Monday, March 14, 2016

Django Reinhardt 1935 (3)-1936 (1) - Intégrale, vol. 4

In August 1935 the Hot Club’s soloists, Stéphane the violinist and Django the guitarist, along with Louis Vola on the string bass and Arthur Briggs on the trumpet, first entered the Polydor studios in the 13th district of Paris. In fact, Briggs had already made several recordings at the same address a couple of years previously unlike the others who made their debut in the rather basic Ultraphone studios near Montparnasse in late 1934 (see volumes 2 and 3). Grappelli and Reinhardt often performed during this period at “Stage B” which was in the same vicinity, with Briggs, Alix Combelle and the drummer Georges Marion. Despite the modest size of these studios,the sale of their records was impressive enough to attract the relatively new and dynamic British firm Decca Ultraphone (founded in 1929), who had distributed some of the Quintet’s records before directly contacting the musicians via Polydor who represented them on the continent. As a matter of fact, Polydor already intended to record Arthur Briggs again, as he had already made some successful recordings for the company in 1927 during a long stay in Berlin when he conducted the “Savoy Syncops’ Orchestra” and was considered as a true star. Polydor was of German origin (created in 1924 by the Deutsche Grammophon Aktien Gesellschatt, which itself was an old subsidiary of the Companie Internationale du Gramophone), and the French branch employed certain staff from head-office,as did many of the international phonographical companies. Thus, those responsible for the recording were from Berlin and Hanover and consequently knew nothing of French musicians until Arthur, Django, Stéphane and Louis came along. The first imported recording technician was called König who stayed from 1929 to 1933 (the initials “BKP” appear on his labels), and two others followed him, including Rudolf “Rudy” Hamburger who arrived in August 1935 and used the signature “HPP” (The “H” corresponding to his name, and the “P”’s stood for “Polydor” and “Paris”). Charles Delaunay was the first to make reference to their session which he witnessed in the Polydor studios on the 22 August, and where four tracks were recorded (Tiger Rag, Sweet Georgia Brown, Who and There’ll Be Some Changes Made). All four tracks (1950 - 1952 HPP) were surprisingly rejected, probably due to the technician’s inexperience rather than the musicians’ inadequate interpretation. The quartet had no doubt been tested several days previously, however, as a one-sided test pressing with the reference “E135” has been found where they played Bright Eyes by Otto Motzan, as was eventually identified by Alain Antonietto. The original now belongs to a famous French collector who also owns the two rejected versions of Chinatown, My Chinatown (2010 HPP and 2037 HPP). All three numbers will hopefully be issued shortly in a new Polydor series !
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIES, 1996

Django Reinhardt
"Magic Strings"
The Complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 4
(1935-1936)

Tracks

Cd. 1

NITTA RETTE ET SON TRIO “HOT”
1 Points roses (Berg, Jac, Rolland)  2:48
2 Un instant d’infini (Berg, Jac, Rolland)  3:27
3 Mon coeur reste près de toi (Stern, Elloy, Clargeac, Lemarchand)  3:08

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE, AVEC DJANGO REINHARDT ET STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY
4 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  3:27

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY AND HIS HOT FOUR (QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE)
5 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  3:08
6 I Got Rhythm (Gershin)  2:54

ANDRÉ PASDOC, ACCOMPAGNÉ PAR L’ORCHESTRE VOLA
7 Pourquoi, pourquoi ? (Emer, Jac)  2:54
8 Vivre pour toi (Bixio, Davson)  3:14

YVONNE LOUIS, ACCOMPAGNÉE PAR L’ORCHESTRE VOLA
9 Mirages (chasing shadows) (Silver, Palex, Hennevé)  2:55

JEAN SABLON
10 Cette chanson est pour vous (Ahlert, Young, Vantard, Konyn)  3:14
11 Darling, je vous aime beaucoup (Sosenko)  3:10

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY AND HIS HOT FOUR (QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE)
12 I’ve Found a New Baby (Williams, Palmer)  3:02
13 It Was so Beautiful (Barris, Freed)  2:49
14 China Boy (Winfree, Boutelje)  2:59
15 Moonglow (Hudson, DeLange, Mills)  2:59
16 It Don’t Mean a Thing (Ellington)  3:01

GARNET CLARK AND HIS HOT CLUB’S FOUR
17 Rosetta (Hines, Woods)  2:38
18 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish)  2:30
19 The Object of my Affection (Poe, Grier, Tomlin)  2:44

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Cd. 2

JEAN SABLON, AVEC ACCOMPAGNEMENT D’ORCHESTRE
1 Cette chanson est pour vous (Alhert, Young, Vantard, Konyn)  3:04
2 Rendez-vous sous la pluie (Hees, Trénet)  2:34

JEAN TRANCHANT, ACCOMPAGNÉ PAR MICHEL EMER ET SON ORCHESTRE
3 L’amour en voyage (Tranchant)  3:13

PROGRAMME RADIOPHONIQUE DU “MICRO DE LA REDOUTE”
4 Les Baisers prisonniers (Tranchant)  2:49
5 Mon bateau est si petit (Tranchant)  2:11
6 Quand il est tard (Tranchant)  3:40
7 Le Piano mécanique (Tranchant)  2:41
8 Ici l’on pêche (Tranchant)  3:21

JEAN SABLON ET SES AMIS (JEAN SABLON & HIS FRIENDS)
9 La Jambe en bois (Spencer)  0:57
10 Miss Otis Regrets (Porter, Palex, Hennevé)  4:51
11 Blue Drag n°2 (Allen)  2:24

YVONNE LOUIS AVEC ACCOMPAGNEMENT D’ORCHESTRE
12 Au grand large (Claret, Nac, François)  3:11

MICHEL WARLOP & SON ORCHESTRE
13 Cloud Castles (Van Hoorebeke)  3:10
14 Magic Strings (Van Hoorebeke)  3:25
15 Sweet Serenade (Van Hoorebeke)  3:10
16 Crazy Strings (Van Hoorebeke)  3:22
17 Novel Pets (Van Hoorebeke)  3:27
18 Budding Dancers (Van Hoorebeke)  2:38


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Personnel
Featuring Django Reinhardt, Jean Sablon, Stéphane Grappelli, Joseph Reinhardt, Louis Vola, Jean Tranchant, André Ekyan, Michel Warlop, Naguine Reinhardt, Alix Combelle, Emil Stern, Pierre "Baro" Ferret, Antonio Rovira, Bill Coleman, Garnet Clark, etc.


Recorded in Paris, between September 6, 1935 & April 17, 1936

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17 comments:

øשlqæda said...

wow this is great. thank you

Orbyt said...

Thank you dearly for each and every one of these Fremeaux sets!

zero said...

The Intégrale set is a real treasure. Thanks so much for offering it.

Mileskat said...

Thank you again for the Integrale Django - this time Vol 4. Excellent.

swamielmo said...

wow this is great Django, Thank you
Melanchthon

koldennn said...

Thanks so much for this treasure!!! Hope some day I'll find Louis Armstrong 'Integrales'...

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel; this is exciting!

PlantDoctor53 said...

Only one more to go!

oldnick said...

Thank you Mel. More great stuff. You are the man!

ljubatrif said...

Thank you Melanchthon for this, as well for the set. This is amazing!

Gepetto said...

Thanks a Lot Mel !

FrankDell said...

speechless...

-Otto- said...

Oh rats! I guess I'm too late for this and all the other sets in this series above vol. 4.

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Historicus said...

Great .... thanks a lot!!!

Luis said...

Thanks friend!

Anonymous said...

merci!