Stuyvesant Stompers: Dr. Jazz, Vol. 12

Stuyvesant Stompers: Dr. Jazz, Vol. 12

by Stuyvesant Stompers

CD

Overview

The Stuyvesant Stompers were a continually changing group of Dixieland all-stars who appeared in the early 1950s at the Stuyvesant Casino. This 1997 CD features several versions of the Stompers as heard on the Dr. Jazz radio series of 1951-52. The Stuyvesant by 1951 was a hangout for college students and partiers who enjoyed getting drunk, so the audience could get rather boisterous and loud at times. They are reasonably well-behaved during most of these selections, though a bit loud during the two selections that feature cornetist Jimmy McPartland. Wild Bill Davison stars on four numbers, and trumpeter Max Kaminsky stars on the majority of selections. Other stars who are heard from include trombonists Lou McGarity and Ziggy Elmer (the latter is best-known for his period with Harry James); clarinetists Peanuts Hucko, Pee Wee Russell and Cecil Scott; tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman (in excellent form); and pianists Red Richards, Joe Sullivan, Charlie Queener and Lou Stein (who is well-featured on "I Got Rhythm"). Since the recording quality is just OK in spots (the crowd occasionally gets in the way) and the musicians have their streaky moments, this is not an essential release but there are plenty of good moments that Dixieland fans will enjoy hearing.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/1997
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101605729
catalogNumber: 6057

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stuyvesant Stompers   Primary Artist
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Georg Brunis   Vocals
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Ray McKinley   Drums,Vocals
Jimmy McPartland   Cornet
Red Richards   Piano
Lou Stein   Piano
Joe Sullivan   Piano
George Wettling   Drums
Wild Bill Davison   Cornet
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Cecil Scott   Clarinet
Omer Simeon   Clarinet
Bonnie Wetzel   Bass
Charlie Queener   Piano
Ziggy Elmer   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Max Kaminsky   Contributor
Jimmy McPartland   Contributor
Wild Bill Davison   Contributor
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Bert Williams   Composer
Jack Sohmer   Liner Notes
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Joe Boughton   Producer
Bob Hilbert   Producer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer

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