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The Indispensable Bix Beiderbecke 1924-1930


Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 66540  
Composer:  W.R. WilliamsMessenheimerNed MillerChris Schoenberg,   ... 
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke
Conductor:  Jean GoldkettePaul WhitemanHoagy CarmichaelBix Beiderbecke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette OrchestraPaul Whiteman OrchestraHoagy Carmichael Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This double-CD from French RCA in their Jazz Tribune series (a reissue of an earlier double-LP) gives one a good overview of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke's Victor recordings. More serious collectors will want to acquire this music as part of a more complete series (since all of his solos are significant), while beginning collectors are advised to pick up his Columbia reissue CDs (which feature Beiderbecke in smaller groups) first. The 36 performances on this two-fer mostly focus on his sideman's appearances with the large dance orchestras of Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman during 1926-28, although there is one 1924 track ("I Didn't Know") with Goldkette, and a few later sessions from 1930. Highlights include "Clementine," Read more "San," "There Ain't No Sweet Man," "From Monday On," and "You Took Advantage of Me."

-- Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I Didn't Know by W.R. Williams
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
2.
Idolizing by Messenheimer
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
3.
Sunday by Ned Miller
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
4.
I'm Proud of a Baby Like You by Chris Schoenberg
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
5.
I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover by Harry M. Woods
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
6.
I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now by Benny Davis
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
7.
Hoosier Sweetheart by Joe Goodwin
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
8.
My Pretty Girl by Charles Fulcher
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
9.
Slow River by Chas M. Schwab
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
10.
In my merry Oldsmobile by Gus Edwards
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; USA 
11.
Clementine (From New Orleans) by Harry Warren
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean Goldkette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jean Goldkette Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927 
12.
Washboard Blues by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
13.
Changes by Walter Donaldson
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
14.
Mary by Walter Donaldson
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
15.
Lonely Melody by Sam Coslow
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
16.
San by Lindsay McPhail
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17.
Back in Your Own Backyard by Dave Dreyer
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
18.
There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears by Fred Fisher
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
19.
Dardanella by Fred Fisher
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
20.
Mississippi Mud by Harry Barris
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927 
21.
Sugar by Maceo Pinkard
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
22.
Coquette by Carmen Lombardo
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
23.
When by James C. Johnson
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
24.
Lovable by Holmes,
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
25.
My Pet by Jack Yellen
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
26.
Forget Me Not by Rykers,
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928 
27.
Louisiana by James C. Johnson
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
28.
Present Arms: You took advantage of me by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Paul Whiteman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
29.
Rockin' Chair by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Hoagy Carmichael
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
30.
Barnacle Bill the Sailor by Frank Luther
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Hoagy Carmichael
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra
31.
Deep Down South by M. Collins
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Bix Beiderbecke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bix Beiderbecke Orchestra
32.
I don't mind walking in the rain by Al Hoffman
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Bix Beiderbecke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bix Beiderbecke Orchestra
Written: 1930 
33.
I'll Be a Friend with Pleasure by Maceo Pinkard
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Bix Beiderbecke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bix Beiderbecke Orchestra
34.
Georgia On My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Hoagy Carmichael
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
35.
Bessie Couldn't Help It by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Bix Beiderbecke (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Hoagy Carmichael
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great Jazz from before my birth May 15, 2014 By Donald P. (Hudson, FL) See All My Reviews "Bix Beiderbecke was one of the all time great Jazz musicians. For recordings made before modern 78s, Vinyls, CDs, etc. there is a definite improvement from the old used records we used to buy. The selection of songs is great and brings back the sounds of early Jazz. I'm from the Swing era. Right now I'm listening to Mississippi Mud, not the Bing Crosby and the Delta Rhythm Boys version, but just as entertaining as that one. A definite bargain to hear this Roaring 20s music again." Report Abuse
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