Gene Krupa

1940, Vol. 3

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The seventh CD in the Classics label's Gene Krupa reissue series is mostly fairly weak. Despite Krupa's presence, his band at the time was average (only trumpeter Shorty Sherock had much of a reputation as a soloist) and, of the 21 selections on this disc, only three are instrumentals. Irene Daye's nine vocals are certainly listenable, although Howard Dulany's seven ballad features are more routine; Daye and Dulany take "You Forgot About Me" as a vocal duet. The instrumentals ("Hamtramck," "Full Dress Hop" and an excellent version of "Sweet Georgia Brown") are fine, but this CD is only recommended to completists.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:08
2 3:06
3 3:18
4 3:02
5 2:56
6 2:34
7 3:12
8 2:33
9 2:44
10 3:26
11 3:00
12 3:12
13 2:56
14 2:30
15 2:46
16 2:52
17 2:48
18 3:20
19 3:14
20 2:45
21 3:23
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