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September, 2011

The Meeks shall inherit the airstream

The Meeks Family  “New Jerusalem’s Where I’m Bound”  Chapel Records  Front and back covers

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LP cover girl Diane Webber digs records

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Chick of Araby

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One good turn deserves another

French actress Francoise Arnoul digs records

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The cat in the flat

“Take it, Bunny!”  Bunny Berigan and his Boys  Epic Records  (1960)  Drawn from mono 78s Berigan cut in the ’30s.  Bunny Berigan’s heavy drinking and fast-paced lifestyle cut his life short in 1942 when he was only 33 years old, and all told, the swing trumpeter’s recorded legacy doesn’t even span a decade.  Still, his incredible range on the instrument and his always beautiful tone have given him a deserved spot as one of the greatest trumpet players in the history of jazz.  Illustrated by the great New Yorker cartoonist William Steig!

Personnel and Recording Dates

Solo Hop. Recorded: New York April 25, 1935. Glenri Miller and his Orchestra: Bunny Berigan, Charlie Spivak (trumpet), Jack Jenny, Glenn Miller (trombone), Johnny Mince (clarinet and alto.), Eddie Miller (tenor), Claude Thornhill (piano), Larry Hall (guitar), Delmar Kaplan (bass), Ray Bauduc (drums).

It’s Been So Long, I’d Rather Lead A Band, Let Yourself Go. Recorded: New York, February 24, 1936. Bunny Berigan and his Boys. Bunny Berigan (trumpet), Joe Marsala (clarinet and tenor), Forrest Crawford (tenor), Joe Bushkin (piano), Dave Barbour (guitar), Morton Stuhlmaker (bass), Dave Tough (drums).

A Melody From The Sky, I Can’t Get Started, Rhythm Saved The World. Bunny Berigan and His Boys. Bunny Berigan (trumpet), Forrest Crawford (tenor), Artie Shaw (clarinet
in Melody and Started), Paul Ricci (clarinet in Rhythm) Joe Bushkin (piano), Morton Stuhlmaker (bass), Stanley King (drums).

I Nearly Let Love Go Slipping, But Definitely, If I Had My Way. Recorded : New York June 9, 1936. Bunny Berigan and his Boys. Bunny Berigan (trumpet), Jack Lacey (trombone), Slats Long (clarinet), Joe Bushkin (piano), Eddie Condon (guitar), Morton Stuhlmaker (bass), Cozy Cole (drums).

Dixieland Shuffle, Let’s Do It. Recorded: New York, February 17, 1937. Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra, Bunny Berigan, Henry Greenwald, L. Brown (trumpet), Ford Leary (trombone), Matty Matlock (clarinet), Hymie Schertzer (alto.), Art Drelinger (tenor), Les Burness (piano), Tom Morgan (guitar), Arnold Fishkin (bass), Manny Berger (drums).

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We Be Family

Gospel Music by The Wiebe Family Singers

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(No) Table for one

“Cordes a Gogo”  Ricardo Santos Zacharias and his Orchestra  Polydor Records (France)

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Eli’s coming

Reverend Eli and his NOW Church   (From Show and Tell Music)

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Spice girl

Pepper Adams 5  Interlude Records  (1959)  Design:  Cal Freedman  Photo:  George Jerman   Pepper, Baritone; Stu Williamson, Trumpet; Carl Perkins, Piano; Leroy Vinnegar, Bass; Mel Lewis, Drums   Re-issue of Mode 112 (1957)  Colored vinyl too.

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Jolly good!

Pete Jolly  Duo, Trio, Quartet  RCA Victor  (1955)  Pete Jolly, Piano; Buddy Clark, Bass; Art Mardigan and Mel Lewis, Drums; Bill Perkins, Tenor Sax    Cool cover by Robert M. Jones (Bob Jones)

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