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Rex Stewart

Friday 29 February 2008 22:30-23:30 (Radio 3)

Alyn Shipton is joined by Guy Barker to assess the recorded legacy of cornettist and bandleader Rex Stewart.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist


DISC 1
Title: Sugar Foot Stomp [3.04]
Artist: Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra
Composer: Oliver
Album: Blue Rhythm 1931-33
Label: Naxos
Number: 8.120672 Track 1
Personnel: Russell Smith, Bobby Stark (t), Rex Stewart (c), Benny Morton, Claude Jones (tb), Russell Procope (cl, as), Harvey Boone (as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Fletcher Henderson (p), Clarence Holiday (g), John Kirby (tu), Walter Johnson (d). 29/4/31 NYC


DISC 2
Title: Singing The Blues [3.14]
Artist: Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra
Composer: Lewis, Young, Conrad
Album: Blue Rhythm 1931-33
Label: Naxos
Number: 8.120672 Track 5
[personnel and date as for 'Sugar Foot Stomp']


DISC 3
Title: Trumpet In Spades (Rex's Concerto) [3.03]
Artist: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Composer: Ellington
Album: Echoes of Harlem (Ellington Vol. 4)
Label: Naxos
Number: 8.120682 Track 6
Personnel: Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams (t), Rex Stewart (c), Joe Nanton, Laurence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb), Barney Bigard (cl), Johnny Hodges (cl, as, ss), Harry Carney (cl, as, bar), Otto Hardwick (as, bsx), Fred Guy (g), Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d). 17/7/36 NYC
(also on Living Era Creole Rhapsody - Ellington in the 30s)

DISC 4
Title: Rexatious
Artist: Rex Stewart and His Fifty-Second Street Stompers
Composer:
Album: The Duke's Men: Small Groups Vol 1
Label: Sony/Columbia
NUmber: C2K 46995 CD1 Track 5

Personnel: Rex Stewart (c), Laurence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Harry Carney (cl, bar), Duke Ellington (p), Brick Fleagle or Ceele Burke (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d). 16/12/36 Hollywood


DISC 5
Title: Braggin' In Brass
Artist: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra:
Composer: Nemo, Mills, Ellington
Album: Braggin' In Brass (Ellington Vol. 5)
Label: Naxos
Number: 8.120706 Track 4
Personnel: Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Shorty Baker (t), Rex Stewart (c), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb), Barney Bigard (cl), Johnny Hodges (cl, as, ss), Harry Carney (cl, as, bar), Otto Hardwick (as, bsx), Fred Guy (g), Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d). 3/3/38 NYC

DISC 6
Title: Boy Meets Horn
Artist: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra:
Composer: Ellington, Stewart, Mills
Album: Masterpieces 1926-1949
Label: Proper
Number: Properbox 25 CD 3 Track 6

Personnel: Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (t), Rex Stewart (c), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb), Barney Bigard (cl), Johnny Hodges (cl, as, ss), Harry Carney (cl, as, bar), Otto Hardwick (as, bsx), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d). 22/12/38 NYC
(also on Vol 5 of Naxos series as above)

DISC 7
Title: Fat Stuff Serenade
Artist: Rex Stewart and His Fifty-Second Street Stompers
Composer:
Album: Duke Ellington 1938-39
Label: Classics
Number: 747 Track 21
Personnel: Louis Bacon (t), Rex Stewart (c), Joe Nanton (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Duke Ellington (p), Brick Fleagle (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d). 20/3/39 NYC

DISC 8
Title: Morning Glory
Artist: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Composer: Ellington / Stewart
Album: Cottontail (1940) Duke Ellington Vol. 7
Label: Naxos
Number: 8.120738 Track 2
Personnel: Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (t), Rex Stewart (c), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb), Barney Bigard (cl), Johnny Hodges (cl, as, ss), Harry Carney (cl, as, bar), Otto Hardwick (as, bsx), Ben Webster (ts), Fred Guy (g), Jimmy Blanton (b), Sonny Greer (d). 6/3/40 Chicago

DISC 9
Title Cherry
Artist: Rex Stewart's Big Seven
Composer: Redman
Album Rex Stewart and the Ellingtonians
Label Riverside
Number OJC 144 Track 3
Personnel: Rex Stewart (c), Laurence Brown (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Brick Fleagle (g), Wellman Braud (b), Dave Tough (d). 23/7/40 NYC

DISC 10
Title: Main Stem
Artist: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Composer: Ellington
Album: Jump For Joy 1941-42 (Ellington Vol. 8)
Label: Naxos
Number: 8.120743 Track 20
Personnel: Wardell Jones (t), Ray Nance (t, vn), Rex Stewart (c), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (vtb), Barney Bigard (cl), Johnny Hodges (cl, as, ss), Harry Carney (cl, as, bar), Otto Hardwick (as, bsx), Ben Webster (ts), Fred Guy (g), Junior Raglin (b), Sonny Greer (d). 26/6/42 Hollywood

DISC 11
Title Stompy Jones
Artist Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers
Composer Ellington
Album: Shake It and Break It
Label Naxos
Number 8.120699 Track 15
Personnel: Rex Stewart (c), Sidney Bechet (cl, ss), Earl Hines (p), John Lindsay (b), Baby Dodds (d). 6/9/40 Chicago

DISC 12
Title True To You
Artist Rex Stewart's Big Eight
Composer Stewart
Album On His Own
Label Official
Number 83054 Track 1
Personnel: Rex Stewart (cor) Lawrence Brown (tb) Tab Smith (as) Harry Carney (bars) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Brick Fleagle (g, arr) Sid Weiss (b) Cozy Cole (d)
NYC, June 5, 1944

DISC 13
Title Rexercise
Artist Rex Stewart's Big Eight
Composer Stewart
Album Rex Stewart 1934-1946
Label Classics
Number Track 13
Personnel: Rex Stewart (c), Laurence Brown (tb), Al Sears (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Eddie Heywood (p), Ulysses Livingstone (g), Junior Raglin (b), Keg Purnell (d). 26/1/45 L.A.

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