Jack Hylton's "Sally of My Dreams."

Jack Hylton's "Sally of My Dreams."

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 14th, 2010, 7:27 pm #1


"Sally of My Dreams" is a beautiful song composed by William Kernell. I like the tune a lot. A couple of very nice recordings are by the Dorsey Brothers and by Ben Pollack.

http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/pollack ... dreams.ram

http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/dorseyb ... dreams.ram

There is also a version by Jack Hylton in youtube. Recorded on Feb 14, 1929, HMV  B-5602. I can't stop listening to this version. I keep on hitting the "replay" link!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHcymqYZ ... re=related

I call your attention to the highly Bixian obbligato at 2:47.  Is the guy that does that great obbligato in Bix's style Jack Jackson?

The sound quality of the youtube file leaves much to be desired. Does anyone have a better quality file?

Albert

 

 

 

 

 
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 14th, 2010, 7:32 pm #2


From the excellent Pete Faint's site totally dedicated to Jack Hylton.



This is about 1921.

Albert
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Nick Dellow
Nick Dellow

September 14th, 2010, 9:19 pm #3

"Sally of My Dreams" is a beautiful song composed by William Kernell. I like the tune a lot. A couple of very nice recordings are by the Dorsey Brothers and by Ben Pollack.

http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/pollack ... dreams.ram

http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/dorseyb ... dreams.ram

There is also a version by Jack Hylton in youtube. Recorded on Feb 14, 1929, HMV  B-5602. I can't stop listening to this version. I keep on hitting the "replay" link!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHcymqYZ ... re=related

I call your attention to the highly Bixian obbligato at 2:47.  Is the guy that does that great obbligato in Bix's style Jack Jackson?

The sound quality of the youtube file leaves much to be desired. Does anyone have a better quality file?

Albert

 

 

 

 

 
Yes, that's Jack Jackson! No doubt about it.

BTW, the black sax player in the early Hylton band photo is Ed Jenkins, who plays fine clarinet on Hylton's version of "Wang Wang Blues" - similar in style, in fact, to Gus Mueller!

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Rob Rothberg
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September 14th, 2010, 10:58 pm #4

"Sally of My Dreams" is a beautiful song composed by William Kernell. I like the tune a lot. A couple of very nice recordings are by the Dorsey Brothers and by Ben Pollack.

http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/pollack ... dreams.ram

http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/dorseyb ... dreams.ram

There is also a version by Jack Hylton in youtube. Recorded on Feb 14, 1929, HMV  B-5602. I can't stop listening to this version. I keep on hitting the "replay" link!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHcymqYZ ... re=related

I call your attention to the highly Bixian obbligato at 2:47.  Is the guy that does that great obbligato in Bix's style Jack Jackson?

The sound quality of the youtube file leaves much to be desired. Does anyone have a better quality file?

Albert

 

 

 

 

 
You're right, Albert. That's the still underrated Jack Jackson. Rust agrees.
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Ken Bristow
Ken Bristow

September 15th, 2010, 6:35 pm #5

In my humble opinion, Jack Jackson, when he wanted to, could get nearer to the "Bix Sound" than even Andy Secrest. The only difference is he played trumpet. I've never heard him play cornet on records. His amazing eight bars solo with Hylton on the September 1929 "I want to be bad" could easily be mistaken for Bix himself! During his later years, long after the bands had gone out of fashion, he did a spot of disc jockeying and TV presenting.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 15th, 2010, 6:54 pm #6


Here is an mp3 file of Hylton's "I Want To Be Bad" recorded Sep 9, 1929.

www.petefaint.co.uk/jackhylton/iwanttobebad4.mp3

This comes from Pete Faint's fantastic website totally dedicated to Jack Hylton

http://www.petefaint.co.uk/jackhylton/

Thanks for calling our attention to this very nice recording. I had forgotten about it.

Albert

 

 
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Nick Dellow
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September 15th, 2010, 7:08 pm #7

In my humble opinion, Jack Jackson, when he wanted to, could get nearer to the "Bix Sound" than even Andy Secrest. The only difference is he played trumpet. I've never heard him play cornet on records. His amazing eight bars solo with Hylton on the September 1929 "I want to be bad" could easily be mistaken for Bix himself! During his later years, long after the bands had gone out of fashion, he did a spot of disc jockeying and TV presenting.
Jack Jackson sometimes played a "long model" cornet in the period 1927-1929, as at least one photograph of the Jack Hylton Orchestra shows (I can send Albert a scan if he asks).

There are two issued takes of "I Want To Be Bad". In take 3, Jackson plays his solo open horn and in the rarer take 4 he plays the solo muted. I honestly don't think either could be mistaken for Bix himself, though both are Bixian.

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September 15th, 2010, 7:29 pm #8

In my humble opinion, Jack Jackson, when he wanted to, could get nearer to the "Bix Sound" than even Andy Secrest. The only difference is he played trumpet. I've never heard him play cornet on records. His amazing eight bars solo with Hylton on the September 1929 "I want to be bad" could easily be mistaken for Bix himself! During his later years, long after the bands had gone out of fashion, he did a spot of disc jockeying and TV presenting.
<div><em>The Hyton "I want to be bad" you have put on the Forum is not the correct take from that session to which I was referring. This one has a joyous open trumpet chorus in Bix style at his peak on the alternate take. When you hear it you will agree, I'm sure. Is it technically possible to switch?</em></div><div> </div><div>No need to switch, here is the other take with the open trumpet solo.</div><div> </div><div><div>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_snJloZwY</div><div> </div><div>Albert</div></div>
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