SINGIN' THE BLUES - Vic Lewis and Jack Parnell's Jazzmen
This CD recalls the wartime years when youth and free spirits set down on record some outstanding jazz which still sounds fresh and exciting today. The tracks were laid down in 1944 and 1945 - 24 in all! Personnel are Vic Lewis - Jack Parnell - Billy Riddick - Ronnie Chamberlain - Derek Hawkins - Dick Katz and Charlie Short.
URCD163 VIC LEWIS and JACK PARNELL's JAZZMEN - Singin' The Blues
A special re-release of original Parlophone recordings that sold over 50,000 albums when first released. First time ever available on CD.
February 1944 Billy Riddick, Ronnie Chamberlain, Derek Hawkins, Dick Katz, Vic Lewis, Charlie Short, Jack Parnell
1. Johnny's Idea
2. Mean Old Bed Bug
3. Jazz Band Jump
4. I'm Coming Virginia
June 1944 As above but Lou Nussbaum replaces Charlie Short.
5. Jazz Men Blues
7. Why Begin Again? (Pastel Blue)
9. I Found A New Baby
August 1944 As 1-4 but Bert Howard replaces Charlie Short.
10. That's A Plenty
11. Ugly Child (You're Some Pretty Doll)
12. Dick's Boogie
13. Mop Mop
October 1944 Same as 1-4 but with Bert Howard replacing Charlie Short and Cliff Townsend joining on alto sax and clarinet.
14. Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
15. Get Happy
17. Someday Sweetheart
February 1945 As 1-4 but Bert Howard replaces Charlie Short plus Laddie Busby on trombone.
18. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll
19. Singin' The Blues
March 1945 As 18-19
20. At The Jazz Band Ball
21. Royal Garden Blues
22. Singin The Blues
23. Prince of Wales
June 1945 As 1-4 but Bert Howard repolaces Charlie Short plus Billy Riddick melophone, trombone.