Huntoon, Perry, IAJRC Journal
Gene Krupa and His Orchestra
Introduction-Hamtramk (sic)/ You Can Fool Some Of The People Some Of The Jive/ Kick It/ Embraceable You/ Gennie (sic) With The Well Tanned Hide/ Twelfth Street Rag/ One O'Clock Jump/ Georgia On My Mind/ Song Of The Islands/ Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble/ Alreet/ Jersey Bounce/ I'd Rather Sleep In A Hollow Log/ Cow Cow Boogie/ Nothin' Yet/ Stop! The Red Light's On/ Rockin' Chair/ Thanks For The Boogie Ride/ Knock Me A Kiss. TT 60:56.
As a Krupa enthusiast, it is always a welcome occasion to see another CD of his performances hit the market. In this case, Ed Burke has taken some tunes from his long out-ofprint Fanfare LP (10-110) and added hitherto unreleased airchecks, some provided by this reviewer, to offer the listener a captivating sound of the Krupa band at its peak with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge. No liner notes are included; however, the liner photo of Gene and Roy together with Anita interposed in a montage, is a classic and worth the price of admission.
The performances are all taken off the air from the opening track of Hamtramck at the Panther Room of the Hotel Sherman in Chicago on January 3, 1941 to Jersey Bounce at the Meadowbrook in Cedar Grove, NJ in May 1942 and closing with Knock Me A Kiss from the Hollywood Palladium on November 13, 1942. …