FREDDY RANDALL – MY TINY BAND IS CHOSEN
ARTIST: FREDDY RANDALL AND HIS BAND
CD DESCRIPTION: Of the new wave of British Traditional Jazz bands which emerged from the Traditional Jazz revival in the 1940s, Humphrey Lyttelton had the leading, most popular band and it was the band which secured the first record deal with a major label, Parlophone in 1949. Hot on Lyttelton’s heels was Freddy Randall who signed for Parlophone in 1951. The various stylistic ‘camps’ were emerging – New Orleans, Classic, Chicago/Dixieland and eventually Trad – and Freddy Randall along with a couple of other notables went down the Chicago/Dixieland route personified by the Eddie Condon bands in the USA. Randall’s fiery trumpet playing was admirably suited to the style and Freddy Randall’s hard-driving band was one of the best of its kind. Many legends of British Jazz passed through the ranks of the band over the years and this selection presents the cream of the recordings made for Parlophone between 1952 and 1957.
TRACK LISTING: Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll; Dark Night Blues; Clarinet Marmalade; Original Dixieland One-Step;If I Could Be With You; Tishomingo Blues; Walking The Dog; Smokey Mokes; The Sheik Of Araby; At The Jazz Band Ball; Sunday; My Tiny Band Is Chosen; Hindustan; Memphis Blues; November Blues; Ja Da; Sugar; That Da Da Strain; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Esox; Jealousy; Avalon; Mood Indigo; New Orleans Masquerade.