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Gene Krupa - Drummin’ Man Collection (1938-50)

Gene Krupa - Drummin’ Man Collection (1938-50)

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Gene Krupa was one of the most admired and influential drummers in the history of jazz, with his impact extending into the pop era, not least through his effective defining of the make-up of the modern drum kit. In the late 1930s and ‘40s, he became known for what the New York Times called his “frenzied, flashy” drumming which was revolutionary in its day, and elevated the rile of the drummer from pure accompanist to being an important solo voice in the band.

The youngest of Anna and Bartłomiej Krupa’s nine children, Gene was born in Chicago on 15 January 1909. Krupa began playing drums professionally in the mid-1920s with bands in Wisconsin. In 1927, he was hired by MCA to become a member of Thelma Terry and Her Playboys, before making his first recordings in 1927 with a band under the leadership of Red McKenzie and guitarist Eddie Condon. In December 1934, he joined Benny Goodman’s band, where his work made him a national celebrity. But conflict with Goodman prompted him to leave the group and form his own orchestra shortly after the Carnegie Hall concert in January 1938.

This 48-track collection features all his 27 career hits including his Top 10s It All Comes Back To Me Now, High On A Windy Hill, Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina, Along The Navajo Trail, Chickery Chick and Bonaparte's Retreat. There are performances by his noted female vocalists Irene Day and Anita O’Day, and by his other featured vocalists Jerry Kruger, Howard Dulaney, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Desmond, Carolyn Grey and Bobby Scots.

It offers a fascinating cross-section of his recordings, from the more mainstream pop material that comprised many of his hits to the hard-hitting big band jazz for which he was especially renowned.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Grandfather's Clock Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
2 Fare Thee Well Annie Laurie Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
3 Rhythm Jam Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
4 Tutti Frutti Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
5 Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
6 Quiet And Roll 'Em Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
7 You Taught Me To Love Again Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
8 Jungle Madness Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
9 Old Black Joe Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
10 Drummin' Man Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
11 Say 'Si Si' Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
12 Love In My Heart Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
13 Boog It Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
14 Blue Rhythm Fantasy Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
15 Drummer Boy Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
16 Rhumboogie Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
17 Moon Over Burma Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
18 Down Argentina Way Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
19 It All Comes Back To Me Now Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
20 High On A Windy Hill Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
21 Tonight (Perfidia) Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
22 Who? Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
23 There'll Be Some Changes Made Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
24 Drum Boogie Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
2 The Things I Love Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
3 Georgia On My Mind Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
4 Let Me Off Uptown Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
5 After You've Gone Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
6 Kick It Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
7 Have You Changed Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
8 The Walls Keep Talking Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
9 Keep 'Em Flying Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
10 Thanks For The Boogie Ride Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
11 Ball Of Fire Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
12 Skylark Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
13 Bolero At The Savoy Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
14 Knock Me A Kiss Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
15 That's What You Think Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
16 Massachusetts Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
17 Leave Us Leap Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
18 Along The Navajo Trail Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
19 Chickery Chick Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
20 Just A Little Fond Affection Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
21 That Drummer's Band Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
22 Boogie Blues Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
23 Old Devil Moon Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
24 Bonaparte's Retreat Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
  • Artist:
    Gene Krupa
  • EAN:
    824046347529
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    July 2023
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3475
  • Weight:
    0.12kg