Friday, March 11, 2016

Django Reinhardt 1937 (2) - Intégrale, vol. 6

Whereas Volume 5 closed with the relics of the Quintet’s first known radio broadcast, this collection opens with the following one, which came on the air less than two weeks later. It would seem that their initial transmission of 29 May ’37, requisitioned by the Beeb, actually went further afield, as Robert J. Gstell claimed to have heard it in Berlin (Connecticut, USA). This amateur guitarist was totally struck by Django’s dexterity and, pushing the big names to one side (Satchmo, Duke, the Count etc.), he began specialising in his works. Their second programme, on the night of 12-13th June 1937, came via the American CBS network. It was not only a “coast-to-coast” broadcast, it was also no doubt picked up in England, as that was where the recorded evidence was discovered twenty old years ago. It didn’t take place in the usual Madison studios, but in a theatre near Broadway, hired by the firm for the first anniversary of “The Saturday Night Swing Club” show, presented by Paul Douglas and Mel Allen. The show was on the air for three years, and honoured many famous white musicians such as The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Bunny Berigan, Adrian Rollini, Jack Teagarden, Red Nichols, Manny Klein, Wingy Manone and the Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glen Gray bands. Numerous black artists also took the microphone including Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Stuff Smith, Teddy Wilson, Mary-Lou Williams, Willie Smith, Henry Allen, Earl Hines, Hazel Scott, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. Foreigners, however, were seldom heard on this powerful network, thus the importance of the ten-minute air space given to the improvised Montmartre studios in Paris. The CBS correspondent from the London branch, Ed R. Murrow, was amid the commotion preceding the live performance, and he had difficulty in pronouncing the musicians’ names and the titles (which explains why Bricktop became Break Up). There is however, a degree of mystery hovering over this particular programme. In Charles Delaunay’s book, Django, mon Frère (published in English under the title, Django Reinhardt), the author refers to the Quintet’s 1937 participation in a trans-Atlantic air show, but states that it took place in the “Big Apple”, whereas Murrow, the commentator, refers to the “Bricktop Cabaret”. It is true that the owner of the “Bricktop”, the black American singer, Miss Ada Smith (nicknamed “Bricktop”), opened a second cabaret in 1937 named the “Big Apple”, which was frequented for a long while by the Quintet. Another curious anecdote is that Delaunay makes reference to the Django/Stéphane duo giving each other the cold shoulder due to Eddie South’s arrival in Paris, as Django took great delight in playing with this black violinist. The problem is that on the night of the 12-13th June 1937, South hadn’t yet arrived in Paris...
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIÉS SA, 1997


Source : http://www.fremeaux.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.livrets&content_id=3770&product_id=301&category_id=57

Django Reinhardt
Swinging with Django
The complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 6
(1937)


Tracks

Cd. 1

THE SATURDAY NIGHT SWING CLUB (CBS BROADCAST)
1 Djangology (Reinhardt) / Limehouse Blues (Furber-Braham)
Bricktop (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  7:12

DICKY WELLS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
2 Bugle Call Rag (Pettis, Meyers, Schoebel)  2:40
3 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Arlen, Koehler)  2:55
4 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:12
5 Sweet Sue (Young, Harris)  3:08
6 Hangin’ Around Boudon (Wells)  2:52
7 Japanese Sandman (Whiting)  2:57

ANDRÉ EKYAN & DJANGO REINHARDT
8 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston)  2’20
9 Tiger Rag (LaRocca)  2:32

PHILIPPE BRUN & SON ORCHESTRE
10 Whoa Babe ! (Clinton)  2’38
11 P.B. Flat Blues (Brun)  2’52

DJANGO REINHARDT
12 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  2:39
13 Bouncin’ Around (Deloof)  2:42

 EDDIE SOUTH & DJANGO REINHARDT
14 Eddie’s Blues (South)  3:05
15 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)  2:43

TRIO DE VIOLONS
16 Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:14

EDDIE SOUTH, STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY & DJANGO REINHARDT
17 Dinah (Akst, Lewis, Young)  2:24
18 Daphné (Reinhardt)  2:58

S. GRAPPELLY, M. WARLOP & D. REINHARDT
19 You Took Advantage of Me (Rodgers, Hart)  2:52

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY & DJANGO REINHARDT
20 I’ve Found a New Baby [take 2] (Williams, Palmer)  2:33

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Cd. 2

BILL COLEMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
1 I Ain’t Got Nobody (Williams)  2’59
2 Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home ? [take 1] (Williams)  2:56
3 Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home ? [take 2] (Williams)  2:58
4 Big Boy Blues (Goudie)  3:24
5 Swing Guitars (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:04

BILL COLEMAN & DJANGO REINHARDT
6 Bill Coleman Blues (Coleman)  2:45

EDDIE SOUTH & DJANGO REINHARDT
7 Somebody Loves Me (Gershwin, McDonald, DeSylva)  3:25
8 I can’t Believe that You’re in Love with Me (McHugh, Gaskill)  3:14

EDDIE SOUTH, STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY & DJANGO REINHARDT
9 Interprétation swing du 1er mouvement du Concerto en ré mineur de J.S. Bach (Bach)  2:24
10 Improvisation sur le 1er mouvement du Concerto en ré mineur de J.S. Bach (Bach)  3:17
11 Fiddle Blues (South, Grappelli, Reinhardt)  2:43

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
12 Bricktop (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:01
13 Speevy (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:50
14 Minor Swing (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:13
15 Viper’s Dream (Allen)  3:12

MICHEL WARLOP & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
16 Swinging with Django (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:48
17 Paramount Stomp (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:34

QUINTETTE DU HCF, CORDES & CUIVRES
18 Boléro [take 1] (Reinhardt)  4:03
19 Boléro [take 2] (Reinhardt)  3:55

QUINTETTE DU HCF & CUIVRES
20 Mabel [take 1] (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  4:00
21 Mabel [take 2] (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  4:09

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
22 My Serenade (Reinhardt)  2:58


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Personnel
Featuring Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Joseph Reinhardt, Gusti Malha, Louis Vola, Bill Coleman, André Ekyan, Philippe Brun, Louis Gasté, Eugène d'Hellemmes, Eddie South, Michel Warlop, Roger Chaput, Christian Wagner, Franck "Big Boy" Goudie, Lucien Simoëns, Eugène Vées, etc...

Recorded between June 13, 1937 (5.40 am) & December 14, 1937

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15 comments:

keep boppin´ marcel said...

thank you very much for another great integral django! wonderful and historic music.

keep boppin´
marcel

Neal said...

Thanks for another of these sets!

It seems that the upcoming Django centenary will bring us several large boxed sets:
http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=55834&mode=linear

20 cds from EMI, which is more than the old Djangology cd set (12cds?), which really leaves the old lp Djangology set in the dust, contents-wise. But Fremeaux will gather their 40 cds (!) in 3 boxes:

http://www.fremeaux.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=57&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=1166&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=0

Happy 100 years of Django!

Edu said...

Thanks so much for this one!
Regarding the centenary series:
is there something new to offer besides nice boxes?
Almost al Django's record is covered in the Integrale series including valuable booklets with plenty of info.
Will be in France for Xmas will take as look to the new collections.

Melanchthon said...

@edu

Hello. I think the recent centenary serie is "only" a new and cheapest packaging.

inamist said...

Thank you very very much dear Melanchthon. Just love this series, an invaluable document and most interesting reading. Seems to me kind of last word about Django, unsurpassable!

Neal said...

Yes, I believe the Fremeaux sets are just a repackaging (but yes, hopefully cheaper!), but the EMI is certainly the most that EMI has put out of their own material in an official release. It will probably have nothing Fremeaux has not issued, unless some alternates have been exhumed. The question is whether the EMI is freshly remastered. I believe the Mosaic set even, is derived from their transfers, which to my ears, tends to be a bit narrow in eq and over-filtered. Certainly not substandard, but there's room for improvement. I'm not yet familiar enough with the Fremeaux series to compare sonically, but there are also a couple of JSP boxes, which sound fantastic on the Decca sides (in V. 1), but rather similar to the EMI versions of that material (licensed or "cloned" is the question).

However one slices it, it's great to have so much Django readily available!

Дмитрий said...

Please repost if you can, the links are dead!!!

oldnick said...

Thank you for the re-post Melanchthon. Another terrific transfer of great music in good sound. Could you now please re-post Volume 5 of the Integrale series?

Orbyt said...

Thrilled to see fresh links for this wonderful set. Merci beaucoup Mel!

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Albertito Jazz said...

Mr. Melanchthon: thanks for all the last jazz records. I'll Never be grateful enough!

Melanchthon said...

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Luis said...

Thank you for the repost!

Scott Marks said...

Thank you for all the fantastic work your do. Because of you, I will forever know the correct way to spell Melanchthon. Thanks again, and keep up the brilliance!

Anonymous said...

right on, right on.