Various Artists

Hot Trumpets, 1924-1927

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This Historical LP has some formerly rare material featuring cornetists/trumpeters Bix Beiderbecke, Jimmy McPartland and Bunny Berigan. The Bix recordings (an alternate of "Deep Down South," his session with the Chicago Loopers and The Wolverines' "I Need Some Pettin'") is all now readily available on CD. McPartland is heard on two numbers with The Hotsy Totsy Gang and three songs with "the Original Wolverines." In addition Bunny Berigan performs two songs ("Swanee River" and "The Prisoner's Song") with his big band in 1937 and "San Francisco" with Fred Rich's Orchestra. Because the Beiderbecke performances are no longer hard to find, this otherwise fine Lp is not as valuable as it was when it was originally released.