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The Big Broadcast, Vol. 2

The Big Broadcast, Vol. 2


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Rich Conaty has for over 30 years hosted the weekly New York City radio program The Big Broadcast on WFUV-FM. Since he features jazz and pop music from the 1920s and '30s on his shows, his CD compilations (of which this is the second) stick to that era, emphasizing rarities. The Big Broadcast, Vol. 2 is mostly in chronological order (except for concluding with an unissued private recording of a 1932 Red Nichols broadcast performance), ranging from 1922 to 1936. Although it has a wide range of styles and moods, each selection has much to offer. Highlights from the 25 performances include a charming Eva Taylor-Clarence Williams vocal-piano duet on "Baby Won't You Please Come Home"; Rube Bloom's virtuosic piano on "Spring Fever"; a forgotten Paul Whiteman recording ("Love and Kisses") that has a fine Red Nichols cornet solo; a charming version of "I Get the Blues When It Rains" by the Fred Rich Orchestra with the Dorsey Brothers; one of Annette Hanshaw's more obscure recordings ("Wasting My Love on You"); the Three Keys on "Oh by Jingo"; a hot number by the Claude Hopkins Orchestra ("Washington Squabble"); and performances by Joe Venuti, a Mezz Mezzrow pickup group (with some fine Bud Freeman tenor), and Don Redman & His Orchestra. Vintage jazz collectors will certainly enjoy this well-conceived offering, which also has excellent liner notes from Conaty.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2007
Label: Rivermont
UPC: 0687474168926
catalogNumber: 1144
Rank: 190103


  1. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?
  2. Mamma Goes Where Papa Goes
  3. Let's Talk About My Sweetie
  4. Spring Fever
  5. South Wind
  6. Love and Kisses (From Baby to You)
  7. Blue Baby
  8. Because You Are My Dream Girl
  9. I Get the Blues When It Rains
  10. Wasting My Love on You
  11. Reaching for the Moon
  12. Dream a Little Dream of Me
  13. Was That the Human Thing to Do?
  14. (It's Too Darned Hot for a Hot Tune) Play Me a Frigid Air
  15. Rise 'N' Shine
  16. Oh! By Jingo
  17. Washington Squabble
  18. With Every Breath I Take
  19. Believe It Beloved
  20. I Got Shoes -- You Got Shoesies
  21. Tap Room Blues
  22. Alone
  23. The Panic Is On
  24. Bugle Call Rag
  25. Everybody Loves My Baby

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rudy Vallée   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Henry Busse   Trumpet
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Claude Hopkins   Piano,Leader
Joe Venuti   Violin
Red Nichols   Trumpet
Edmond Hall   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Spike Hughes   String Bass
Carl Kress   Banjo,Guitar
Frankie Newton   Trumpet
Harry Reser   Banjo,Leader
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone,Vibes
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Fox   Clarinet,Leader
Abe Lyman   Drums,Leader
Don Redman   Clarinet,Leader,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bowlly   Guitar,Vocals
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Wellman Braud   String Bass
Ovie Alston   Trumpet
Fernando Arbello   Trombone
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Vic Berton   Drums
Rube Bloom   Piano
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Clarence Holiday   Guitar
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Isham Jones   Leader,Tenor Saxophone
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Stan King   Drums
John Langley   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Sylvester Lewis   Trumpet
Ernie Mathias   Trumpet
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet
Newman   Piano
Charles Peterson   Banjo
Charlie Pierce   Banjo
Bill Rank   Trombone
Arthur Rollini   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Kenny Sargent   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Ben Selvin   Violin
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Albert Snaer   Trumpet
George Stafford   Drums
Eddie Stone   Violin,Vocals
Henry Turner   String Bass
Clarence Willard   Trumpet
Clarence Williams   Piano
Milt Yaner   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Walter Yoder   String Bass
Bob Ysaguirre   String Bass
Max Farley   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Sam M. Lewis   Trombone
Joe Tarto   Bowed Bass
Fred Rich   Piano,Leader
Mickey Bloom   Trumpet
Henry Jaworski   Violin
Pete Pumiglio   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Chelsea Quealey   Trumpet
John Cordaro   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ramona Davies   Piano,Vocals
Pat Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Fulton   Trombone
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet
Bill Harty   Drums
Matty Malneck   Violin
Fulton McGrath   Piano
Art Miller   String Bass
Walter O'Keefe   Announcer
Mike Pingatore   Banjo,Guitar
Andy Secrest   Cornet
Gene Simon   Trombone
Charles Strickfaden   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Frank Victor   Guitar
Smith Ballew   Leader,Vocals
Johnny Carlson   Trumpet
Irving Kaufman   Vocals
Lew Stone   Cello
Billy Marcus   Drums
Art Grier   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Morrow   Violin
Lew Davis   Trombone
Chester Hazlett   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Nat Natoli   Trumpet
Frank Schumacher   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Wilbur Hall   Trombone
Dwight Muma   Violin
James Briggs   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Herb Quigley   Drums
Ernest Ritte   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Wally Heglin   Guitar
Saxie Mansfield   Tenor Saxophone
Mark Bennett   Trombone
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Stanley Green   Trumpet
Harvey Boone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jim Easton   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Hal McLean   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mario Perry   Violin
Vic d'Ippolito   Trumpet
Victor Hauprich   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Russ Jenner   Trombone
Manny Lowy   Violin
Homer Menge   Trombone
Fred Morrow   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Patent   String Bass
Bob Pease   Vocals,String Bass
Sid Peltyn   Trumpet,Leader
Snub Pollard   Trumpet,Vocals
John Sperzel   Bowed Bass
Frances Stevens   Vocals
Jules de Vorzon   Violin
Jim Welton   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bruce Yantis   Violin
Ted Repay   Piano
Blue Steele   Trombone,Leader
Dick Webster   Violin
Jake Garcia   String Bass
Clifford R. Burwell   Piano
Benjamin Frankel   Violin
Baker   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Alex Palocsay   Trombone
Bill Lower   String Bass
Billy Amstell   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Benny Morton's All Stars   Trombone
Ray Toland   Drums
Cliff Barber   Trumpet
John Bowman   Violin
Slim Furness   Guitar,Vocals
Duffy   Violin
Ray McDermott   Tenor Saxophone,Voices
Albert Casey   Guitar
Jack Jackson & His Band   Trumpet
Tony Sacco   Guitar
Ted Delmarter   Banjo
Vincent Grande   Trombone
Walter Lageson   Drums
Arthur Niblo   Trumpet
Henry Cody   Drums
Sam Goble   Trumpet
Charles Kaley   Violin,Vocals
Sol Lewis   Piano
Marvin Longfellow   Bowed Bass
Goof Morrison   Trumpet
Victor Engle   Drums
Connie Boswell   Vocals
Bill Moore Lucky Seven Band   Trumpet
R.H. Bowers   Piano,Leader
Gordon Green   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Claude Hopkins   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Adrian Rollini   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Fabian André   Composer
Phil Baker   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Lew Stone   Arranger
Joe Young   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Sid Silvers   Composer
Harry Stoddard   Composer
Albert Von Tilzer   Composer
Charles Warfield   Composer
Bill Haid   Composer
Rich Conaty   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production,Annotation
Marcy Klauber   Composer
Bryan Wright   Producer,Audio Production
Marvin Longfellow   Arranger
Lou Herscher   Composer

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