Wingy Manone

1936-1937

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The fifth in Classics' complete Wingy Manone series of CDs features the good-humored trumpeter/singer on 21 selections from a nine-month period. A fair amount of Wingy's sidemen are obscure, but they do sometimes include clarinetists Joe Marsala and Matty Matlock and trombonist George Brunies. Manone sings on all of the selections, and even if many of the songs are far from classics, the swinging solos and jubilance of these Dixieland-oriented performances make the music worth hearing. Highlights include "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (which has Manone interacting with singer Sally Sharon), "In the Groove," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Floatin' Down to Cotton Town" and "You Showed Me the Way."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:15
2 3:05
3 3:03
4
3:00
5 2:45
6 2:34
7 2:52
8 2:52
9 2:47
10 2:22
11 2:23
12 2:30
13
2:48
14 3:02
15 2:57
16 3:30
17 2:55
18 2:45
19 2:36
20 2:41
21
2:45
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