• Various Artists - Big Band Magic: The Sound Of The Fabulous Forties

The Big Band era was a unique time in musical history, for it was a time when quality and public taste coincided to encourage memorable performances, many of which were captured on recordings. This collection seeks to recall some of the highlights of those years. Tommy Dorsey acquired the arranging services of Sy Oliver from Jimmie Lunceford, promising him five thousand dollars more a year than he was earning, Kay Kyser reached forty million listeners weekly on his half-hour "Kollege Of Musical Knowledge" radio programme, Harry James featured an enviable list of superb vocalists, Glenn Miller solidified his popularity with two motion pictures, three girls from Minnesota became the most successful singing trio in history, Stan Kenton replaced veteran singer Anita O'Day with newcomer June Christy, and Artie Shaw took an unexpected vacation in Mexico. The music in this collection reflects much of this activity.

Produced by Don Kennedy & Geoff Milne

Also available JASCD420, JASCD423

Track Listing

Disc One:
1. GLENN MILLER: In The Mood
2. ARTIE SHAW: Stardust
3. TOMMY DORSEY: Opus No. 1
4. HARRY JAMES: I'm Beginning To See The Light
5. LES BROWN: I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
6. BENNY GOODMAN: Jersey Bounce
7. KAY KYSER: Who Wouldn't Love You
9. GENE KRUPA: Let Me Off Uptown
10. STAN KENTON: Opus In Pastels
11. GLENN MILLER: Moonlight Serenade
12. GLENN MILLER: Chattanooga Choo Choo
13. DUKE ELLINGTON: Take The 'A' Train
14. VAUGHN MONROE: There, I've Said It Again
15. WILL BRADLEY: Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar
16. JIMMY DORSEY: Green Eyes
17. SAMMY KAYE: Daddy
18. HARRY JAMES: I'll Get By
19. ARTIE SHAW: Summit Ridge Drive
20. WOODY HERMAN: Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
21. ARTIE SHAW: Frenesi
22. ANDREWS SISTERS: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
23. TOMMY DORSEY: On The Sunny Side Of The Street
24. SKINNAY ENNIS: Got A Date With An Angel

Disc Two:
1. TOMMY DORSEY: Boogie Woogie
2. ARTIE SHAW: Moonglow
3. GLENN MILLER: Jukebox Saturday Night
4. BENNY GOODMAN: Let's Dance
5. LES BROWN: Sentimental Journey
6. HARRY JAMES: You Made Me Love You
7. JIMMY DORSEY: Tangerine
9. ARTIE SHAW: Begin The Beguine
10. BUNNY BERIGAN: I Can't Get Started
11. WOODY HERMAN: Woodchopper's Ball
12. FREDDIE SLACK: Cow Cow Boogie
13. TOMMY DORSEY: I'll Never Smile Again
14. GLENN MILLER: Tuxedo Junction
15. BENNY GOODMAN: And The Angels Sing
16. HARRY JAMES: I've Heard That Song Before
17. WILL BRADLEY: Down The Road A-Piece
18. BENNY GOODMAN: Why Don't You Do Right
20. JIMMIE LUNCEFORD: Blues In The Night
21. TED WEEMS: Heartaches
23. STAN KENTON: Tampico
24. FRANKIE CARLE: Oh, What It Seemed To Be

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/01/2001
UPC Bar Code No 604988038224

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Various Artists - Big Band Magic: The Sound Of The Fabulous Forties

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