Recommend me a version of "After you've gone"

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Recommend me a version of "After you've gone"

#1 Post by dnquark » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:38 am

It's stuck in my head (probably as a result of listening to it played live and DJed), but I don't own a version that I like and wouldn't mind spinning. I'm mostly thinking about something uptempo (180-210 bpm)-ish, but wouldn't mind other tempos.

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#2 Post by trev » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:23 am

Many (most?) arrangements of "After You've Gone" change tempos mid-way through. I like versions by Lionel Hampton (1937) and LaVern Baker (1958), although both far exceed 210bpm when they eventually get going.

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#3 Post by J-h:n » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:16 pm

If you don't mind some old school, there's a fine 1929 version by Louis Armstrong at 200 bpm and not changing tempo. (Unfortunately it's not one of the songs he did with Luis Russell's orchestra at the time. Those were hard-swinging!)

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#4 Post by anton » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:50 pm

A few nice versions that come to mind (swing-era, non-ultra-fast):

Fats Waller - 1939 (Associated transcription)
Benny Goodman - 1942 (one of many versions of his, but this is my favorite)
Tommy Dorsey - 1936 (not lindy material, but beautiful)
Jess Stacy - 1944 (lovely trio recording)

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#5 Post by anton » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:54 pm

Tom Lord lists 1048 recordings, so this could become a very long thread...

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#6 Post by zipthebird » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:08 pm

I have a blog post listing six versions with tempo changes.

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#7 Post by dogpossum » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:50 pm

Bessie Smith! 1927

There's a fun Stuff Smith version from 1936.

I like the 1937 one from this album (Bill Coleman, Stéphane Grappelli, Joseph Reinhardt, Wilson Myers, Ted Fields).

I also like the Katherine Whalen version.

I like the vocals in the Cecile McLorin Slavant version. They're buttery.

Oh, zipthebird - Titan Hot Seven! I still haven't bought any of their stuff!

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#8 Post by Eyeball » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:57 am

Gene Krupa w Roy Eldridge = fast!
Will big bands ever come back?