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Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies: Taking Off!

Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies: Taking Off! (String STR804)

Taking Off!
Hot Western Swing from the Thirties
Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies

Topic/String Records STR804 (LP, UK, 1977)

Compiled, annotated and produced by Tony Engle;
Photographs from the collection of Keith Kolby and Bob Pinson;
Research assistance by Cliff Bruner, Johnny Gimble, Keith Kolby, Joe Nick Patoski and Bob Pinson

Musicians

Tracks 1-4, 7-9, 12, 15: recorded in Chicago, 1935 Tracks 14, 16: recorded in Dallas, 1937

Cecil Brower, fiddle;
Bob Dunn, steel guitar;
Fred Calhoun, piano;
Durwood Brown, guitar, vocals;
Ocie Stockard, tenor banjo;
Wanna Coffmann, bass;
Milton Brown, vocals

Buck Buchanan, Johnny Brosky, fiddle;
Wilson “Lefty” Perkins, steel guitar;
Fred Calhoun, piano;
Durwood Brown, guitar, vocals;
Ocie Stockard, tenor banjo;
Wanna Coffmann, bass;
Jimme Davis, vocals [14]

Tracks 5-6, 10-11, 13: recorded in New Orleans, 1936

as above, plus
Cliff Bruner, fiddle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Chinatown My Chinatown (2.50)
  2. St Louis Blues (3.11)
  3. In El Sancho Grande (3.01)
  4. Taking Off (2.44)
  5. If You Can't Get Five Take Two (2.44)
  6. Fan It (2.50)
  7. Little Betty Brown (2.44)
  8. Some of These Days (2.36)
  1. Sweet Georgia Brown (2.59)
  2. Texas Hambone Blues (2.43)
  3. Washington and Lee Swing (2.38)
  4. My Mary (3.02)
  5. Goofus (2.40)
  6. Honky Tonk Blues (3.02)
  7. Sweet Jennie Lee (3.06)
  8. There'll Be Some Changes Made (3.04)

Track 1 Jerome, Schwartz;
Track 2 Handy;
Track 3 Costello Ramos;
Track 4 Dunn;
Track 5 Davis, Razaf, Denniker;
Track 6 Jaxon, Hill;
Track 7 trad.;
Track 8 Brooks;
Track 9 Bernie, Pinkard, Casey;
Tracks 10, 14 unknown;
Track 11 Allen, Sheafe, Robbins;
Track 12 Davis, Hamblin;
Track 13, King,Harold, Kahn;
Track 15 Donaldson;
Track 16 Higgins, Edwards