1938 in Music

Muisc reviews of music released in 1938.

 

1. Benny Carter and His Orchestra: “Blue Light Blues”

I didn’t rate the individual tracks at the time so this is one to revisit.

 

1. Benny Carter and His Orchestra: “Farewell Blues”

See above.

 

1. Earl Hines’ Orchestra: “Solid Mama” (8/10)

This is prime-era swing. At this point the genre completely ceased to sound like trad jazz and it’s hard to hear the connection to the early music on this disc. Hines solo is brief but great.

 

Tommy Dorsey and His Clambake 7: “When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'” / “Everybody’s Doin’ It” (??/10)

Tommy Dorsey and His Clambake 7: “You’re a Sweetheart” (??/10)

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