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  • Audio CD (18 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Retrieval
  • ASIN: B00000IX7T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,947 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Under The MoonFred Elizalde 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. DixieFred Elizalde 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Tiger RagFred Elizalde 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. SugarFred Elizalde 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Shy AnnaFred Elizalde 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Arkansas BluesFred Elizalde 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sugar StepFred Elizalde 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. How Long Has This Been Going On?Fred Elizalde 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Here Am I, Broken HeartedFred Elizalde 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. SmileFred Elizalde 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Dance, Little LadyFred Elizalde 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Darktown Strutters BallFred Elizalde 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Somebody Stole My GalFred Elizalde 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. My PetFred Elizalde 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Blue BabyFred Elizalde 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Whever You AreFred Elizalde 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Crazy RhythmFred Elizalde 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. If I Had YouFred Elizalde 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Misery FarmFred Elizalde 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Singapore SorrowsFred Elizalde 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Nobody's SweetheartFred Elizalde 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. After The Sun Kissed The World GoodbyeFred Elizalde 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

At the beginning of the 20th century the ballroom of the Savoy
Hotel in London was famous for the quality of its dance music. On January
1, 1928, the world of conventional dance music was shocked by the arrival
of Fred Elizalde with his forward-looking arrangements and the free use of
improvised "hot" solos from his talented musicians. These included
trumpeter Chelsea Quealey, clarinetist, soprano and alto saxophonist Bobby
Davis and bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini,three former-members of the
California Ramblers, one of the finest dance bands in America at that
time.

Personnel:
Fred Elizalde - (piano, arranger, leader), Chelsea Quealey - (trumpet),
Bobby Davis - (clarinet, soprano & alto saxophone), Adrian Rollini - (bass
saxophone), Al Bowlly - (vocals), Nobby Knight - (trumpet) and others

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Gibbons TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 Nov. 2011
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Fred Elizalde lead a wonderful dance band at the Savoy Hotel in London in the late 1920's. He employed some of the best local musicians available and added some of the finest players from that crack American band - The California Ramblers. These latter, including Bobby Davis, Chelsea Quealy, and Adrian Rollini, were, of course, important figures in the New York 'hot music' scene and had played and recorded with the likes of Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang.

The young English players, who included that fine trumpet player Norman Payne, loved working in the group and learnt an enormous amount from their trans-atlantic confreres. For the young Harry Hayes - whose first major job this was - the thrill of playing in the same section as Rollini and Davis was something, as he told me, he never forgot.

This anthology of the best recordings Elizalde made for Vocalion in 1928 and 1929 forms a first class introduction to the work of this pioneering group. There is a mixture of 'hot' numbers played by a small group made-up of an American front line and an English rhythm section - Rollini's baritione sax is outstanding - and more conventional dance numbers played by the full band. As a bonus, the young Al Bowlly joins the group for some of the later tracks. As ever, his vocals are first class.

These records were a major milestone in the early development of British jazz and, as such, are of enormous historical importance. However, as well as this, they are thoroughly enjoyable in their own right and this CD, excellently remastered by John R T Davis, is highly recommended. A splendid issue.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Aug. 2007
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I have to confess to a certain reservation regarding Fred Elizalde's Savoy recordings. On the one hand, his contract was not renewed, allegedly because he refused to tone down his performances to suit the patrons of that establishment. On the other hand, he recorded such limpid tunes as Diane, Chopinata, and Roam On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart. None of which feature here, mercifully. Instead we get such standards as Tiger Rag, Sugar, My Pet, and Nobody's Sweetheart, many of which feature that giant of the bass saxophone Adrian Rollini, who could manipulate that mammoth of an instrument like few others. I assume that the Trumbauer-influenced saxophonist is Bobby Davis, and mention should be made of the presence on the later sides of Mario Lorenzi, who recorded the first hot harp solo with Jay Whidden (predating Caspar Reardon by some years). The other item of interest is the later joining of guitarist Al Bowlly, who contributes four vocals, including the ultra-rare Metropole recording of "After The Sun Kissed The World Goodbye".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Too Hot For The Savoy 15 Aug. 2007
By Barry McCanna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have to confess to a certain reservation regarding Fred Elizalde's Savoy recordings. On the one hand, his contract was not renewed, allegedly because he refused to tone down his performances to suit the patrons of that establishment. On the other hand, he recorded such limpid tunes as Diane, Chopinata, and Roam On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart. None of which feature here, mercifully. Instead we get such standards as Tiger Rag, Sugar, My Pet, and Nobody's Sweetheart, many of which feature that giant of the bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, who could manipulate that mammoth of an instrument like few others. I assume that the Trumbauer-influenced saxophonist is Bobby Davis, and mention should be made of the presence on the later sides of Mario Lorenzi, who recorded the first hot harp solo with Jay Whidden (predating Caspar Reardon by some years). The other item of interest is the later joining of guitarist Al Bowlly, who contributes four vocals, including the ultra-rare Metropole recording of "After The Sun Kissed The World Goodbye".
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Worth getting for Adrian Rollini's hot solos... 22 Sept. 2000
By roarin20sGuy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Though Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band, weren't as hot as say McKinney's Cotton Pickers, or Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers, however they we're a very jazz oriented dance band, and they had the greatest bass sax player ever Adrian Rollini, who gets lot's of solo space on this generally excellent and remastered CD. This set of good 20's jazz is recommended mostly to Rollini collectors and 20's hot music fanatics.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
rollini makes fred great 21 Jun. 2000
By "larriman" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In the late 1920's Fred Elizalde was blessed by having the greatest bass saxophonist in the world come to England and join him in the band. As usual, Adrian Rollini, that great bass saxophonist I am speaking of, knew how to turn a good swingy jazz band into a great jazzy band. He did when he was with the California Ramblers, and he did when he joined Fred's band. If you had to listen to just one number on this cd, I would reccomend Crazy Rhythm.Just listen for that great bass sax of Adrian Rollini, and you will agree Fred was quite lucky in getting him to join. His presence makes the difference on this cd for sure. If Dick Clark was asking me to rate this cd, I would give it a 100, or in amazon terms a 5 stars rating. "Adrian-Fred needed you and that great bass sax of yours." A+++++++++++++
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Swing Jazz 15 Dec. 1999
By Joe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Great music of the past - Dont lose it. This is the music the Big Band era came from. 1920's REAL jazz ; swing bands, stride piano, and Dixieland all had it's beginnings with this music. Fred Lives!
Five Stars 29 Aug. 2014
By Nathan McWilliams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
amazing quality of sound!
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