BDW 8064 | The Complete Brunswick Recordings of Red Nichols

Red Nichols Complete Brunwick Sessions, 1927 – 1932 (3CD set) The third 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. Includes bonus tracks by Red Nichols’ Stompers, Red and His Big Ten, and Irving Brodsky’s Orchestra. 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.

3-CDs, $48.00

 

 

DISC 1

Loring “Red” Nichols and His Orchestra

Red Nichols-Ruby Weinstein (tp), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (cl, as), Gil Rodin (as), Eddie Miller (ts), unknown (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Harry Goodman (sb), Ray Bauduc (d), Scrappy Lambert-Dick Robertson (v).

New York, December 12, 1930

1. E 35738 Blue Again (Fields-McHugh)-vDR                                                                            Br 6014

2. E 35739 When Kentucky Bids The World “Good Morning” (Leslie-Wayne)-vDR               Br 6014

3. E 35740 What Good Am I Without You? (Ager)-vSL                                                            Melotone M 12049

4. E 35741 We’re Friends Again (Turk-Ahlert)-vSL                                                                     Melotone M 12049

Loring “Red” Nichols and His Orchestra

Red Nichols-Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Glenn Miller (tb,arr), Benny Goodman (cl), Sid Stoneburn (cl,as), Larry Binyon (ts), Ed Bergman-Wladimir Selinsky (vln), Jack Russin (p), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Harold Arlen (v).

New York, January 16, 1931

5. E 35167-A “You Said It” (Yellen-Arlen)-vHA, arrGM                         Br 6029

6. E 35168-A Sweet And Hot (Yellen-Arlen)-vHA, arrGM                   Br 6029

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

Red Nichols-Charlie Teagarden and possibly Ruby Weinstein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl, as), Sid Stoneburn (cl, as), Larry Binyon (ts, fl), Jack Russin (p), possibly Treg Brown (g), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Paul Small (v). Three unknown Cuban drummers are added for the first title.

New York, January 23, 1931

7. E 35954-A The Peanut Vendor (Sunshine-Gilbert-Simons)-vPS     Br 6035

8. E 35955-A Sweet Rosita (Mills-Gaskill)-vPS                                      Br 6035

Loring “Red” Nichols and His Orchestra

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

New York, February 19, 1931

9. E 36108-A Things I Never Knew Till Now (Winchell-Vann-Kuller)-vHA       Br 6068

10. E 36109-A Teardrops And Kisses (Kenny-Little)-vHA, arrHS                       Br 6070

11. E 36110-A Were You Sincere? (Meskill-Rose)-vHA                                        Br 6070

12. E 36111-A Keep A Song In Your Soul (Waller-Hill)-vJT, arrGM                     Br 6068

Red Nichols-Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Glenn Miller-Georgie Stoll (tb), Benny Goodman-Sid Stoneburn (cl, as), Larry Binyon (ts, fl), Ed Bergman-Wladimir Selinsky (vln), Fulton McGrath (p), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Smith Ballew (v).

New York, May 24, 1931

13. E 36728-B It’s The Darn’dest Thing (Fields-McHugh)-vSB                        Br 6191

14. E 36729-A Singin’ The Blues (Fields-McHugh)-vSB                                  Br 6191

15. E 36730-A Love Is Like That (What Can You Do?) (Russell)-vSB              Br 6118

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

Red Nichols (t), Glenn Miller (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Jack Russin (p), Perry Botkin (g), Art Miller (sb), Ray McKinley (d, v), Red McKenzie (v).

New York, May 26, 1931

16. E 36830-A Just A Crazy Song (Hi-Hi-Hi) (Smith-Williams)     Br 6133

17. E 36831-A You Rascal You (Theard)-vRedM                             Br 6133

18. E 36832-A Moan, You Moaners! (Williams)-vRayM                 Br 6149

Loring Nichols and His Orchestra

Red Nichols-Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Glenn Miller-Georgie Stoll (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Sid Stoneburn (as), Larry Binyon (ts, fl), Ed Bergman-Wladimir Selinsky (vln), Paul Mertz (p, arr), Treg Brown (g), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Smith Ballew (v).

New York, June 11, 1931

19. E 36855-A Slow But Sure (Newman-Agnew-Collins)-vSB     Br 6138

20. E 36856-A Little Girl (Hyde-Henry)-vSB                                  Br 6138

21. E 36856 #2 Little Girl (—)-vSB                                                  Br Test

22. E 36857-A How The Time Can Fly (Whenever I’m With You) (Donaldson)-vSB, arrPM           Br 6164

DISC 2

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

Red Nichols (t), Glenn Miller (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl), Babe Russin (ts), Jack Russin (p), Perry Botkin (g), Art Miller (sb), Ray McKinley (d), Red McKenzie (v).

New York, June 24, 1931

1. E 36877-A How Long How Long Blues (Carr)-vRM        Br 6160

2. E 36878-A Fan It (Jaxon)-vRM                                         Br 6160

3. E 36878 #2 Fan It (—)-vRM                                             Br Test

Red Nichols (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl), Joe Venuti (vln), Fulton McGrath (p), Eddie Lang (g), Vic Berton (d).

New York, September 16, 1931

4. E 37204-A Oh Peter (You’re So Nice) (Wiedoeft-Rose-Strafford)     Br 6198

5. E 37205-B Honolulu Blues (Gunsky-Goldstein)                                 Br 6198

Red Nichols-Don Moore (t), Johnny “Scat” Davis (t, v), Will Bradley (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Russ Lyon-Babe Russin (ts), Fulton McGrath (p), Tony Starr (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Vic Engle (d).

New York, October 2, 1931

6. E 37233-A Get Cannibal (Weems-Dooley-Nichols)-vJD          Br 6219

7. E 37234-A Junk Man’s Blues (Dooley-Nichols)-vJD                 Br 6219

Red Nichols (t), Johnny “Scat” Davis (t, v), Will Bradley (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl), Babe Russin (ts), Fulton McGrath (p, cel), Artie Bernstein (sb), Vic Engle (d).

New York, December 2, 1931

8. E 37436-A Slow And Easy (Williams-Spencer)-vJD                 Br 6767

9. E 37437-A Waitin’ For The Evenin’ Mail (Sittin’ On The Inside, Lookin’ At The Outside) (Baskette)-vJD      Br 6767

Red Nichols (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl), Joe Venuti (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Vic Berton (d).

New York, December 2, 1931

10. E 37438-A Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song) (Goetz-Young-Wendling)        Br 6234

11. E 37439-A Haunting Blues (Hirsch-Busse)                 Br 6234

12. E 37439-B Haunting Blues (—)                                   ARC Theatre Test

Red Nichols (t), Johnny “Scat” Davis (t, v), Will Bradley (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl), Babe Russin (ts), Fulton McGrath (p, cel), Artie Bernstein (sb), Vic Engle (d), Dick Robertson (v).

New York, December 15, 1931

13. E 37462-A Twenty One Years (Miller)-vDR                       Br 6241

14. E 37462-B Twenty One Years (Miller)-vDR                       Br 6241

15. E 37463-A My Sweetie Went Away (Turk-Handman)     Br 6241

16. E 37463-B My Sweetie Went Away (—)                           Test

Red Nichols & His Orchestra

Red Nichols-Johnny “Scat” Davis (t), Will Bradley (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Larry Binyon (ts, f, oboe), Harry Hoffman (vln), Jack Russin (p, cel), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Stan King (d), Connie Boswell-Sid Garry-Art Jarrett (v).

New York, February 15, 1932

17. BX 11282-B New Orleans – Part I (Intro.: ‘Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Dear Old Southland, High Society, and Rampart Street Blues (—)-vAJ, CB         Test

18. BX 11283-A New Orleans – Part II (Intro: Milenberg Joys, Panama, and River, Stay ‘Way From My Door (—)-vCB, AJ               Br 20110

19. BX 11283-B New Orleans – Part II (—)-vCB, AJ                     Test

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

Red Nichols (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Vic Engle (d).

New York, February 18, 1932

20. B 11314-A Clarinet Marmalade (Shields-Ragas)               Br 6266

21. B 11315-A Sweet Sue – Just You (Harris-Young)                Br 6266

22. B 11315-B Sweet Sue – Just You (Harris-Young)               ARC Theatre F 152

DISC 3

Red Nichols & His Orchestra

Red Nichols-Johnny “Scat” Davis (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Larry Binyon (ts, f, oboe), Joe Venuti (vln), Jack Russin (p, cel), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Stan King (d), Connie Boswell-The Boswell Sisters-Sid Garry-Art Jarrett (v).

New York, March 10, 1932

1. BX 11427-A New Orleans – Part I (Intro.: ‘Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Dear Old Southland, High Society, and Rampart Street Blues (—)-vAJ, CB       Br 20110

2. BX 11427-B New Orleans – Part I (—)-vAJ, CB           Test

3. BX 11432-A California – Part 1 (Intro: “California, here I come,” “Golden Gate,” “Hello, Frisco,” “Chinatown, my Chinatown,” “Rose Room,” “Fight for California.” (—)-vSG, BS, AJ   Br 0108

4. BX 11432-B California – Part 1 (—)-vSG, BS, AJ          Test

Chick Bullock (v) replaces Art Jarrett; unknown (vib) added.

New York, March 26, 1932

5. BX 11569-A California – Part 2 (Intro.: “Hail, Stanford Hail!” “Avalon,” “Avalon Town,” “Whispering,” “I cried for you,” “California, here I come” (—)-vBS, CBu, SG      Br 0108

6. BX 11569-B California – Part 2 (—)-vBS, CBu, SG           Test

7. BX 11569-C California – Part 2 (—)-vBS, CBu, SG           Test

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies

Red Nichols (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Jack Russin (p), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Vic Engle (d), Dick Robertson (v).

New York, May 19, 1932

8. B 11868-A Goin’ To Town (Prince-Mooney)          Br 6266

9. B 11869-A Goofus (Kahn-King-Harold)-vDR        Br 6266

10. B 11870-A Our Home Town Mountain Band – Part 1 (Fields-Hall)-vDR        Br (G) A 9267

11. B 11871-A Our Home Town Mountain Band – Part 2 (Fields-Hall)-vDR         Br (G) A 9267

BONUS TRACKS

Red Nichols’ Stompers

Red Nichols-Bob Ashford or Bo Ashford (t), Bill Rank and another (tb), Max Farley (as), Frank Trumbauer (C-mel), Pee Wee Russell (cl, ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Arthur Schutt or Lennie Hayton (p), Carl Kress (g), Jack Hansen (bb), Chauncey Morehouse (d), Jim Miller-Charlie Farrell (v).

New York, October 26, 1927

12. 40512-1 Sugar (Yellen-Ager-Crum-Nichols)-vJM, CF                                                                  Victor 21056

13. 40513-1 Make My Cot Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows (Le Soir-Doll-Klein)-vJM, CF          Victor 21056

Red Nichols and His Orchestra

Red Nichols-Leo McConville (t), Miff Mole (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (g), Chauncey Morehouse (d, vib, v), Glenn Miller (arr).

New York, June 21, 1928

14. BVE45814-3 Harlem Twist (Fud Livingston-Chauncey Morehouse)-vCM, arrGM                  Victor 21560

Irving Brodsky and His Orchestra

Red Nichols-Tommy Thunen or John Egan (t), Glenn Miller (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Pee Wee Russell-Fud Livingston (cl, ts), Maurice Goffin and possibly Henry Whiteman (vln), Irving Brodsky (p), Tommy Felline (bjo), Jack Hansen (bb), George Beebe (d), Irving Kaufman (v).

New York, October 18, 1929

15. 149076-1 If You Believed In Me (Gilbert and Baer)-vIK                                                        Velvet Tone 2021-V

16. 149077-2 The End Of The Lonesome Trail (Perkins and Rudy)-vIK                                     Diva 3041-G

17. 149078-2 I May Be Wrong But I Think You’re Wonderful (Sullivan and Ruskin)-vIK          Velvet Tone 2021-V

Red and His Big Ten

Red Nichols-Charlie Teagarden (t), Glenn Miller (tb,arr), Benny Goodman (cl), Sid Stoneburn (as), Babe Russin (ts), Roy Bargy (p), Carl Kress (g), Art Miller (sb), Gene Krupa (d), Dick Robertson (v).

New York, November 18, 1930

18. BVE64623-1 That’s Where The South Begins (Jack Yellen-Ted Shapiro)-vDR, arrGM         Victor 23026

19. BVE64623-2 That’s Where The South Begins (—)-vDR, arrGM                                             Test

20. BVE64624-2 I’m Tickled Pink With A Blue-Eyed Baby (—)-vDR, arrGM                             Test

21. BVE64624-3 I’m Tickled Pink With A Blue-Eyed Baby (O’Flynn-Wendling)-vDR, arrGM    Victor 23026

Paul Small (v) replaces Dick Robertson. Fud Livingston (arr).

New York, January 5, 1931

22. BVE67760-1 At Last I’m Happy (Friend-Clare-Conrad)-vPS, arrFL                                    Victor 23033

23. BVE67761-1 If You Haven’t Got A Girl (Vallée-Davis-Hoffman)-vPS, arrFL                        Victor 23033