More interesting was a 1974 take by woody herman, who made woodchoppers ball a jazz standard in the 1930s, known for his legendary first, second and third herds, filled with progressive jazz luminaries. Woody herman biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Legendary clarinetist, composer at the woodchoppers ball, singer and bandleader the thundering herds, educated at marquette university. Woody herman homepage, home of the woody herman society.
Woody herman, american jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, bandleader, and singer. They were heard by millions but ignored by the rating services because they were broadcast after peak listening hours and were invariably sustaining. Between 1938 and 1944, glenn miller and his orchestra released 266 singles on the monaural teninch shellac 78 rpm format. On the slow and sentimental songs, his romantic crooning style similar to that of perry como or matt dennis should serve as a reminder that long before assembling his own band, young woody herman learned to sing in vaudeville and paid his dues by airing his tonsils in front of the isham jones orchestra. Enjoy an unrivalled sheet music experience for ipadsheet music viewer, score library and music store all in one app. A lovely rendition of mister meadowlark woody herman and his orchestra 1940 vocal by. Herman leads the band, sings, and takes a few clarinet solos. His father otto was a big influence in his early years of childhood, because otto was in love with show business.
Woody herman inherited the isham jones orchestra in new york city in 1936. He was a famous big band leader, american jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, and singer. A star with woody herman in the 1940s, phillips earned considerable notoriety with his grandstanding antics at jazz at the philharmonic concerts. Herman reformed the band in 1947, and the distinctive feature of the. Woody herman and his orchestra discografia discogs. Great love songs of the 1940s 3cd collection oldies 320k. Their studio output comprised a variety of musical styles inside of the swing genre, including ballads, band chants, dance instrumentals, novelty tracks, songs adapted from motion pictures, and, as the second world war approached, patriotic music. A swing arrangement of the work by james jiggs noble, recorded in new york city in late 1940 or early 1941 by woody herman and his orchestra as the golden wedding, became a 1941 hit and a jazz standard. Woody herman orchestra music, videos, stats, and photos. With woody herman and his orchestra, lee wiley, hal abbott, honey abbott. World jazz series 2 cbs 7 8 pm louis armstrong dizzy gillespie woody herman gene krupa mitch miller 06051960. The original recording is on this cd and is so good that you. Woody herman began performing as a child, singing in vaudeville.
A lovely rendition of mister meadowlark woody herman and his orchestra 1940 vocal by woody herman enjoy. Woody herman remote cbs cafe rouge hotel penn nyc 8211944. Woody herman and his orchestra mister meadowlark 1940. Blue prelude woodchoppers ball faithful forever vocal. Early life and career herman was born woodrow charles thomas herman in milwaukee, wisconsin on may 16, 19. Candolis power and bandstand flamboyance earned him the title of superman with a horn so much so that, while with the woody herman orchestra in the 1940s, he began to. Woody herman saw the chance to lead his former band, and eventually acquired the remains of the orchestra. Together with 8 other musicians of this band, he founded his own orchestra woody herman and his orchestra, which became legendary as a source of jazz talents over decades. Woody herman and his orchestra from famous door nyc 17 1940. Woody herman sheet music to download and print world. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. Woody herman plays clarinet with his orchestra circa 1940s. Throughout his entire career woody herman would have a.
More than 1200000 cds, dvds, vinyls, games, technics, equipment. Part 2 glenn miller, benny goodman, artie shaw, tommy dorsey, woody herman 1940s music old music jazz music music love. Choose from 500 different sets of quiz 3 history jazz flashcards on quizlet. Although recorded live at fitzgeralds in the chicago suburb of berwyn, singer brienn perrys date with the woody herman orchestra has las vegas showroom written all over it. The piano fills are by herman arranger ralph burns. Herman and the band do carolina in the morning, you must have been a beautiful baby, and doctor jazz. Jones wanted to live off the residuals of his songs. He was a clarinetist in the orchestras of joey lichter, harry sosnik, gus arnheim, and indiana jones, then formed his own orchestra, appearing in hotels, theatres and ballrooms. Old time radio shows on custom cd, and downloadable. How stravinsky came to write a piece for herman s orchestra has long. On january 7th, 1940, woody herman plays at the famous door on 52nd st.
During his lifetime, he led some of the most exciting big bands of the twentieth century. Big band remotes they existed from the 1920s until local disc jockeys took over late night radio programming in the early 1950s. Woodrow charles herman may 16, 19 october 29, 1987 was an american jazz clarinetist. The history of the following band evolution can be structured in the following way. He picked up early experience playing with the big bands of tom gerun, harry sosnik, and gus arnheim, and then in 1934, he joined the isham jones orchestra. Woody herman joined the tom gerun band and his first recorded vocals. The legendary woody herman and his orchestra with a set of discs recorded on september 18, 1946, first issued in 19481949 by columbia. Herman was a famous big band leader that played the clarinet, saxophone and also sang.
Woody herman, byname of woodrow charles herman, born may 16, 19, milwaukee, wisconsin, u. Herman played many of his best known songs onstage but also refused to remain in the past. He started playing saxophone when he was 11, and four years later he was a professional musician. Isham jones wrote many popular songs, including it had to be you and at some point was tiring of the demands of leading a band. Eyes, the famous duets he sang with helen oconnell during their stint together in jimmy dorseys band of the early 1940s. If you watch turner classic movies enough then you. After early experience in chicago with the bands led by tom gerun and harry sosnik, woody herman toured with gus arnheim. Woody herman the road father woodrow charles woody herman was born may 16, 19 in milwaukee, wisconsin. In 1934, he joined isham jones, and when joness group disbanded in 1936 herman used its leading sidemen as the nucleus for his own orchestra. When the latter decided to retire in 1936, herman was the core of the hot fraction of the disbanded orchestra. This band recorded for the decca label, at first serving as a cover band, doing songs by other decca artists. Five oclock whistle the golden wedding by woody herman. Stream giant steps by woody herman and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with amazon music unlimited. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from woody herman orchestra.
During the 1940s hermans band, then known as hermans herd, was noted for. His mature approach to ballad playing is heard on sweet and lovely, revealing his debt to ben webster and coleman hawkins. As a child he worked as a singer in vaudeville, then became a professional saxophone player at age 15. When isham joness band, of which herman had been a member, broke up in 1936, he formed his own band, the woody herman orchestra, with some of his band mates. Woody hermans first band became known for its orchestrations of the blues, and was sometimes billed as the band that plays the blues. From the 1940 s, the expression the herd was used in variable context, which was always a synonym for woody herman s orchestra. From the 1940s, the expression the herd was used in variable context, which was always a synonym for woody. Woodrow charles herman may 16, 19 october 29, 1987, better known as woody herman, was an american jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Herman was a child prodigy who sang and danced in vaudeville at age six. His father had a deep love for show business and this influenced woody herman at an early age. He stayed faithful to his orchestra until the end of his life. Woody hermans orchestra plays five tunes, and guest. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Woody herman and his big band play on a stage in front of a theater audience.
Australia brazil canada china france germany india italy japan mexico netherlands singapore. Flip phillips, and bill harris by the mid1940s, under the name hermans herd. Woody herman society, keep the blue flame infinitely burning. Woody herman and his orchestra diskographie discogs. Woody herman and his orchestra discography discogs. The album features cole on piano and vocals alongside saxophonist al cohn and his orchestra, performing what they are calling four brothers saxophone sound, reminiscent of the woody herman. Ssrh 414 celebrating woody herman s birthday woody herman and his orchestra blue prelude theme woodchoppers ball extended version may 9, 1939 meadowbrook ballroom cedar grove, new jersey nbcblue wjz decca 2440b big wig in the wigwam april 12, 1939 mary ann mccall, vocal decca 2539b pale face blues may 24, 1939 decca 2817b midnight echoes. Woody herman sequence in jazz 1946 past daily nights at the.849 43 1307 130 15 1062 800 432 117 1055 1276 174 861 1456 1328 1527 1044 801 1509 786 942 301 298 457 888 756 739 1275 461 121 1408 1309 1304 1087 1373 156 263 822