Red Nichols' Five Pennies - The Rose Of Washington Square

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Red Nichols was born in Ogden, Utah, the son of a music teacher. By the age of 12 he was playing cornet with his father's brass band. He decided to take up the new style of music called jazz after hearing the phonograph records of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. In 1923 he moved east to perform with a band in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and (with a few tours of the midwest) made New York City his base throughout the 1920s and 1930s. He worked for various bandleaders including Paul Whiteman and Harry Reser. Henry Halstead was a regular in the cooperative California Ramblers in addition to leading groups under his own name (often called Red Nichols & His Five Pennies), and of the band of his friend trombonist Miff Mole. Nichols became one of the busiest phonograph session musicians of his era, making hundreds of recording sessions of jazz and hot dance band music. He also played in several Broadway shows. This great performance was recorded in 1929.

8 commentaires

Thanks a lot for your appreciation, Jack!
Par kspm0220s il y a 4 ans
Most welcome Walter! I agree this hot arrangement is particularly fine.
Par kspm0220s il y a 4 ans
I remember the Alice Faye movie. One of the best.
Par Boston Blackie il y a 4 ans
"They call me Rose Of Washington Square, I'm withering there, in basement air I'm fading........" I love this song, and I especially love this upbeat arrangement.
Thank you for sharing.
Par Walter Gray il y a 4 ans
Thank you BB; this definitely is very catchy indeed.
Par kspm0220s il y a 4 ans
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