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OK-5997: Apurksody/Jungle Madness

Title: Apurksody b/w Jungle Madness
Catalog #: 5997
Artist: Gene Krupa And His Orchestra
Label: Okeh Records
Format: 78rpm: 10″
Rel. Year: 1941
Issue Notes: 1. Apurksody was originally released on Brunswick 78 10″: 8296 (1938)
2. Jungle Madness originally released on Brunswick 78 10″: 8400 (1939)
3. Apurksody became Gene Krupa’s theme song for a time
4. Apurksody b/w Jungle Madness was released in Canada on Columbia 78 10″: C-214
5. Apurksody = KRUPA spelled backwards + “SODY” from rhapsody
Track Date Matrix Title Time
A 12/12/1938 LA-1764-A Apurksody (Theme Song)
(Krupa, Willett)
2:52
B 04/17/1939 WC-2589-A Jungle Madness
(Willett)
2:50

Collective Personnel:
Sam Musiker (cl, ts), Mascagni “Musky” Ruffo, Bob Snyder (cl, as), Sam Donahue (ts), Ray Cameron, Charles Frankhouser, Dick Lotter, Nick Prospero (t), Dalton Rizzoto, Al Sherman, Bruce Squires, Toby Tyler (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Horace Rollins (b), Gene Krupa (d), Chappie Willett (arr)

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