An Unusual Chase Chorus

by Albert Haim

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There are several examples of two instrumentalists engaging in a chase chorus. Of course, here in the Bixography, we are familiar with Bix and Tram doing a chase chorus in several recordings.


In Dec 1925, Cliff Ukulele Ike Edwards accompanied by his Hot Combination (Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Bobby Davis, Dick McDonough, Joe Tarto, Irving Brodsky or Arthur Schutt and Vic Berton) recorded Dinah, the famous composition by Harry Akst, Sam Lewis and Joe Young. After Edwards sings the chorus, Red Nichols on trumpet and Cliff Edwards scatting get into a very interesting chase chorus. Listen


Does anyone know of a another example of a chorus between a vocalist scatting and any instrumentalist?




Speaking of scatting in Dinah, get a load of Bix, Eddie Lang, Lennie Hayton and a shoe shiner in the Big Broadcast of 1932.








Posted on Oct 19, 2009, 12:54 PM

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