Friday, June 6, 2008

Edgar Hayes - Help Me

Bit of everything in the arragement some vibes and swiunging troms

Here's a little info about the man from the net

Edgar Hayes will be forever associated with his one big 1938 hit record: his cocktail lounge, tinkling piano style rendition of Carmichael's "Stardust". The flip-side was his version of Glenn Miller's hit tune "In The Mood".

After his studies at Fisk and Wilberforce Universities, he joined the Fess Williams group. In 1924, he formed his own group, in Ohio, called the 'Blue Grass Buddies', and the Hayes Orchestra was booked into the "Ritz Cafe" in Cleveland Ohio.

In 1931, after having worked with a number of different bands all through the 1920's, he wound up as the pianist-arranger with the Mills Blue Ribbon Band. Three years later, Lucky Millinder took over leadership of the band, and three years after that, Hayes left to form his own fine 14 piece orchestra.

From 1937 to 1941, Hayes fronted this band, which was originally formed using many of Lucky Millinder's ex-members. Among these could be found Joe Garland on tenor sax; Shelton Hemphill on trumpet, Elmer James on bass, and Crawford Wetherington on alto sax. All these men had been with Hayes in the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. A young drummer named Kenny Clarke, later to become a 'bebop' musician, was sparking the band's rhythm section. In time, a young Dizzy Gillespie was to be heard blowing his trumpet with the band."

Nice little tune !!

Usual 3 versions


Edgar Hayes - Help Me MP3

Edgar Hayes - Help Me FLAC

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