BDW 8070 – Sam Wooding’s complete recordings, 1922-31 | 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.

3-CDs, $48.00

 

 

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

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