Muggsy Spanier

The Great 16!

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The Great 16! Review

by Scott Yanow

During four sessions in 1939 cornetist Muggsy Spanier performed definitive versions of 16 Dixieland standards that, due to the joy of the music and its huge influence on the future revival movement, would later be dubbed "The Great 16." This CD, which adds eight alternate takes, could have been subtitled "The Great 24." Spanier and his octet (which includes trombonist George Brunies, clarinetist Rod Cless, usually pianist Joe Bushkin, and several different tenors) roar their way through such songs as "Big Butter and Egg Man," "That Da Da Strain," "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate," "Dinah," and "Mandy, Make up Your Mind." Classic music.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Muggsy Spanier 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
2 Muggsy Spanier 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
3 Muggsy Spanier 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
4 Muggsy Spanier 02:32 SpotifyAmazon
5 Muggsy Spanier 02:57
6 Muggsy Spanier 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
7 Muggsy Spanier 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
8 Muggsy Spanier 02:40
9 Muggsy Spanier 02:53 SpotifyAmazon
10 Muggsy Spanier 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
11 Muggsy Spanier 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
12 Muggsy Spanier 03:02
13 Muggsy Spanier 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
14 Muggsy Spanier 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
15 Muggsy Spanier 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
16 Muggsy Spanier 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
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