Album Details

RELEASE
1990
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Big Band, Swing, Mainstream Jazz

Album Review

The Krupa band of 1941 to 1943 had two great forces in it with the addition of trumpeter Roy Eldridge and vocalist Anita O'Day replacing Irene Day. Eldridge almost singlehandedly transformed the orchestra from a pop-based dance band to a more jazz-inspired one, and O'Day was simply the most swinging singer Krupa ever had in the fold. Highlights include a wild "After You've Gone," "Stop! The Red Light's On," "Let Me Off Uptown," "Thanks for the Boogie Ride," "Knock Me a Kiss," "Bop Boogie," and the previously unissued "Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street." Those interested in Krupa's career as a bandleader should start with this one.
Cub Koda, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Green Eyeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  2. Let Me off Uptownhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  3. Kick Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  4. After You've Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  5. Rockin' Chairhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  6. Amourhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  7. Stop! The Red Light's Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  8. Watch the Birdiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  9. The Walls Keep Talkinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  10. Skylarkhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  11. Bolero at the Savoyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  12. Thanks for the Boogie Ridehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  13. Keep 'Em Flyinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  14. Pass the Bouncehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  15. Ball of Firehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ball-of-fire/id193997788?i=193998863&uo=5
  16. Harlem on Paradehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  17. Knock Me a Kisshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  18. Barrelhouse Bessie from Basin Streethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/barrelhouse-bessie-from-basin/id193997788?i=193999436&uo=5
  19. That Drummer's Bandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/that-drummers-band/id193997788?i=193999440&uo=5
  20. Murder, He Sayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  21. Bop Boogiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  22. Watch Out!http://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  23. Swiss Lullabyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
  24. Why Fall in Love With a Stranger?http://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5
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