Catalogue: JASMCD 2574
Price Code: A
Release Date: 01/01/2001
Bar Code: 604988 25742 7
Ted WEEMS & His Orch.
From Saturday Night 'Till Monday Morning!
The name Ted Weems is associated in musical history
with two major events. The first, that in 1936 he recruited into his band a
young unknown singer called Perry Como, and because of this the early recordings
featuring this subsequent superstar have become collectors' items. The second,
because an obscure 1933 recording called "Heartaches" was picked up by a
Charlotte, North Carolina, radio station in 1947 and became a million-seller
fourteen years after its initial release. A selection of Ted Weems with Perry
Como recordings are available on another JASMINE CD entitled "Class Will Tell"
(JASCD 362), and the said "Heartaches" is contained
in this very compilation. It would not be fair to remember Ted Weems for just
these two facts, though. Ted led perhaps the best 'Swing' band of the 1920s and
30s, and the recordings on this CD certainly give justification to that
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