Drop me off in Harlem: A Vintage Jazz Portrait 1928-52 | Retrospective RTR4247

Drop me off in Harlem: A Vintage Jazz Portrait 1928-52

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Label: Retrospective

Cat No: RTR4247

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 19th May 2014

Contents

Artists

Adelaide Hall
Red Nichols
Fats Waller
Fletcher Henderson
Dorsey Brothers
Henry Red Allen
Willie The Lion Smith
Mildred Bailey
Jimmie Lunceford
Ivie Anderson
Joe Marsala
Fred Astaire
Duke Ellington
Elisabeth Welch
Hot Lips Page
Glenn Miller
Ella Fitzgerald
Chick Webb
The Carnival Three
James P Johnson
Woody Herman
David Rose
Jack Teagarden
Johnny Mercer

Artists

Adelaide Hall
Red Nichols
Fats Waller
Fletcher Henderson
Dorsey Brothers
Henry Red Allen
Willie The Lion Smith
Mildred Bailey
Jimmie Lunceford
Ivie Anderson
Joe Marsala
Fred Astaire
Duke Ellington
Elisabeth Welch
Hot Lips Page
Glenn Miller
Ella Fitzgerald
Chick Webb
The Carnival Three
James P Johnson
Woody Herman
David Rose
Jack Teagarden
Johnny Mercer

About

This is an evocative sound portrait of Harlem, an exuberant sequence of some of the most enjoyable vintage jazz imaginable.

Since the late 20s, the Harlem district of New York City has been synonymous with the liveliest black music of the vintage jazz age. No one place in any city has been so immortalised in music. All the most creative musicians played in its many theatres and clubs.

Retrospective has carefully selected 25 of the finest of the innumerable numbers written to illustrate some aspect of this characterful area. Prominent among the galaxy of jazz stars represented is Duke Ellington (Echoes Of Harlem ...), whose statue marks the boundary of Harlem and Central Park, and other top black bandleaders Chick Webb (Go Harlem...), Fletcher Henderson (Underneath The Harlem Moon) and Jimmie Lunceford (Harlem Shout).

But the range is extraordinarily wide, with plenty of other delights from the likes of Fats Waller, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, and even Fred Astaire tap-dancing!

The hedonistic spirit is epitomised by the two genial duets from Jack Teagarden and Joe Mercer (Christmas Night In Harlem, Fare Thee Well To Harlem). Let us (aurally) drop you off there.

Track Listing:
1. Drop Me Off In Harlem - Adelaide Hall
2. Harlem Twist - Red Nichols
3. Harlem Fuss - Fats Waller
4. Jungle Nights In Harlem - Duke Ellington
5. Underneath The Harlem Moon - Fletcher Henderson
6. Old Man Harlem - The Dorsey Brothers
7. There’s A House In Harlem For Sale - Henry Red Allen
8. Harlem Joys - Willie The Lion Smith
9. Harlem Lullaby - Mildred Bailey
10. Go Harlem - Chick Webb
11. Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie’s Concerto) - Duke Ellington
12. Christmas Night In Harlem - Jack Teagarden & Johnny Mercer
13. Harlem Shout - Jimmie Lunceford
14. It Was A Sad Night In Harlem - Duke Ellington, with Ivie Anderson
15. Harlem Congo - Chick Webb
16. Reunion In Harlem - Joe Marsala
17. Bojangles Of Harlem - Fred Astaire
18. Harlem Air-Shaft - Duke Ellington
19. Harlem In My Heart - Elisabeth Welch
20. Harlem Rumbain’ The Blues - Hot Lips Page
21. I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem - Glenn Miller
22. Holiday In Harlem - Ella Fitzgerald, With Chick Webb
23. Harlem Hotcha - The Carnival Three, with James P Johnson
24. Harlem Nocturne - Woody Herman, With David Rose
25. Fare Thee Well To Harlem - Jack Teagarden & Johnny Mercer

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