Various Artists - Roots Of Jazz Scat Vocals
This album features 19 pioneering examples of early Jazz Scat Vocals in a beautifully digitally remastered state. Covering songs from 1927 through 1938 it gives the listener a great overview of the evolution of Scat singing from its infancy. Featuring performances from such legendary performers as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Earl Hines, Andy Kirk, Duke Ellington, Bennie Moten, and many others this album is sure to be enjoyed by any fan of Scat singing.
- Sweet Sue, Just You (Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra) (2:43)
Trumpet & Vocals - Louis Armstrong, Vocals - Albert Johnson, Trumpet - Elmer Whitlock & Zilmer Randolph, Trombone - Keg Johnson, Clarinet/Alto Sax - Scoville Brown & George Oldham, Clarinet/Tenor Sax - Albert "Budd" Johnson, Piano - Teddy Wilson, Banjo/Guitar - Mike McKendrick, Bass - Bill Oldham, Drums - Yank Porter. Recorded In Chicago April 26th 1933.
- Let's Sow A Wild Oat (Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra) (2:59)
Clarinet & Vocals - Jimmie Noone, Clarinet/Alto Sax & Vocals - Joe Preston, Cornet - George Mitchell, Piano - Alex Hill, Trombone - Fayette Williams, Banjo/Guitar - Junie Cobb, Bass - Bill Newton, Drums - Johnny Wells. Recorded In Chicago December 27th 1928.
- Just A Crazy Song (Hi-Hi-Hi) (Blanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys) (2:57)
Vocals - Blanche Calloway, Trumpet - Joe Keyes, Clarence Smith, & Edgar Battle, Trombone - Alton Moore, Clarinet/Alto Sax - Booker Pitman, Alto Sax - Leroy Hardy, Tenor Sax - Ben Webster, Piano - Clyde Hart, Banjo/Guitar - Andy Jackson, Bass - Joe Durham, Drums - Cozy Cole. Recorded In Camden, N.J. March 27th 1931.
- Willie The Weeper (Doc Cook & His 14 Doctors Of Syncopation) (2:59)
Drums & Vocals - Andrew Hilaire, Cornet - Freddie Keppard & Elwood Graham, Trombone - Fayette Williams & Bill Dawson, Clarinet - Jimmie Noone, Alto Sax - Joe Preston, Alto Sax/Violin - William Butler, Tenor Sax - Clarence Owens, Piano - Jerome Carrington, Banjo - Johnny St. Cyr, Bass - Bill Newton. Recorded In Chicago June 11th 1927.
- Every Man For Himself (Washboard Rhythm Kings) (3:04)
Vocals - Buck Franklin, Guitar - Teddy Bunn, Other Musicians Unknown. Recorded In Camden, N.J. May 8th 1931.
- Tutti Frutti (Slim & Slam) (2:38)
Guitar & Vocals - Slim Gaillard, Bass & Vocals - Slam Stewart, Piano - Sam Allen, Drums - Pompey "Guts" Dobson. Recorded In New York June 27th 1938.
- All Muggled Up (Blue Steele & His Orchestra) (2:48)
Trombone - Blue Steele, Tenor Sax - Ernie Wimburn, Vocals Clarinet & Alto Sax - Frank Meyers, Piano - George Marks, Banjo, Guitar & Drums - Red Roundtree. Recorded In May 1930.
- Get Low-Down Blues (Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra) (2:59)
Trombone & Vocals - Thamon Hayes, Cornet - Ed Lewis & Booker Washington, Reeds - Harlan Leonard, Jack Washington, & Woody Walder, Piano - Bennie Moten, Banjo - Leroy Berry, Bass - Vernon Page, Drums - Willie McWashington. Recorded In Camden, New Jersey September 7th 1928.
- The Scat Song (Joel Shaw & His Orchestra) (2:57)
Vocals - Dick Robertson, Piano - Joel Shaw, Clarinet/Alto Sax - Mike Doty, Alto Sax - Gene Kardos, Other Musicians Unknown. Recorded In New York June 1932.
- Have You Ever Felt That Way? (Earl Hines & His Orchestra) (3:03)
Piano & Vocals - Earl Hines, Cornet - Shirley Clay & George Mitchell, Trombone - William Franklin, Reeds - Lester Boone, Toby Turner, & Cecil Irwin, Banjo/Guitar - Claude Roberts, Bass - Hayes Alvis, Drums - Benny Washington. Recorded In Chicago February 14th 1929.
- Everybody Loves My Baby (Taylor's Dixie Orchestra (AKA Taylor's Dixie Serenaders)) (2:42)
Tenor Sax & Vocals - Ernest Parham, Trumpet - Lester Mitchell & Joe Jordan, Alto Sax/Baritone Sax - Leslie Johnakins, Alto Sax - Skeets Tolbert, Piano - Jimmy Gunn, Banjo - Guy Harrington, Bass - Harry Prather, Drums - Bill Hart, Leader - Dave Taylor. Recorded In Charlotte, North Carolina May 23rd 1931.
- Sister Kate (Earl Hines & His Orchestra) (3:05)
Piano & Vocals - Earl Hines, Cornet - Shirley Clay & George Mitchell, Trombone - William Franklin, Reeds - Lester Boone, Toby Turner, & Cecil Irwin, Banjo/Guitar - Claude Roberts, Bass - Hayes Alvis, Drums - Benny Washington. Recorded In Chicago February 15th 1929.
- You're Driving Me Crazy (McKinney's Cotton Pickers) (2:44)
Banjo & Vocals - Dave Wilburn, Cornet - Rex Stewart, Trumpet - Langston Curl & Buddy Lee, Trombone - Ed Cuffee & Quentin Jackson, Reeds - Don Redman, Benny Carter, Edward Inge, & Prince Robinson, Piano - Todd Rhodes, Bass - Billy Taylor, Drums - Cuba Austin. Recorded In Camden, New Jersey December 17th 1930.
- Zaz Zuh Zaz (Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra) (3:23)
Vocals - Cab Calloway, Trumpet - Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham, & Edwin Swayzee, Trombone - De Priest Wheeler & Harry White, Reeds - Eddie Barefield, Andrew Brown, Arville Harris, & Walter Thomas, Piano - Bennie Payne, Banjo/Guitar - Morris White, Bass - Al Morgan, Drums - Leroy Maxey. Recorded In New York November 2nd 1933.
- Blue Clarinet Stomp (Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy) (2:49)
Vocals - Harry Lawson, Trumpet - Gene Prince & Harry Lawson, Trombone - Allen Durham, Clarinet/Alto Sax - John Harrington, Alto Sax/Baritone Sax - John Williams, Tenor Sax - Lawrence Freeman, Violin - Claude Williams, Piano - Mary Lou Williams, Banjo/Guitar - William Dirvin, Bass - Andy Kirk, Drums - Edward McNeil. Recorded In Kansas City Circa November 7th 1929.
- Sloppy Joe (Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra) (3:11)
Drums & Vocals - Sonny Greer, Trumpet - Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins, & Cootie Williams, Trombone - Joe Nanton, Reeds - Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, & Harry Carney, Piano - Duke Ellington, Banjo - Fred Guy, Bass - Wellman Braud. Recorded In New York March 7th 1929.
- St. Louis Blues (Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (Originally Released As The Jungle Band)) (2:52)
Vocals - Cab Calloway, Trumpet - R.Q. Dickerson, Lammar Wright, & Wendell Culley, Trombone - De Priest Wheeler, Reeds - Thornton Blue, Andrew Brown, Walter Thomas, Piano - Earres Prince, Banjo - Morris White, Bass - Jimmy Smith, Drums - Leroy Maxey. Recorded In New York July 24th 1930.
- Junk Man (The Spirits Of Rhythm) (2:40)
Tiples & Vocals - Leo Watson, Wilbur Daniels, & Douglas Daniels, Drums & Vocals - Virgil Scoggins, Guitar - Teddy Bunn, Bass - Wilson Myers. Recorded In New York September 14th 1934.
- Shake That Thing (Wingy Manone & His Orchestra (Originally Released As Barbecue Joe & His Hot Dogs)) (3:16)
Cornet & Vocals - Wingy Manone, Clarinet - George Walters, Tenor Sax - Joe Dunn, Piano - Maynard Spencer, Drums - Dash Burkis. Recorded In Richmond, Indianna August 28th 1930.