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Big Band Magic: The Sound Of The Fabulous Forties

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Big Band Magic: The Sound Of The Fabulous Forties
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.


  1. Name
  2. In The Mood - Miller, Glenn (1)
  3. Stardust - Shaw, Artie
  4. Opus No 1 - Dorsey, Tommy
  5. I'm Beginning To See The Light - James, Harry
  6. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Brown, Les
  7. Jersey Bounce - Goodman, Benny
  8. Who Wouldn't Love You - Kyser, Kay
  9. Cherokee - Barnet, Charlie
  10. Let Me Off Uptown - Krupa, Gene
  11. Opus In Pastels - Kenton, Stan
  12. Moonlight Serenade - Miller, Glenn (1)
  13. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Miller, Glenn (1)
  14. Take The 'A' Train - Ellington, Duke
  15. There I've Said It Again - Monroe, Vaughn
  16. Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar - Bradley, Will
  17. Green Eyes - Dorsey, Jimmy
  18. Daddy - Kaye, Sammy
  19. I'll Get By - James, Harry
  20. Summit Ridge Drive - Shaw, Artie
  21. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe - Herman, Woody
  22. Frenesi - Shaw, Artie
  23. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrews Sisters
  24. On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Dorsey, Tommy
  25. Got A Date With An Angel - Ennis, Skinnay
  26. Boogie Woogie - Dorsey, Tommy
  27. Moonglow - Shaw, Artie
  28. Jukebox Saturday Night - Miller, Glenn (1)
  29. Let's Dance - Goodman, Benny
  30. Sentimental Journey - Brown, Les
  31. You Made Me Love You - James, Harry
  32. Tangerine - Dorsey, Jimmy
  33. Marie - Dorsey, Tommy
  34. Begin The Beguine - Shaw, Artie
  35. I Can't Get Sorted - Berigan, Bunny
  36. At The Woodchoppers' Ball - Herman, Woody
  37. Cow Cow Boogie - Slack, Freddie
  38. I'll Never Smile Again - Dorsey, Tommy
  39. Tuxedo Junction - Miller, Glenn (1)
  40. And The Angels Sing - Goodman, Benny
  41. I've Heard That Song Before - James, Harry
  42. Down The Road A Piece - Bradley, Will
  43. Why Don't You Do Right - Goodman, Benny
  44. At Last - Miller, Glenn (1)
  45. Blues In The Night - Lunceford, Jimmie
  46. Heartaches - Weems, Ted
  47. Dream - Pied Pipers (1)
  48. Tampico - Kenton, Stan
  49. Oh What It Seemed To Be - Carle, Frankie
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