The Wolverines Jazzband - After A Hot Dixie-Night
Label: Philips - 6326 006 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Switzerland • Genre: Jazz • Style: Dixieland
They were one of the most successful territory bands of the American Midwest in the s. Many Aint That So - Roxy Music - Total Recall (VHS) its players were transplanted Chicago musicians, and it Jackie Moore - Its Harder To Leave led by pianist Dudley Mecum.
Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke joined the group toward the end of the year after the lead cornetist quit. Mecum named the group based on the fact that they so often performed the Jelly Roll Morton tune "Wolverine Blues". However, he quit at the end ofand was replaced by Dick Voynowfrom St. They did a three-month stay there and became one of the city's most popular attractions, and on February 18,they recorded for the first time at Gennett Records.
These were the first recordings Beiderbecke ever played on. It was Bix's idea to rename it " Riverboat Shuffle ". The recording was released as a Gennett 78, A. As a live act, they were so popular that the owner of Doyle's locked their instruments in his club to keep them from skipping town, but the group eventually sneaked out in order to take a job in Bloomington, Quatuor Op.
73 Nº 2 En Fa Majeur. However, when they reached Bloomington, they found their gig had been cancelled. Instead, Bernie Cummins began booking gigs for them at colleges in Ohio and Indiana; they became a popular attraction at Indiana Universityand recorded again in May and June The Wolverines Jazzband - After A Hot Dixie-Night Berton replaced Vic Moore on drums just before their June recording date.
However, Berton's tenure did not last The Wolverines Jazzband - After A Hot Dixie-Night , and Moore returned The Wolverines Jazzband - After A Hot Dixie-Night the band before the end of the year.
After finding out that the Roseland engagement was to be cancelled in November, Beiderbecke left the group to play with Jean Goldkette.
Jimmy McPartland eventually replaced him, and they recorded yet again for Gennett in December before taking off for a gig in Palm Beach, Florida. After the group's history is less well documented, since the intense interest in the group centers mainly on Beiderbecke's tenure.
Voynow sold the rights to the name "Wolverine Orchestra" to a promoter named Husk O'Harewho began booking several different ensembles under that name through the end of the decade. One of the bands remained popular in the Midwest and played for radio station WLWthough they only recorded once for Vocalion in O'Hare's Wolverines disbanded in Dandy Shandy (Raw) - Vybz Kartel - Coloring Book EP, and Al Gandethe original group's trombonist, began touring as the New Wolverine Orchestra in He remained at the helm of this ensemble until his death in a car crash in Since then many jazz revival groups have performed under the name "Wolverines".
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