Catalogue: JASCD 403
Price Code: B
Release Date: 01/01/2003
Bar Code: 604988 04032 6
Never Tired of Music in the Morgan Manner
In the 1930s & 40s, America was awash with dance
bands, all vying to make a decent living in difficult times. To stay ahead of
the competition, the more dynamic bandleaders knew they needed a trademark, some
kind of distinctive sound or gimmick which distinguished them from the others.
All the top bands had one or more great vocalists and some were led by
superlative musicians - Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Gene Krupa.
Vaughn Monroe made his singing the attraction, Guy Lombardo went for snappy,
happy arrangements, Jimmie Lunceford and Cab Calloway were great showmen, Kay
Kyser had his musical quizzes, Glenn Miller eventually topped them all with
sheer all-round quality - arrangements, musicians and vocalists. And Russ
Morgan, he had that famous 'wah-wah' trombone and unmistakable singing
See also JASCD 478, JASCD 446 and JASCD 477.
£11.99 / $19.78 / €13.47