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Benny Carter and His Orchestra: The Chronological Classics, 1933-1936

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Firebird - Spike Hughes And His Negro Orch
  2. Music At Sunrise - Spike Hughes And His Negro Orch
  3. How Come You Do Me Like You Do? - Spike Hughes And His Negro Orch
  4. Blue Interlude - The Chocolate Dandies
  5. I Never Knew - The Chocolate Dandies
  6. Once Upon A Time - The Chocolate Dandies
  7. Krazy Kapers - The Chocolate Dandies
  8. Devil's Holiday
  9. Lonesome Nights
  10. Symphony In Riffs
  11. Blue Lou
  12. Shoot The Works
  13. Dream Lullaby
  14. Everybody Shuffle
  15. Synthetic Love
  16. Swingin At Maida Vale
  17. Nightfall
  18. Big Ben Blues
  19. These Foolish Things
  20. When Day Is Done
  21. I've Got Two Lips
  22. Just A Mood
  23. Swingin The Blues


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 4, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: May 19, 1933
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Classics Records
  • ASIN: B00002811H
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #776,794 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In the annals of Jazz few are held in higher esteem than alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, arranger, band/combo leader and composer Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter, born in New York City on August 8, 1907, whose influence and talents were on display for the better part of seven decades (1930s to 1990s). He started out in the Charlie Johnson orchestra in 1928 before forming his first big band in 1929, then becoming an integral part of Fletcher Henderson's band and then McKinney's Cotton Pickers in 1930-31, and back to his own New York City-based band in 1932. That aggregation included the likes of pianist Teddy Wilson, trombonist Dicky Wells, tenor saxophonist Chu Berry and drummer Sid Catlett. In those early years he was also in demand as an arranger supreme, especially by Duke Ellington.

To give you just some idea as to his importance to the Jazz world, he soon came to be nicknamed The King by his contemporaries and, before his death at age 96 on July 12, 2003, he was the 1986 recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Award by The National Endowment For The Arts, the 1987 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, a Grammy for his solo Prelude To A Kiss in 1994, the same year he received a Hollywood Walk Of Fame star. Three years before his death, in 2000, President Bill Clinton personally pinned on him the National Medal Of Arts from The National Endowment For The Arts.
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