Various Artists

Arcadia Shuffle

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Two different bands have all of their output reissued on this CD. The first dozen selections are by the Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis, a pretty decent hot jazz dance band from 1924-1925. None of the sidemen became famous (best known is trumpeter Bob Pope), but the band fares well and on two numbers offers fine support to singer Sophie Tucker. However, the real reason to acquire this disc is for the 14 selections by the Arcadian Serenaders (including two cuts made as the Original Crescent City Jazzers). Originally a New Orleans septet with cornetist Sterling Bose, the music moved to St. Louis, where the band was renamed the Arcadian Serenaders. The November 29, 1924, session has Wingy Manone making his recording debut on four songs, but the eight songs from October 26, 1925, have Bose in the cornet chair. This group performed some of the hottest New Orleans jazz on record during the period, including memorable versions of "Who Can Your Regular Be Blues," "Fidgety Feet," "Back Home in Illinois," "You Gotta Know How," and "Angry." Recommended to collectors of 1920s jazz.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 03:01 Amazon
2 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 03:06 Amazon
3 Sophie Tucker 02:25 Amazon
4 Sophie Tucker 02:20 Amazon
5 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 02:29 Amazon
6 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 02:51 Amazon
7 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 02:55 Amazon
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Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 02:37 Amazon
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Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 03:08 Amazon
10 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 02:43 Amazon
11 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 03:13 Amazon
12 Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis 02:51 Amazon
13 Original Crescent City Jazzers 02:48 Amazon
14 Original Crescent City Jazzers 03:04 Amazon
15 Arcadian Serenaders 02:49 Amazon
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Arcadian Serenaders 03:13 Amazon
17 Arcadian Serenaders 02:45 Amazon
18 Arcadian Serenaders 02:58 Amazon
19 Arcadian Serenaders 02:59 Amazon
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Arcadian Serenaders 03:04 Amazon
21 Arcadian Serenaders 02:58 Amazon
22 Arcadian Serenaders 02:41 Amazon
23 Arcadian Serenaders 02:56 Amazon
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Arcadian Serenaders 02:32 Amazon
25 Arcadian Serenaders 03:07 Amazon
26 Arcadian Serenaders 02:47 Amazon
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