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Play 'Hot' Dance Music 1925-'27

The Kit-Cat Band

Play 'Hot' Dance Music 1925-'27

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Format: CD
Label: Retrieval
UPC: 0608917908022
Catnr: RTR 79080
Release date: 03 June 2016
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Label
Retrieval
UPC
0608917908022
Catalogue number
RTR 79080
Release date
03 June 2016

""A beautifull cd, specially voor the lovers of Eurojazz ans if you don't have that Mellotone, than is thit your chance.""

, 01-9-2016
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About the album

This new release contains the Kit-Kat Band’s original LP recordings from 1979, revisited and presented as a new album for a whole new generation to enjoy. The Kit-Cat band was the house band of the Kit-Cat night club in London that first opened its doors in 1924. The 10 piece band was assembled by Britain’s best-known band leader, Jack Hylton, and was directed by Boston saxophonist, Al Starita. Producer Chris Ellis recently rediscovered this album which he produced in 1979. Upon hearing it again, he felt that it was worthy of being represented to a new audience. Ellis kept the original notes by Brian rust, and the cover art was given to Ellis by his friend Margret, Duchess of Argyll.
1925, der Frühling hält Einzug in London. Schier grenzenloser Optimismus hat begonnen, die Schatten des Ersten Weltkriegs zu vertreiben und strahlt auch aus den Songs der Kit-Cat Band. Mit unnachahmlichen Soli und selbst Ensemblepassage voller Wärme bietet diese Band aufregende Unterhaltung, die selbst diejenigen mitreißt, die sich sonst nicht zum Tanzen verleiten lassen. Produzent Chris Ellis erinnert sich, wie ein Freund ihm die packende Musik der Kit-Cat Band wieder ins Gedächtnis rief und er in seinem eigenen Archiv eine LP der Band fand, die er in den späten 70er Jahren produziert hatte: „Sie war es wert, ausgemottet und hoffentlich einem neuen Publikum vorgestellt zu werden. Hier ist sie nun.“ Dieses Album ist eine Sammlung vpm einigen der besten Songs des kommerziellen Jazz der 1920er Jahre und ein Must-have für jeden Liebhaber.

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The Kit-Cat Band

The Kit-Cat was a nightclub in the Haymarket, in London's West End. The band was sponsored by Jack Hylton and led by Al Starita, who was an American.
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The Kit-Cat was a nightclub in the Haymarket, in London's West End. The band was sponsored by Jack Hylton and led by Al Starita, who was an American.

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Ted Heath (trombone)

George Edward 'Ted' Heath (30 March 1902 – 18 November 1969) was a British musician and big bandleader. He led Britain's greatest post-war big band recording more than 100 albums which sold over 20 million copies. Considered the most successful band in Britain during the 1950s, it remained in existence as a ghost band long after Heath died, surviving in such a form until 2000.
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George Edward "Ted" Heath (30 March 1902 – 18 November 1969) was a British musician and big bandleader.
He led Britain's greatest post-war big band recording more than 100 albums which sold over 20 million copies. Considered the most successful band in Britain during the 1950s, it remained in existence as a ghost band long after Heath died, surviving in such a form until 2000.

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Al Starita (vocals)

Tom Smith (trumpet)

Edwin Knight (trumpet)

W.O. Pogson (clarinet)

George Smith (clarinet)

Hugo Rignold (violin)

Sid Bright (piano)

Fred Hartley (piano)

Len Fillis (banjo)

Eric Little (drums)

Eric Siday (violin)

Jean Pougnet (violin)

Harry Berly (violin)

Max Bacon (drums)

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"A beautifull cd, specially voor the lovers of Eurojazz ans if you don't have that Mellotone, than is thit your chance."
, 01-9-2016

The musicians on this record played really optimistic and that's what marks the twenties.
Jazzflits, 15-8-2016

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01.
From Now On
02:54
(Benny Davis, Jesse Greer) The Kit-Cat Band, Eric Little, Alfred Field, Len Fillis, Fred Hartley, Sid Bright, Hugo Rignold, George Smith, W.O. Pogson, Ted Heath, Edwin Knight, Tom Smith, Al Starita
02.
Can’t Your Friend Find A Friend For Me
03:18
(Lou Handman) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, W.O. Pogson, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little
03.
Milenberg Joys
02:55
(Leon Roppolo, Paul Mares, Jelly Roll Morton) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, W.O. Pogson, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little
04.
My Sugar
03:10
(Jack Little) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, W.O. Pogson, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little
05.
Riverboat Shuffle
03:20
(Dick Voynow, Irving Mills, Hoagy Carmichael ) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, W.O. Pogson, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little
06.
If You Hadn’t Gone Away
02:58
(Ray Henderson) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, W.O. Pogson, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little
07.
Headin’ For Home
02:59
(Isham Jones, Arnold Johnson) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, W.O. Pogson, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little
08.
The Camel Walk
03:05
(Bob Schafer, Criss Smith, Cecil Mack) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher
09.
Piccadilly Strut
03:02
(Van Phillips) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Hugo Rignold, Sid Bright, Fred Hartley, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher
10.
Breezin’ Along With The Breeze
03:00
(Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, Richard Whiting) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
11.
I’ve Got Some Lovin’ To Do
02:44
(Moe Jaffe, Nat Bonx) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
12.
I Wonder What’s Become Of Joe?
02:41
(Maceo Pinkard) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
13.
Crazy Quilt
03:01
(Paul Van Loan) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
14.
Sunday
02:58
(Sonny Miller, Jules Styne, Chester Cohn) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
15.
Brown Sugar
03:08
(Harry Barris) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
16.
Ain’t She Sweet?
03:01
(Jack Yellen, Milton Ager) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
17.
Sam, The Old Accordeon Man
03:09
(Walter Donaldson) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Eric Little, Jim Kelleher, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly
18.
Uncanny Banjo
03:00
(Len Fillis) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly, Billy Ternent
19.
Sad ‘n’ Blue
02:44
(Benny Davis, Harry Akst) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly, Billy Ternent
20.
Number Ten
02:54
(Fred Rose) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly, Billy Ternent
21.
Muddy Water
03:04
(Peter de Rose, Harry Richman, Jo Trent) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly, Billy Ternent
22.
Lily
02:45
(Harry Warren, Martin Broones, Ballard McDonald) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly, Billy Ternent
23.
Delirium
02:52
(Arthur Schutt) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Little, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly, Billy Ternent
24.
Magnolia
02:53
(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva) The Kit-Cat Band, Al Starita, Tom Smith, Edwin Knight, Ted Heath, George Smith, Sid Bright, Len Fillis, Alfred Field, Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet, Harry Berly, Billy Ternent, Max Bacon
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