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MG-20294: Jumpin' Trumpet / Ralph Marterie

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-20294A-1    MS1    M    E
SIDE-B MG-20294B-1    MSIV    M1    A



Comments

Stereo issue of this MG-20294 is SR-60035, but both are different edits each other (contains different tunes from different sessions). Furthermore, later edition of MG-20294 (mono) is the same as SR-60035 (stereo).

Inside The Groove

Mister Dance Band's nice danceable ensemble.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

The band ensemble is very swingy, agressive, and powerful (it's not a very series modern big band jazz kind, though). This album, recorded in 1956, is full of very swingy Big-Band taste (they were probably arranged by Matt Alagna). Especially A-1 thru A-4, B-4 and B-5, all from earlier session, sounds very swingy and great.

A-5, A-6, B-1, B-2, B-3 and B-6 are from the same session as SR-60035, but based on actual listening, at least A-5 are different take, and B-2 are different overdub mix (there may be several others). Such differences were made because of the way they recorded in Mercury's earliest stereo session: instead of simply mixing down to monaural tape from stereo mix, mono and stereo were recorded simultaneously with completely different mixing. So even the same tune of the same take may sound much different between stereo version and monaural version,

Anyway, totally MG-20294 is much better than SR-60035 :)

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

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 14301 Travel At Your Own Risk (Matt Alagna) 2:15
A-2 14300 Big Dip (Matt Alagna) 2:16
A-3 14302 Soft Shoulders (Marterie - Carl Franklyn) 2:55
A-4 14303 Stop, Look And Listen (E. Mascari - I. Wenzlaft) 2:25
A-5 14541 No Parking (Sagle - Havemann) 2:23
A-6 14538 School Zone (Sagle - Havemann) 1:55
SIDE-B
B-1 14537 Green Light Go (Sogle) 2:10
B-2 14536 Cattle Crossing (Sagle - Havemann) 2:35
B-3 14540 Dangerous Curve (Bill Havemann) 3:05
B-4 14304 Slippery When Wet (Bill Havemann) 2:27
B-5 14305 Quiet Zone (Marterie - Franklyn) 2:25
B-6 14539 Red Light Stop (Sagle - Havemann) 2:17

Personnel


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

Ruppli's book says 14536 (mono) = PB31 (stereo), but upon actual listening, they are different mixes each other (at least overdubbed whistles are completely different).
Furthermore, 14541 (mono) and PB36 (stereo) are completely different takes each other, while Ruppli didn't mention about it.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, B-5, B-6:
Ralph Marterie (tp) and his Orchestra.
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in September 1956.

A-5, A-6, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6:
Ralph Marterie (tp) and his Orchestra, with Larry Regan (vo on B-1).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in October 1956.

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





Jackets

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[MG-20294 FRONT] [MG-20294 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20294 A] [MG-20294 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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