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Blues on Parade

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Blues on Parade
📅 Released1994
🎙️ Recorded1938-1942
🏷️ LabelGRP Records

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Blues on Parade is the 1994 CD compilation of tracks recorded by Woody Herman and his band between 1937 and 1942. Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and band leader from the late 1930s until his death in 1987.[1]

This CD was part of “The Legendary Masters Of Jazz On Decca” series whose goal was the restore and preserve classic jazz performances originally recorded for the Decca record company, and affiliated labels. Every effort was made to locate the best available source material. Sonic Solutions’ NoNoise system was used to clean up imperfections in the source material. Further equalization was done to make the performances more accessible to modern listener, while preserving the original sound and ambiance.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1.""Woodchopper’s Ball”" (Joe Bishop, Woody Herman)3:13
2."”Blues On Parade (unissued)”" (Tyler, Woody Herman)3:01
3."”Blues On Parade”" (Tyler, Woody Herman)3:06
4."”Blue Prelude”" (Gordon Jenkins, Joe Bishop)3:14
5."”Blue Flame”" (James Noble)3:15
6."”Doctor Jazz”" (Joseph Oliver, Walter Melrose)2:57
7."”River Bed Blues”" (Hyman White, Woody Herman)2:25
8."”Dallas Blues”" (Garrett, Wand)2:58
9."”Blues Downstairs”" (Joe Bishop)2:47
10."”Farewell Blues”" (Elmer Schoebel, Paul J. Mares, Roppolo)3:01
11."”Get Your Boots Laced, Papa (Part 1)”" (Woody Herman, Joe Bishop)2:53
12."”Get Your Boots Laced, Papa (Part 2)”" (Woody Herman, Joe Bishop)2:57
13."”Chip’s Blues”" (Woody Herman)3:13
14."”Fan It”" (Frankie Jaxon)2:57
15."”Everything Happens To Me”" (Matt Dennis, Thomas M. Adair)3:11
16."”Woodsheddin’ With Woody”" (Lowel Martin)2:09
17."”Blues In The Night”" (John H. Mercer, Harold Arlen)3:14
18."”Yardbird Shuffle”" (James Noble)2:39
19."”Las Chiapanecas”" (Arranged by Lowell Martin)3:02
20."”Down Under”" (John “Dizzy” Gillespie)2:48
Total length:60:29

Track list, composer and time from the CD liner notes. [2]


All selections are by Woody Herman and his Orchestra and recorded in New York City, except where noted below. Credits are listed in chonological order of recording.[2]

The orchestra as of April 26, 1937:

  • Woody Herman - vocals, clarinet, alto sax
  • Clarence Willard - trumpet
  • Kermit Simmons - trumpet
  • Joe Bishop - Flugelhorn
  • Neal Reid - trombone
  • Murray Williams - alto sax
  • Don Watt - alto sax
  • Saxie Mansfield - tenor sax
  • Bruce Wilkins - tenor sax
  • Nick Hupfer - violin
  • Harace Diaz - piano
  • Chick Reeves - guitar
  • Walter Yoder - bass
  • Frank Carlson - drums

December 22, 1938 - Doctor Jazz

Woody Herman and His Woodchopers:

  • Herman (vocal), Bishop, Tommy Linehan (piano), Hy White (guitar), Yoder, Carlson

April 12, 1939 - River Bed Blues

  • Willard, Steady Nelson, Mac MacQuordale - trumpets
  • Reid - trombone.
  • Bishop - flugelhorn
  • Herman - clarinet & alto sax
  • Joe Estrin, Ray Hopfner - alto saxes
  • Mansfield, Pete Johns - tenor sax
  • Linehan - piano
  • White - guitar
  • Yoder - bass
  • Carlson - drums

May 24, 1939 - (At The) Woodchopper’s Ball, Dallas Blues & Blues Downstairs

  • Bob Price (replaces MacQuordale) - trumpets
  • Joe Denton (replaces Estrin) - alto sax
  • other the same

November20, 1939 - Farewell Blues

  • Toby Tyler (added) - trombone.
  • Ronnie Perry (replaces Johns) - tenor sax
  • others the same

December 13, 1939 - Blues on Parade (previously unissued)

  • Cappy Lewis, (replaces Willard) - trumpet
  • others the same

February 5, 1940 - Blues on Parade

  • Herb Tompkins (replaces Denton) - alto sax
  • Nick Calaza (replaces Perry) - tenor sax
  • others the same.

April 18, 1940 - Blue Prelude

  • Sammy Armato (replaces Calaza) - tenor sax
  • others the same.

September 9, 1940 - Get Your Boots Laced, Papa - Part 1

Woody Herman and band.

  • Herman - vocal

September 9, 1940 - Get Your Boots Laced, Papa - Part 2

Woody Herman and his Four Chips:

  • Herman, Linehan, White, Ryder, Carlson

February 13, 1941 - Chips’ Blues

  • Nelson, Lewis, John Owen - trumpets
  • Reid, Bud Smith, Vic Hamann - trombones
  • Herman - clarinet and alto sax
  • Tomkins, Eddie Scalzi - alto saxes
  • Mansfield, Mickey Folus - tenor saxes
  • same rhythm section

February 13, 1941 - Blue Flame

Woody Herman and his Woodchoppers:

  • Lewis, Reid, Herman, Linehan, White, Yoder, Carlson

March 11,1941 - Fan It

  • Woody Herman - vocals
  • Jerry Rosa (replaces Smith) - trombone
  • Others the same (full band).

August 21, 1941 Los Angeles - Everything Happens To Me

  • Woody Herman - vocals
  • Ron Lynn (replaces Owens) - trumpet
  • Jimmy Horvath, Sam Rubinowich (replaces Tompkins, Scalzi) - alto saxes
  • Herbie Heymer (replaces Folus) - tenor sax
  • others the same

September 10, 1941 Los Angeles - Woodsheddin’ with Woody Same personnel

Blues In The Night

Woody Herman and his Four Chips:

  • Herman, Linehan, White, Yoder, Carlson

November 13, 1941 - Yardbird Shuffle

  • George Seaberg, Billy Rogers (replaces Nelson)
  • others the same (full band)

July 24, 1942 - Las Chiapenecas

  • Charles Peterson, Seaberg, Rogers, Lewis - trumpets
  • Reid, TommyFarr, Walter Nimms - trombones
  • Herman - clarinet and alto sax
  • Horvath, Rubinowich - alto saxes
  • Folus, Pete Mondello - tenor saxes
  • Skippy DeSair - Baritone Sax
  • same rhythm section

1942 - Down Under No recording date or credits in liner notes


  • Reissue Producer - Orrin Keepnews
  • Executive Producers - Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen
  • Digital transfers by Steven Lasker and Doug Schwartz
  • Audio restoration and reprocessing by Doug Schwartz using the Sonic Solutions “NoNoise” System.
  • Post-Production by Michael Landry & Joseph Doughney at The Review Room/NYC

The source material for this digital reissue was newly transferred, largely from original metal parts and early tape transfers, and from a few 78 rpm shellac records provided by Dr. Demento and Steven Lasker, Special thanks the Randy Aronson of the MCA tape vaults.

  • GRP Production Coordinator: Michelle Lewis Assisted by Michael Pollard
  • GRP Creative Director: Andy Baltimore
  • Manufactured under license from GRP Records, Inc.

Copyright 1994 Jazz Heritage Inc 1710 Highway 35, Ocean, NJ 07712 Made in USA [2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[3]

In a review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow described this CD as a “definitive look at Woody Herman's first orchestra, the Decca ensemble he led during 1936-1942 billed "the Band That Plays the Blues.”[3]


  1. Yanow, Scott. "Woody Herman -biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 ”Blues On Parade’’, Woody Hermann, GRP Record (1994) CD
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yanow, Scott. "Woody Herman - Blues On Parade review". AllMusic. Retrieved November 15, 2020.

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