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 Townhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Whohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. The Japanese Sandmanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. The Loveless Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Basin Street Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Valparaisohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Whisperinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Wabash Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Big Boy Bluehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Cuban Swinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Bugle Call Raghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Stardusthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Somebody Stole My Galhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Cockles and Musselshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Mood Indigohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Tutti Fruttihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. The Oldest Swinger in Harlemhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Narcissushttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Cuban Petehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Missouri Scramblerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. All The Nice Girls Love A Sailorhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Knees Up Mother Brownhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Mutiny in the Nurseryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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