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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pt.1..............Wingy Manone

Wingy Manone

Wingy Manone (13 February 1900 – 9 July 1982) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader. His major recordings included "Tar Paper Stomp", "Nickel in the Slot", "Downright Disgusted Blues", "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)", and "Tailgate Ramble".

Manone (pronounced "ma-KNOWN") was born Joseph Matthews Mannone in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lost an arm in a streetcar accident, which resulted in his nickname of "Wingy". He used a prosthesis, handling it so naturally and unnoticeably that his disability was not apparent to the public.

After playing trumpet and cornet professionally with various bands in his home town, he began to travel across America in the 1920s, working in Chicago, New York City, Texas, Mobile, Alabama, California, St. Louis, Missouri and other locations; he continued to travel widely throughout the United States and Canada for decades.

Manone was an esteemed musician who was frequently recruited for recording sessions. He plays on some early Benny Goodman records, for example, and fronted various pickup groups under pseudonyms like "The Cellar Boys." His style was similar to that of fellow New Orleans trumpeter Louis Prima: hot jazz with trumpet leads, punctuated by good-natured spoken patter in a pleasantly gravelly voice.

His hit records included "Tar Paper Stomp" (an original riff composition of 1929 that was later used as the basis for Glenn Miller's "In the Mood"), and a hot 1934 version of a sweet ballad of the time "The Isle of Capri", which was said to have annoyed the songwriters despite the royalties revenue it earned them.

Manone's group, like other bands, often recorded alternate versions of songs during the same sessions; Manone's vocals would be used for the American, Canadian, and British releases, and strictly instrumental versions would be intended for the international, non-English-speaking markets. Thus there is more than one version of many Wingy Manone hits. Among his better records are "San Antonio Stomp" (1934), "Send Me" (1936), and the novelty hit "The Broken Record" (1936). He and his band did regular recording and radio work through the 1930s, and appeared with Bing Crosby in the movie Rhythm on the River in 1940.

In 1943 he recorded several tunes as "Wingy Manone and His Cats"; that same year he performed in Soundies movie musicals. One of his Soundies reprised his recent hit "Rhythm on the River."

Wingy Manone's autobiography, Trumpet on the Wing, was published in 1948.
From the 1950s he was based mostly in California and Las Vegas, Nevada, although he also toured through the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe to appear at jazz festivals.
In 1957, he attempted to break the teenage rock & roll market with his version of Party Doll, the Buddy Knox hit. His version on Decca 30211 made #56 on Billboard's Pop chart and it received a UK release on Brunswick 05655.

Wingy Manone's compositions include "Tar Paper Stomp" (1930), "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)" with Miff Mole, "Tailgate Ramble" with Johnny Mercer, "Stop the War (The Cats are Killin' Themselves)" (1941) on Bluebird, "Trying to Stop My Crying", "Downright Disgusted Blues" with Bud Freeman, "Swing Out" with Ben Pollack, "Send Me", "Nickel in the Slot" with Irving Mills, "Jumpy Nerves", "Mannone Blues", "Easy Like", "Strange Blues", "Swingin' at the Hickory House", "No Calling Card", "Where's the Waiter", "Walkin' the Streets (Till My Baby Comes Home)", and "Fare Thee Well".

He is survived by his son, Joseph Matthew Manone II and his three grandsons; Jimmy Manone who are both musicians, as well as Joseph Matthew Manone III and Jon Scott (Manone) Harris.
In 2008, his composition "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)" with Miff Mole was used in the soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald from Tales of the Jazz Age. The movie was nominated for thirteen Oscars in 2009.

Oh, the tunes!! on to Part 1 of the tunes..................

A good man is hard to find 8-20-1936
About a quarter to nine 4-8-1935
And they said it wouldn't last  8-20-1936
Angry 10-26-1925 Arcadian Serenaders
Back home in Illinois 10-26-1925 Arcadian Serenaders
Big butter and egg man 9-19-1930 Barbecue Joe & His Hot Dogs
Black coffee 5-27-1935
Bobbed hair Bobbie (Bobbie be mine)  11-1924
Boo hoo 2-4-1937
Box car blues 1947
Breeze (blow my baby back to me) 1935
Cat's head 4-11-1927 Joe Manone's Harmony Kings
Corrine Corrina 12-10-1930 Red Nichol's Five Pennies v=Wingy
Cottage by the moon 8-20-1936
Don't ever change 5-25-1937
Easy like 1936
Easy like 2 1936
Every little moment 5-27-1935
Every now and then 5-27-1935
Fancy meeting you 8-20-1936
Fare Thee well 9-4-1928 Wingy Manone & His Club Royale Orchestra
Fare Thee well, Annabelle 3-8-1935
Figety feet 11-1924  Arcadian Serenaders
Floatin' down to Cottontown 10-1-1936
Formal night in Harlem 2-4-1937
From the top of your head 8-27-1935
Hesitation blues  (Oh! Baby Must I Hesitate)  5-8-1936
House rent party day 2-10-1935
I believe in miracles 3-8-1935
I can't lose that longing for you 2-4-1937
I just made up with the old gal of mine 7-1-1936
I'm alone without you 8-15-1934
I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter 8-27-1935
I'm in love all over again  4-8-1935
I'm shooting high 12-18-1935
I've got a feeling you're foolin' 10-9-1935
I've got a note 1935
I've got a note 2 1935
I've got my fingers crossed (From King of Burlesque) 12-18-1935
Image of you 5-25-1937
In the groove 1-1936
Isle of Capri 1934
Isn't there a little love 12-17-1928 Wingy Manone & His Club Royale Orchestra
It can happen to you 8-20-1936
It's the gypsy in me 8-20-1936
Jumpy nerves 4-26-1939
Just a little bit bad 10-26-1925 Arcadian Serenaders
Just one girl 10-3-1934
Last call for alcohol 1945 Wingy Manone's Jump Jammers
Let me call you sweetheart 1-1936
Let's swing it 7-5-1935
Let's spill the beans 4-8-1935
Original Dixeland One-Step (intro. That teasin' rag)  10-26-1925  Arcadian Serenaders
San Sue Strut 11-1924 Arcadian Serenaders
The Co-Ed 10-26-1925 Arcadian Serenaders
Isle of Capri 2 1934
Yes Sir, Boss 10-26-1925 Arcadian Serenaders
You gotta know how 10-26-1925 Arcadian Serenaders

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