Andy Kirk

1938

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Andy Kirk's Orchestra was at the height of its popularity during the late 1930s, still riding high from their hit "Until the Real Thing Comes Along." The star of that record, singer Pha Terrell, is on the majority of the songs on this CD (the fourth in Classics' complete reissuance of the master takes of all Andy Kirk recordings from the swing era), but there are some hotter tunes too, most notably "Mess-A-Stomp," "Jump Jack Jump," "Dunkin' a Doughnut" and "Mary's Idea." However, Terrell's dominance of many titles may make many swing fans opt for the GRP/Decca single-disc Andy Kirk sampler instead.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Pha Terrell
3:06
2
feat: Pha Terrell
3:15
3
3:04
4
feat: Ben Thigpen
2:37
5
feat: Pha Terrell
3:09
6
feat: Pha Terrell
2:50
7
feat: Pha Terrell
2:59
8 2:53
9
feat: Pha Terrell
2:52
10
feat: Pha Terrell
3:12
11
feat: Pha Terrell
3:09
12
feat: Pha Terrell
3:03
13
feat: Pha Terrell
3:08
14
feat: Pha Terrell
2:47
15
feat: Pha Terrell
2:41
16
feat: Pha Terrell
2:47
17 3:09
18 2:53
19
feat: Pha Terrell
3:03
20 2:57
21
feat: Pha Terrell
2:56
22
feat: Pha Terrell
2:32
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