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Heavily influenced by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the Woody Herman's Herd was known for lively arrangements that combined swing rhythms and bebop themes.

62 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 28 hours, 35 min)
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"Get Happy"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Woody HermanOtto and Myrtle Herman's little boy Woodrow loved to perform. That was fine with the proud Papa, and Otto encouraged Woody as he appeared in Vaudeville as a child singer and tap-dancer. However, at the age 11 Woody picked up a saxophone and clarinet and saw the direction his life would go. Within four years he was playing professionally.

Woody HermanAfter playing in the early 30's with outfits like the Tom Gerun band and the Harry Sosnik orchestra, Woody joined the Isham Jones Orchestra in 1934. Jones was recording for Decca at the time, and became convinced that he could live comfortably off his residuals. With Jones bowing out, Woody saw an opportunity to lead his own outfit.

The group stayed with Decca, mostly recording covers of other Decca acts in a blues format. In fact, they were often billed as “The Band That Plays the Blues”. In time, they developed a unique style and in 1939 recorded “Woodchopper's Ball” which would go on to be Herman's biggest hit. The Band That Plays the Blues is featured in this collection in the 1940 remote broadcast from New York's Famous Door club.

In 1942, Herman hired bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie to write a series of arrangements. This was seen as a pivotal point, not only for Woody Herman's sound but Jazz as a whole. Swing, with its easily danceable melodies was falling from popularity in favor of a style which demanded to be listened to rather than danced to. After a series of personnel changes the band became Woody Herman's Herd. Heavily influenced by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the Herd was known for lively arrangements that combined swing rhythms and bebop themes.

The Woody Herman Show began broadcasting on ABC (and rebroadcasting over AFRS) in the fall of 1945. The show featured the Woody Herman Herd, Herman on vocals and clarinet, girl vocalist Frances Wayne and comic relief with bassist Chubby Jackson (whose tag-line was “Now you hurted my feelings!” A feature of the program was “Tops in the Jukebox” which allowed the Herd to cover two of the week's most popular jukebox tunes (according to Downbeat Magazine's charts).

In time, the band evolved into a Second and Third Herd, and a New Thundering Herd. By the 70's, Herman began dedicating himself to Jazz education and developing new artists, earning the nickname “Road Father”. Woody continued to perform into the 1980s, largely because he owed millions in back taxes due to a business manager's bookkeeping error. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987 just before passing away.

A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6805 Hollywood Blvd honors Woody Herman's contributions to the Recording Industry

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    62 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 28 hours, 35 min
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    Volume 1 - 31 shows - total playtime 13 hours 41 minutes
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    1. Command Performance 420728 024 Cary Grant Judy Garland.mp3
    2. Command Performance 430605 069 Betty Hutton, Amos N Andy.mp3
    3. Command Performance 441118 150 Linda Darnell, Amos N Andy.mp3
    4. Down Beat 137 Woody Herman.mp3
    5. G I Jive Woody Herman Woodchoppers Ball.mp3
    6. Heres To Veterans 0896 Woody Herman Herd.mp3
    7. Heres To Veterans 1362 Jass Classics Woody Herman.mp3
    8. Jills All Time Juke Box 1940 01 Woodchoppers Ball.mp3
    9. Jubilee 470704 229 Woody Herman Jesse Price.mp3
    10. Kraft Music Hall 450927 Kiss Goodnight, Hildegarde.mp3
    11. News 431000 157 Woody Herman By River Of Roses.mp3
    12. News 450300 382 Woody Herman Red Top.mp3
    13. News 450900 504 Woody Herman Kiss Goodnight Nw Passage.mp3
    14. Old Gold Show 440800 Woody Herman Rehearsal.mp3
    15. Old Gold Show 440922 Jackie Gleason, Woody Herman Orch..mp3
    16. One Night Stand Woody Herman 440824.mp3
    17. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441017 From Palladium.mp3
    18. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441114 550.mp3
    19. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441116 627.mp3
    20. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450723 692.mp3
    21. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450730.mp3
    22. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450806 702 .mp3
    23. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450823 .mp3
    24. One Night Stand Woody Herman 460828 1131.mp3
    25. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480203 1590.mp3
    26. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480206 1579 .mp3
    27. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480207 1584.mp3
    28. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480208 1608.mp3
    29. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480214 1602.mp3
    30. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480216 1596.mp3
    31. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480702.mp3
    Volume 2 - 31 shows - total playtime 14 hours 54 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Woody Herman 400107 Remote From Famous Door.mp3
    2. Woody Herman 450327 Cbs Remote At Chicago College Inn Hotel.mp3
    3. Woody Herman 451013 001 Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe .mp3
    4. Woody Herman 451020 002 1st Song Good, Good, Good.mp3
    5. Woody Herman 451020 Good, Good, Good.mp3
    6. Woody Herman 451027 It Must Be Jelly Afrs #3.mp3
    7. Woody Herman 451027 It Must Be Jelly.mp3
    8. Woody Herman 451103 Dont Worry Bout That Mule Afrs #4.mp3
    9. Woody Herman 451103.mp3
    10. Woody Herman 451110 Half Gotta Be This Or That Afrs #5 Pt2.mp3
    11. Woody Herman 451110 Ticotico.mp3
    12. Woody Herman 451117 Put That Ring On My Finger Afrs #6.mp3
    13. Woody Herman 451117.mp3
    14. Woody Herman 451124 Good, Good, Good.mp3
    15. Woody Herman 451201 My Guys Come Back.mp3
    16. Woody Herman 451208 No Can Do Afrs #9.mp3
    17. Woody Herman 451215.mp3
    18. Woody Herman 451223 Amen.mp3
    19. Woody Herman 460105 Hubba Hubba.mp3
    20. Woody Herman 460114 Ticotico.mp3
    21. Woody Herman 460303 From Rose Room Get Happy.mp3
    22. Woody Herman 460317 Atlanta.mp3
    23. Woody Herman 460406 Get Happy.mp3
    24. Woody Herman 460601 Lover.mp3
    25. Woody Herman 460614 Get Happy.mp3
    26. Woody Herman 460620 Good Earth.mp3
    27. Woody Herman 460627 Lovareno.mp3
    28. Woody Herman 460704 Crazy Rhythm.mp3
    29. Woody Herman 480702 Philadelphia.mp3
    30. Woody Herman And His Orchestra 440821.mp3
    31. Woody Herman And His Orchestra 490730 Rendezvous Balboa.mp3
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    62 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 28 hours, 35 min
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    Volume 1 - 31 shows - total playtime 13 hours 41 minutes
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    1. Command Performance 420728 024 Cary Grant Judy Garland.mp3
    2. Command Performance 430605 069 Betty Hutton, Amos N Andy.mp3
    3. Command Performance 441118 150 Linda Darnell, Amos N Andy.mp3
    4. Down Beat 137 Woody Herman.mp3
    5. G I Jive Woody Herman Woodchoppers Ball.mp3
    6. Heres To Veterans 0896 Woody Herman Herd.mp3
    7. Heres To Veterans 1362 Jass Classics Woody Herman.mp3
    8. Jills All Time Juke Box 1940 01 Woodchoppers Ball.mp3
    9. Jubilee 470704 229 Woody Herman Jesse Price.mp3
    10. Kraft Music Hall 450927 Kiss Goodnight, Hildegarde.mp3
    11. News 431000 157 Woody Herman By River Of Roses.mp3
    12. News 450300 382 Woody Herman Red Top.mp3
    13. News 450900 504 Woody Herman Kiss Goodnight Nw Passage.mp3
    14. Old Gold Show 440800 Woody Herman Rehearsal.mp3
    15. Old Gold Show 440922 Jackie Gleason, Woody Herman Orch..mp3
    16. One Night Stand Woody Herman 440824.mp3
    17. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441017 From Palladium.mp3
    18. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441114 550.mp3
    19. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441116 627.mp3
    20. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450723 692.mp3
    21. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450730.mp3
    22. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450806 702 .mp3
    23. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450823 .mp3
    24. One Night Stand Woody Herman 460828 1131.mp3
    25. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480203 1590.mp3
    26. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480206 1579 .mp3
    27. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480207 1584.mp3
    28. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480208 1608.mp3
    29. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480214 1602.mp3
    30. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480216 1596.mp3
    31. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480702.mp3
    Volume 2 - 31 shows - total playtime 14 hours 54 minutes
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    1. Woody Herman 400107 Remote From Famous Door.mp3
    2. Woody Herman 450327 Cbs Remote At Chicago College Inn Hotel.mp3
    3. Woody Herman 451013 001 Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe .mp3
    4. Woody Herman 451020 002 1st Song Good, Good, Good.mp3
    5. Woody Herman 451020 Good, Good, Good.mp3
    6. Woody Herman 451027 It Must Be Jelly Afrs #3.mp3
    7. Woody Herman 451027 It Must Be Jelly.mp3
    8. Woody Herman 451103 Dont Worry Bout That Mule Afrs #4.mp3
    9. Woody Herman 451103.mp3
    10. Woody Herman 451110 Half Gotta Be This Or That Afrs #5 Pt2.mp3
    11. Woody Herman 451110 Ticotico.mp3
    12. Woody Herman 451117 Put That Ring On My Finger Afrs #6.mp3
    13. Woody Herman 451117.mp3
    14. Woody Herman 451124 Good, Good, Good.mp3
    15. Woody Herman 451201 My Guys Come Back.mp3
    16. Woody Herman 451208 No Can Do Afrs #9.mp3
    17. Woody Herman 451215.mp3
    18. Woody Herman 451223 Amen.mp3
    19. Woody Herman 460105 Hubba Hubba.mp3
    20. Woody Herman 460114 Ticotico.mp3
    21. Woody Herman 460303 From Rose Room Get Happy.mp3
    22. Woody Herman 460317 Atlanta.mp3
    23. Woody Herman 460406 Get Happy.mp3
    24. Woody Herman 460601 Lover.mp3
    25. Woody Herman 460614 Get Happy.mp3
    26. Woody Herman 460620 Good Earth.mp3
    27. Woody Herman 460627 Lovareno.mp3
    28. Woody Herman 460704 Crazy Rhythm.mp3
    29. Woody Herman 480702 Philadelphia.mp3
    30. Woody Herman And His Orchestra 440821.mp3
    31. Woody Herman And His Orchestra 490730 Rendezvous Balboa.mp3
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    62 recordings on 29 Audio CDs
    total playtime 28 hours, 35 min

    Woody Herman Disc A001

    1. Down Beat 137 Woody Herman
    2. G I Jive Woody Herman Woodchoppers Ball
    3. Heres To Veterans 0896 Woody Herman Herd

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    Woody Herman Disc A002

    1. Heres To Veterans 1362 Jass Classics Woody Herman
    2. Jills All Time Juke Box 1940 01 Woodchoppers Ball

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    Woody Herman Disc A003

    1. Woody Herman 400107 Remote From Famous Door
    2. Command Performance 420728 024 Cary Grant Judy Garland

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    Woody Herman Disc A004

    1. Command Performance 430605 069 Betty Hutton, Amos N Andy
    2. News 431000 157 Woody Herman By River Of Roses
    3. Old Gold Show 440800 Woody Herman Rehearsal

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    Woody Herman Disc A005

    1. Woody Herman And His Orchestra 440821
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 440824

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    Woody Herman Disc A006

    1. Old Gold Show 440922 Jackie Gleason, Woody Herman Orch.
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441017 From Palladium

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    Woody Herman Disc A007

    1. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441114 550
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 441116 627

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    Woody Herman Disc A008

    1. Command Performance 441118 150 Linda Darnell, Amos N Andy
    2. News 450300 382 Woody Herman Red Top
    3. Woody Herman 450327 Cbs Remote At Chicago College Inn Hotel

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    Woody Herman Disc A009

    1. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450723 692
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450730

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    Woody Herman Disc A010

    1. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450806 702
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 450823
    3. News 450900 504 Woody Herman Kiss Goodnight Nw Passage

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    Woody Herman Disc A011

    1. Kraft Music Hall 450927 Kiss Goodnight, Hildegarde
    2. Woody Herman 451013 001 Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe

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    Woody Herman Disc A012

    1. Woody Herman 451020 002 1st Song Good, Good, Good
    2. Woody Herman 451020 Good, Good, Good

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    Woody Herman Disc A013

    1. Woody Herman 451027 It Must Be Jelly Afrs #3
    2. Woody Herman 451027 It Must Be Jelly

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    Woody Herman Disc A014

    1. Woody Herman 451103 Dont Worry Bout That Mule Afrs #4
    2. Woody Herman 451103

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    Woody Herman Disc A015

    1. Woody Herman 451110 Half Gotta Be This Or That Afrs #5 Pt2
    2. Woody Herman 451110 Ticotico

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    Woody Herman Disc A016

    1. Woody Herman 451117 Put That Ring On My Finger Afrs #6
    2. Woody Herman 451117

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    Woody Herman Disc A017

    1. Woody Herman 451124 Good, Good, Good
    2. Woody Herman 451201 My Guys Come Back

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    Woody Herman Disc A018

    1. Woody Herman 451208 No Can Do Afrs #9
    2. Woody Herman 451215

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    Woody Herman Disc A019

    1. Woody Herman 451223 Amen
    2. Woody Herman 460105 Hubba Hubba

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    Woody Herman Disc A020

    1. Woody Herman 460114 Ticotico
    2. Woody Herman 460303 From Rose Room Get Happy

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    Woody Herman Disc A021

    1. Woody Herman 460317 Atlanta
    2. Woody Herman 460406 Get Happy

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    Woody Herman Disc A022

    1. Woody Herman 460601 Lover
    2. Woody Herman 460614 Get Happy

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    Woody Herman Disc A023

    1. Woody Herman 460620 Good Earth
    2. Woody Herman 460627 Lovareno

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    Woody Herman Disc A024

    1. Woody Herman 460704 Crazy Rhythm
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 460828 1131

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    Woody Herman Disc A025

    1. Jubilee 470704 229 Woody Herman Jesse Price
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480203 1590

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    Woody Herman Disc A026

    1. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480206 1579
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480207 1584

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    Woody Herman Disc A027

    1. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480208 1608
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480214 1602

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    Woody Herman Disc A028

    1. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480216 1596
    2. One Night Stand Woody Herman 480702

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    Woody Herman Disc A029

    1. Woody Herman 480702 Philadelphia
    2. Woody Herman And His Orchestra 490730 Rendezvous Balboa

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