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Original Tuxedo Junction / Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra


Release Date: 02/18/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 59682  
Composer:  Erskine HawkinsVarious
Performer:  Erskine Hawkins
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Tuxedo Junction
2. After Hours
3. Tippin' In
4. Rockin' Rollers' Jubilee
5. Weary Blues - (bonus track)
6. Easy Rider
7. Swing Out
8. Big Wig in the Wigwam - (bonus track)
9. Swingin' on Lenox Avenue - (bonus track)
10. Gin Mill Special
11. Cherry
12. Dolomite
13. Song of the Wanderer - (bonus track)
14. Junction Blues
15. Sweet Georgia Brown
16. Five O'Clock Whistle - (bonus track)
17. Soft Winds
18. Nona
19. Blackout
20. Don't Cry Baby
21. Bear Mash Blues

Personnel: Erskine Hawkins (trumpet), Ida James (vocals), Jimmy Mitchelle (alto
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Recorded in New York between 1938 and 1942, and Chicago on January 10, 1945. Includes liner notes by Stanley Dance.

Booklet includes a discography and detailed personnel listings.

Personnel: Erskine Hawkins (trumpet).

Recording information: 09/12/1938-01/10/1945.

This is an excellent one-CD sampler of the music of Erskine Hawkins' Orchestra. Although serious collectors will want to get the comprehensive Classics releases, this is a perfect place for more general listeners to begin. Hawkins' three biggest hits ("Tuxedo Junction," "After Hours," and "Tippin' In") lead off the set which otherwise has highlights from 1938-42. With the exception of 1945's "Tippin' In" (which features some memorable lead alto by Bobby Smith), all of Hawkins' key soloists are here, including the leader and Dud Bascomb on trumpets, either Paul Bascomb or Julian Dash on tenor, baritonist Haywood Henry, and pianist Avery Parrish (who made "After Hours" famous). Timeless swing. ~ Scott Yanow
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Works on This Recording

1. Tuxedo Junction by Erskine Hawkins
Performer:  Erskine Hawkins (Trumpet)
2. Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Erskine Hawkins (Trumpet)

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