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James Melvin Lunceford aka Jimmie Lunceford; leader, saxophone, arranger; born in Fulton MS on the 6th of June 1902, died on the 12th of July 1947, while on tour in Seaside, Oregon.

Jimmie Lunceford will long be remembered as the leader of a powerful, swinging big band that rivaled on record, and exceeded in person, the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. His band differed from many of the other big bands of the 1930s and 1940s in that Lunceford's group was noted less for its soloists (although they boasted several outstanding ones) than for its incomparable sax section and sterling ensemble work. Additionally, most bands of the period used a four-beat rhythm while the Lunceford orchestra also developed and added, a distinctive two-beat swing, often played at medium, eminently danceable tempos. Finally, they pioneered (as an ensemble) playing slightly "behind the beat" which
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An Introduction to Jimmie Lunceford: His Best Recordings, 1934-1942 (The Swing Era)An Introduction to Jimmie Lunceford: His Best Recordings, 1934-1942 (The Swing Era)
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JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Lunceford Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lunceford Special
Big Band 1950
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Jimmie Lunceford And His Chickasaw Syncopators album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jimmie Lunceford And His Chickasaw Syncopators
Big Band 1954
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Live Sessions 1944-1945 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Sessions 1944-1945
Big Band 1970
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
Big Band 1975
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Margie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Margie
Big Band 1989

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JIMMIE LUNCEFORD The Uncollected, Live At Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 1944 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected, Live At Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, 1944
Big Band 1985

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JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra : Lunceford Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra : Lunceford Special
Big Band 1953
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Lunceford Special album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Lunceford Special
Big Band 1967
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Harlem Shout album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harlem Shout
Big Band 1980
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD The World Of Jimmy Lunceford - Lunceford Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World Of Jimmy Lunceford - Lunceford Special
Big Band 1992
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD For Dancers Only album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Dancers Only
Big Band 1994
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Swingsation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swingsation
Big Band 1998
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Lunceford Special 1939 - 1940 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lunceford Special 1939 - 1940
Big Band 2001
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Jazznocracy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazznocracy
Big Band 2002
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Jukebox Hits (1935-1947) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jukebox Hits (1935-1947)
Big Band 2004
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Classic Jazz Archive [Recorded 1930-1945] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classic Jazz Archive [Recorded 1930-1945]
Big Band 2004
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Strictly Lunceford album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strictly Lunceford
Big Band 2007

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JIMMIE LUNCEFORD Lunceford Special

Boxset / Compilation · 1967 · Big Band
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About half of the Jimmie Lunceford compilations out there are titled “Lunceford Special”, named after his most popular song, so to specify which “Lunceford Special” this review is covering, it should be pointed out that this is from the Columbia Hall of Fame series released in the late 60s. Even non-jazz fans will recognize the names of Count Basie and Duke Ellington as being two of the greatest big band leaders of all time, but only the hardcore jazz fans know that in his heyday, Lunceford’s band was often more popular and more musically formidable than either of those two giants. Why Lunceford’s popularity has waned over time is easily explained by the fact that he passed away a couple decades before the other two, and did not get a chance to further improve his legacy and fame in the more promotion savvy 1950s-70s. More than likely, more passing of time will work to Lunceford’s advantage and hopefully he will eventually return to his place as big band leader supreme. To understand why Lunceford was so popular, you only have to give this record a spin and you will hear how hot and dynamic his band was.

While Ellington’s band was known for their smooth sound and classical ambitions, and Basie’s band was known for its hard rockin dance beat, Lunceford’s band fell in between the two. Lunceford’s band had a driving rhythm section which made them a favorite amongst the dancers, but their arrangements are deceptively complex, full of interesting change-ups, counter melodies and rhythmic juxtapositions. Their set material often featured popular sing along melodies for the dancers, cloaked in crazy jazz arrangements for the more serious listener.

Of the two sides of this LP, side two is the better. On this side we get less of the ‘jokey’ double entendre dirty lyrics of side one, and more arrangements that feature hot solos and complex ensemble work, and no vocals. Most of the tunes on here are from 1939, when the band was at a peak, but “Flaming Reeds and Screaming Brass” from 1933 is a real eye-opener with its fierce energy and bizarre arrangement that foreshadows Charles Mingus. Another top cut is title tune “Lunceford Special”, with its simple but effective repeating riff that conjures up instant images of dance floor mayhem. The sound on this album is not too bad, it sounds like a lot of high end was cut off of the eq to get rid of surface noise, there is always a trade off in dynamics when you do that. Also, the copy I have was ‘re-channeled’ for stereo, always a bad idea and an unfortunate practice that faded with the end of the 70s.

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