The Black Big Bands: Four Swinging Big Bands from a Bygone Era
Personnel:Cab Calloway and His Orchestra: Cab Calloway- leader, vocals; Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham, Edwin Swayzee- trumpet; DePriest Wheeler, Harry White- trombone; Eddie Barefield, Andrew Brown, Arville Harris, Walter "Foots" Thomas- saxophone; Bennie Payne- piano; Morris White- guitar; Al Morgan- bass; Leroy Maxey- drums. Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra:Lucky Millinder- leader, vocals; John Bello, Harold Johnson, Archie Johnson, Leon Meriam- trumpet; Alfred Cobbs, Gene Simon, Frank Mazzoli- trombone; Burnie Peacock, Sam Hopkins, George Nicholas- alto saxophone; Clarence "Bullmoose" Jackson- tenor saxophone, vocal on "I Love You, Yes I Do;" Sam "The Man" Taylor- tenor saxophone; Ernest Pruce- baritone saxophone; Sir Charles Thompson- piano; Bernard Mackey- guitar; Jerry Cox- bass; Panama Francis- drums; Paul Breckenridge- vocal on "Sweet Slumber;" Annastine Allen- vocal on "Let it Roll." Andy Kirk and His Orchestra: (personnel unknown). Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra: Billy Eckstine- vocals, valve trombone; Hobart Dotson, King Kolax, Rostelle Reese- trumpet; Chippy Outcalt, Gerald Valentine, Howard Scott- trombone; Junior Williams- alto saxophone; Gene Ammons, Frank Wess- tenor saxophone; Leo Parker- baritone saxophone; Jimmy Golden, Louis Dunlop- piano; Connie Wainwright- guitar; Bill McMahon- bass; Art Blakey- drums.
Biographies of Cab Calloway, Lucius "Lucky" Millinder, Andy Kirk, and Billy Eckstine