Casa Loma Orchestra

Casa Loma Stomp

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Although the later versions of the Casa Loma Orchestra were better-known, the big band was an early pacesetter during the late '20s/early '30s when (particularly among white orchestra) there were few competitors. This album from the Scottish Hep label has the orchestra's 14 best recordings out of the 21 that they cut during their first six sessions. The main soloists at the time were trumpeters Dub Shoffner and Frankie Martinez, trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and Les Arquette on tenor and clarinet but the main star is Gene Gifford who contributed the bulk of the arrangements and was thereby largely responsible for the group's musical personality. Most memorable are "China Girl," "San Sue Strut," "Casa Loma Stomp" and "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" but even the obscurities are quite rewarding. This set is recommended to classic jazz and early swing fans.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:16 Amazon
4 3:25 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:23 SpotifyAmazon
6
3:29 SpotifyAmazon
7
3:27 SpotifyAmazon
8
3:30 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:32 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:30 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:09 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:35 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:30 SpotifyAmazon
16
3:25 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:25 Amazon
19 3:20 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:25 Amazon
21 3:22 SpotifyAmazon
22 3:08 SpotifyAmazon
23 3:32 SpotifyAmazon
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