Big Band Chicago (CD)
Release Date: 11/08/11
25 performances by the big bands that ruled the Chicago club circuit between 1923 and 1934, the height of prohibition. Although not necessarily native Chicagoans, all these hot Jazz bands enjoyed long residencies in the clubs and on local radio shows. Features full biographical and discographical info. Tracks include 'Willie The Weeper' (King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopaters), 'Plantation Moods' (Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra), 'Fatman Blues' (Tiny Parham & His Musicians), 'Bubbling Over' (Earl Hines & His Grand Terrace Orchestra) and ' High Fever' (Coon Saunders Original Nighthawk Orchestra).