Announcing A New Two-CD Set

The  Influence of  Bix Beiderbecke
Volume One: The USA
Volume Two: Europe




The legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931) had a determining influence on many other jazz musicians during the 1920s; some of these were lucky enough to have heard Bix first-hand, while others became familiar with his unique style through recordings. Records featuring Bix’s solos were first issued in the USA in 1924, and by the late 1920s his lyrical style of playing was also becoming influential in Europe through records issued there. Therefore, “The Influence of Bix Beiderbecke” contains two CDs, one concentrating on the recordings of American jazz musicians and the other on records made by European musicians under the spell of Bix.

The CD-set contains many rare tracks that are being re-issued for the first time since their original release on 78 rpm record. Indeed, a number of sides are transferred from unissued test pressings and are being released for the first time ever, including two recently discovered unissued test pressings by Fred Elizalde and his Music. All show the important influence of Bix during his short lifetime. The recordings have been faithfully restored using the latest digital techniques while at the same time paying respect to sound of the original recordings. The CD-set is completed by two in-depth booklets (one of 28 pages and one of 36 pages) explaining the importance of Bix's work and the crucial effect his playing had on other jazz musicians; both booklets are replete with many rare photographs, some reproduced in print for the first time.

Listing of Tracks


THE INFLUENCE OF BIX BEIDERBECKE
VOLUME ONE: USA

1. You'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eye
George Olsen and his Music
2. Where’s My Sweetie Hiding?
Perley Breed’s Shepard Colonial Orchestra
3. Doo Wacka Doo
Marion McKay and his Orchestra
4. Cataract Rag Blues
Hitch’s Happy Harmonists
5. Riverboat Shuffle
Jimmy Joy’s St Anthony Hotel Orchestra
6. Tiger Rag
California Ramblers
7. The Co-Ed
Arcadian Serenaders
8. Davenport Blues
Miff Mole and his Molers
9. A Good Man Is Hard To Find
The Original Wolverines
10. Liza
McKenzie and Condon’s Chicagoans
11. Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down
Jan Garber and his Orchestra
12. Why Do I Love You?
Lou Raderman and his Pelham Heath Inn Orchestra
13. Crazy Rhythm
Miff Mole and his Molers
14. Hula Girl
Andrew Aiona’s Novelty Four
15. Out Where The Blues Begin
The Hotsy Totsy Gang
16. Wedding Bells
The Jazz Pilots
17. The Eyes Of Texas
Carolina Club Orchestra
18. Broadway Rose
Dick McDonough and his Orchestra
19. Alabammy Snow
Mason Dixon Orchestra
20. When A Woman Loves A Man
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Orchestra
21. Papa’s Gone
Fred Gardner’s Texas University Troubadours
22. No Trumps
Fred Gardner’s Texas University Troubadours
23. Little Did I Know
Casa Loma Orchestra
24. Jazz Me Blues
Original Memphis Five
25. The Blue Room
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra

VOLUME TWO: EUROPE

1. Tiger Rag

The Original Capitol Orchestra
2. Riverboat Shuffle
The Kit-Cat Band
3. Somebody Said
Crichton Lyricals
4. Sugar
Fred Elizalde and his Music
5. Dance, Little Lady

Fred Elizalde and his Music
6. There's A Cradle in Caroline
Rhythmic Eight

7. Some Hauntin’ Tune
Harry Hudson’s Melody Men
8. I’m Glad
Fred Elizalde and his Music
9. Nobody’s Fault But Your Own
Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orchestra
10. Louisiana
Jay Whidden and his Band
11. Oh! What A Night For Love
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra
12. Forget Me Not
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra
13. A Dicky-Bird Told Me So
Jay Whidden and his Band
14. Gregorology
Gregor and his Gregorians
15. In The Moonlight
Night Club Kings
16. South Sea Rose
New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
17. Every Day Away From You
New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
18. The Song Of The Dawn
Jack Hart and his Band
19. I’m Singing My Way Round The World
Jack Hart and his Band
29. A Miss Is As Good As A Mile
Spike Hughes and his Decca Dents
21. Minns Du?
Helge Lindberg’s Orchestra
22. A Ship Without A Sail
Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra
23. Kalua
Spike Hughes and his Dance Orchestra
24. Follow A Star – Selection
New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
25. With My Guitar And You
Harry Shalson
26. Whispering
Night Club Kings


 Special Announcement


All the profits from this set of CDs will go towards helping to meet the on-going medical expenses for respected author and jazz musician Richard Sudhalter, who is an authority on Bix Beiderbecke and has done much to bring Bix’s life and music to wider audiences. Richard Sudhalter’s works include “Bix, Man and Legend”, which was written in collaboration with Philip R. Evans and first published by Arlington Press in 1974, “Lost Chords: White Musicians and Their Contribution to Jazz, 1915-1945,” (Oxford University Press, 1999) and “Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael” (Oxford University Press, 2002). Sudhalter is also a much acclaimed musician whose Bix-influenced cornet and trumpet solos have graced numerous recordings.

Sadly, Richard Sudhalter suffered a massive stroke in 2003. Although he recovered initially, in the last three years Richard’s health has deteriorated considerably. He has been diagnosed as having MSA, multiple system atrophy. Currently, Richard lives in a nursing home in New York City.

Order this CD set by using the following form.

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The Influence of Bix Beiderbecke, Volumes One and Two.
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