Tuesday, June 10, 2008

78s fRom HeLL: Sy Oliver - Hey Daddy-O b/w Slow Burn (1947)

Prior to this record (one of the earliest releases on the MGM label) and forming his own orchestra, multi-talented musician
Sy Oliver (1910 - 1988) had made his reputation as a Big Band arranger, working first for Jimmie Lunceford during the 1930's, and then Tommy Dorsey in the '40's.

In later years Oliver went on to a ten-year stint as musical director for Decca Records, working as a free-lance arranger and record producer, and leading his own jazz bands off and on until 1984.

Listen to:
Sy Oliver and his Orchestra,
with vocals by Sy Oliver and Dickie Wells -
Hey Daddy-O

(MGM Records 78, 1947)

(click for audio)

Listen to:
Sy Oliver and his Orchestra - Slow Burn
(MGM Records 78, 1947)

(click for audio)

See also:
- Sy Oliver at All Music.Com

- 'The Sy Oliver Story'; a 1974 interview posted at Jazz Professional.Com...
Part 1
Part 2

1 comment:

Dr Dikko said...

and you didn't mention: two excellent (long on Hey Daddy-o, shorter on Slow Burn) solos by his trombone majesty Dicky Wells!

Freshly-stirred links