The Woody Herman Shows 1944-46

Woody Herman

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This music consists of 25 tunes (73 min.) of radio broadcasts made between 1944 and 1947, and has not been previously issued. The Woody Herman Orchestra at this time was comprised of musicians which came to be called the famous "first Herd". The band included such jazz stars as trumpeters Shorty Rogers and The Candoli Brothers, trombonist Bill Harris, pianist Jimmy Rowles, vibraphonist Red Norvo and vocalists Mildred Bailey and Jo Stafford. Almost all the tunes were arranged by the prominent arrangers Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti and Shorty Rogers. The music exhibits plenty of verve and enthusiasm, imaginative voicings and arrangements, a roaring big band sound and non-stop SWING. The Woody Herman Orchestra was in its prime during this period, being edged out of first place in the Esquire Jazz Awards by Duke Ellington.

Woody Herman and His Orchestra


  1. Red Top
  2. Can'T Help Lovin' That Man
  3. Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T My Baby?
  4. One, Two, Three, Four, Jump
  5. You'Ve Got Me Crying Again
  6. When We Meet Again
  7. Superman With A Horn
  8. Day By Day
  9. Flip The Whip
  10. Diga Diga Doo
  11. Papilloma
  12. Blowin' Up A Storm
  13. Lost Weekend
  14. Helen Of Troy/The Good Earth
  15. Katuscha
  16. Back Talk
  17. Get Happy
  18. I Got Rhythm
  19. Tico Tico
  20. Half Past Jumping Time
  21. Gung Ho
  22. Lover
  23. Heads Up
  24. Laura
  25. They Went That Way/Blue Flame