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Gene Krupa

Alyn Shipton is joined by drum expert Richard Pite to select highlights from drummer Gene Krupa's many recordings, including songs with Anita O'Day and battles with Buddy Rich.

Alyn Shipton is joined by vintage-drum expert Richard Pite to select the highlights from Krupa's many recordings. As well as his work with Benny Goodman, the programme spans Krupa's playing from the 1920s to the late 1950s, including his epic battles with Buddy Rich and his famous recordings with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge.

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Sun 6 Jun 2010 00:00

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  • McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans

    Nobody's Sweetheart

    Composer: Kahn, Erdman, Meyers, Schoebel Performers: Eddie Condon, g; Jimmy McPartland, c; Frank Teschemacher, cl; Bud Freeman, ts; Joe Sullivan, p;Jim Lannigan, b; Gene Krupa, d. 16 Dec 1927.

    • Eddie Condon 1927-1938.
    • Classics.
    • 742.
  • Bix Beiderbecke and His Orchestra

    Deep Down South

    Composer: Colins / Green Performers: Bix Beiderbecke, c; Ray Lodwig, tp; Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Pee Wee Russell, Bud Freeman, Min Leibrook, reeds; Irving Brodsky, p; Gene Krupa, d; Eddie Lang, g; Joe Venuti, vn; Wes Vaughan, voc. 8 Sept 1930.

    • Bix Lives.
    • Bluebird.
    • ND86845.
  • The Benny Goodman Quartet

    Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas

    Composer: Baxter Performers: Benny Goodman, cl. Lionel Hampton, vib; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d. 2 Dec 1937.

    • Avalon: The Small Bands Vol. 2.
    • Bluebird.
    • ND 82273.
  • Benny Goodman

    Don't Be That Way

    Composer: Goodman / Sampson / Parish Performers: Benny Goodman, clt; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, tp; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; George Koenig, Hymie Scherzer, Art Rollini, Babe Russin, saxes; Jess Stacy p; Allen Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. Carnegie Hall, New York City, 16 Jan 1938.

    • Live at Carnegie Hall.
    • Columbia.
    • CBS 4509832 CD1.
  • Gene Krupa and His Orchestra

    Let Me Off Uptown

    Composer: Evans / Bostic Performers: Norman Murphy, Torg Halten, Graham Young, tp; Roy Eldridge, tp, voc; John Grassi, Babe Wagner, tb; Mascagni Ruffo, Clint Neagley, Sam Musiker, Walter Bates, reeds; Bob Curtis, p; Remo Biondi, g; Buddy Bastien, b; Gene Krupa d; Anita O’Day voc. 11 April 1941.

    • Anita O’Day: Young Anita.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 21 CD 1.
  • Gene Krupa

    How High The Moon

    Composer: Hamilton / Lewis (arr. Mulligan) Performers: Red Rodney, Joe Triscari, Ray Triscari, Tony Anelli, t; Carl Elmer, Dick Taylor, Warren Covington, Ben Seaman, tb; Harry Terrill, Charlie Kennedy, Charlie Ventura, Buddy Wise, Jack Schwartz, reeds; Teddy Napoleon, p; Hy White, g; Bob Munoz, b; Gene Krupa, d. 27 May 1946.

    • Up and Atom: A Proper Introduction to Gene Krupa.
    • Proper.
    • 2036.
  • Gene Krupa

    Midget

    Composer: Shavers Performers: Charlie Shavers, tp0; Bill Harris, tb; Ben Webster, ts; Teddy Wilson, p; Herb Ellis, g; Ray Brown, b; Gene Krupa, d. 10 Sep 1953.

    • Gene Krupa 1953-54.
    • Classics.
    • 1433.
  • Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich - The Drum Battle

    Composer: Krupa / Rich Performers: Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, d. Carnegie Hall, New York, 13 Sep 1952.

  • Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich - Gene's Blues

    Composer: Krupa Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, tp; Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, ts; Oscar Peterson, p; Herb Ellis, g; Ray Brown, b; Gene Krupa, d. New York, 1955.

  • Gene Krupa Big Band

    That's What You Think

    Composer: Werner (arr. Quincy Jones) Performers: Roy Eldridge tp, voc; Joe Ferrante, Nick Travis, Bernie Glow, tp; JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Jimmy Cleveland, Fred Ohms, tb; Hal McKusic, Sam Marowitz, Aaron Sachs, Eddie Shu, Danny Bank, reeds; Dave McKenna, p; Barry Galbraith, g; Johnny Drew, b; Gene Krupa, d; Anita O’Day, voc.

    • Drummer Man.
    • Verve.
    • 8278432.
  • Gene Krupa’s Swing Band

    I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

    Composer: Franklin Performers: Roy Eldridge, tp; Benny Goodman, cl; Chu Berry, ts; Jess Stacy, p; Allan Reuss, g; Israel Crosby, b; Gene Krupa, d. 29 Feb 1936.

    • Gene Krupa Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 1 CD 1.

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