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California Rambles
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: California Rambles
Title: 1925-1928
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Timeless Holland
Release Date: 6/23/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 8711458205337

CD Reviews

The Rollini surprise
larriman | 10/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great cd of an excellent vintage 1920's jazz band. All of the musicians are great here. The ones on the usually melody instruments such as clarinet, alto sax,trumpet and trombone are indeed excellent. But again, just like the cd Bouncin' in Rhythm, it is Adrian Rollini's presence that gives the cd its mark. Adrian Rollini played a beat instrument the bass sax,but how he does the beat is just great. But Adrian adds the dessert to the cd when he plays solos on his awkward horn. This man was a natural bass sax player. While later songs on this cd had Spencer Clark, a real good bass sax player or a tuba player, it was just not the same as Adrian being there. If you had to listen to one song on this cd I feel you should hear Pardon the Glove and listen for the Rollini bass sax beat and also listen to his solo. He is an inspiraton to hear, and this group was an excellent jazz band of that era. Buy the cd and remember the solos, but also remember the beat of Adrian Rollini-what a happy musicit will make you swing-a 5 star all the way friends."
roarin20sGuy | 09/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though not as hot as say McKinney's Cotton Pickers or King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators, The California Ramblers might be the hottest white dance band of the 20's. Adrian Rollini is definately a highlight here on his bass sax, as well as The Dorsey Brothers, however, Rollini is the highlight. Spirited jazz solos and hot dance rhythms are consistant and the jazz content is high. This CD is by far the difinitive California Ramblers CD, which has a difinitive version of "Sweet Georgia Brown." Essential 20's jazz, despite a few awful vocal refrains. Fun & highly recommended."
1920's Dance Music
CHL | Canyon Country, CA USA | 04/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a CD of mostly obscure 1920's dance music. Most of the California Ramblers hits (like "California Here I Come") were before 1925 and are not included on this CD. Most songs are instrumental only.

The sound is excellent for a 20's recording. If you like the sound of 1920's dance music, this CD is for you.