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Coon-Sanders Collection 1924-32

Coon-Sanders Collection 1924-32

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Founded in Kansas City in 1918 by drummer Carleton Coon and pianist Joe Sanders as The Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, they found fame via broadcasts of their ‘live’ performances from the city’s Muelebach Hotel on radio WDAF, which could be heard across the USA, becoming the Night Hawk Orchestra because they played the late-night spot through to 1a.m. After making an early recording for Columbia in 1921, they recorded for Victor through the 1920s and into the 1930s, becoming hugely popular as they very much set the tone for the Roaring Twenties with their hot jazz-influenced novelty dance music for which the post-war decade became famous.

Sadly their career was curtailed when Carleton Coon died suddenly in 1932 from an infection at th age of 38. This release comprises most of their career recordings, including some of the early renditions of compositions which went on to become jazz and Great American Songbook standards like “Deep Henderson”, “After You’ve Gone” and “ Darktown Strutters Ball”. It includes all their ten career hits including “Some Little Bird”, “Night Hawk Blues”, “Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby” and “Flamin’ Mamie”. It’s a comprehensive showcase for their distinctive and innovative style, and a highly evocative insight into a fascinating strand of the music during a significant musical decade.


REVIEWS

“A real treat for lovers of vintage music from the best part of a hundred years ago, this three CD set has 69 tracks of the Kansas City outfit that was one of the most successful jazz bands of its era. Authentic 'Roaring Twenties' music to be sure. This compilation is as much an historical archive as a music collection. Of course it sounds dated and very much of its time, but that is really the source of its appeal. Once again, you have to hand it to Acrobat for lavishing their attention on a band probably long forgotten by the vast majority. In these troubled times, long may they continue to unearth gems such as these.”   –  Gerry Stonestreet   (In Tune Issue 342)

“Here we have the greater part of the historically fascinating oeuvre of the Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra, normally abbreviated to Coon-Sanders. Acrobat once again have done fans of white jazz proud bringing out, on three CDs, 69 beautifully restored tracks from the pre-electric days of 1921 to 1932, spanning one period of economic recession to another on either side of the so-called Roaring 20s.This kind of white jazz is a catchy mood-lifting mixture of black jazz, Vaudeville and the remains of Ragtime syncopation. It's pop music, dance music, feel good music. It took the world by storm.”  –  Andrew Liddle (Just Jazz Issue 269)

“Acrobat present 69 beautifully restored tracks from The Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra, almost their entire oeuvre from the pre-electric days of 1921 to the relative sophistication of 1932.”  –  Andrew Liddle (Jazz Rag Issue 162)


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Some Little Bird Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra
2 Night Hawk Blues Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
3 Red Hot Mama Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
4 My Daddy's Dreamtime Lullaby Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
5 Oriental Love Dreams Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
6 There's No One Just Like You Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
7 Why Don't My Dreams Come True? Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
8 Lazy Waters Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
9 Moonlight And You Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
10 Show Me The Way Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
11 Some Of These Days Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
12 I'm Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
13 Alone At Last Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
14 Yes Sir! That's My Baby Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
15 That's All There Is Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
16 Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
17 Hong Kong Dream Girl Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
18 Dreaming Of Tomorrow Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
19 I Can't Realize Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
20 Flamin' Mamie Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
21 Louise You Tease Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
22 Moon Deer (Indian Love Song) Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
23 Everything's Gonna Be Alright Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Sittin' Around Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
2 Deep Henderson Coon-Sanders Original Night Hawk Orchestra
3 My Baby Knows How Coon-Sanders Orchestra
4 Brainstorm Coon-Sanders Orchestra
5 I Need Loving Coon-Sanders Orchestra
6 High Fever Coon-Sanders Orchestra
7 I Ain't Got Nobody Coon-Sanders Orchestra
8 Roodles Coon-Sanders Orchestra
9 Smilin' Skies Coon-Sanders Orchestra
10 Mine All Mine Coon-Sanders Orchestra
11 Is She My Girl Friend Coon-Sanders Orchestra
12 Stay Out Of The South (If You Want To Miss A Heaven On Earth) Coon-Sanders Orchestra
13 Sluefoot Coon-Sanders Orchestra
14 Hallucinations Coon-Sanders Orchestra
15 Ready For The River Coon-Sanders Orchestra
16 Oh You Have No Idea Coon-Sanders Orchestra
17 Too Busy Coon-Sanders Orchestra
18 Down Where The Sun Goes Down Coon-Sanders Orchestra
19 Indian Cradle Song Coon-Sanders Orchestra
20 Blazin' Coon-Sanders Orchestra
21 What A Girl What A Night Coon-Sanders Orchestra
22 Who Wouldn't Be Jealous Of You Coon-Sanders Orchestra
23 Here Comes My Ball And Chain Coon-Sanders Orchestra
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Mississippi Here I Am Coon-Sanders Orchestra
2 Little Orphan Annie Coon-Sanders Orchestra
3 Bless You Sister Coon-Sanders Orchestra
4 Kansas City Kitty Coon-Sanders Orchestra
5 Tennessee Lazy Coon-Sanders Orchestra
6 And Especially You Coon-Sanders Orchestra
7 The Flippity Flop Coon-Sanders Orchestra
8 Gotta Great Big Date With A Little Bitty Girl Coon-Sanders Orchestra
9 Alone In The Rain Coon-Sanders Orchestra
10 Moaning For You Coon Sanders Orchestra
11 Harlem Madness Coon Sanders Orchestra
12 We Love Us Coon Sanders Orchestra
13 Darktown Strutter's Ball Coon-Sanders Orchestra
14 After You've Gone Coon-Sanders Orchestra
15 Sweepin' The Clouds Away Coon-Sanders Orchestra
16 What A Life (Trying To Live Without You) Coon-Sanders Orchestra
17 Let That Be A Lesson To You Coon-Sanders Orchestra
18 Sing A New Song Coon-Sanders Orchestra
19 Lo And Behold Coon-Sanders Orchestra
20 Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now Coon-Sanders Orchestra
21 Round My Heart Coon-Sanders Orchestra
22 I Want To Go Home Coon-Sanders Orchestra
23 On Revival Day Coon-Sanders Orchestra
  • EAN:
    824046909826
  • Discs:
    3
  • Run Time:
    210 mins
  • Artist:
    Coon-Sanders
  • Release:
    June 2020
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9098
  • Weight:
    0.2kg