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Shaking The Blues Away / Fisher, Keillor, Coffee Club Orchestra


Release Date: 12/10/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67508  
Composer:  Irving BerlinSpencer WilliamsFred RoseIsham Jones,   ... 
Performer:  Garrison Keillor
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Personnel: Rob Fisher (piano, celeste); Garrison Keillor (vocals).

The Coffee Club Orchestra includes: Seymour Red Press, Al Regni (soprano & alto saxophones, clarinet); Dennis Anderson (soprano & tenor saxophones, clarinet); Phil Bodner (tenor saxophone, clarinet); John Campo (baritone & bass saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet); John Frosk, Joe Wilder, Dave Gale (trumpet); Dave Bargeron (trombone, tuba); Jack Gale (trombone); Barry Finclair (violin, viola); Ruth Anna Waterman, Andy Stein, Suzanne Ornstein (violin); Melissa Meell (cello); Jay Berliner (guitar, banjo); John Beal (bass); Arnie Kinsella (drums, percussion). Recorded at BMG Studios, New York, New York from November 25-27 and on December 23, 1991.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Puttin' on the Ritz: Puttin' on the Ritz by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
2.
Tishomingo Blues by Spencer Williams
Performer:  Garrison Keillor (Voice)
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
3.
Deep Henderson by Fred Rose
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
4.
How About Me? by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
5.
Lady of the Nile by Isham Jones
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
6.
Stampede by Fletcher Henderson
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
7.
Confessin' That I Love You by Al J. Neiburg
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
8.
Three Little Words by Bert Kalmar
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
9.
East Saint Louis Toodle-oo by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
10.
Present Arms: You took advantage of me by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
11.
Wah-hoo by Cliff Friend
Performer:  Garrison Keillor (Voice)
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
12.
Shaking the Blues Away by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
13.
Glad Rag Doll by Jack Yellen
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
14.
Doo Wacka Doo by Will Donaldson
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
15.
I'll Never Have to Dream Again by Isham Jones
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
16.
Lamour by Garrison Keillor
Performer:  Garrison Keillor (Voice)
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; USA 
17.
Steamboat Stomp by Boyd Senter
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
18.
Doin' the Frog by James Francis McHugh
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
19.
Copenhagen by Charlie Davis
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
20.
Betsy: Blue Skies by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
21.
Beyond the Blue Horizon by Richard A. Whiting
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
22.
Betsy: Blue Skies by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Rob Fisher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coffee Club Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Medium Happy January 18, 2016 By  doll See All My Reviews "I heard the Coffee Club Orchestra on Keillor's radio show and thought they were great. The CD is ok but the orchestra sound doesn't seem to be mixed right. The reeds and rhythm sections come through loud and clear on most songs but the brass often seems to be fading out. The trumpets, whether on solos or sections, are often indistinct and leave you wondering whose playing the melody. For example, on the 'toodle-oo' song the trumpet solo in the beginning is apparently very well played but the volume prevents it from coming through. I won't be returning the CD but I don't think is doing the very fine orchestra any favors." Report Abuse
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