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Ben Bernie & his Orchestra

Sweet Georgia Brown and other hot numbers

€ 14.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label Retrieval
  • UPC 0608917905526
  • Catalog number RTR 79055
  • Release date 05 September 08

About the album

From the early 1920s into the ‘30s Ben Bernie lead one of America’s best and most popular dance bands.

He recorded prolifically first for Vocalion and then for Brunswick and quite a large proportion of his output was of considerable jazz interest, thanks largely to the presence in the band of two excellent soloists, alto sax Jack Pettis and trumpeter Bill “Hot Hawaiian” Moore. Both are heavily featured in our 2cd compilation of Bernie’s most interesting hot recordings.

Amongst the hottest of all the tracks is the unlikely sounding “When Polly Walks Through The Hollyhocks In The Moonlight” and we bring you both the vocal and non-vocal takes.
There are several more alternate takes here and this set is essential listening for any hot dance band enthusiast.

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    1
    Henpecked Blues
     
  • 1
    2
    I Can?t Get The One I Want
     
  • 1
    3
    Doodle Doo Doo
     
  • 1
    4
    Where?s My Sweetie Hiding
     
  • 1
    5
    How I Love That Girl
     
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    6
    Mandy Make Up Your Mind
     
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    7
    Why Couldn?t It Be Poor Little Me?
     
  • 1
    8
    Sweet Georgia Brown
     
  • 1
    9
    I Had Someone Else Before I Had You
     
  • 1
    10
    Cheatin? On Me
     
  • 1
    11
    Yes Sir, That?s My Baby
     
  • 1
    12
    Fallen Arches
     
  • 1
    13
    Bell-Hoppin? Blues
     
  • 1
    14
    Jig Walk
     
  • 1
    15
    Up And At ?Em
     
  • 1
    16
    Somebody?s Lonely
     
  • 1
    17
    Someone Is Losin? Susan
     
  • 1
    18
    She?s Still My Baby
     
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    19
    He?s The Last Word
     
  • 1
    20
    Ain?t She Sweet?
     
  • 1
    21
    I?m In Love Again
     
  • 1
    22
    Rosy Cheeks
     
  • 1
    23
    One O?Clock Baby
     
  • 1
    24
    Miss Annabelle Lee
     
  • 2
    1
    There?s A Cradle In Caroline
     
  • 2
    2
    There Must Be Somebody Else
     
  • 2
    3
    Carefree
     
  • 2
    4
    Mine, All Mine
     
  • 2
    5
    Speedy Boy
     
  • 2
    6
    Borneo
     
  • 2
    7
    Borneo
     
  • 2
    8
    Crazy Rhythm
     
  • 2
    9
    Hindustan
     
  • 2
    10
    When Polly Walks Through The Hollyhocks
     
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    11
    When Polly Walks Through The Hollyhocks
     
  • 2
    12
    Ten Little Miles From Town
     
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    13
    Ten Little Miles From Town
     
  • 2
    14
    Cannon Ball Rag
     
  • 2
    15
    Rhythm King
     
  • 2
    16
    Makin? Whoopee
     
  • 2
    17
    Button Up Your Overcoat
     
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    18
    Button Up Your Overcoat
     
  • 2
    19
    I Want To Be Bad
     
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    20
    I Want To Be Bad
     
  • 2
    21
    I?ve Got A Feeling I?m Falling
     
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    22
    I?m In The Seventh Heaven
     
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    23
    Bottoms Up
     
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    24
    Bigger And Better Than Ever
     
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