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Jazz Oracle BDW 8070 BDW 8070
The Complete Sam Wooding
1922-31
Recorded in New York, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris. A contemporary of Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, Sam Wooding left the US in the early 20s to bring jazz to Europe and the Soviet Union. In his eight years abroad he and his star-studded orchestra were pivotal in spreading and popularizing jazz all over Europe and Russia. During this time he paid repeated visits to recording studios in Germany, Spain and France. All of the European discs he recorded are now mythically rare collectors’ items. His recordings, including several previously unissued alternate takes, are now available for the first time in their entirety. Extensive liner notes in the 60-page booklet are by renowned researcher Rainer Lotz.

DISC 1

 

Original Jazz Hounds

 

Elmer Chambers (cnt), Robert Horton (tb), unknown (clt,as), Rollen Smith (ts), Charles E. Jackson (vln, if any), Sam Wooding (p), Charlie Dixon (bj), Joe Young (d, if any), Bob Ricketts (arr).

 

New York, February 24, 1922

 

1.     80214-2       Put And Take (Spencer Williams)-arrBR         Columbia A3597

2.     80215-2       Moanful Blues (Bradford)                                  Columbia A3597

 

 

Lucille Hegamin with Woodings (sic) Society Entertainers

 

Lucille Hegamin (v) acc by : Elmer Chambers (t), Herb Flemming (tb), Garvin Bushell (cl,as), Rollen Smith (ts), Sam Wooding (p), Charlie Dixon (bj), unknown (bb), Joe Young (d).

 

New York, July 16, 1922

 

3.     1119-1         I’ve Got To Cool My Doggies Now (Clarence

                                 Williams)                                                              Banner 1093

4.     1120-1         Send Back My Honeyman (Henry Creamer and

                                 Lou Handman)                                                   Famous 3145

 

Alberta Hunter

 

Alberta Hunter (v) acc by probably Elmer Chambers (t), probably Herb Flemming (tb), probably Garvin Bushell (cl), unknown (as), probably Sam Wooding (p), unknown (bb).

 

 

New York, c. September, 1922

 

5.     1179-1         You Can't Have It All (H.C. Washington)            Paramount 12008 

6.     1181-1         Lonesome Monday Morning Blues (Spencer

                                 Williams)                                                      Paramount 12007

 

 

Sam Wooding’s Orchestra

 

Tommy Ladnier, Bobby Martin (t), Maceo Edwards (cnt), Herb Flemming (tb), Garvin Bushell (cl,as,bsn), Willie Lewis (cl,oboe), Gene Sedric (cl,ts,bsx), Sam Wooding (p,dir,arr), John Mitchell (bj), John Warren (bb), George Howe (d), Arthur Lange, Arthur Johnston (arr).

 

Berlin, c. June 5-10, 1925

 

7.     2357-A        O Katharina (R. Fall)-arrSW                                       Vox 01882

8.     2358-A        Shanghai Shuffle (G. Rodemich & L. Conley)-?arrAJ Vox 01890

9.     2359-A        Alabamy Bound (B. Green, B. de Sylva & R.

                                 Henderson)-?arrAJ                                                Vox 01890

10.   2360-A        By The Waters of Minnetonka Melody

                                 (Th. Lieurance)-?arrAL                                           Vox 01882

11.   2755-B        O Katharina (R. Fall)-arrSW                                         Vox 1883

12.   2756-B        Shanghai Shuffle (G. Rodemich & L. Conley)-?arrAJ Vox 1883

13.   2757-B        Alabamy Bound (B. Green, B. de Sylva & R.

                                 Henderson)-?arrAJ                                                  Vox 1891

14.   2758-B        By The Waters of Minnetonka Melody

                                 (Th. Lieurance)-?arrAL                                             Vox 1891

 

 

Sam Wooding Band (or Sam Wooding Band mit engl. Gesang)

 

Bobby Martin (t), Maceo Edwards (cnt), Herb Flemming (tb), Garvin Bushell (cl,as,flute,oboe), Willie Lewis (cl,as,bar,v), Gene Sedric (cl,ts,bcl,bsx), Sam Wooding (p,dir,arr), John Mitchell (bj), Sumner Leslie ‘King’ Edwards (bb), Percy Johnson (d).

 

Berlin, c. September 1926

 

15.   50bn            Dreaming Of To-morrow (Joe Sanders)- vWL Grammophon 20692

16.   51bn            Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air (E. Wood) Grammophon 20690                                                                       

17.   52bn            Am I Wasting My Time On You (Irving Bibo &

                                 Howard Johnson)-vWL                        Grammophon 20692

18.   53bn            Black Bottom (Ray Henderson)                Grammophon 20689

19.   54bn            Behind The Clouds (Benny Davis &

                                 de Sylva)                                                Grammophon 20689

20.   55bn            By The Waters Of Minnetonka (Theo

                                 Presser (sic))                                         Grammophon 20690

 

 

Bobby Martin (t), Maceo Edwards (cnt), Herb Flemming (tb), Garvin Bushell (cl,as,oboe), Willie Lewis (cl,as,v), Gene Sedric (cl,ts,bcl), Sam Wooding (p,dir,arr), John Mitchell (bj), Sumner Leslie ‘King’ Edwards (bb), Percy Johnson (d).

 

Berlin, c. September 1926

 

21.   603bk          Just A Cottage Small (By A Waterfall)

                                 (F.J. Hanley)-vWL                                 Grammophon 20693

22    604bk          Milenberg Joys (Rappolo, Mares, Morton) Grammophon 20691

23.   605bk          Lonesome And Sorry (Dewey Bergman)-v Grammophon 20693

24.   606bk          Tampekoe (sic) (Panico-Schoebel)         Grammophon 20691

 

DISC 2

 

Maestro Sam Wooding y sus Chocolate Kiddies

 

Sam Wooding directing Bobby Martin (t,v), Doc Cheatham (t,arr,v), Albert Wynn, Billy Burns (tb), Willie Lewis (cl,as,bar,v), Jerry Blake (cl,as,v), Gene Sedric (cl,ts,v), Freddy Johnson (p,arr,v), John Mitchell (bjo,g), Sumner Leslie "King" Edwards (bb,sb), Ted Fields (d,v).

 

Barcelona, July 3, 1929

 

1.     £76517-2     I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

                                 (MacHugh (sic) & Fields)-vTF-FJ          Parlophon B.25423

2.     £76518-1     Bull Foot Stomp (---)-arrJB,vBM-FJ                   Parlophon test

3.     £76518-2     Bull Foot Stomp (Sam Wooding)- arrJB,vBM-FJ Parlophon B.25424

4.     £76519-1     Carrie (---)-arrDC,vWL-FJ-TF-DC                      Parlophon test

5.     £76519-2     Carrie (Sam Wooding)-arrDC,vWL-FJ-TF-DC Parlophon B.25420

6.     £76520-2     Tiger Rag (L. Schieilds y D. la Rocca)(sic) Parlophon B.25420                  

7.     £76521-1     Sweet-Back (Jacinto Blues) (---)-vBM-WL-JB   Parlophon test

8.     £76521-2     Sweet-Back (Jacinto Blues) (Jacinto

                                 Blake)-vBM-WL-JB                                 Parlophon  B.25421

9.     £76522-1     Indian Love (---)-vTF                                           Parlophon test

10.   £76522-2     Indian Love (Sam Wooding)-vTF               Parlophon B.25424

11.   £76523-1     Ready For The River (---)-vJB                            Parlophon test

12.   £76523-2     Ready For The River (Kahn & Maret)(sic)-vJB Parlophon B.25422

13.   £76524-1     Mammy’s Prayer (---)-vWL                                  Parlophon test

14.   £76524-2     Mammy’s Prayer (Sam Wooding)-vWL      Parlophon B.25422

15.   £76525-1     My Pal Called Sal (---)-vWL                                Parlophon test

16.   £76525-2     My Pal Called Sal (Sam Wooding)-vWL    Parlophon B.25421

17.   £76526-1     Krazy Kat (---)-vWL                                              Parlophon test

18.   £76526-2     Krazy Kat (Sam Wooding)-vWL                  Parlophon B.25423

Note: The vocal on Carrie is by Willie Lewis with a trio comprised of Freddy Johnson, Ted Fields and Doc Cheatham.

 

 

 

Sam Wooding and his Orchestra

 

Sam Wooding (arr, ?p) directing Bobby Martin, Harry Cooper (t), Albert Wynn (tb,v,scat), Billy Burns (tb), Willie Lewis (cl,as,bar,v), probably Ralph James (cl,as,v), Gene Sedric (cl,ts,v), Freddy Johnson (p,arr), John Mitchell (g), Sumner Leslie "King" Edwards (bb), Ted Fields (d,v), Doc Cheatham (arr).

 

Paris, c. October 31-November 2, 1929

 

19.   300480-A1  Smiling Irish Eyes (Herman Ruby &

                                 Ray Perkins)-vWL-?RJ-TF                                Pathé X.8697

20.   300481-A1  Allelujah! [Hallelujah] (Vincent

                                 Youmans)-arrSW,vAW-WL-?RJ-TF                  Pathé X.8696

21.   300482-A1  Downcast Blues (Sam

                                 Wooding)-arrDC-SW,vAW-WL-?GS                Pathé X.8684

22.   300483-?1   Weary River (Grant Clarcke & Louis Silvers)-v?AW Pathé X.8684

23.   300483-AR  Weary River (Grant Clarcke & Louis Silvers)-v?AW Pathé X.8684

 

 

DISC 3

 

Sam Wooding and his Orchestra

 

Sam Wooding (arr,?p) directing Bobby Martin, Harry Cooper (t), Albert Wynn, Billy Burns (tb), Willie Lewis (cl,as,bar,v), Ralph James (cl,as), Gene Sedric (cl,ts), Freddy Johnson (p,arr,v), John Mitchell (g), Sumner Leslie "King" Edwards (bb), Ted Fields (d,v).

 

Paris, c. November 1929

 

1.     300501-A1  Deep Night (Vallee-Henderson)-vWL-FJ-TF       Pathé X.8697

2.     300502-?1   She’s Funny That Wag (sic) (Weil

                                 Moret) (sic)-arrSW,vWL                                     Pathé X.8693

3.     300502-A1  She’s Funny That Wag (sic) (Weil

                                 Moret) (sic)-arrSW,vWL                            Pathé Saphir 8693

4.     300503-A1  I Lift Up My Finger And Say “Tweet Tweet

                                 (Leslie Sarony)-vWL-others                              Pathé X.8693

5.     300508-A1  Button Up Your Overcoat (B.G. de Sylva, Brown &

                                 Henderson)-vBM-WL                                         Pathé X.8696

 

Johnson plays organ; unknown harmonium added.

 

Paris, c. late November 1929

 

6.     300526-A1  Le Pirate [Lover Come Back To Me] (Sigmund

                                 Romberg, Arr. F. Salabert)-vWL                      Pathé X.96058

7.     300527-A1  The Wedding Of The Painted Doll (Nacio Herb

                                 Brown)-vTF                                                         Pathé X.8698

 

 

Sam Wooding and his Orchestra

 

Sam Wooding (arr) directing Bobby Martin, Harry Cooper (t), Albert Wynn (tb,scat), Billy Burns (tb), Willie Lewis (cl,as,bar,v), Ralph James (cl,as), Gene Sedric (cl,ts,v), Freddy Johnson (p,arr,celeste (where noted),v), John Mitchell (g), June Cole (bb), Ted Fields (d,v).

 

Paris, December 5-10, 1929

 

 

8.     300538-A1  C’est Tout C’que J’ai (All I Have) (Borel-

                                 Clerc)-celesteFJ                                                 Pathé X.8698

9.     300539-1     Breakaway (Con Conrad, S.-D. Mitchell &

                                A. Gottler)-arrFJ, vAW-WL-TF                  Pathé Saphir 8707

10.   300540-1     My Sin (B.G. De Sylva, L. Brown &

                                 R. Henderson)-arrSW, vWL-?FJ-?TF     Pathé Saphir 8707

 

 

Sam Wooding’s Chocolate Kiddies

 

Sam Wooding (arr) directing Bobby Martin, Harry Cooper (t), Albert Wynn, Billy Burns (tb), Willie Lewis (cl,as,bar,v), Ralph James (cl,as), Gene Sedric (cl,ts), Freddy Johnson (p,celeste,arr), John Mitchell (g), June Cole (bb), Ted Fields (d,v).

       

Paris, late December 1929

 

11.   28121/2bkp  How Am I To Know? (King-Parker)-arrFJ, vTF Polydor 521597

12.   28131/2bkp  Singing In The Rain (Brown-Freed)-arrSW, vWL Polydor 521596

13.   28141/2bkp  Can’t We Be Friends? (Kay Swift)-arrFJ, vTF  Polydor 521597

14.   2815bkp      I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (Rose-Link-

                                 Waller)-vTF                                                    Polydor 521596

 

Sam Wooding and his Orchestra

 

Sam Wooding (arr) directing Bobby Martin, Teddy Brook (t), Albert Wynn, possibly another (?Herb Flemming) (tb), Willie Lewis, Ralph James (clt, as, bar), Gene Sedric (clt, ts), Justo Barreto (p), John Mitchell (stg (where noted), g), June Cole (bb), Ted Fields (d).

 

Paris, c. June 1931

 

15.   4385bkp      Love For Sale (Potter (sic))-stg                    Brunswick 500.097

16.   4386bkp      I Surrender Dear (Barris-Clifford)-stg          Brunswick 500.098

17.   4387bkp      Even If You Love Me (Rizza-Martin)             Brunswick 500.098

18.   43881/2bkp  J'ai deux amours [I Have Two Loves] (V.

                                 Scotto)-stg                                                Brunswick 500.097

 

Lucille Hegamin with Sam Wooding’s Society Entertainers

 

Lucille Hegamin (v) acc by : Elmer Chambers (t), Herb Flemming (tb), Garvin Bushell (cl,as), Rollen Smith (ts), Sam Wooding (p), Charlie Dixon (bj), unknown (bb), Joe Young (d).

 

New York, July 16, 1922

 

19.   1119-2         I’ve Got To Cool My Puppies Now (Clarence

                                 Williams)                                                            Famous 3145

20.   1119-3         I’ve Got To Cool My Puppies Now (Clarence

                                 Williams)                                                         Broadway 9123

21.   1120-2         Send Back My Honeyman (Henry Creamer and

                                 Lou Handman)                                                    Banner 1093

22.   1120-3         Send Back My Honeyman (Henry Creamer and

                                 Lou Handman)                                                Broadway 9123

 

 

Alberta Hunter

 

Alberta Hunter (v) acc by probably Elmer Chambers (t), probably Herb Flemming (tb), probably Garvin Bushell (cl), unknown (as), probably Sam Wooding (p), unknown (bb).

 

New York, c. September, 1922

 

23.   1179-2         You Can't Have It All (H.C. Washington)            Paramount 12008 

24.   1181-2         Lonesome Monday Morning Blues (Spencer

                                 Williams)                                                      Paramount 12007