The Indispensable

The Indispensable

by Bix Beiderbecke



This double-CD from French RCA in their Jazz Tribune series (a reissue of an earlier double-LP) gives one a good overview of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke's Victor recordings. More serious collectors will want to acquire this music as part of a more complete series (since all of his solos are significant), while beginning collectors are advised to pick up his Columbia reissue CDs (which feature Beiderbecke in smaller groups) first. The 36 performances on this two-fer mostly focus on his sideman's appearances with the large dance orchestras of Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman during 1926-28, although there is one 1924 track ("I Didn't Know") with Goldkette, and a few later sessions from 1930. Highlights include "Clementine," "San," "There Ain't No Sweet Man," "From Monday On," and "You Took Advantage of Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/1995
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636654027
catalogNumber: 66540

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bix Beiderbecke   Primary Artist,Cornet
Bing Crosby   Vocals
Hoagy Carmichael   Piano,Vocals
Steve Brown   Bass
Henry Busse   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Gene Krupa   Drums
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Joe Venuti   Violin,Vocals
Carl Kress   Guitar
Frankie Trumbauer   C-Melody Saxophone
George Williams   Clarinet,Saxophone
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Harry Barris   Vocals
Arnold Brillhardt   Alto Saxophone
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Harry Goodman   Tuba
Lennie Hayton   Piano
Paul Mertz   Piano
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Howdy Quicksell   Banjo
Mischa Russell   Violin
Austin Young   Vocals
Spiegle Willcox   Trombone
Roy Bargy   Piano
Jack Fulton   Trombone,Vocals
Min Leibrook   Baritone Saxophone
Matty Malneck   Viola
Harold McDonald   Drums
Mike Pingatore   Banjo
Charles Strickfaden   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Lloyd Turner   Trombone
Boyce Cullen   Trombone
Chester Hazlett   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Eddie Pinder   Trumpet
Tommy Satterfield   Piano
Wilbur Hall   Guitar,Trombone
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Charles Gaylord   Violin,Vocals
Ray Lodwig   Trumpet
Rinker   Vocals
Mike Trafficante   Tuba
Irving Brodsky   Piano
Rube Crozier   Bassoon,Tenor Saxophone
Hal McLean   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mario Perry   Violin
Bob Mayhew   Trumpet
Nye Mayhew   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Don Murray   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Irene Taylor   Vocals
Lawrence Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Ferde Grofé   Piano
Lynch   Vocals
Billy Murray   Vocals
John Bowman   Violin
Keller Sisters   Vocals

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Carson Robison   Composer
Leroy Holmes   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Bill Challis   Arranger
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Peter MacBeth   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Byron Warner   Composer
Frank Luther   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Don Waterhouse   Adaptation
Matty Malneck   Arranger
George Green   Composer
Jean-Paul Guiter   Producer
Daniel Nevers   Liner Notes
J.C. Jones   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Jacques Richmond   Composer
Bob Schafer   Composer
Bob Shafer   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Hal Dyson   Composer
Johnny Black   Composer
Charles A. Bayha   Composer
Monty Collins   Composer
Henry Myers   Composer
Charles M. Scwab   Composer
Fred B. Callahan   Composer
Johnny S. Black   Composer
Lindsay McPhail   Composer
Walter Michels   Composer
Charles M. Schwab   Composer

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