2021 IHTSB 11 November 14 music from Bob Crosby, Vic Damone, Sidney Bechet…

We listen to a selection of small jazz groups and fine voices in recordings from 1931 through to 1956.. The Bobcats, a group carved out of the fine Bob Crosby orchestra start us off with “Washington and Lee Swing”, and we hear as well the brilliant combination of Sidney Bechet and Jonah Jones on the classic number “Sweet Georgia Brown”. Among our superb voices today we hear from Buddy Clark, Margaret Whiting and Vic Damone, all noted for their rich warm tones and superb lyrical delivery. Robert Farnon brings us one of his customary exquisite arrangements in the 1949 recording of “You’d be Hard to Replace”. And also from the UK we’re joined by Ray Noble and his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra with singer Al Bowlly in their 1931 version of “Time on My Hands”,

Artist Year Song Time

  1. Bob Crosbys Bobcats 1939 Washington And Lee Swing 2:44
  2. Margaret Whiting 1950 I Didn’t Know What Time It Was 3:51
  3. Eddie Condon & His Band 1940 Dancing Fool 2:46
  4. Mildred Bailey 1933 Doin’ The Uptown Lowdown 2:55
  5. Sidney Bechet Blue Note Jazzmen 1953 Sweet Georgia Brown 4:02
  6. Vic Damone 1956 Wait Till You See Her 3:21
  7. Robert Farnon & His Orchestra 1949 You’d Be Hard To Replace 2:29
  8. Artie Shaw 1936 One Two Button Your Shoe 2:52
  9. Buddy Clark 1947 You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To 3:05
  10. Billy Butterfield And His Orchestra 1947 On A Sunday Afternoon 4:15
  11. Billie Holiday 1937 They Can’t Take That Away From Me 3:21
  12. Al Bowlly 1931 Time On My Hands 3:17
  13. Woody Herman 1945 Love Me 3:02