Frankie Trumbauer - 1928-1929

Frankie Trumbauer - 1928-1929
Duration: 01:16:08
Album: 1928-1929
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: May 7, 2002
Artist: Frankie Trumbauer
Recording Date: April 3, 1928 - May 22, 1929
Styles: Early Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Dixieland

Tracks one through 19 of this second volume in the complete works of Frankie Trumbauer represent the last recordings that "Tram" made in the company of his friend Bix Beiderbecke. For generations each of these performances has been studied and savored primarily for the cornet passages (check that intro to "Borneo"!) and for Trumbauer's gentle handling of the C melody saxophone. During this period, most of Trumbauer's records were decorated with vocal passages of sometimes laughably puerile quality, as heard here on "Lila" and "Our Bungalow of Dreams." This anonymous vocalist, a staunch advocate of the "gee-whiz" style of singing, hid behind the pseudonym of Noel Taylor, used by the OKeh company to camouflage their sometimes questionable talent. Other singers include Scrappy Lambert, a cottony specimen by the name of Charles Gaylord, Smith Ballew, and Trumbauer himself. Be advised that "Bless You! Sister," "Dusky Stevedore," and "Take Your Tomorrow" are each thickly larded with Jim Crow racial stereotyping, as white men in audio-blackface carry on in minstrel show fashion. Ethically speaking, together with Lambert's assessment of "bamboo babies" on "Borneo," this is a low point in the Trumbauer story, even if "Take Your Tomorrow" does contain some measure of humorous theatrical timing. What endears lovers of early jazz to this spotty body of works is the presence of Bix Beiderbecke and guitarist Eddie Lang. Recorded on April 30, 1929, "I Like That," Bix and Tram's last recorded collaboration, is rosy and uplifting. Despite the absence of Bix on the remaining tracks, the positive vibrations continue and before you know it violinist Matty Malneck has been replaced by the inventive Joe Venuti. "What a Day!," "Alabamy Snow," and the zany "Shivery Stomp" are tasty instrumental foxtrots that bear repeated listening.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Our Bungalow of Dreams / Tommie Malie / Joe VergesFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:01
Lila / Archie Gottler / Maceo Pinkard / Charles TobiasFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra2:57
Borneo / Walter DonaldsonFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:06
My Pet / Milton Ager / Jack YellenFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:03
Bless You! Sister / Al Dubin / J. Russel RobinsonFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:11
Dusky Stevedore / J.C. Johnson / Andy RazafFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:15
Take Your Tomorrow / J.C. Johnson / Andy RazafFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:01
Love Affairs / Al Dubin / J. Russel RobinsonFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:05
The Love Nest / Otto Harbach / Louis A. Hirsch / Walter HirschFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:00
The Japanese Sandman / Raymond B. Egan / Richard A. WhitingFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:21
High Up on a Hill Top / Abel Baer / Ian Campbell / George A. WhitingFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:06
Sentimental Baby / Jack PalmerFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:00
Futuristic Rhythm / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHughFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:05
Raisin' the Roof / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHughFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:06
Louise / Leo Robin / Richard A. WhitingFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra2:56
Wait 'Til You See "Ma Cherie" / Leo Robin / Richard A. WhitingFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra2:53
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? / Charles Warfield / Clarence WilliamsFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:00
No One Can Take Your Place / Matty Malneck / Frank SignorelliFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:08
I Like That / Lennie HaytonFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:00
What a Day!Frankie Trumbauer feat: Mason Dixon Orchestra3:11
Alabamy Snow / Fred RoseFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra2:45
Nobody But YouFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra2:58
Got a Feelin' for You / Fred E. Ahlert / Jo TrentFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra2:55
Shivery Stomp / Seger EllisFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra2:50
Reaching for Someone / Walter Donaldson / Edgar LeslieFrankie Trumbauer feat: Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra3:15