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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Blues Groove

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Hepcat Willy says: "Here's an album from Woody Herman and the Swingin' Herd, the band that swings the blues.
Herman had several Herds, with soon-to-be star names like Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Vince Guaraldi.

It seems he was a great guy and bandleader, but forced in the end to play grueling tours in his old age because his manager embezzled the band's tax money, leaving Woody homeless. Read his biography of Woody Herman at Iceberg Radio and another at American Big Bands Database Plus.
Herman sings on all tunes. and Vince Guaraldi appears on all but two of the songs."
Blues Groove, by Woody Herman and the Swingin' Herd