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Jimmie Lunceford

Jimmie Lunceford led one of the swing era's most celebrated bands, delighting fans across America with spectacular stage shows, screaming brass and irresistible rhythm. Geoffrey Smith surveys his greatest hits.

First broadcast 03/06/2012.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 27 Dec 2015 00:00

Music Played

  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Rhythm is our Business

    Composer: Lunceford / Cahn / Chaplin Performers: Lunceford (lead), Willie Smith (cl, as, voc), Tommy Stevenson (tp), Sy Olive, Eddie Tompkins (tp, voc), Henry Wells, Russell Bowles (tb), LaForest Dent (cl, as), Joe Thomas (cl, ts), Earl Carruthers (cl, bars), Edwin Wilcox (p, cel), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1934

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes FA 212..
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Swanee River

    Composer: Stephen Foster Performers: Lunceford (lead), Eddie Tomkins, Sy Oliver, Paul Webster (tp), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb), Eddie Durham (tb & g), Willie Smith, Earl Carruthers, Laforet Dent, Joe Thomas & Dan Grissom (saxes), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), James Crawford (d) Recorded: 1935

    • Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra.
    • Brunswick LAT 8027.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Organ Grinder's Swing

    Composer: Hudson, Parish, Mills Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Paul Webster (tp), Eddie Tompkins, Oliver (tp, voc), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb), Eddie Durham (tb, g), Willie Smith (reeds, voc), LaForest Dent, Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers (reeds), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1936

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    For Dancers Only.

    Composer: Oliver, Raye, Schoen Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Dan Grissom (voc), Paul Webster (tp), Eddie Tompkins, Oliver (tp, voc), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb), Eddie Durham (tb, g), Willie Smith (reeds, voc), Ed Brown, Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers (reeds), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1937

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Hi Spook

    Composer: Performers: Lunceford (lead), Snooky Young, Gerald Wilson, Paul Webster (tp), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Trummy Young (tb), Willie Smith, Earl Carruthers, Joe Thomas, Dan Grissom, Ted Buckner (saxes), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1941

    • Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra.
    • Brunswick LAT 8027.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Margie

    Composer: Robinson / Conrad / Davis Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Trummy Young (voc & tb), Paul Webster (tp), Eddie Tompkins, Oliver (tp, voc), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb), Willie Smith (reeds, voc), Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers (reeds), Ted Buckner (as), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1938

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)

    Composer: Oliver / Young Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Trummy Young (voc & tb), Paul Webster (tp), Eddie Tompkins, Oliver (tp, voc), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb), Willie Smith (reeds, voc), Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers (reeds), Ted Buckner (as), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1939

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Ain't She Sweet

    Composer: Ager / Yellen Performers: Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Trummy Young (voc & tb), Paul Webster (tp), Eddie Tompkins, Oliver (tp, voc), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb), Willie Smith (reeds, voc), Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers (reeds), Ted Buckner (as), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1939

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Uptown Blues

    Composer: Lunceford Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Willie Smith (voc), Snooky Young, Webster, Wilson (tp), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Young (tb), Willie Smith, Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers, Ted Buckner (bars), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1939

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Yard Dog Mazurka

    Composer: Wilson, Segure Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Snooky Young, Webster, Wilson (tp), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Young (tb), Willie Smith, Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers, Ted Buckner (bars), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1941

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Stan Kenton

    Intermission Riff

    Composer: Wetzel Performers: Sten Kenton (p), Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (tp), Kai Winding, Miff Sines, Milt Kabak (tb), Bart Varsalona (b-tb), Al Anthony, Boots Mussulli (as), Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts), Bob Gioga (bs), Bob Ahern (g), Eddie Safranski (b), Shelly Manne (d) Recorded: 1946

    • The Stan Kenton Story.
    • Proper P1150.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    What's Your Story Morning Glory?

    Composer: Williams, Lawrence, Webster Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Snooky Young, Webster, Wilson (tp), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Young (tb), Willie Smith, Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers, Ted Buckner (bars), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1940

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Peggy Lee

    Black Coffee

    Composer: Sonny Burke / Paul Francis Webster Performers: Peggy Lee (voc), Cootie Chesterfield (Pete Candoli) (tp), Jimmy Rowles (p), Max Wayne (b), Ed Shaughnassy (dr) Recorded: 1953

    • Black Coffee and Sea Shells.
    • MCA MCLD 19363 (1).
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Lunceford Special

    Composer: Lunceford Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Snooky Young, Webster, Wilson (tp), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Young (tb), Willie Smith, Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers, Ted Buckner (bars), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1940

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Annie Laurie

    Composer: Trad Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Webster (tp), Eddie Tompkins, Oliver (tp, voc), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Trummy Young (tb), Willie Smith (reeds, voc), Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers (reeds), Ted Buckner (as), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1937

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • Jimmie Lunceford

    Blues in the Night

    Composer: Arlen, Mercer Performers: Jimmie Lunceford (lead), Willie Smith (voc), Snooky Young, Webster, Wilson (tp), Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Young (tb), Willie Smith, Dan Grissom, Joe Thomas, Earl Carruthers, Ted Buckner (bars), Edwin Wilcox (p), Al Norris (g), Moses Allen (b), Jimmy Crawford (dm) Recorded: 1941

    • Jimmie Lunceford – The Quintessence.
    • Fremeaux & Associes. FA 212.
  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Rhythm is Our Business

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Swanee River

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Organ Grinder's Swing

  • Jimmie Lunceford

    For Dancer's Only

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Hi Spook

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Margie

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way that You Do It)

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Ain't She Sweet

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Uptown Blues

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Yard Dog Mazurka

  • Stan Kenton

    Intermission Riff

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    What's Your Story Morning Glory?

  • Peggy Lee

    Black Coffee

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Lunceford Special

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Annie Laurie

  • JIMMIE LUNCEFORD

    Blues In The Night

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