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The Essential Ted Weems, 1923-1930 [CD]

Ted Weems Audio CD

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Somebody Stole My Gal 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Nine O'Clock Sal 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Blue Rose 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'm All Broken Up Over You 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Big Boy! 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Savannah (The Georgianna Blues) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Red Nose Pete 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Traveling Blues (An Indigo Wail) 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. If I Ever Cry (You'll Never Know) 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Siberia 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Oh! If I Only Had You 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. She Belongs To Me 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My Cutey's Due At Two To-Two To-Day 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I'm Going To Park Myself In Your Arms 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. That's My Girl 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken (Lay A Little Egg For Me) 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. She's Got "It" 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Miss Annabelle Lee (Who's Wonderful, Who's Marvellous) 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Marvellous 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. She'll Never Find A Fellow Like Me 2:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. From Saturday Night 'till Monday Morning 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Cobble-Stones 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Everybody Loves My Girl 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. He's Tall And Dark And Handsome 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Nothin' On My Mind (But The Moonlight, The Starlight And You) 3:040.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Who Wouldn't Be Blue? 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. (You're Just A Great Big) Baby Doll 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. If You Want The Rainbow (You Must Have The Rain) 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Come On, Baby! 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Found You "Out" When I Found You "In" Somebody Else's 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You're The Cream In My Coffee 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Me And The Man In The Room 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. My Troubles Are Over 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sophomore Prom 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Love) 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Good Morning, Good Evening, Good Night 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. What A Day! 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Piccolo Pete 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Miss Wonderful 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Remarkable Girl 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Harmonica Harry 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Man From The South (With A Big Cigar In His Mouth) 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Talk Of The Town 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Collegiate Love 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Mysterious Mose 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Slappin' The Bass 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Washing Dishes (with My Sweetie) 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Sing (A Happy Little Thing) 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. You Never Did That Before 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. A Girl Friend Of A Boy Friend Of Mine 2:570.99  Buy MP3 

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The midwestern band of Wilfred Theodore Weymes played in a style all of its own; it did not follow the (by the early 1920s) well-trodden path of its contemporaries, but employed arrangers who were well able to write in the up-and-comingimprovisatory "hot" style. Despite the Victor Recording Company's official frowning on anything regarded as not commercial, a test by the band was passed in 1923 and their first record, "Somebody Stole My Gal", became the first of the four million-sellers that Ted Weems, as he called himself for professional purposes, was to enjoy in a 40 year career. Indeed, in 1990, 30 years after his death, a 'Ted Weems Orchestra' was still playing around the States. The 50 sides included on this 2CD set illustrate the band's remarkable power and all tracks have been audio restored by Harry Coster.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Before They Became Sweet, They Were Hot 18 Feb 2008
By Peter A. Greene - Published on
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There were many sweet bands of the thirties that had their roots in hot bands of the twenties. Ted Weems, like the Lombardo brothers and Fred Waring, spent the twenties recording the kind of hot kicking psuedo-jazz pop that was typical of the period.

The first disc of this set is solidly in that era. Weems was never as hard-edged as the "real" jazz groups like Jean Goldkette, and never as musically serious as guys like Paul Whiteman. But he had a good ear for nice little tunes with cute lyrics-- how can anyone resist a classic like "My Cutie's Due at Two to Two Today"? Some of the recordings, like "Somebody Stole My Gal" preserve songs that were almost-standards (and still are standards to those of us who love this period).

By the late twenties, bands were starting to head down several different roads. Not everyone heard the siren call of swing, but the hot jazz style was becoming old-fashioned and corny. Weems added some sweetener and kept his pep and reeeeally white vocalists. "Piccolo Pete" captures Weems on his way to what would keep him busy and working in the thirties. More tightly arranged but still jaunty, these are fun tunes to listen to and good pop music of the era-- be warned that many of these will stick in your head for weeks.

This is a generous collection stuffed with many great recordings of danceable roaring twenties fun.
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