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.

3-CDs, $48.00

 

 

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 Yo’ Heah Me Callin’ Caroline? (Roma)-arrWGS; vSL    Br 20062

11. XE 26776 Can’t Yo’ Heah 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