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
  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
  3. Whohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  4. The Japanese Sandmanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  5. The Loveless Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  6. Basin Street Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  7. Valparaisohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  8. Whisperinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  9. Wabash Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  10. Big Boy Bluehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  11. Cuban Swinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  12. Bugle Call Raghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  13. Stardusthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  14. Somebody Stole My Galhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  15. Cockles and Musselshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  16. Mood Indigohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  17. Tutti Fruttihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  18. The Oldest Swinger in Harlemhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  19. Narcissushttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  20. Cuban Petehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  21. Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  22. Missouri Scramblerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  23. All The Nice Girls Love A Sailorhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  24. Knees Up Mother Brownhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
  25. Mutiny in the Nurseryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drummer-goes-to-town/id719209457?uo=5
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