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Red Nichols & His Five Pennies - Collection 1926-32

Red Nichols & His Five Pennies - Collection 1926-32

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Born in remote Utah in 1905, trumpeter and cornetist Red Nichols became one of the most successful bandleaders in jazz during the 1920s and ’30s, recording prolifically with a huge variety of small bands and early swing orchestras.

With his primary band The Five Pennies (there were often many more than five), he composed some of the most important and memorable tunes and made some of the most important recordings of the era.

This 93-track set comprises recordings which were released on Brunswick under the name of Red Nichols & The Five Pennies during the band’s classic era, along with other recordings done by similar line-ups led by Nichols under the name of The Charleston Chasers for Columbia, presented in chronological order of their recording.

The varying line-ups of The Five Pennies helped provide early opportunities for some of the genre’s future big names, including Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Miff Mole, Adrian Rollini, Jack Teagarden and Gene Krupa.

It’s a substantial overview of the output of the Five Pennies which captures the vibrant and innovative spirit of the early jazz era.


REVIEWS

Acrobat's 93-track compilation of Nichols sides recorded for Brunswick as the Five Pennies and as the Charleston Chasers for Columbia is culled from an immensely prolific period for the Utah-born cornetist… A determined if strait-laced improviser whose talent, energy and organising skills placed him at the centre of things in 1920s New York and beyond, it's good to be reminded of Nichols' worth and his still influential amalgam of hot dance music and jazz. - Peter Vacher (Jazzwise Issue 264)

This thoughtfully compiled four-CD set from Acrobat is a superb, slimmed-down collection that offers a great overview of Nichols’ work for Brunswick in his musical heyday… Uncluttered by redundant alternate takes, this is a wonderful document of Nichols' ensemble work over the specified period. It is immaculately presented with a fully annotated discography and a detailed biography. Highly recommended. - Jeremy Isaac (Jazz Journal June 2021)


Disc 1
1 That's No Bargain Red Nichols & his Five Pennies

2

Washboard Blues Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
3 Boneyard Shuffle Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
4 Buddy's Habits Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
5 Alabama Stomp Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
6 Hurricane Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
7 After You've Gone Charleston Chasers
8 Someday Sweetheart Charleston Chasers
9 Davenport Blues Charleston Chasers
10 Wabash Blues Charleston Chasers
11 Farewell Blues Charleston Chasers
12 Back Beats Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
13 Bugle Call Rag Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
14 My Gal Sal Charleston Chasers
15 Delirium Charleston Chasers
16 Cornfed Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
17 Five Pennies Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
18 Mean Dog Blues Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
19 Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
20 Feelin' No Pain Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
21 Riverboat Shuffle Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
22 Eccentric Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
23 Sugar Foot Strut Charleston Chasers
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Imagination Charleston Chasers
2 Nobody's Sweetheart Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
3 Avalon Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
4 The Japanese Sandman Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
5 My Melancholy Baby Charleston Chasers
6 Mississippi Mud Charleston Chasers
7 There'll Come A Time Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
8 Panama Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
9 Whispering Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
10 Margie Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
11 Imagination Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
12 Original Dixieland One Step Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
13 A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
14 I Never Knew Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
15 Who's Sorry Now? Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
16 Chinatown My Chinatown Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
17 Allah's Holiday Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
18 Roses Of Picardy Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
19 Alice Blue Gown Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
20 Indiana Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
21 Dinah Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
22 On The Alamo Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
23 Rose Of Washington Square Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Who Cares Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
2 I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
3 The New Yorkers Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
4 They Didn't Believe Me Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
5 Can't We Be Friends? Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
6 Wait For A Happy Ending Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
7 Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care) Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
8 Smiles Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
9 Say It With Music Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
10 Hallelujah Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
11 Sometimes I'm Happy Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
12 After You've Gone Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
13 I'm Just Wild About Harry Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
14 I Want To Be Happy Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
15 Tea For Two Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
16 China Boy Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
17 Peg O' My Heart Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
18 Sweet Georgia Brown Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
19 Sheik Of Araby Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
20 Shimme Sha Wabble Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
21 Carolina In Morning Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
22 Who Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
23 By The Shalimar Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 On Revival Day - Part 1 Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
2 On Revival Day - Part 2 Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
3 My Honey's Lovin' Arms Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
4 Rockin' Chair Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
5 Corinne Corinna Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
6 Bug-A-Boo Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
7 Sweet Rosita Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
8 The Peanut Vendor Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
9 Just A Crazy Song Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
10 You Rascal You Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
11 Fan It Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
12 How Long How Long Blues Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
13 Oh Peter (You're So Nice) Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
14 Honolulu Blues Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
15 Haunting Blues Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
16 Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (Hawaiian Love Song) Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
17 My Sweetie Went Away Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
18 Twenty One Years Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
19 Clarinet Marmalade Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
20 Sweet Sue - Just You Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
21 Going To Town Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
22 Goofus Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
23 Our Home Town Mountain Band - Part I Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
24 Our Home Town Mountain Band - Part 2 Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
  • Artist:
    Red Nichols & His Five Pennies
  • EAN:
    824046715328
  • Discs:
    4
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    April 2021
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7153
  • Weight:
    0.2kg