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MG-20066: Dance Band In Town / Ralph Marterie

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG20066A MF1    B1    I
SIDE-B YMG20066B MF2    A1    I



Comments

Aug. 1, 2004: replaced with earlier pressing (matrix imprints with YMG prefix and MF suffix, which indicate very early pressing in 1954 - early 1956 era). My previous copy (as seen below) had an indicator “III” both on the labels and the back cover, as well as matrix imprints with smaller MG prefix (MF4 F-S / MS2 F-S). This was probably one of the early 1960s pressings. Please compare these photos with early pressings' (seen at the bottom of this page).

[MG-20066 (late issue) Back Cover] [MG-20066 (late issue) Side-A's label]
MG-20066 (late issue) Back Cover MG-20066 (late issue) Side-A's label

Inside The Groove

A typical post-war dance band sound in the 1950s - but it really swings!

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This album, although most of the songs were not so attractive for me, was inevitable only because it contained a great tune “Castle Rock”. The band swings, honkers blow hard... it's a nice tune.

And as I get familiar with such dance big band music, I really come to like this album - it's not a thrilling jazz full of improvisations, but this stylish swinging band sounds attractive.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 4304 Castle Rock (Al Sears) 2:33
A-2 4305 September Song (Anderson - Weill) 3:03
A-3 4309-2 Beautiful Ohio (Ballard - MacDonald - Earl) -
A-4 4307 Alice Blue Gown (Tierney - McCarthy) 2:23
A-5 4308 Alone (Freed - Brown) 2:38
A-6 4310 Once In A While (Green - Edwards) -
SIDE-B
B-1 4642 Perdido (Juantizol - Ervindrake - H. J. Lengsfelder) -
B-2 9883 The Moon Is Blue (Gilbert - Fine) 2:10
B-3 4201 Tenderly (Gross) 3:08
B-4 4766-2 At The Savoy (Goodman - Webb - Sampson) 2:48
B-5 4763 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Waren - Dubin) 2:58
B-6 4762 Diane (Rapee - Pollack) 2:23

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

B-3:
Ralph Marterie (tp) and his Orchestra, including:
Jerry Dittman (tp), Warren Kime (tp), Corny Panico (tp), Art Schindelbeck (tp),
Paul Crumbaugh (tb), Jim George (tb), Paul Severson (tb), Bobby Speer (tb),
Len Gagliardi (as), Jack Gaylo (as), Maury Lathowers (ts), Kenny Mann (ts), Charlie Spero (bs, cl),
Matt Alagna (p), Johnny Bibb (g), Henry Poston (b), Henry Riggs (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in September 1951.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6:
Ralph Marterie (tp) and his Orchestra, including:
Jerry Dittman (tp), Warren Kime (tp), Corny Panico (tp), Art Schindelbeck (tp),
Paul Crumbaugh (tb), Jim George (tb), Paul Severson (tb), Bobby Speer (tb),
Len Gagliardi (as), Jack Gaylo (as), Mike Simpson (ts), Kenny Mann (ts), Charlie Spero (bs, cl),
Matt Alagna (p), unknown (g), Henry Poston (b), Henry Riggs (ds), The Marlin Sisters (vocal group on A-1, A-3).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in late Spring 1951.

B-1:
Ralph Marterie (tp) and his Orchestra, including:
Jerry Dittman (tp), Warren Kime (tp), Corny Panico (tp), Art Schindelbeck (tp),
Paul Crumbaugh (tb), Jim George (tb), Paul Severson (tb), Bobby Speer (tb),
Len Gagliardi (as), Jack Gaylo (as), Mike Simpson (ts), Kenny Mann (ts), Charlie Spero (bs, cl),
Matt Alagna (p), unknown (g), Henry Poston (b), Henry Riggs (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in November 1951.

B-4, B-5, B-6:
Ralph Marterie (tp) and his Orchestra, including:
Jerry Dittman (tp), Corny Panico (tp), Art Schindelbeck (tp),
Paul Crumbaugh (tb), Jim George (tb), Paul Severson (tb), Bobby Speer (tb),
Len Gagliardi (as), Jack Gaylo (as), Larry Regan (ts), Kenny Mann (ts), Charlie Spero (bs, cl),
Matt Alagna (p), Johnny Bibb (g), Henry Poston (b), Henry Riggs (ds), Bob Connally (vo).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in February 1952.

B-2:
Ralph Marterie (tp) and his Orchestra, probably including:
Larry Brooks (tp), Corny Panico (tp), Bobby Sutherland (tp), Ron Walters (tp),
Larry Ransom (tb), Paul Severson (tb), Bobby Speer (tb),
Jack Gaylo (as), Yano Spano (as), Kenny Mann (ts), Larry Regan (ts), Charlie Spero (bs, cl),
Matt Alagna (p), Henry Poston (b), Henry Riggs (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in June 1953.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Ralph Marterie (tp, leader) :
  • Mercury MG-25085 10-inch : Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra
  • Mercury MG-25102 10-inch : Marterie Moods
  • Mercury MG-25121 10-inch : Junior Prom
  • Mercury MG-25171 10-inch : Dancing On The Downbeat
  • Mercury MG-25195 10-inch : Marterie Blows And The Cats Play
  • Mercury MG-25201 10-inch : 3 Guys On A Note / Vic Damone - Ralph Marterie - Rusty Draper
  • Mercury MG-20010 : Sweet And Lovely (Ralph Marterie With Strings)
  • Mercury MG-20053 : Dance Date
  • Mercury MG-20054 : Alone Together (Music for Smoochin')
  • Mercury MG-20066 : Dance Band In Town
  • Mercury MG-20124 : Swing Baby
  • Mercury MG-20125 : On Bandstand No.1
  • Mercury MG-20128 : Salute To The Aragon Ballroom
  • Mercury MG-20174 : Love Themes From The Classics
  • Mercury MG-20198 : Young America Dances
  • Mercury MG-20294 : Jumpin' Trumpet
  • Mercury MG-20294 / SR-60035 : College Dance Favorites
  • Mercury MG-20336 : The Hits That Made Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra Famous
  • Mercury MG-20395 / SR-60004 : Dance Party / Ralph Marterie and his Marlboro Men
  • Mercury MG-20437 / SR-60109 : Music For A Private Eye
  • Mercury MG-20506 / SR-60183 : Big Band Man
  • Wing MGW-12154 : Marvelous Marterie
  • Wing MGW-12155 : Trumpeters Lullaby
  • Wing MGW-12160 : Love Themes From Classics (reissue of MG-20174)
  • Wing MGW-12179 / SRW-16179 : Dance Album
  • Wing MGW-12238 / SRW-16238 : Music For A Private Eye (reissue of MG-20437 / SR-60109)
  • Wing MGW-12259 / SRW-16259 : Dance Party (reissue of MG-20395 / SR-60004)
  • Mercury MG-20157 : Hey! Dig That Crazy Band! / Gus Bivona

related information




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Labels

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[MG-20063 A] [MG-20063 B]



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