RELEASE
March 13, 2001
LABEL
Vocalion
GENRES
Jazz, Swing, Trad Jazz, Big Band

Album Review

Dutton Vocalion presents a marvelously entertaining album of 25 swinging sides recorded between 1936 and 1941 by South Africa-born British drummer and bandleader Joe Daniels [1909-1993]. Rather than the Dixieland sound he embraced during the 1950s, this compilation highlights Daniels' spirited swing band and his perky "Drumnasticks" act, a refreshing counterpart to the intricate precision of Chicago-based percussionist Vic Berton. Like most English jazzmen during the years immediately preceding the Second World War, Daniels paid close attention to what was being played and recorded in North America. Composers represented here include Spencer Williams, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, and Slim Gaillard, whose "Tutti Frutti" is counterbalanced by the equally silly "Mutiny in the Nursery," one of Daniels' zanier ideas combining the quirkiness of Raymond Scott with the giddiness of the Bonzo Dog Band. On the level, folks, this is one of the better installments in Dutton Vocalion's extensive catalog of British jazz and dance band reissues.
arwulf arwulf, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Drummer Goes to Townhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Whohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. The Japanese Sandmanhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. The Loveless Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Basin Street Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Valparaisohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Whisperinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Wabash Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Big Boy Bluehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Cuban Swinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Bugle Call Raghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Stardusthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Somebody Stole My Galhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Cockles and Musselshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Mood Indigohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. Tutti Fruttihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. The Oldest Swinger in Harlemhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Narcissushttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Cuban Petehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Missouri Scramblerhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. All The Nice Girls Love A Sailorhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  24. Knees Up Mother Brownhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  25. Mutiny in the Nurseryhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fdrummer-goes-to-town%252Fid719209457%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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