The Vitality Five and V.E.A.C. Phonograph Co. present a new series of monthly "e-78" releases which harks back to the custom of releasing music on double-sided 78rpm shellac records.
For April, we present the raucous "Copenhagen," arranged by our drummer Nicholas D. Ball. A major hit of the 1920s, played by many of the major dance bands and hot jazz bands alike, this one features the multi-talented Michael McQuaid on cornet and alto sax and David Horniblow on bass sax and clarinet. Moving through a scintillating series of breaks and solos and culminating in a stomping blues chorus, it's a winner! The second track is the mellow and sweet tune "Little by Little," as recorded by the Louisiana Rhythm Kings. A sweet melody by McQuaid on cornet and inventive piano work from Andrew Oliver round out this month's e-78!
released April 15, 2018
Michael McQuaid: alto sax, cornet (1), cornet (2)
David Horniblow: clarinet, bass sax (1), clarinet (2)
Martin Wheatley: banjo
Andrew Oliver: piano
Nicholas D. Ball: drums
"Copenhagen" by Charlie Davis and Walter Melrose
"Little By Little" by Louisiana Rhythm Kings
Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Oliver at Stantonville, London UK
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, Sterephonic Mastering, Portland, Oregon
Artwork by Nicholas D. Ball