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Road Shows

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Road Shows
Road Shows


'Road Shows' presents two of Stan Kenton's finest bands, from 1955 and 1959, alongside performances by two artists closely associated with Kenton, vocal group The Four Freshmen and vocalist Ann Richards. All tracks are previously unreleased.

The '55 Kenton orchestra is universally regarded as the swingingest aggregation Stan would ever lead, with arrangements by Bill Holman and "concert-master" Al Porcino and the hot, young drummer Mel Lewis exerting their swing-boosting magnetism.

The Four Freshmen were introduced to Capitol Records by Stan Kenton in 1950 and they soon became chart-toppers, often appearing with Kenton on recordings and in live performances. 'Road Shows' captures the group in 1994 in Holland backed by an all-star trio of Dutch musicians.

Ann Richards' refreshing vocal stylings are showcased on four tracks recorded with the Kenton orchestra, with the cream-of-the-crop arrangements by Bill Holman and Lennie Niehaus, including "It Never Entered My Mind", which was one of her feature-songs.


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  2. Stan Kenton Orchestra - Walking Shoes
  3. Stan Kenton Orchestra - Stella By Starlight
  4. Stan Kenton Orchestra - What's New
  5. Stan Kenton Orchestra - They Didn't Believe Me
  6. Stan Kenton Orchestra - My Heart Stood Still
  7. Stan Kenton Orchestra - Intermission Riff
  8. Stan Kenton Orchestra - Stan Introduces 1955 Band
  9. Stan Kenton Orchestra - Fearless Finlay
  10. Stan Kenton Orchestra - September Song
  11. Stan Kenton Orchestra - Love For Sale
  12. The Four Freshmen - In This Whole Wide World
  13. The Four Freshmen - Recipe For Making Love
  14. The Four Freshmen - Angel Eyes
  15. The Four Freshmen - Poinciana
  16. The Four Freshmen - Route 66
  17. The Four Freshmen - Unforgettable
  18. The Four Freshmen - It's A Blue World
  19. Ann Richards (with Kenton) - Lullaby Of Birdland
  20. Ann Richards (with Kenton) - It Never Entered My Mind
  21. Ann Richards (with Kenton) - You Don't Know What Love Is
  22. Ann Richards (with Kenton) - Back In Your Own Back Yard
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