Swing Years, Vol. 1-2

Swing Years, Vol. 1-2

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Overview

Yet another volume from Sony Music Special Products using this title, this is a handy collection. "Under a Blanket of Blue," by Glen Gray & His Orchestra with Kenny Sargent singing, is a beguiling opening ballad, before the collection cuts back to Benny Goodman's ubiquitous "Let's Dance." Mildred Bailey is represented on "I Thought About You" with the Goodman band. Harry James' "Ciribiribin" is one of the hits represented in its familiar rendition, and "Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar)" is present in its outstanding five-minute version by Will Bradley & His Orchestra, with Ray McKinley and Freddie Slack. Anita O'Day shows up in tandem with Gene Krupa & His Orchestra on "Let's Get Away From It All," and Doris Day is featured on "Sentimental Journey." On the sweet side of swing, listeners get the lusciously moody "Snowfall" by Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra, as well as Harry James' "You Made Me Love You." There are no notes, which isn't surprising for the budget price, but the disc offers decent early- to mid-'90s mastering, a step up from Sony's work in the 1980s.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2001
Label: Sony Special Product
UPC: 0079892403428
catalogNumber: 24034

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Under A Blanket Of Blue
  2. Got A Date With An Angel
  3. The Japanese Sandman
  4. Thanks for the Memory
  5. Two Sleepy People
  6. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
  7. Night and Day
  8. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
  9. Taking A Chance On Love
  10. Ain't She Sweet
  11. There'll Never Be Another You
  12. Let's Dance
  13. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
  14. Chattanooga Choo Choo
  15. Ciribiribin (They're So In Love)
  16. Let's Get Away from It All
  17. I Thought About You
  18. Brazil
  19. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
  20. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen

Disc 2

  1. Snowfall
  2. Fools Rush In
  3. Five O'Clock Whistle
  4. You Made Me Love You
  5. Sentimental Journey
  6. At Last
  7. Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition!
  8. One O'Clock Jump
  9. The Gypsy
  10. I Got The Sun In The Morning
  11. I Can't Begin to Tell You
  12. Early Autumn
  13. At the Woodchopper's Ball
  14. 11:60 P.M.
  15. Love Somebody
  16. I'll Be Seeing You
  17. Four Brothers
  18. A Sunday Kind of Love
  19. It's Magic
  20. Daddy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doris Day   Vocals,Track Performer
Dinah Shore   Track Performer
Mildred Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Cab Calloway   Vocals
Sammy Kaye   Track Performer
Kay Kyser   Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford   Track Performer
Claude Thornhill   Track Performer
Ray McKinley   Vocals
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Glee Club   Vocals
Dick Haymes   Vocals
James Young   Vocals
Skinnay Ennis   Vocals
Fran Warren   Vocals
Kitty Kallen   Vocals
Anita O'Day   Vocals
Lunceford Trio   Vocals
Kenny Sargent   Vocals
Harry Babbitt   Vocals
Ginny Simms   Vocals
Stardusters   Vocals
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Harry James & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Brown & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Red Norvo & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Will Bradley & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Woody Herman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Hal Kemp & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Betty Grable   Vocals
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Harry James   Arranger,Composer
George Siravo   Director
Josef Myrow   Composer
Sonny Burke   Director
Kim Gannon   Composer
D.W. George   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Nathan Vancleave   Director
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
J. Lawrence   Arranger
Alberto Pestalozza   Composer
Gene Irwin   Composer

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