Bob Zurke

Honky Tonk Train Blues

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In 1939, pianist Bob Zurke formed a big band that recorded 30 selections during a ten-month period, and 28 songs (all but two vocals) are on this generous single CD. Although four veterans from the 1920s (trumpeters Chelsea Quealey and Sterling Bose, tenor saxophonist Larry Binyon, and drummer Stan King) were in the band, Zurke is the group's only significant soloist. Despite some excellent recordings (including "Southern Exposure," "Hobson Street Blues," "Honky Tonk Train Blues," "I've Found a New Baby," and a classic rendition of "Tea for Two"), the Bob Zurke Orchestra only lasted a year before breaking up, but its music still sounds swinging and lively today.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
2
2:42 SpotifyAmazon
3
2:57 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:36 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:11 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:36 SpotifyAmazon
7
2:53 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:59 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
11
3:18 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:47 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:18 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:56 SpotifyAmazon
17
2:36 SpotifyAmazon
18
2:58 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
20
2:48 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:27 SpotifyAmazon
23
2:39 SpotifyAmazon
24 3:13 SpotifyAmazon
25
2:30 SpotifyAmazon
26
2:53 SpotifyAmazon
27 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
28 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
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