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Red Nichols and His Five Pennies - SHIM-ME-SHA-WABBLE (1,930)
Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
July 3, 1,930, New York
Music by Spencer Williams
Red Nichols, Ruby Weinstein, Charlie Teagarden - trumpets
Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller - trombones
Benny Goodman - clarinet
Sid Stoneburn - alto sax
Babe Russin - tenor sax
Joe Sullivan - piano
Teg Brown - guitar
Artie Miller - string bass
Gene Krupa - drums
I am sometimes amazed at how young these musicians were in 1,930. While Red Nichols was 25 years old in 1,930, he was also giving many youthful jazz musicians an opportunity to start their professional careers. Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa were only 21 years old, while
Babe Russin was 19 and Charlie Teagarden was a mere 17 years old. Glenn Miller was the eldest at 26 years old.
This recording was the second master of "Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble" released on Brunswick's Collector Series (80,005B). The first master was released as Brunswick 4,985. The main differences are in the solos by Goodman, Nichols and Jack Teagarden.