CD 084
Going Places, Doing Things
The Bob Crosby Bob Cats

Ed Metz p, mus. dir. / Werner Lutz tp / Harold Johnson tb / Paul Hubbell cl, ss, ts / Terry Myers ts, ss / Bob Leary g / Carl McVicker b / Eddie Metz dr
01 When My Dreamboat Comes Home (Big Apple Dance)  
02 Dog Town Blues  
03 Stumbling  
04 Mournin' Blues  
05 Digga Digga Doo  
06 Ec-Stacy  
07 Call Me A Taxi (Honeysuckle Rose)  
08 Savoy Blues  
09 You're Bound To Look Like A Monkey When You Grow Old  
10 Medley of Crosby Hits - Cherry, Coquette, Pinch Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree  
11 It's Wonderful  
12 The Mark Hop  
13 Big Foot Jump  
14 High Society  
15 Streaky Rasher  
16 Smokey Mary  
Recorded on April 19 and 20, 2000 at Stark Lake Studios, Ocoee, Florida.

"Using a dreamboat, a taxi, and a train named Smokey Mary, the Bob Cats
dig into a set of tunes originally recorded by either the Bob Crosby
Orchestra or the Bob Cats between 1936 and 1942. This collection, while not
comprised of the best-known works of the band (they can be found in an
earlier recording), captures the flavor and the energy that the original Bob
Cats displayed so well. For the devotees of the Crosby sound, this recording
should conger up some great memories, as the tune selection provides a
varied and musically colorful look at the jazz and pop hits of the pre-world
war II era.

The intent of the selection was to remind listeners that the Bob Crosby
units recorded many traditional jazz selections, including several march
based tunes, in building its reputation as the leader in Big Band Dixieland.
Another notable characteristic of the band was the fact that it wrote and
recorded many of its own compositions.

This was a fun project for us. For six of the Bob Cats, the effort was a
continuation of our established mission, to keep the music of the Bob Crosby
bands alive, ever since obtaining the rights to the name from the Crosby
estate in 1996. Along the way, we drafted two new Bob Cats, namely Terry
Myers on tenor sax and soprano sax, and Carl McVicker on bass, both of who
gave us superior performances. For the other six, this was our first time in
a studio together in three years. And it was certainly time we did so. Our
live performance audiences continue to provide a highly enthusiastic
response to our programs. Now, this new recording will allow them to take
more of the distinctive Bob Cat sound home with them."

Ed Metz, Sen.

Price 14.99 EURO


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