Music From 'Some Like It Hot' (2 LPs on 1 CD) + Bonus Tracks
  • Argo 654 Argo 654
  • MGM EP 613 MGM EP 613

Lou McGarity

Music From 'Some Like It Hot' (2 LPs on 1 CD) + Bonus Tracks

Lone Hill Jazz

Personnel:
Lou McGarity (tb, vcl), Doc Severinsen, Yank Lawson (tp), Bob Wilber (cl, ts), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Dick Cary (p, tp), George Barnes (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Don Marino, Cliff Leeman (d)

Reference: LHJ10321

Bar code: 8436019583210

Lou McGarrity was a trombonist, violinist and vocalist who played with Benny Goodman throughout the Forties and was present on numerous recording sessions but his appearances as leader were few.

These are the first two LPs released under his name, made in 1959. Included as a special bonus is McGarrity's first release, a 4-track EP from 1955 called "Dixieland Special" which appears here for the first time ever on CD.


Tracklisting:

01. Some Like It Hot
02. By The Beautiful Sea
03. Stairway To The Stars
04. Sweet Sue, Just You
05. Down Among Sheltering Palms
06. I Wanna Be Loved By You
07. La Cumparsita
08. I'm Thru With Love
09. Runnin' Wild
10. Sugar Blues
11. Sweet Georgia Brown
12. Some Like It Hot [Reprise]
13. Blue (And Broken Hearted)
14. Blue Moon
15. Blue Prelude
16. Blue Again
17. Blue Champagne
18. Blue Turning Grey Over You
19. Blue Lou
20. Born To Be Blue
21. Blue Skies
22. Black And Blue
23. Blues When It Rains
24. Under A Blanket Of Blue
25. Mobile Mama
26. New Orleans Nightmare
27. Bandanna
28. Birmingham Suffle

Total Time: 75:07 min.



Personnel on tracks #1-12:
From 'Music from Some Like It Hot'
(Jubilee 1108)

Lou McGarity Quintet: Lou McGarity (tb), Dick Cary (p, tp), George Barnes (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Don Marino (d).

Recorded in New York, December 1959



Personnel on tracks #13-24:
From 'Blue Lou' (Argo 654)

Lou McGarity Big Seven: Doc Severinsen (tp), Lou McGarity (tb, vcl on 23), Bob Wilber (cl, b-cl, ts), Dick Cary (p, alto-hrn, tp on 13 & 22, arr), George Barnes (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Don Marino (d).

Recorded in New York, September 14-15, 1959



Personnel on tracks #25-28:
From 'Dixieland Special' (MGM EP 613)

Lou McGarity & His All Stars: Yank Lawson (tp), Lou McGarity (tb), Bill Stegmeyer (cl), Peanuts Hucko (cl, ts), Gene Schroeder (p), Jack Lesberg (b), Cliff Leeman (d).

Recorded in New York, 1955


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Reviews:

"The packaging follows the customary 1959 tie-in-with-the-mass-media-pattern, but the strapping music inside is as refreshing as a dipper of spring water in Death Valley. Worth special mention is the trumpet work of Carey. McGarity's shouting style is a highly individualistic fusion of raucous barrelhouse and sophisticated craftsmanship."

-Downbeat (1959)


Biography:

"A very talented trombone soloist influenced by Jack Teagarden but possessing his own brassier sound, Lou McGarity was a strong asset to many bands and jam sessions. He started out playing violin when he was seven, not switching to trombone until he was 17. McGarity studied at the University of Georgia from 1934-1936, gigged locally in the South (including with Kirk DeVore and Nye Mayhew), and toured with Ben Bernie from 1938-1940 before hitting the big time with Benny Goodman from 1940-1942. McGarity not only played with Benny Goodman's big band but with his smaller groups -- the first trombonist to do so. McGarity, who through the years often teamed up with his friend and fellow trombonist Cutty Cutshall (including with Goodman), worked with Raymond Scott's Orchestra at CBS from 1942-1944, spent time in the military and then rejoined Benny Goodman for a time in 1946. Starting in 1947, he worked as a busy studio musician in New York, often appearing nightly with Dixieland-oriented musicians, including the Lawson/Haggart band, and with the many groups of Eddie Condon. He worked with Bob Crosby in the mid-'60s and was a key member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band from 1968-1970 before bad health shortened his life. McGarity recorded as a leader for MGM (four selections in 1955), Jubilee in 1959, Argo in 1959 and Fat Cat's Jazz in 1970."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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$16.07  (tax incl.)

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