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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Big Dixie - Harry Zimmerman


Wabash Blues

Big Dixie
Harry Zimmerman and His Big Dixieland Band
Stereo Sounds Production SA-1
A Subsidiary of Phono-Record Management, Inc., Los Angeles, California

From the back cover: The musicians in this album who obviously have so much fun playing together are Mickey Mangano, Conrad Gozzo and Cappy Lewis on trumpet; Joe Howard and Herbie Harper on trombone; Willie Schwartz, Eddie Miller, Heine Beau and Dale Issenhuth on saxophone; Sam Cheifetz, bass; Al Hendrickson, guitar; and Irv Cottler and Lou Singer provide the drum work and swing on percussions.

From Billboard - October 27, 1958 (HiFi Record R608 review): Dixieland loses much of its warmth and tightly-knit tenture when its given the big band blowup. Its characteristic free-swinging style sounds fenced in by arrangements. But even Dixie must yield to progress and hi-fi's demands for the big, full sound, aside from these inherent shortcomings, the musicianship here is tops, and the big sound they deliver is excellently recorded to show off any hi-fi or stereo rig to its fullest advantage. And that'll sell 'em.

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