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&at=11l9vR
  2. Let Me off Uptownhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Kick Ithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. After You've Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Rockin' Chairhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Amourhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Stop! The Red Light's Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Watch the Birdiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. The Walls Keep Talkinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Skylarkhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Bolero at the Savoyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Thanks for the Boogie Ridehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Keep 'Em Flyinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Pass the Bouncehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Ball of Firehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ball-of-fire/id193997788?i=193998863&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Harlem on Paradehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Knock Me a Kisshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Barrelhouse Bessie from Basin Streethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/barrelhouse-bessie-from-basin/id193997788?i=193999436&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. That Drummer's Bandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/that-drummers-band/id193997788?i=193999440&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Murder, He Sayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Bop Boogiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Watch Out!http://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Swiss Lullabyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Why Fall in Love With a Stranger?http://itunes.apple.com/album/uptown/id193997788?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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