Ted Heath Listen to My Music, Volume 2

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CD Details

  • Released: February 16, 1998
  • Label: Hep Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Listen To My Music
  • 2.Opus 1
  • 3.Hey Ba Ba Rebop
  • 4.Creole Love Call
  • 5.C Jam Blues
  • 6.Any Old Iron
  • 7.Knees Up Mother Brown
  • 8.Time On My Hands
  • 9.Anything Goes
  • 10.Exactly Like You
  • 11.Wotcher
  • 12.I've Found A New Baby
  • 13.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 14.East Of The Sun
  • 15.Lullabye Of Broadway
  • 16.Somebody Loves Me
  • 17.I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • 18.That Lovely Weekend
  • 19.Love Will Find A Way
  • 20.See Me Dance The Polka
  • 21.Lonesome Road
  • 22.Night And Day
  • 23.Yesterdays
  • 24.Yearning
  • 25.Ad Lib Frolic
  • 26.Listen To My Music

Product Description:

Personnel: Jack Parnell (vocals, drums); Dave Goldberg (guitar); Tommy Whittle (tenor saxophone); Charlie Short, Dave Shand (baritone saxophone); Cliff Haines, Dave Wilkins, Stanley Roderick, Alan Franks, Kenny Baker (trumpet); Norman Stenfalt, Ralph Sharon (piano); Jackie Armstrong, Harry Roche, Jack Bentley, Lad Busby, Jimmy Coombes (timbales).
Audio Remixer: Ted Kendall.
Recording information: 1946-1947.
Director: Ted Heath.
Arrangers: Lad Busby; Norman Stenfalt; Kenny Baker .
There are numerous Ted Heath albums parading around wearing the title Listen to My Music. Several of these are part of a series released during the late '90s by the Hep record label, surveying in detail the early recordings of this solid, often exciting British big band. Vol. 2 focuses upon the years 1946 and 1947. High points in this part of the Heath story include an updated version of Sy Oliver's "Opus One" (Heath first recorded this number in 1944); two substantial entries from the Ellington book; durable standards like "I've Found a New Baby" and "Exactly Like You"; and "Ad Lib Frolic," a feisty original by trumpeter Kenny Baker. Vocals are attributed to Heath's drummer, Jack Parnell. One prime participant in the postwar English big-band scene was tenor saxophonist Tommy Whittle, an essential component in the Ted Heath band from 1946 to 1952. His work with Heath as documented on this disc deserves wider recognition. ~ arwulf arwulf

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