Swingin' Down The Lane

Swingin' Down The Lane

by Will Bradley Will Bradley




This third Will Bradley CD released by the Scottish Hep label has 18 of his orchestra's final 36 recordings (including "In the Hall of the Mountain King," "From the Land of Sky Blue Waters," and small group jams on "Basin Street Boogie" and "Tea for Two"). Along the way, such soloists are heard from as Peanuts Hucko on tenor, pianists Freddie Slack and Billy Maxted, trumpeter Lee Castle, and Bradley on trombone. However, Bradley got tired of the many big band boogie-woogie numbers (he preferred playing ballads) and co-leader drummer/singer Ray McKinley and he split up in early 1942. Their subsequent orchestras did not record. Bradley eventually returned to the studios. This disc concludes with seven numbers that the trombonist recorded during 1946-1947 with fellow studio musicians, including a remake of "Celery Stalks" and the intriguing "Bop 'N' Boogie." But there was no great demand for a new Will Bradley Orchestra, and that venture never got off the ground. However, there are many enjoyable swing performances on this CD, which (along with the two other Bradley Hep discs) is recommended to swing fans.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
Label: Hep Records
UPC: 0603366107828
catalogNumber: 1078
Rank: 163033


  1. Think of Me
  2. Tea for Two
  3. Swingin' Down the Lane
  4. Flamingo
  5. April in Paris
  6. When You and I Were Young, Maggie
  7. In the Hall of the Mountain King
  8. Get Thee Behind Me Satan
  9. From the Land of Sky Blue Water
  10. All That Meat and No Potatoes
  11. Love Me a Little, Little
  12. I'm Tired of Waiting for You
  13. Basin Street Boogie
  14. Stop and Ask Somebody
  15. Jack and Jill
  16. Fry Me Cookie With a Can of Lard
  17. The Three BS (Barrelhouse, Boogie and the Blues)
  18. Request for a Rhumba
  19. Etude Brutus
  20. If I'm Lucky
  21. Turn the Knob on the Left
  22. Celery Stalks No. 2
  23. Easy Ride
  24. Lonely Moments
  25. Bop'n'boogie

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Will Bradley   Primary Artist,Trombone,Leader
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Lee Castle   Trumpet,Soloist
Bob Haggart   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Maxted   Piano,Soloist
Ray McKinley   Drums,Vocals
Freddie Slack   Piano
Stan Freeman   Piano
Bill Pritchard   Trombone
Stan Webb   Baritone Saxophone
Mahlon Clark   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Morey Feld   Drums
Hank Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Doc Goldberg   Bass
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Joey Huffman   Alto Saxophone
Steve Jordan   Guitar
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Pete Mondello   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Ralph Muzillo   Trumpet
Danny Perri   Guitar
Robinson   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Arthur Rollini   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Don Ruppersberg   Trombone
Dave Tough   Drums
John Van Eps   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Ricci   Baritone Saxophone
Phil Giardina   Trombone
Alec FILA   Piano,Trumpet
James Grimes   Trumpet
Philburn   Trombone
John Mays   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Molinelli   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Alberto Mitchell   Trumpet
Tom Dicarlo   Trumpet
Felix Giobbe   Bass
Sam Sachelle   Tenor Saxophone
Art Drellinger   Tenor Saxophone
Artt Mendelsohn   Alto Saxophone
Bill Corti   Trombone
Bob Holt   Piano
Steve Jordan   Guitar
Red Solomon   Trumpet
Jimmy Emert   Trombone
Lynn Gardner   Vocals
Joe Wiedman   Trumpet
Terry Allen   Vocals
Phil Hanna   Vocals

Technical Credits

Billy Maxted   Arranger
Freddie Slack   Arranger
Leonard Whitney   Arranger
Alastair Robertson   Producer,Liner Notes

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