Wingy Sings, Manone Plays: Great Hits

Wingy Sings, Manone Plays: Great Hits

by Wingy Manone


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Wingy Manone made these 24 good time small-band swing recordings for the Vocalion, Okeh, Banner, Perfect and Bluebird imprints between January 15, 1935 and July 7, 1936, cheerfully rasping the Tin Pan Alley lyrics, blowing his trumpet and egging the band on in the manner of Louis Armstrong or Fats Waller. The Waller connection is most evident in five titles that qualify as Waller covers and were certainly perceived as such in 1935 and 1936: "I Believe in Miracles," "Lulu's Back in Town," "West Wind," "I've Got My Fingers Crossed" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." Perhaps the funniest and most endearing tune is "The Broken Record," a love song that periodically sticks on one riff in imitation of a skipping 78 rpm phonograph record. (Carla Bley did her own bizarre update of this idea in 1978 when she made her entire ten-piece modern jazz ensemble skip like a 33-and-a-1/3 rpm record on "Musique Mecanique, Pt. 3"). Manone's bands were often peppered with players as brilliant and energetic as he was. The strongest examples on this collection are trombonists George Brunies and Jack Teagarden and reedmen Bud Freeman, Joe Marsala and Eddie Miller. If this little taste leaves you hankering for more Manone, seek out his complete works as presented on the Classics Chronological Series.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2000
Label: Jasmine Music
UPC: 0604988256321
catalogNumber: 2563
Rank: 174322

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wingy Manone   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Joe Marsala   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Horace Diaz   Piano
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Harry Goodman   Bass
James Lamare   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Nappy Lamare   Guitar,Vocals
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Eddie Miller   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Sid Weiss   Bass
Ward Silloway   Trombone
Tommy Mace   Alto Saxophone
Gil Bowers   Piano
Conrad Lanoue   Piano

Technical Credits

John Bunch   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Joe Hanley   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Paul Pelletier   Liner Notes,Annotation
Murray Mencher   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Lewis Gensler   Composer
Charles Newman   Composer
Lewis   Composer
Michael Riley   Composer
Edward Farley   Composer

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