October 18, 2005
Sounds of Yesteryear
Jazz, Early Jazz, Trombone Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Swing

Album Review

This set from Sounds of Yester Year assembles some of Jack Teagarden's glory tracks from when he fronted a swing big band between the years 1939 and 1944. There are 22 cuts here, most of which have Frankie Trumbauer. Some of the material stretches the notion of swing, such as "Mr. Jessie Blues" and "Bashful Baby Blues," bringing the deep New Orleans historical aesthetic into the soloing. But there are many of Teagarden's finest moments as a singer, too, such as "Devil May Care" and the title track. Not an essential collection by any means, but a thoroughly enjoyable one nonetheless.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Yankee Doodle
  2. On Revival Day
  3. Wolverine Blues
  4. Pickin' for Patsy
  5. Undertow
  6. Now I Lay Me Down to Dream
  7. Devil May Care
  8. My Melancholy Baby
  9. Impressions of Meade Lux Lewis
  10. Bashful Baby Blues
  11. Eccentric
  12. Beer Barrel Polka
  13. The Sheik of Araby
  14. Time for T
  15. Mr. Jessie Blues
  16. Time Out
  17. Love for Sale
  18. Wait Till I Catch You in My Dreams
  19. United We Sing
  20. Red Wing
  21. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
  22. Well of Course