Ruby Braff

Complete Bethlehem Recordings (4569909)

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Complete Bethlehem Recordings

Ruby Braff

Solar Records


SOL 126341




Complete Bethlehem Recordings

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CD 12,36 €

This release compiles all of Rudy Braff’s recordings for the Bethlehem label for the first time ever on a single set. While the original EP and LP editions had incomplete sessions or combined tunes from different dates, the music is presented here wirh the complete sessions in chronological order a version of “You Can Depend on Me” and an entire quintet sessions fronted by Braff and Bud Freeman appear here for the first time ever on CD. The album The Rudy Braff Special (Vanguard VRS8504), from the same period, has been added as a bonus in its entirety.


RUBY BRAFF, trumpet on all tracks, plus:

CD1 [1-8] Ruby Braff Quartet Swings (Bethlehem BCP1005)
Johnny Guarnieri (p), Walter Page (b), Bobby Donaldson (d).
New York, October 1954.

[9-13] Ball at Bethlehem with Braff (Bethlehem BCP 1034)
Ed Hubble (tb), Sam Margolis (ts), Dick Katz (p), Gene Ramey (b), Izzy Skylar (d).
Live at Bethlehem Records, New Year’s Eve Party,
New York, December 31, 1954 & January 1, 1955.

CD1 [14-19] & CD2 [1-2] Holiday in Braff (Bethlehem BCP 1032) **** DownBeat
Hymie Schertzer (as), Al Klink, Bob Wilber, Boomie Richman (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar),
Ellis Larkins (p), Mundell Lowe and Art Ryerson (g), Walter Page (b), Bobby Donaldson (d).
Arrangements by Bob Wilber.
New York, March 17 & 18, 1955.

CD2 [3-7] Bud Freeman Quintet with Ruby Braff (Bethlehem BCP29)
Bud Freeman (ts), Kenny Kersey (p), Al Hall (b), George Wettling (d).
New York, July 1955.

[8-15] Bonus Album: Ruby Braff Special (Vanguard VRS8504) **** DownBeat
Ruby Braff (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Sam Margolis (ts, cl on 9), Nat Pierce (p)
Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d).
New York, October 17, 1955.



CD1: Total Time: 73:24

01. Blue And Sentimental
02. This Can’t Be Love
03.Mean To Me
04. Ellie
05. The Blue Room
06. I Can’t Get Started
07. You’re A Sweetheart
08. Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
09. Rosetta
10. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
11. Sometimes I’m Happy
12. You Can Depend On Me*
13. Auld Lang Syne
14. Easy Living
15. Flowers For A Lady
16. Foolin’ Myself
17. I’ll Be Around
18. It’s Easy To Blame The Weather
19. Pullin’ Through

CD2: Total Time: 72:54

1. When You’re Smiling
2. You’re A Lucky Guy
3. Newport News*
4. At Sundown*
5. Exactly Like*
6. Let’s Do It*
7. But Not For Me*
8. Romance In The Dark**
9. When You Wish Upon A Star **
10. A Ghost Of A Chance **
11. Where’s Freddie? **
12. Wishing (Will Make It So)**
13. I’m In The Market For You**
14. Sweet Sue, Just You**
15. Linger Awhile**

* For The First Time Ever On CD