddie Condon (bjo), Art Miller (sb), Dave Tough (d), Red McKenzie (v).

New York, June 12, 1929

 

17. E 30056-A     Who Cares? (Yellen-Ager)-vRM, arrGM                         Br 4778

18. E 30057-A     Rose Of Washington Square (MacDonald-

                                 Hanley)-arrGM                                                              Br 4778

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Tommy Thunen-John Egan (tp), Jack Teagarden-Glenn Miller-Herb Taylor (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Fud Livingston (cl, ts, arr), Henry Whiteman, Maurice Goffin (vln), Irving Brodsky (p, cel), Tommy Felline (bjo), Jack Hansen (bb), George Beebe (d), Scrappy Lambert-Red McKenzie (v), F. Sullivan (arr).

New York, August 20, 1929

 

19. E 30502-A     I May Be Wrong (But I Think You’re Wonderful)

                                 (Ruskin-Sullivan)-vSL, arrFL                                       Br 4500

20. E 30504-A     The New Yorkers (Yellen-Ager)-vRM, arrFS                   Br 4500

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Tommy Thunen-John Egan (t), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jack Teagarden-Herb Taylor (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (as), Pee Wee Russell-Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Irving Brodsky (p), Tommy Felline (g), Jack Hansen (bb), George Beebe (d), Scrappy Lambert (vcl), Jack Mason (arr).

New York, August 27, 1929

 

21. E 30712        They Didn’t Believe Me (Reynolds-

                                 Kern)-arrJM, GM, vSL                                                  Br 4651

 


Red Nichols (c), Tommy Thunen-John Egan (tp), Glenn Miller-Jack Teagarden-Herb Taylor (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Pee Wee Russell (ts), Fud Livingston (ts, arr), Henry Whiteman-Maurice Goffin (vln), Irving Brodsky (p), Tommy Felline (bjo), probably Joe Tarto (sb), George Beebe (d, harpophone), Scrappy Lambert-Dick Robertson (vcl).

New York, September 6, 1929

 

22. E 30531        Wait For The Happy Ending (Yellen-

                                 Ager)-arrFL, vSL                                                           Br 4510

23. E 30533        Can’t We Be Friends? (James-Swift)-arrFL, vDR           Br 4510

 

DISC 2

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c), Mickey Bloom-Tommy Thunen (t), Jack Teagarden-Glenn Miller-Herb Taylor (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Rube Bloom (p), Eddie Condon (bjo), Joe Tarto (bb, sb), Dave Tough (d), Scrappy Lambert (v).

New York, September 9, 1929

 

1.   E 30538-A     Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care)

                                 (Berlin)-vSL                                                                   Br 4790

2.   E 30540-A     Smiles (Callahan-Roberts)-vSL                                       Br 4790

3.   E 30540-B     Smiles (---)-vSL                                                                  Br Test

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Mickey Bloom-Tommy Thunen (t), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Herb Taylor and another (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), unknown (as or ts), Rube Bloom (p), Tommy Felline and another (g), Joe Tarto (bb), Dave Tough (d), Scrappy Lambert (v).

New York, October 22, 1929

 

4.   E 31266        Get Happy  (Klages-Greer)-vSL                                       Br 4591

5.   E 31266 “2”   Get Happy  (Klages-Greer)-vSL                                       Br 4591

6.   E 31268        Somebody To Love Me (Klages-Greer)-vSL                   Br 4591

7.   E 31268 “2”   Somebody To Love Me (Klages-Greer)-vSL                   Br 4591

8.   E 31270        Say It With Music (Berlin)-vSL, arrGM                             Br 4651

9.   E 31270 “2”   Say It With Music (Berlin)-vSL, arrGM                             Br 4651

 

 

Red Nichols and His “Strike Up The Band” Orchestra

 

Red Nichols (c), Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Tommy Dorsey-Glenn Miller (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Sid Stoneburn (as), Babe Russin-Larry Binyon (ts), 2 or 3 unknown (vln), Jack Russin (p), Treg Brown (g), Joe Tarto (bb), Gene Krupa (d), Chester Gaylord-Wes Vaughan (v).

New York, January 17, 1930

 

10. E 31882-B     Strike Up The Band! (I. Gershwin-

                                 G. Gershwin)-vCG                                                       Br 4695

11. E 31882alt    Strike Up The Band! (I. Gershwin-

                                 G. Gershwin)-vCG                                                       Br 4695

12. E 31884-       Soon (I. Gershwin-G. Gershwin)-vWV                           Br 4695

13. E 31884alt    Soon (I. Gershwin-G. Gershwin)-vWV                           Br 4695

 

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c), Ruby Weinstein or Tommy Thunen or Mannie Klein (tp), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Babe Russin (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Jack Russin (p), Treg Brown (g), Gene Krupa (d).

New York, January 24, 1930

 

14. E 31903        Sometimes I’m Happy (Caesar-Youmans)-arrGM          Br 4701

15. E 31903-G    Sometimes I’m Happy (Caesar-Youmans)-arrGM          Br 4701

16. E 31904        Hallelujah! (Robin-Grey-Youmans)-arrGM                     Br 4701

17. E 31904 “2”   Hallelujah! (Robin-Grey-Youmans)-arrGM                     Br 4701

 

 

Red Nichols (c, arr), Tommy Thunen-Mannie Klein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb, v), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Jack Russin (p), Wes Vaughan (g), Jack Hansen (bb), Gene Krupa (d).

New York, February 3, 1930

 

18. E 31923-A     I’m Just Wild About Harry (Sissle-

                                 Blake)-arrGM,RN                                                          Br 4839

19. E 31924-A     After You’ve Gone (Creamer-

                                 Layton)-vJT, arrGM,RN                                               Br 4839

 

Same personnel.

New York, February 14, 1930

 

20. E 32040-A     I Want To Be Happy (Caesar-Youmans)-arrGM             Br 4724

21. E 32041-A     Tea For Two (Caesar-Youmans)-arrGM                         Br 4724

 

 

Red Nichols (c), Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Jack Teagarden (tb, v), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Benny Goodman (cl), Sid Stoneburn (as), Babe Russin (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Treg Brown (g, v), Art Miller (sb, bb), Gene Krupa (d).

New York, July 2, 1930

 

22. E 33304-A     Peg O’ My Heart (Bryan-Fischer (sic))-arrGM                Br 4877

23. E 33304-B     Peg O’ My Heart (Fred Fischer (sic)-

                                 Alfred Bryan)-arrGM                                                   Br 80004

24. E 33305-A     Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie-Pinkard-

                                 Casey)-arrGM                                                               Br 4944

25. E 33306-A     China Boy (Winfree-Boutelje)-arrGM                              Br 4877

 

DISC 3

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Same personnel.

New York, July 3, 1930

 

1.   E 33333-A     The Sheik (Smith-Wheeler-

                                 Snyder)-vJT,TB, arrGM                                               Br 4885

2.   E 33334-A     Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (Williams)                                     Br 4885

3.   E 33334-B     Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (Spencer Williams)                   Br 80005

 

Red Nichols and His Orchestra

 

Red Nichols (c), possibly Mannie Klein (t), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (?t, cl, as), Sid Stoneburn (cl, as), Bud Freeman (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Jack Russin (p), Treg Brown (bjo), Gene Krupa (d).

New York, August 3, 1930

 

4.   XE 33561      Some Of These Days (---)                              Br “Heat” Program

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols (c), Charlie Teagarden (t), Jack Teagarden or Charlie Butterfield (tb), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Benny Goodman (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx, vib), Joe Sullivan (p), Gene Krupa (d).

New York, August 27, 1930

 

5.   E 34109-A     Carolina In The Morning (Kahn-Donaldson)-arrGM    Br 4925

6.   E 34111-A     Who? (Harbach-Hammerstein 2nd-Kern)-arrGM           Br 4925

7.   E 34112-A     By The Shalimar (Magine-Delbridge-

                                 Koehler)-arrGM                                                            Br 4944

 

 

Red Nichols-Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Jack Teagarden (tb, v), Glenn Miller and possibly Georgie Stoll (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), possibly Sid Stoneburn (as), Babe Russin (ts), Jack Russin (p), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), The Foursome (Marshall Smith, Ray Johnson, Del Porter, Dwight Snyder) (v).

New York, September 26, 1930

 

8.   E 34627-A     On Revival Day (Pt. 1) (Razaf)-vJT,T4                            Br 6026

9.   E 34627 #2   On Revival Day (Pt. 1) (---)-vJT,T4                                    Br test

10. E 34628-A     On Revival Day (Pt. 2) (Razaf)                                         Br 6026

11. E 34628 #2   On Revival Day (Pt. 2) (---)                                                 Br test

 

 

Loring “Red” Nichols and His Orchestra

 

Red Nichols-Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), Sid Stoneburn (as), Larry Binyon (ts, fl), Ed Bergman-Wladimir Selinsky (vln), Jack Russin (p), possibly Treg Brown (g), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Scrappy Lambert-Dick Robertson (v).

New York, October 23, 1930

 

12. E 34958        Embraceable You (I. Gershwin-G. Gershwin)-vSL         Br 4957

13. E 34959        I Got Rhythm (I. Gershwin-G. Gershwin)-vDR              Br 4957

14. E 34960        A Girl Friend Of A Boy Friend Of Mine

                                 (Kahn-Donaldson)-vDR                            Melotone M 12005

15. E 34961        Sweet Jennie Lee (Donaldson)-vDR            Melotone M 12005

 

 

Same, except Jack Teagarden (tb) added, and Harold Arlen and Eddy Thomas (v) replace Lambert and Robertson.

New York, November 6, 1930

 

16. E 35214-A     “Linda” (Arlen-Koehler)-vHA                                            Br 4982

17. E 35215-A     Yours And Mine (Nelson-Burke)-vET                              Br 4982

 

 

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

 

Red Nichols-Charlie Teagarden (t), Wingy Manone (t, v), Glenn Miller (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d).

New York, December 1, 1930

 

18. E 35618-G    My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms (Ruby-Meyer)                           Br 6012

19. E 35619-A     Rockin’ Chair (Carmichael)-vWM                                    Br 6012

 

 

Red Nichols (t), Charlie Teagarden (t, sp), Wingy Manone (t (where shown), v), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (cl, bar), Babe Russin (ts), Jack Russin (p), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Harold Arlen (v).

New York, December 10, 1930

 

20. E 35733-A     Bug-A-Boo (Nichols)-spCT, vWM                                   Br 6058

21. E 35734-A     Corinne Corinna (McCoy-Chatman)-t-vWM                  Br 6058

22. E 35735-A     How Come You Do Me Like You Do (Austin-

                                 Bergere)-vHA                                                                Br 6149