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Various - John Hammond's Spirituals To Swing, Vol. 2 - The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concerts Of 1938/9 album download
Various - John Hammond's Spirituals To Swing, Vol. 2 - The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concerts Of 1938/9 album download
Performer: Various
Title: John Hammond's Spirituals To Swing, Vol. 2 - The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concerts Of 1938/9
Country: UK
Released: 1962
Rating: 4.5/5
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FLAC size: 1205 mb | MP3 size: 1596 mb | WMA size: 1367 mb
Genre: Jazz / Funk / Blues

Producer, Liner Notes – John Hammond. Recorded live December 23, 1938 and December 24, 1939, Carnegie Hall, New York City First released 1959. Politique du Vendeur.

The legendary FROM SPIRITUALS TO SWING concerts were organized by John Hammond, a producer and talent scout for Columbia records. Hammond wanted to represent black music of all kinds in a single concert. To that end, he brought together jazz giants like Lester Young and Count Basie with blues performers like Ida Cox and James P. Johnson (who had often accompanied Bessie Smith). Other performers included jazz/blues singer Joe Turner, country blues giants Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Terry, and the gospel vocal groups Golden Gate Quartet and Mitchell's Christian Singers

From Spirituals to Swing was the title of two concerts presented by John Hammond in Carnegie Hall on 23 December 1938 and 24 December 1939. The concerts included performances by Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson, Helen Humes, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Mitchell's Christian Singers, the Golden Gate Quartet, James P. Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Terry.

It also served to open the doors of this prestigious venue to events as far ranging as John Hammond’s 1938 and 1939 From Spirituals to Swing all-star concerts to Goodman once again in 1978 for his 40th anniversary celebration. Originally issued in a two-LP gatefold album in 1950, the nearly forgotten documentation of this historic event quickly became Columbia’s best-selling jazz release, a distinction it was to hold for decades to come

It was the first time jazz had been presented on the stage of a major concert hall instead of in a club or bar, and all eyes were on Goodman and company to see if the "legitimization" of swing would hold or falter. Fortunately for us, and for all jazz musicians and fans since then, it held fantastically

From Spirituals to Swing 1938. The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert 1950. Peggy Lee Sings with Benny Goodman 1957. The Benny Goodman Treasure Chest 1959. Frederator Films is an animation studio founded by Fred Seibert as part of Frederator Studios, with. John Hasbrouck Van Vleck.

From Spirituals to Swing was the title of two concerts presented by John Hammond in Carnegie Hall on 23 December 1938 and 24 December 1939  . The recordings of the concerts commissioned by Hammond were acetate sound checks, and only transferred to tape in 1953 and released in 1959, with faked announcements recorded by Hammond the previous year. The album was reissued by Vanguard Records as a triple CD set in 1999. Inside were two documents: a modern brochure describing the contents of the box set, and a reproduction of the original 1938 program for the show.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Benny Goodman Sextet Stompin' At The Savoy
Written By – Sampson
A2 Benny Goodman Sextet Honeysuckle Rose
Written By – Waller
A3 Golden Gate Quartet* Gospel Train
Written By – Trad.
A4 Golden Gate Quartet* I'm On My Way
Written By – Trad.
A5 Ida Cox And Band Four Day Creep
Written By – Cox
A6 Benny Goodman Sextet, Count Basie Band, Meade Lux Lewis*, Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Oh Lady Be Good (Jam Session)
Written By – Gershwin
B1 Sonny Terry Mountain Blues
Written By – Terry
B2 Sonny Terry And Bull City Red The New John Henry
Written By – Terry
B3 Joe Turner* And Pete Johnson It's All Right Baby
Written By – Johnson, Turner
B4 Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis* And Albert Ammons, Jo Jones, Walter Page Cavalcade Of Boogie
Written By – Ammon, Johnson, Lewis
B5 Big Bill Broonzy, Albert Ammons, Walter Page, Jo Jones Done Got Wise
Written By – Broonzy
B6 Big Bill Broonzy, Albert Ammons, Walter Page, Jo Jones Louise, Louise
Written By – Broonzy
B7 Mitchell's Christian Singers What More Can My Jesus Do?
Written By – Trad.
B8 Mitchell's Christian Singers My Mother Died A'Shoutin'
Written By – Trad.
B9 Kansas City Six Pagin' The Devil
Written By – Page

Companies, etc.

  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Credits

  • Liner Notes – Charles Edward Smith

Notes

Detailed notes on "The Spirituals To Swing" concerts, by John Hammond, Sterling A. Brown, and Charles Edward Smith.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 680 979 TL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 matrix): 680 979 1L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 matrix): 680 979 2L

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
35/065 Various Spirituals To Swing - Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39 ‎(LP, Comp) Top Rank International, Vanguard 35/065 UK 1959
8 50 061 Various Spirituals To Swing - Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39 ‎(LP, Comp, RP) AMIGA 8 50 061 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1980
AVRS 9015 Various John Hammond's Spirituals To Swing II - The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concerts Of 1938-9 ‎(LP, Comp, Mono) Amadeo AVRS 9015 Austria Unknown
8 50 061 Various Spirituals To Swing - Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39 ‎(LP, Comp, Mono, Dar) AMIGA 8 50 061 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1980
8 50 061 Various Spirituals To Swing - Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39 ‎(LP, Comp) AMIGA 8 50 061 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1969