Les Brown, Glen Gray, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Harry James , Woody Herman - The Big Bands album FLAC
Various Artists - The Great American Big Bands Released 2006-05-29 on Past Perfect . 00:47:20 Woody Herman Twin City Blues 17. 00:50:21 Ted Weems I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?
The Big Bands from Les Brown () (LP-Box). Les Brown, Glen Gray, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Woody Herman.
Northwest passage - Woody Herman 10. Flyin' home - Harry James 11. Take the "A" train - Duke Ellington 12. Rockin' in rhythm - Duke Ellington 13. The hawk talks - Duke Ellington 14. Killer Joe - Lionel Hampton. The COLUMBIA Records 2-LP set BEST OF THE BIG BANDS (PCM 5193) and their companion two-fer, BEST OF THE BIG BAND SINGERS, were issued in 1968 on a special gold w/red trim label. Each album side is packed with roughly a half-hour of music. Only a couple of the source 78s show noticeable surface hiss. SIDE THREE My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time - Les Brown & orch. w/Doris Day, vocal (2/1/45) Stardust - Lionel Hampton & orch. 7/22/54) Pompton Turnpike - Charlie Barnet & orch. ) Autumn Nocturne - Charlie Spivak & orch.
In general the '60s were not a good period for big bands and many veteran jazz artists. The labels often pressured musicians to play the more faddish tunes of the day or to come up with gimmicks that would increase their record sales. In Duke Ellington's case, he largely avoided the traps that were set for so many others of his era, with the exception of four albums. This one found him playing 11 tunes from the swing era and, although not that painful (at least there were no note-for-note recreations), the results are also not all that stimulating.
Woody Herman's first band became known for its orchestrations of the blues, and was sometimes billed as "The Band That Plays The Blues". Wilson spoke of the continuing influence of Duke Ellington on Woody Herman bands from the nineteen forties to the nineteen eighties. Before Woody Herman died in 1987 he delegated most of his duties to leader of the reed section, Frank Tiberi. Tiberi leads the current version of the Woody Herman orchestra. Tiberi said at the time of Herman's death. "Finally, in December, 1946, almost a dozen years after Benny Goodman had blown the first signs of life into the big band bubble, that bubble burst with a concerted bang. Inside of just a few weeks, eight of the nation's top bandleaders called it quits-some temporarily, some permanently". George T. Simon The Big Bands Schirmer Books, New York.
Songwriter – Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Harry James (2). 2:56. Jumpin' At The Woodside. Songwriter – Count Basie. Songwriter – Woody Herman. Songwriter – Ray Wetzel, Steve Graham.
Harry James, Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton Harry James, Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton. Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, & Woody Herman. Overview (current section). 01 The Best of the Big Bands - 1920s Charlestons. Set track as current obsession. Duke Ellington w/Ella. Harry James, Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton. More similar artists. Play similar artists. Don't want to see ads?
Perfect Big Bands Track List: 1. 00:00:00 Woody Herman Four Brothers 2. 00:03:19 Tommy Dorsey East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) 3. 00:06:41 Benny Goodman Let's Dance 4. 00:09:17 Jimmy Dorsey Yours (Quiereme Mucho) 5. 00:12:32 Earl Hines Ridin' And Jivin' 6. 00:15:12 Glenn Miller Anvil Chorus. 00:59:02 Harry James Trumpet Blues and Cantabile 21. 01:02:02 Tony Pastor Gonna Get A Girl 22. 01:05:15 Stan Kenton Intermission Riff 23. 01:08:34 Artie Shaw I Got The Sun In The Morning 24. 01:11:37 Benny Goodman When Buddha Smiles 25.
Big Band Bash Various Artists.
Woody Herman continued leading big bands in the 50s but he employed young talented musicians such as Stan Getz and Zoot Sims, and allowed them to express the new sounds in their solos. Claude Thornhill began using the modern arrangements penned by Gil Evans for a reinvented big band that included bop musicians such as alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. The past half-century has seen big bands endure ups and down. The one formed by ex-Basie trumpeter and conductor Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis went down a storm and continued to set the standard in the 60s and 70s, when musicians such as Walter Ferguson also flew the flag for the format. Smooth jazz dominated the 80s, but there was still good and bold big band music being recorded in the 90s, including the 1993 live album Dave Grusin Presents GRP All-Star Big Band Live!, by GRP Records co-founder Dave Grusin.
|A1||–Les Brown||I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm|
|A2||–Les Brown||Sentimental Journey|
|A3||–Les Brown||Bizet Has His Day|
|A4||–Les Brown||Midnight Sun|
|A5||–Les Brown||Twilight Time|
|B1||–Les Brown||Mexican Hat Dance|
|B2||–Les Brown||Sophisticated Swing|
|B4||–Les Brown||A Good Man Is Hard To Find|
|B5||–Les Brown||Leap Frog|
|C1||–Glen Gray||No Name Jive|
|C2||–Glen Gray||Memories Of You|
|C3||–Glen Gray||White Jazz|
|C4||–Glen Gray||Sunrise Serenade|
|D1||–Glen Gray||Casa Loma Stomp|
|D2||–Glen Gray||Sleepy Time Gal|
|D3||–Glen Gray||Dance Of The Lame Duck|
|D4||–Glen Gray||For You|
|D5||–Glen Gray||Smoke Rings|
|E1||–Duke Ellington||Warm Valley|
|E2||–Duke Ellington||Rockin' In Rhythm|
|E3||–Duke Ellington||Prelude To A Kiss|
|E4||–Duke Ellington||Satin Doll|
|F2||–Duke Ellington||In A Sentimental Mood|
|F3||–Duke Ellington||Black And Tan Fantasy|
|F4||–Duke Ellington||Passion Flower|
|G1||–Benny Goodman||Let's Dance|
|G2||–Benny Goodman||Jumpin' At The Woodside|
|G3||–Benny Goodman||What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?|
|G4||–Benny Goodman||Jumpin' At The Savoy|
|G5||–Benny Goodman||Somebody Stole My Gal|
|H1||–Benny Goodman||You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me|
|H2||–Benny Goodman||Air Mail Special|
|H3||–Benny Goodman||Blue Lou|
|H4||–Benny Goodman||Jersey Bounce|
|H5||–Benny Goodman||Sent For You Yesterday And Here You Come Today|
|I1||–Harry James||The Mole|
|I2||–Harry James||You Made Me Love You|
|I3||–Harry James||I've Heard That Song Before|
|I4||–Harry James||Trumpet Blues|
|I5||–Harry James||I'm Beginning To See The Light|
|J1||–Harry James||Sleepy Lagoon|
|J2||–Harry James||Two O'Clock Jump|
|J3||–Harry James||I Cried For You|
|J4||–Harry James||Music Makers|
|K1||–Woody Herman||Woodchopper's Ball|
|K2||–Woody Herman||Early Autumn|
|K3||–Woody Herman||Lemon Drop|
|K4||–Woody Herman||Skinned Again|
|K5||–Woody Herman||Wild Apple Honey|
|L1||–Woody Herman||Love Apple Honey|
|L2||–Woody Herman||Love Is A Many Splendored Thing|
|L3||–Woody Herman||Hat Trick|
|L4||–Woody Herman||Drums In Hi-Fly|