• Jan SAVITT & His Orch. - Shuffle In Style

Although he may not be remembered as a major figure of the American big band era, Jan Savitt helped popularise a style of music known as 'shuffle rhythm' which was later utilised by performers such as Lionel Hampton, Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and Fats Domino, and can still be heard in the music of recent years. The son of a percussionist in Czar Nicholas II's Imperial Regiment Band, Savitt was born on 4th September, 1913, in St. Petersburg, Russia. His family migrated to America when he was eighteen months old, settling in Pittsburgh. Although he wanted to pursue a career in classical music - he had studied violin from the age of eight - Savitt accepted an offer to become musical director of a local radio station where he organised the Top Hatters and soon began to feature his 'shuffle rhythm', a creation of arranger Johnny Watson.

Track Listing

1. THAT'S A-PLENTY
2. FUTURISTIC SHUFFLE
3. YOU GO TO MY HEAD
4. JUST A KID NAMED JOE
5. SUGARFOOT STOMP
6. THERE'S A HOLE IN THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET
7. AND THE ANGELS SING
8. WHEN BUDDHA SMILES
9. MOONLIGHT SERENADE
10. 720 IN THE BOOKS
11. EL RANCHO GRANDE
12. TUXEDO JUNCTION
13. KANSAS CITY MOODS
14. ROSE OF THE RIO GRANDE
15. BLUES IN THE GROOVE
16. MAKE BELIEVE ISLAND
17. BIG BEAVER
18. THE THINGS I LOVE
19. HORIZON
20. PRELUDE TO "CARMEN"
21. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
22. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
23. JERSEY BOUNCE

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/09/1999
UPC Bar Code No 604988255225

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Jan SAVITT & His Orch. - Shuffle In Style

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