• Harry JAMES & His Orch. - I've Heard That Song Before - The Hits Of Harry James

Featuring: Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes & Kitty Kallen

Harry James was, along with many other more well known artists of the WWII era, (Ie. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey) a pioneer of swing in it's rawest form. The basic foundations of his blues inspired compositions have been the baseboard of jump jivin' dancehall swing that we here all over the radio today and emulated by modern artists such as the Stray Cats and a myriad of Rockabilly groups heretofore and everything in between. James took this genre to the nth degree, and went all over the map with it, but never becoming blasé or redundant. He had an inimitable knack for composing low-slung bluesy trumpet laden instrumentals right alongside jazz infused swinging jump jive and on into Doris Day backed vocal ballads, as can be heard on the wonderful soundtrack to the movie Young Man with a Horn which featured James' Orchestra and the man's wildly talented trumpet virtuoso. James' music inspired more than this wonderful musician was ever given credit for, and any lover of the swing era would be amiss to not listen to, and discover what this awesome musician gave to us.

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Track Listing

Disc One
1. YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU
2. I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
3. BACK BEAT BOOGIE
4. THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE
5. STRICTLY INSTRUMENTAL
6. I'LL BUY THAT DREAM
7. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
8. THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE
9. CRAZY RHYTHM
10. HE'S 1-A IN THE ARMY AND HE'S A-1 IN MY HEART
11. ONE O'CLOCK JUMP
12. MUSIC MAKERS
13. JAMES SESSION
14. MY SILENT LOVE
15. JEFFRIE'S BLUES
16. FLATBUSH FLANAGAN
17. CONCERTO FOR TRUMPET
18. I CRIED FOR YOU
19. TRUMPET RHAPSODY, Part 1
20. TRUMPET RHAPSODY, Part 2
21. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
22. BUT NOT FOR ME
23. CROSS COUNTRY JUMP
24. JUMP TOWN

Disc Two
1. TRUMPET BLUES & CANTABILE
2. THE MOLE
3. SEPTEMBER SONG
4. I'LL GET BY (b)
5. MOTEN SWING Part 1
6. MOTEN SWING Part 2
7. FEET DRAGGIN' BLUES
8. I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM
9. TWO O'CLOCK JUMP
10. YES, INDEED!
11. I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
12. CHERRY
13. FLASH
14. SKYLARK
15. B-19
16. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL v. Frank Sinatra
17. DODGERS' FAN DANCE
18. SLEEPY TIME GAL
19. RECORD SESSION
20. IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME
21. SLEEPY LAGOON
22. I DON'T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU
23. SHARP AS A TACK
24. 9:20 SPECIAL
25. CIRIBIRIBIN

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/09/2001
UPC Bar Code No 604988037524

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Harry JAMES & His Orch. - I've Heard That Song Before - The Hits Of Harry James

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