The Commodore Master Takes
That's A-Plenty; Panama; Riverboat Shuffle; Muskrat Ramble; Clarinet Marmalade; Original Dixieland One-Step; At The Jazz Band Ball; Baby Won't You Please Come Home; I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You; Jazz Me Blues; Little Girl; Squeeze Me; A Monday Date; I'm Confessin' (That I Love You); Big Butter And Egg Man; I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate; Sensation Rag; Who's Sorry Now; On The Alamo; Someday, Sweetheart; High Society; Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams; I'm Coming Virginia; Wabash Blues.
Wild Bill Davison: cornet.
This 1997 CD contains some of the most rewarding Dixieland ever recorded. On November 27, 1943, cornetist Wild Bill Davison, trombonist George Brunies (in peak form), clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, pianist Gene Schroeder, rhythm guitarist Eddie Condon, bassist Bob Casey, and drummer George Wettling cut a classic version of "That's a Plenty," along with three other songs that show just how exciting the style can be. Also on this CD are Davison's other Commodore sessions as a leader, 24 titles in all that include such outstanding players as clarinetists Edmond Hall, Joe Marsala, and Albert Nicholas; trombonist Lou McGarity; pianists Dick Cary and Joe Sullivan; and drummers Danny Alvin and Dave Tough. With definitive versions of such tunes as "Muskrat Ramble," "At the Jazz Band Ball," "Jazz Me Blues," "Sensation," and "I'm Coming Virginia," this is an essential acquisition for anyone even remotely interested in freewheeling Chicago Dixieland jazz.