Gene Krupa

1945

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1945 Review

by Scott Yanow

Gene Krupa's recordings for a four-month period are traced on this CD in the Classics "complete" series. The first eight formerly rare selections feature the Gene Krupa Trio with the extroverted (and sometimes too enthusiastic) tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura and pianist George Walters; three of the numbers were originally V-discs, three others were not released until the LP era, and the two remaining songs have never been out before. In addition, there are 15 numbers from the Gene Krupa Big Band. The returning Anita O'Day (who gave Krupa new hits in "Opus No. 1," "Boogie Blues," and "Chickery Chick") and ballad singer Buddy Stewart are on all but "It's Up to You" and "Lover." Among the soloists are trumpeter Don Fagerquist and Ventura. The 1945 Gene Krupa Orchestra did not catch on to the level of the 1941-1942 edition, but it definitely had its moments.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Gene Krupa 03:00 Amazon
2 Gene Krupa 02:11 Amazon
3 Gene Krupa 04:45 Amazon
4 Gene Krupa 05:57 Amazon
5 Gene Krupa 03:47 Amazon
6 Gene Krupa 03:08 Amazon
7 Gene Krupa 03:09 Amazon
8 Gene Krupa 02:28 Amazon
9 Gene Krupa 02:51 Amazon
10 Gene Krupa feat: Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 02:59 Amazon
11 Gene Krupa feat: Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 02:59 Amazon
12 Gene Krupa feat: Anita O'Day / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:01 Amazon
13 Gene Krupa feat: Anita O'Day / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:05 Amazon
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Gene Krupa feat: Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 03:20 Amazon
15 Gene Krupa feat: Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 03:13 Amazon
16 Gene Krupa 02:55 Amazon
17 Gene Krupa feat: Anita O'Day / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 03:12 Amazon
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Gene Krupa feat: Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 03:11 Amazon
19 Gene Krupa feat: Anita O'Day / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:23 Amazon
20 Gene Krupa feat: Anita O'Day / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 02:54 Amazon
21 Gene Krupa feat: Anita O'Day / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 03:03 Amazon
22 Gene Krupa feat: Anita O'Day / Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:14 Amazon
23 Gene Krupa feat: Gene Krupa & His Orchestra / Buddy Stewart 03:08 Amazon
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