Dave Pell

Swingin` in the Ol` Corral (FSR 1655 CD)

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Swingin` in the Ol` Corral

Dave Pell

Fresh Sound Records

8427328616553

ABS 125016

FSR 1655 CD

JAZZ

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Swingin` in the Ol` Corral

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CD 9,88 €

Swingin’ in the Ol’ Corral or “I’ll Be Hanged If They Don’t Hang Me First” owes its existence to a disc jockey named Jack Wagner, who had the fine habit of more than occasionally spinning jazz recordings on his several KHJ programs. The Dave Pell Octet happened to be one of his favorite groups, and so it was Dave to whom he turned when it occurred to him to present a sterling galaxy of Western tunes in a jazz format.

Pell seized on this one like a small lad going after a licorice stick, and in due time Swingin’ in the Ol’ Corral was strictly fact. The fact of the matter is that here is an album of great joy and rare good humor. Lofty praise of this success must be heaped on the various arrangers, who did a tasty job with this collection of songs certainly familiar to everyone.


Personnel:

DON FAGERQUIST, trumpet
DAVE PELL, tenor sax
MARTY BERMAN, baritone sax
RAY SIMS, trombone
TOMMY TEDESCO, guitar
MARTY PAICH, piano
BUDDY CLARK, bass and
FRANK CAPP, drums

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood,
on September 16 (##5,7,11); 18 (##3,4,6,8,10); and 21 (##1,2,9,12), 1956.

Arrangers:
Shorty Rogers (##1 & 12)
Med Flory (##2)
Jack Montrose (##3 & 10)
Bill Holman (##4 & 8)
Jerry Fielding (##5 & 11) and
Marty Paich (##6,7 & 9).

Tracks:

01. I'm an Old Cowhand
02. Gal in Calico
03. Empty Saddles
04. Arkansas
05. Camptown March and Blues
06. South of the Borders
07. Wagon Wheel
08. Across the Alley from the Alamo
09. My Sombrero
10. Oklahoma Hills
11. Cool Water
12. I'll Be Hanged