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Meadowbrook Memories

Meadowbrook Memories

by Harry James & His Orchestra Harry James & His Orchestra


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A pair of live radio broadcasts from New Jersey's Meadowbrook Ballroom featuring the Harry James Orchestra, complete with string section and singers Buddy DeVito and Kitty Kallen. The James organization was hot as a pistol in 1944 when these live air shots were broadcast, the band having scored nationally with "You Made Me Love You" and with movie appearances. Harry blows effectively on "When Your Lover Has Gone" and there's nice solo work from Willie Smith and "Corky" Corcoran. Those who think of the James' band as a strictly a syrupy schmaltz unit with little jazz content will have their ears opened with this disc.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/2000
Label: Jasmine Music
UPC: 0604988256628
catalogNumber: 2566
Rank: 185592


  1. Ciribiribin/Blue Skies
  2. And Then You Kissed Me
  3. Estrellita (Little Star)
  4. Wouldn't It Be Nice?
  5. Steel Guitar Rag
  6. Night and Day
  7. Perdido
  8. If I Knew Then
  9. King Porter Stomp
  10. Ciribiribin/Jump Town
  11. My Beloved Is Rugged
  12. When Your Lover Has Gone
  13. Loveless Love
  14. This Must Be Love
  15. 9:20 Special
  16. Amor
  17. Don't Blame Me
  18. Steel Guitar Rag
  19. Joe Blow
  20. Where Or When
  21. I'll Remember April
  22. Open Up That Door
  23. Home/Closing Announcement

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry James & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Harry James   Trumpet,Leader
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Campbell   Trumpet
Arnold Ross   Piano
George Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Kitty Kallen   Vocals
Cy Bernard   Strings
Jack Gootkin   Strings
Ramsey   Trumpet
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Mischa Russell   Strings
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Dave Coleman   Drums
Friede   Strings
Edward Mihelich   Bass
Corky Corcoran   Tenor Saxophone
Peter Ellis   Strings
Sam Freed   Strings
Bill Spear   Strings
Eddie Rosa   Alto Saxophone
Sam Caplan   Strings
Buddy Divito   Vocals
Vic Hamann   Trombone
Ray Heath   Trombone
John de Voodgt   Strings
Ernest Karpati   Strings
Red Berkens   Trumpet
Harry Jawarski   Strings
Clifton Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Preble   Trombone

Technical Credits

Merle Travis   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
Harry James   Arranger
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Juan Tizol   Contributor
Seger Ellis   Composer
Manuel Ponce   Composer
Harry Clarkson   Composer
Pat Johnston   Composer
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer
P. V. Steeden Jr   Composer

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