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  • Audio CD (18 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Timeless
  • ASIN: B00000J2PY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 519,289 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Everything Is Hosty Tosty Now
  2. Sweet Georgia Brown
  3. Show Me the Way to Go Home
  4. Give Me Today
  5. No Foolin'
  6. Girlfriend
  7. Ya Gotta Know How to Live
  8. I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers
  9. She Belongs to Me
  10. Me Too
  11. She Knows Her Onions
  12. Yes She Do (No She Don't)
  13. Lazy Weather
  14. Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues
  15. Nothin' Does-Does Like It Used to Do-Do-Do
  16. It Was Only a Sunshower
  17. Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows
  18. Mine-All Mine
  19. Changes
  20. What Do You Say
  21. Singapore Sorrows
  22. Pardon the Glove
  23. Pay-Off
  24. Stockholm Stomp

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Although the California Ramblers first recorded in 1921, this compilation starts in May 1925 when the Ramblers were among the first bands to record electrically. Only a handful of the titles have a familiar ring, most are period items with ditto vocals (many by the band's manager Ed Kirkeby). The band's varying personel notwithstanding they are a remarkably cohesive unit with excellent ensemble playing. The main soloists are Bobby Davis on alto and sopranosax (at times imitating a hawaian guitar, an astounding technical gimmick), Abe Lincoln on trombone, Jack Russin on piano, Al Duffy on violin, Roy Johnston and Chelsea Quealey on trumpet and Adrian Rollini (on some tracks replaced by Spencer Clark) on bass-sax; also present on some tracks are the Dorseys, Red Nichols (cnt), Pete Pumiglio (clt) and Bill Moore (tpt). The recordings are of an almost unbelievable clarity, all instruments are clearly audible; special mention must be made of the bass-sax which replaces the more usual tuba; it gives this band a very special quality. The well illustrated booklet is very informative and comes with complete discographical info, remastering (by John R.T. Davies) is very good indeed. A well recommended issue!
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A classic 1920s dance band owing much to the true jazz bands of the era. Throughout a long career and with many personnel changes but almost always with Adrian Rollini's unique bass saxophone instead of the tuba, the band made hundreds of recordings for numerous labels. The recordings on this CD are Columbias, much the best recording quality of the era - even the 1925-26 pre-electric recordings have been reprocessed well. An excellent collection.
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