Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra

1939-1940

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The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra was riding high during the era covered by this Classics CD, and their recording of "After Hours" (included among this reissue's highlights), which features pianist Avery Parrish, would keep the momentum going. Such numbers as "Satan Does the Rhumba," "Uptown Shuffle," "Gabriel Meets the Duke" and "Junction Blues" show why the Hawkins band was one of the most popular in Harlem during the 1930s and '40s.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:02
2 3:15
3 2:47
4 2:57
5 3:15
6 2:40
7 3:09
8 3:30
9 3:25
10 3:03
11 2:57
12 3:28
13 3:33
14
3:20
15 3:10
16 3:05
17 3:21
18 3:02
19 3:17
20 3:15
21 3:19
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