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Hotsy Totsy Gang 1930 Plus some Whoopee Makers

Irving Mills

Hotsy Totsy Gang 1930 Plus some Whoopee Makers

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Format: CD
Label: Retrieval
UPC: 0608917908428
Catnr: RTR 79084
Release date: 09 March 2018
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Label
Retrieval
UPC
0608917908428
Catalogue number
RTR 79084
Release date
09 March 2018
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Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang 1930 plus some Whoopee Makers is yet another strong release by Retrieval Records, a branch of Challenge Records with wonderful historic recordings. For this collection, the label has put together music by Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang, recorded in 1929 and 1930.

Irving Mills was a jazz publisher who also went by the name of Joe Primrose, and, together with his brother Jack, was also owner of Mills Music. When the brothers sold Mills Music, the company had grown into the biggest independent music publisher worldwide. But Mills was not only a publisher, he also was a singer, lyricist, song writer, responsible for artists and repertoire and in addition also managed numerous bands, including Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Mills Blue Rhythm Band as well as, between 1926 and 1939, the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

He sang, but was no musician, and yet Irving decided to put together his own band for studio recordings. Among Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang were Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Arnold Brillhardt, Arthur Schutt and Manny Klein.
The recordings of the Hotsy Totsy Gang that were made between 1929 and 1930 boast some of the best white jazz musicians of their time, often with spectacular results. Sometimes Mills sang on those recordings, other times he merely arranged recording dates and selected musicians.

Many recordings that can be heard on this album of the Hotsy Totsy Gang are “so hot that the music should be written down on sheets of asbestos”!
Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang 1930 plus some Whoopee Makers ist eine weitere starke Veröffentlichung von Retrieval Records, einer Sparte von Challenge Records mit wunderbaren historischen Aufnahmen. Für diese Sammlung hat das Label Musik von Irving Mills und seiner Hotsy Totsy Gang zusammengetragen, die in den Jahren 1929 und 1930 aufgenommen wurde.

Irving Mills (1894-1985) war ein Jazz-Verleger, auch unter dem Namen Joe Primrose bekannt, und, zusammen mit seinem Bruder Jack, von 1919 bis 1965 Eigentümer von Mills Music. Als die beiden Mills Music verkauften, war die Firma zum größten unabhängigen Musikverlag der Welt herangewachsen. Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Verleger war Mills auch Sänger, Texter, Songwriter, zuständig für Künstler und Repertoire sowie Manager zahlreicher Bands, einschließlich Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Mills Blue Rhythm Band und des Duke Ellington Orchestra, welches er zwischen 1926 und 1939 managte.
Obwohl er selbst kein Musiker war (wenngleich er sang), entschloss Irving sich, seine eigene Band für Studioaufnahmen zusammenzustellen. So zählten zu Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Arnold Brillhardt, Arthur Schutt und Manny Klein.

Die Aufnahmen der Hotsy Totsy Gang, die zwischen 1929 und 1930 entstanden, versammelten einige der besten weißen Jazzmusiker der Zeit, oft mit spektakulären Ergebnissen. Manchmal sang Mills auf diesen Aufnahmen, manchmal arrangierte er lediglich die Aufnahmetage und wählte die Musiker aus.
Viele der Aufnahmen, die man auf diesem Album der Hotsy Totsy Gang hört, sind „so heiß, dass die Musik auf Blättern aus Asbest niedergeschrieben werden müsste“!

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Irving Mills

Irving Harold Mills (né Isadore Minsky; 16 January 1894 Odessa, Ukraine – 21 April 1985 Palm Springs, California) was an American music publisher, musician, lyricist, and jazz artist promoter. He sometimes used the pseudonyms Goody Goodwin and Joe Primrose. Mills was born in Odessa, Ukraine, although some biographies state that he was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. His father, Hyman Minsky (1868–1905), was a hat maker who had immigrated from Odessa to the United States with his wife Sofia (née Sophia Schifre; born 1869). His father, Hyman, died in 1905, forcing Irving and his brother, Jacob (aka 'Jack'; 1891–1979), to work odd jobs including bussing at restaurants, selling wallpaper, and working in the garment...
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Irving Harold Mills (né Isadore Minsky; 16 January 1894 Odessa, Ukraine – 21 April 1985 Palm Springs, California) was an American music publisher, musician, lyricist, and jazz artist promoter. He sometimes used the pseudonyms Goody Goodwin and Joe Primrose.
Mills was born in Odessa, Ukraine, although some biographies state that he was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. His father, Hyman Minsky (1868–1905), was a hat maker who had immigrated from Odessa to the United States with his wife Sofia (née Sophia Schifre; born 1869). His father, Hyman, died in 1905, forcing Irving and his brother, Jacob (aka "Jack"; 1891–1979), to work odd jobs including bussing at restaurants, selling wallpaper, and working in the garment industry. By 1910, Mills was listed as a telephone operator. Mills married Beatrice ("Bessie") Wilensky (maiden; 1898–1976) in 1911 and they subsequently moved to Philadelphia. By 1918 Mills was working for publisher Leo Feist. His brother, Jack, was working as a manager for McCarthy and Fisher, the music publishing firm of lyricist Joseph McCarthy (1883–1943) and songwriter Fred Fisher (1875–1942). Founding of Jack Mills Music In July 1919, Irving Mills and his brother, Jack, founded Jack Mills, Inc., which was renamed Mills Music Inc. in 1928.
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01.
At The Prom
02:36
(Irving Mills, Jack Pettis) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
02.
Theme/Nobody's Sweetheart
04:21
(Jack Pettis, Vic Meyers, Elmar Schoebel) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
03.
Harvey
04:01
(Hoagy Carmichael) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
04.
Manhattan Rag
02:44
(Hoagy Carmichael) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
05.
What Kind A Man Is You
03:18
(Hoagy Carmichael) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
06.
My Little Honey And Me
03:00
(Hackforth) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
07.
High And Dry
02:37
(Hoagy Carmichael) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
08.
High and Dry (non-vocal)
02:36
(Hoagy Carmichael) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
09.
Barbaric
03:00
(Hoagy Carmichael) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
10.
I Wonder What My Gal Is Doin' Now
03:04
(Jack Pettis, Irving Mills) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
11.
Crazy Bout My Gal
02:59
(Irving Mills) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
12.
Railroad Man
03:04
(Elmer Schoebel, Irving Mills) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
13.
Loved One
02:51
(Frank Trumbauer, Eddie Heyman, Irving Mills) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
14.
Loved One
02:54
(Eddie Heyman, Irving Mills, Frank Trumbauer) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
15.
Deep Harlem
03:04
(Irving Mills, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
16.
Strut Miss Lizzie
03:04
(Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
17.
Baby
02:47
(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
18.
The Whoopee Stomp
02:47
(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
19.
Futuristic Rhythm
02:41
(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
20.
Let's Sit and Talk About You
03:01
(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
21.
In A Great Big Way
02:50
(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
22.
St. James Infirmary
03:06
(Joe Primrose) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
23.
When You're Smiling
03:12
(Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, Mark Fisher) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
24.
Farewell Blues
02:52
(Elmer Schoebel, Paul Mares, Leon Roppolo) Irving Mills, Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang
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