Cookin' with Rey (2 LP on 1 CD)
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Rey DeMichel

Cookin' with Rey (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Miscellaneous

Personnel:
Rey DeMichel (lead & cond), Johnny Audino, Marvin Brown, John Anderson (tp), Ed Freudenberg, Dave Wells (tb), Lanny Morgan, Teddy Edwards, Modesto Briseno, Ted Parker, Dave Madden (reeds), Joyce Collins (p), Buddy Matlock (g), Jack Smalley (b), Roy Roten (d)

Reference: FSCD 2005

Bar code: 8427328620055

There was a time when the big bands were king, played to packed theaters and ballrooms everywhere, and whose nitely broadcasts were listened by millions. And not just the famous names like Goodman, Ellington and Basie, but less renowned bands who also enjoyed their share of the big band scene across America. Which is why Fresh Sound Records is helping to keep alive the sound of big band music in a special series of CDs dedicated to the rediscovery of many whose names are well known and others who never made the headlines, but whose music certainly merits their reissue. Some of the bands went on the road, others, like the so-called rehearsal bands, existed only in the studio, but their music was the thing!

Reynold A. DeMichel knew how to instil a youthful enthusiasm and excitement into a big band. As an ex-sideman himself, he also knew how important self-expression was to a musician. His motto was always: "Play it as you feel", which is why the modest Rey always got great mileage from his crews, because everyone in the band respected him [...]

-From the inside liner notes


Tracklisting:
01. A Rompin' We Will Go (DeFoor) 4:28
02. Twelve Bars High (Farrar) 3:24
03. Blue Rey (Farrar) 3:59
04. For Bluesers Only (DeFoor) 4:22
05. Basin Street (Williams) 3:44
06. Ho Dere (Defoor) 2:42
07. This Band's Got The Blues (DeFoor) 3:56
08. Kingfish (DeFoor) 4:18
09. Playmates (DeFoor) 4:31
10. Blues In The Night (Arlen-Mercer) 4:02
11. Meet The Rey (DeFoor) 3:42
12. How Long Has This Been Going On (Gershwin) 4:30
13. The Continental (Conrad-Magidson) 3:03
14. 'S Wonderful (G.& I.Gershwin) 3:09
15. Rey's Theme (DeFoor) 3:25
16. When You're Smiling (Shay-Fisher-Goodwin) 3:13
17. Ballad (DeFoor) 3:26
18. Wrap Your Troubles In Deams (Moll-Koehler-Barris) 2:34
19. Deep Purple (DeRose) 3:19
20. Mellow Swing (DeFoor) 4:04
21. The Breeze And I (Lecuona-Stillman) 2:16
22. Chaser (DeFoor) 0:47

Total time: 77:28 min.

Sources:
Tracks #1-10, from the 12" album "For bloozers only!" (Challenge CHS-2503)
Tracks #11-22, from the 12" album "Cookin' With Rey" (Challenge CHS-2502)

Personnel:

Rey DeMichel (leader & conductor)

Tracks #1-10: Johnny Audino, Marvin Brown, John Anderson (tp), Ed Freudenberg, Dave Wells (tb), Lanny Morgan (as), Teddy Edwards (ts), Modesto Briseno (ts, bs), Ted Parker (bs), Joyce Collins (p), Buddy Matlock (g), Jack Smalley (b), Roy Roten (d).
Arrangers: John DeFoor & Kenny Farrar (#3)
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, April 14,15 & 16, 1959

Tracks #11-22: Marvin Brown, Ollie Mitchell, Irv Bush (tp), Ed Freudenberg, Dave Wells (tb), Lanny Morgan (as), Jay Corre, Jack Kernan (ts), Dave Madden (bs), Dick Grove (p), Buddy Matlock (g), Jack Smalley (b), Roy Roten (d).
Arranger: John DeFoor
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, January 26,27 & 28, 1959

Original sessions produced by Joe Johnson
Sound engineer: 'Bones' Howe

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
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Price:

$10.66  (tax incl.)

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