Woody Herman (cl, as), Shorty Rogers, Pete Candoli (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff, Flip Phillips, John La Porta (reeds), Jimmy Rowles (p), Red Norvo (vib), Chuck Wayne, Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Buddy Rich (d)
Reference: DRCD 11383
Bar code: 8436006493836
This edition compiles some of Woody Hermans best-known material from 1945 to 1947. The Woody Herman band was one of the most popular bands in the world in the '40s - and by the end of 1946, the First Herd was one of the highest paid bands in history.
Hermans Herds combined the beautiful sound of the leader on clarinet and vocals with some of the most talented musicians on the American jazz scene - most already star soloists, and of these a number destined to become big names in jazz.
01. WOODCHOPPERS BALL (3:11)
02. APPLE HONEY (3:18)
03. GOOSEY GANDER (3:24)
04. NORTHWEST PASSAGE (3:12)
05. THE GOOD EARTH (2:34)
06. A JUG OF WINE (2:54)
07. YOUR FATHERS MOUSTACHE (3:22)
08. BIJOU (3:23)
09. WILD ROOT (2:57)
10. PANACEA (3:20)
11. BACK TALK (3:01)
12. NON-ALCOHOLIC (3:05)
13. THE BLUES ARE BREWING (3:14)
14. THE GOOF AND I (2:52)
15. FOUR BROTHERS (3:17)
16. BLUE FLAME (3:21)
17. LAURA (3:22)
18. I WONDER (3:20)
19. YEAH MAN (AMEN) (2:16)
20. IVE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING (3:25)
21. PUT THAT RING ON MY FINGER (3:14)
22. GEE, ITS GOOD TO HOLD YOU (3:10)
23. LAZY LULLABY (3:14)
24. IVE GOT NEWS FOR YOU (3:29)
25. KEEN AND PEACHY (2:53)
Total time: 78:59 min.
All tracks recorded in New York & Hollywood between 1945-1947.
Woody Herman (cl & as) in all tracks.
Personnel includes: Shorty Rogers, Pete Candoli (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff, Flip Phillips, John La Porta (reeds), Jimmy Rowles (p), Red Norvo (vib), Chuck Wayne, Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Dave Tough, Buddy Rich and Don Lamond (d). With arrangements by Neal Hefti, Ralph Burns and Al Cohn.