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Title:
The great band era 37 top bands play 10 years of top tunes (1936 to 1945).
Author:
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Reader's Digest : RCA Custom, [1965?]
Physical Description:
10 audio discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, monophonic ; 12 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

"Collector's edition of original recordings."

Accompanying book entitled The story of the great bands, 1936-1945 (23 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.)--contains indexes by band name and song title, and Guide for the great bands by John S. Wilson.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1. 12 great band theme songs: I'm gettin' sentimental over you (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra) -- Take the "A" train (Duke Ellington and his orchestra) -- Blossoms (Tony Pastor and his orchestra) -- Moonlight serenade (The Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Tex Beneke) -- Stardreams (Charlie Spivak and his orchestra) -- Nighty night (Alvino Rey and his orchestra ; Yvonne King and ensemble, vocal) -- Nightmare (Artie Shaw and his orchestra) -- Kaye's melody (Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye and his orchestra) -- Goodbye (Benny Goodman and his orchestra) -- Make believe ballroom (Charlie Barnet and his Glen Island Casino Orchestra ; Barnet Modernaires, vocal) -- Flying home (Lionel Hampton and his orchestra) -- Snowfall (Claude Thornhill and his orchestra).

Disc 2. 1936: Christopher Columbus (Benny Goodman and his orchestra) -- The music goes round and round (Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven ; Edythe Wright, vocal) -- When did you leave heaven? (Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians ; Carmen Lombardo, vocal) -- All my life ("Fats' Waller and his Rhythm ; "Fats" Waller, vocal) -- These foolish things remind me of you (Benny Goodman and his orchestra ; Helen Ward, vocal) -- Moon over Miami (Eddy Duchin and his orchestra ; Lew Sherwood, vocal) -- 1945: On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; The Sentimentalists, vocal) -- There I've said it again (Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra ; Vaughn Monroe and the Norton Sisters, vocal) -- Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive (Artie Shaw and his orchestra ; Imogene Lynn, vocal) -- Symphony (Freddy Martin and his orchestra ; Clyde Rogers, vocal) -- It's been a long long time (Charlie Spivak and his orchestra ; Irene Daye, vocal) -- Sentimental journey (Hal McIntyre and his orchestra).

Disc 3. 1937, pt. 1: Bob white (Benny Goodman and his orchestra ; Martha Tilton, vocal) -- A sailboat in the moonlight (Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians ; Carmen Lombardo, vocal) -- A study in brown (Bunny Berigan and his orchestra) -- Moonlight and shadows (Eddy Duchin and his orchestra ; Lew Sherwood, vocal) -- Once in a while (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra) -- Goodnight my love (Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra) -- 1944, pt. 2: Blue rain (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle, vocal) -- It had to be you (Earl Hines and his orchestra ; Madeline Green and the Three Varieties, vocal) -- I'm making believe (Hal McIntyre and his orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor, vocal) -- Mairzy doats (and dozy doats) (The Four King Sisters with male chorus) -- You always hurt the one you love (Sammy Kaye and his orchestra ; Billy Williams, vocal) -- Poinciana (David Rose and his orchestra).

Disc 4. 1937, pt. 2: Dipsy doodle (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Edythe Wright, vocal) -- The moon got in my eyes (Hal Kemp and his orchestra ; Bob Allen, vocal) -- So rare (Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians ; Carmen Lombardo, vocal) -- Afraid to dream (Benny Goodman and his orchestra ; Betty Van, vocal) -- Vieni, vieni (Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallee and the Gentlemen Songsters, vocal) -- That old feeling (Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians ; Carmen Lombardo, vocal) -- 1944, pt. 1: I'll be seeing you (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Frank Sinatra, vocal) -- There goes that song again (Sammy Kaye and his orchestra ; Nancy Norman, vocal) -- Dance with a dolly (Tony Pastor and his orchestra ; Tony Pastor, vocal) -- I dream of you (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Freddie Stewart, vocal) -- Rum and Coca-Cola (Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra ; Norton Sisters and Rosemary Calvin, vocal) -- San Fernando Valley (The Four King Sisters).

Disc 5. 1938, pt. 1: Music, maestro, please (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Edythe Wright, vocal) -- Bei mir bist du schön (Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians ; Male Trio, vocal) -- I let a song go out of my heart (Benny Goodman and his orchestra ; Martha Tilton, vocal) -- I have eyes (Artie Shaw and his orchestra ; Helen Forrest, vocal) -- Heart and soul (Larry Clinton and his orchestra ; Bea Wain, vocal) -- I've got a pocketful of dreams (Hal Kemp and his orchestra ; Judy Starr, vocal) -- 1943, pt. 2: For me and my gal (Abe Lyman and his Californians ; Bill Sherman, vocal) -- Manhattan serenade (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Jo Stafford, vocal) -- All or nothing at all (Freddy Martin and his orchestra ; Clyde Rogers, vocal) -- A pink cocktail for a blue lady (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Skip Nelson, vocal) -- Brazil (Enric Madriguera and his orchestra) -- It's always you (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle, vocal).

Disc 6. 1938, pt. 2: The flat foot floogee (Benny Goodman and his orchestra ; vocal refrain by the band) -- I double dare you (Larry Clinton and his orchestra) -- You go to my head (Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters ; Carlotta Dale, vocal) -- Says my heart (Ozzie Nelson and his orchestra ; Harriet Hilliard, vocal) -- My reverie (Larry Clinton and his orchestra ; Bea Wain, vocal) -- You must have been a beautiful baby (Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven ; Edythe Wright, vocal) -- 1943, pt. 1: Taking a chance on love (Sammy Kaye and his orchestra ; The Three Kadets, vocal) -- Moonlight mood (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Skip Nelson and the Modernaires, vocal) -- Dearly beloved (Alvino Rey and his orchestra ; Bill Schallen, vocal) -- Let's get lost (Teddy Powell and his orchestra ; Peggy Mann, vocal) -- That old black magic (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Skip Nelson and the Modernaires, vocal) -- Warsaw concerto (Freddy Martin and his orchestra ; Jack Fina, piano).

Disc 7. 1939, pt. 1: Blue orchids (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Jack Leonard, vocal) -- Don't worry 'bout me (Les Brown and his orchestra ; Miriam Shaw, vocal) -- Our love (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Jack Leonard, vocal) -- Scatter-brain (Freddy Martin and his orchestra ; Glen Hughes, vocal) -- Wishing (Skinnay Ennis and his orchestra ; Skinnay Ennis, vocal) -- Sunrise serenade (Hal Kemp and his orchestra) -- 1942, pt. 2: Serenade in blue (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle, vocal) -- Jingle, jangle, jingle (Freddy Martin and his orchestra ; Clyde Rogers and Stuart Wade, vocal) -- Blues in the night (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Jo Stafford, vocal) -- When the lights go on again (Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra ; Vaughn Monroe, vocal) -- Strip polka (Alvino Rey and his orchestra ; The Four King Sisters and chorus, vocal) -- Tangerine (Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra ; Vaughn Monroe, vocal).

Disc 8. 1939, pt. 2: Do I love you (Artie Shaw and his orchestra ; Helen Forrest, vocal) -- And the angels sing (Ziggy Elman and his orchestra) -- I cried for you (Bunny Berigan and his orchestra ; Kathleen Lane, vocal) -- Heaven can wait (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Jack Leonard, vocal) -- The lamp is low (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle, vocal) -- The umbrella man (Sammy Kaye and his orchestra ; The Three Barons and chorus, vocal) -- 1942, pt. 1: I don't want to walk without you (Artie Shaw and his orchestra ; Paula Kelly, vocal) -- Sleepy lagoon (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Tommy Dorsey, trombone solo) -- Deep in the heart of Texas (Alvino Rey and his orchestra ; Bill Schallen and Skeets Herfurt, vocal) -- Skylark (Earl Hines and his orchestra, Billy Eckstine, vocal) -- Rose O'Day (Freddy Martin and his orchestra ; Eddie Stone and chorus, vocal) -- Moonlight cocktail (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle and the Modernaires, vocal).

Disc 9. 1940, pt. 1: Blueberry hill (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle, vocal) -- All this and heaven too (Charlie Barnet and his orchestra ; Larry Taylor, vocal) -- We three (my echo, my shadow and me) (Bob Chester and his orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill, vocal) -- Ferryboat serenade (Gray Gordon and his Tic-Toc Rhythm ; Meredith Blake and chorus, vocal) -- Fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Frank Sinatra, vocal) -- There I go (Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra ; Vaughn Monroe, vocal) -- 1941, pt. 2: I hear a rhapsody (Charlie Barnet and his orchestra ; Bob Carroll, vocal) -- Daddy (Sammy Kaye and his orchestra ; Kaye Choir, vocal) -- Chattanooga choo choo (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Tex Beneke and the Four Modernaires, vocal) -- The hut-sut song (Freddy Martin and his orchestra ; Eddie Stone, vocal) -- I guess I'll have to dream the rest (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle and the Modernaires, vocal) -- It all comes back to me now (Hal Kemp and his orchestra ; Bob Allen, vocal).

Disc 10. 1940, pt. 2: Frenesi (Artie Shaw and his orchestra) -- The nearness of you (Larry Clinton and his orchestra ; Helen Southern, vocal) -- Woodpecker song (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Marion Hutton, vocal) -- Imagination (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Frank Sinatra, vocal) -- With the wind and the rain in your hair (Bob Chester and his orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill, vocal) -- Sierra sue (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Ray Eberle, vocal) -- 1941, pt. 1: Perdifia (Glenn Miller and his orchestra ; Dorothy Claire and the Modernaires, vocal) -- Dolores (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers, vocal) -- This time the dream's on me (Artie Shaw and his orchestra ; Bonnie Lake, vocal) -- The things I love (Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters ; Allan DeWitt, vocal) -- You and I (Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra ; Frank Sinatra, vocal) -- Yours (Quiereme mucho) (Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra ; Dinah Shore, vocal).
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