Gene Krupa & His Orchestra

Gene Krupa & His Orchestra

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AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos

These radio transcriptions from 1939 and 1943 feature Gene Krupa in big-band settings. The 1939 Show of the Week (12 tracks) and 1943 sessions with Roy Eldridge and Charlie Ventura (12 total cuts, nine live from the Panther Room of the Hotel Sherman in Chicago) display a muddy, at times scratchy sound that digital transfer did not improve. The best sound (four tracks) is from the 1939 session during the Young Man with a Band shows. There are no duplicate selections throughout. This collection can only be recommended to completists.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Gene Krupa 00:10 Amazon
2 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 01:17 Amazon
3
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Gene Krupa 02:38 Amazon
4 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 02:00 Amazon
5 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 01:26 Amazon
6 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 02:34 Amazon
7 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 02:05 Amazon
8
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 02:33 Amazon
9
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 02:06 Amazon
10 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 01:44 Amazon
11
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Gene Krupa 01:26 Amazon
12 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:31 Amazon
13
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Gene Krupa 00:10 Amazon
14 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 01:52 Amazon
15 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:38 Amazon
16
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Gene Krupa 02:35 Amazon
17
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Roy Eldridge / Charlie Ventura 06:00 Amazon
18 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Roy Eldridge / Charlie Ventura 02:45 Amazon
19 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Roy Eldridge / Charlie Ventura 02:20 Amazon
20 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:04 Amazon
21 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 04:05 Amazon
22
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 02:15 Amazon
23 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 01:51 Amazon
24 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 01:10 Amazon
25 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 04:19 Amazon
26
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra feat: Roy Eldridge 02:40 Amazon
27 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 01:33 Amazon
28
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra 03:05 Amazon
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