Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Legendary Big Band Singers...various artists

This 1994 release comes from the Jazz label GRP Records(GRP became an abbreviation for Great Records Period). With one exception, the opening track by Cab Calloway which was recorded in 1931 on the Brunswick label, it covers a wide range of Decca recordings artists from 1936 to 1951, some of the tracks are quite rare. The line-up on this collection speaks for itself. All the greats are here giving an insight to the talent that was available to the big bands of the era.

1. Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
2. Thanks A Million - Louis Armstrong
3. The Melody Man - Sy Oliver
4. Until The Real Thing Comes Along - Pha Terrell
5. Wham - June Richmond
6. Sent For You Yesterday - Jimmy Rushing
7. Sing For Your Supper - Helen Humes
8. Vol Visit Du Gaily Star - Bon Bon
9. Blues To The Lonely - Jack Teagarden
10. Green Eyes - Helen O'Connell & Bob Eberle
11. Hootie Blues - Walter Brown
12. Trouble In Mind - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
13. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street - Ella Fitzgerald
14. Blues In The Night - Woody Herman
15. You Always Hurt The One You Love - Kay Starr
16. Blow Top Blues - Dinah Washington
17. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Lionel Hampton
18. I Wish I Knew - Little Johnny Scott
19. Since I Fell For You - Ella Johnson
20. What Will I Tell My Heart - Arthur Prysock