Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 3/6/04 - 3/12/04)

"You Take The East, Take The West,
Take The North, I'll Take The South"
by Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra
Vocal by Sy Oliver and Trio
on Decca 805 B
released in 1936

Photo Of Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra

Above: Photo of Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra dated 1942. Lunceford studied music at Fisk University and City College in New York City and then taught music in Memphis. In 1935, after several "hot" recordings, he achieved a national reputation as an outstanding black swing band. In the early 1940s, his orchestra released several vocal group harmony recordings featuring The Lunceford Quartet.

Photo Of Jimmie Lunceford Decca Label-I'll Take The South-Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra-1936

Above Left: Photo of Jimmie Lunceford dated 1938.

Above Right: Label image of Decca 805 B recorded on September 30, 1935 and released in January 1936.

Personnel at this recording session were Jimmie Lunceford (leader), Eddie Tompkins-Paul Webster (trumpets), Elmer Crumbley-Russell Bowles (trombones), Sy Oliver (trumpet, vocal), Eddie Durham (trombone, guitar), Willie Smith (clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, vocal), Laforet Dent (alto sax), Dan Grisson (clarinet, alto sax, vocal), Earl Carruthers (clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax), Joe Thomas (clarinet, tenor sax), Edwin Wilcox (piano), Al Norris (guitar), Moses Allen (bass fiddle), and Jimmy Crawford (drums).

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