Benny Carter

1933-1936

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The second volume of the complete early Benny Carter from the European Classics label features Carter on alto, trumpet, clarinet and as arranger (in addition to contributing a bit of piano and even a vocal) on three numbers with Spike Hughes's all-star orchestra, as part of the 1933 edition of The Chocolate Dandies (an interracial outfit put together by Mezz Mezzrow) and with his own big band in 1933-34 and in England two years later. Highlights include "Symphony in Riffs," "Blue Lou" and "Everybody Shuffle."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Spike Hughes
3:18
2
feat: Spike Hughes
3:05
3 3:05
4 3:26
5 3:05
6 3:26
7 3:29
8 3:08
9 3:35
10 3:05
11 3:09
12 2:58
13 3:10
14 3:04
15 2:51
16 2:48
17 3:12
18 3:01
19 3:05
20 2:58
21 3:00
22 3:32
23 3:04
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