Thursday, 10 February 2011

SAM DONAHUE AND THE NAVY BAND VOLUME 2 LST Party HEP. 5


SAM DONAHUE AND THE NAVY BAND VOLUME 2 LST Party HEP. 5

Personnel:


Conrad Gozzo, Frank Beach, John Best, Don Jacoby (trumpets); Tasso Harris, Dick leFave, Tak Takvorian, Gene Leetch (trombones) Harris replaced by O.B. Masingill on later tracks; Bill Nichol, Mack Pierce, Ralph LaPolla (altos, clarinets); Sam Donahue, Joe Aglora (tenors); Charlie Wade (baritone); Rocky Coluccio (piano); Al Horesh (guitar); Barney Spieler (bass); Buzz Sithens (drums); Harold Wax (accordian); Sam Donahue, David Rose (Rhodes), Dick Jones (arrangers)

SIDE 1

The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (arr. Rose; solos, Masingill  (tmb))

O.B. Dinah  (arr. Rose; solos, Sam Donahue (ten), Dick LeFave (tmb), John Best (tpt), Ralph LaPolla (clt), Rocky Coluccio (pno))

Play, Fiddle, Play Cocktails For Two (arr. Donahue;solos, John Best (tpt), Sam Donahue (ten), Rocky Coluccio (pno)) (arr. Donahue; solos, Sam Donahue (ten), John Best (tpt), Rocky Coluccio (pno), Dick LeFave (tmb))

Mean To Me (arr. Rose; solos, John Best (tpt), Dick LeFave (tmb))

LSI Party (comp. & arr. Donahue; solos, Dick LeFave (tmb). John Best (tpt), Rocky Coluccio (pno), Sam Donahue (ten))

SIDE 2

Dear AS (comp. & arr. Donahue; solos, Dick LeFave (tmb). Don Jacoby (tpt), Sam Donahue (ten))

Paradise (arr. Benny Carter; solo, Sam Donahue (ten)) (arr. Rose; solos, John Best (tpt), Rocky Coluccio (pno), Dick LeFave (tmb))

My Melancholy Baby (arr. Rose; solos, Sam Donahue (ten), Dick LeFave (tmb), Ralph LaPolla (clt), Rocky Coluccio (pno))

My Heart Stood Still C-Jam Blues (arr. Donahue; solos, Joe Aglora (ten); Tak Takvorian (tmb), Don Jacoby (tpt), Rocky Coluccio (pno), Sam Donahue (ten)) Donahue also doubled tpt on ensembles,

Minor De Luxe (comp. & arr. Donahue; solo, Sam Donahue (ten))

Dinah, LST Party, My Melancholy Baby & C-Jam Blues were recorded early 1945 in New York. Remaining tracks were recorded later the same year in Hollywood. Paradise saxophone chorus, originally written for 4 saxes in the Fletcher Henderson band, was raised in key to accomodate 6 saxes by Sam Donahue. Dear Al was so named by reason of Sam often being mistakenly thought Al Donahue's brother.

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