Slippin' Around: Miff Mole, Vol. 1

Slippin' Around: Miff Mole, Vol. 1

by Miff MoleMiff Mole


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One of the top trombonists of the second half of the 1920s, Miff Mole had a highly original style that featured wide-interval jumps and occasional whole-tone scales. Other than two big-band selections from 1937, all of his recordings as a leader prior to 1944 are on Slippin' Around, Vol. 1 and Slippin' Around Again, Vol. 2. Vol. 1 includes 14 numbers by Miff Mole's Molers of 1927-1928, a recording band that was basically Red Nichols' Five Pennies: cornetist Nichols, Mole, pianist Arthur Schutt, guitarist Dick McDonough, and drummer Vic Berton, plus reedist Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Tarto on tuba, drummer Ray Bauduc, Fud Livingston on reeds, bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, and guitarist Eddie Lang on various tracks. Mole's four numbers backing stage singer Sophie Tucker (who sounds pretty strong in 1927), four cuts with Red & Miff's Stompers, two by the Red Nichols Orchestra, and a pair of test pressings from a Mole session in 1930 (with trumpeter Phil Napoleon) wrap up this intriguing set. Highlights include adventurous versions of "Hurricane," "Delirium," "Davenport Blues," "Imagination," and "Feeling No Pain."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/1998
Label: Frog Uk
UPC: 0641654761925
catalogNumber: 19

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miff Mole   Primary Artist,Trombone,Ensemble
Eddie Condon   Banjo
Gene Krupa   Drums
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Red Nichols   Trumpet,Cornet
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Phil Napoleon   Trumpet
Carl Kress   Guitar
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Frank Teschemacher   Clarinet
Sophie Tucker   Vocals,Track Performer
Vic Berton   Celeste,Drums,Harpophone
Tony Colucci   Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lennie Hayton   Piano
Stan King   Drums
Fud Livingston   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums,Vocals,Vibes
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Dick McDonough   Banjo,Guitar
Joe Tarto   Tuba
Jack Hansen   Tuba
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Dudley Fosdick   Mellophonium
Ted Shapiro   Piano
Red & Miff's Stompers   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Nick LaRocca   Composer
Adrian Rollini   Contributor
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Roger Graham   Composer
Joe Jordan   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Joe Tarto   Brass Band
Jack Hansen   Brass Band
Dudley Fosdick   Contributor
Sidney Clare   Composer
Russell Robinson   Composer
Dave Peyton   Composer

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