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Woody Herman - 1940-1941 (2003) [Swing, Big Band]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Woody Herman - 1940-1941 (2003) [Swing, Big Band]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 29 Jan 2024, 03:03

Artist: Woody Herman
Album: 1940-1941
Genre: Swing, Big Band
Label: Classics
Released: 2003
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Chips' Boogie Woogie (2:34)
  2. Chips' Blues (3:18)
  3. Frenesi (3:23)
  4. Song of Old Hawaii (3:09)
  5. Golden Wedding (3:20)
  6. Five O'Clock Whistle (3:23)
  7. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to a Bar (3:10)
  8. Dream Valley (2:42)
  9. Whatever Happened to You? (2:55)
  10. There I Go (3:04)
  11. You're the One (2:47)
  12. Love of My Life (3:02)
  13. The Stars Remain (2:52)
  14. I Should Have Known You Years Ago (2:41)
  15. The Golden Wedding (3:18)
  16. Sorrento (3:24)
  17. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (2:42)
  18. Oh! Look at Me Now (3:08)
  19. Bounce Me Brother, With a Solid Four (3:13)
  20. Lazy River (2:56)
  21. There'll Be Some Changes Made (2:02)
  22. Come Back to Sorrento (2:43)
  23. Bishop's Blues (1:51)


During the period covered by this entry in the Classics Chronological series, the Woody Herman Orchestra was becoming well known as "the band that plays the blues" due to their hit recording of "The Woodchopper's Ball." Truth is, the Herman orchestra still played a large number of ballads (many of which featured Herman's singing) in addition to conventional swing charts. This CD begins with a couple features for Herman's clarinet in which he is joined by just the rhythm section; they were called "Woody Herman & His Four Chips." Despite the success of the heated "Chips' Boogie Woogie" and "Chips' Blues," those two numbers were the combo's only recordings. Otherwise, the set includes 16 Herman vocals plus spots for Muriel Lane and the Dillagens. None of Herman's sidemen during this era were major soloists, though Joe Bishop's spots on flügelhorn were a bit groundbreaking. The final four selections are from a V-Disc session. Woody Herman completists will want this set but, otherwise, one can pick up the two "Chips" recordings elsewhere.
Review by Scott Yanow

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