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  • Audio CD (September 17, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000003G3A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,009 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins
3. Cherokee - Charlie Barnet
4. Take The 'A' Train - Duke Ellington
5. Stardust - Artie Shaw
6. One O'Clock Jump - Benny Goodman
7. Hey, Pretty Baby - Count Basie
8. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey featuring Frank Sinantra
9. Flying Home - Illinois Jacquet
10. Four Brothers - Woody Herman
11. Turn Me Loose - Lionel Hampton
12. Song Of India - Tommy Dorsey
13. Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
14. In The Mood - Glenn Miller

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Media Type: CD
Artist: BIG BAND GREATEST HITS
Title: BIG BAND GREATEST HITS
Street Release Date: 09/17/1996
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Genre: BIG BAND COLLECTIONS

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "jdpedersen" on March 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
My guess is that if you're looking at this album, you're looking for an introduction to classic big band swing hits like "Sing, Sing, Sing" and "In the Mood." The CD serves this purpose well. However, the best reasons to buy this CD are tracks 9, 10, and 11. Lionel Hampton and Illinois Jacquet tear it up on "Flying Home." This is the best cut of "Four Brothers" I've ever heard. And the trombone solo on "Turn me Loose" (I think it might be Al Grey) is great stuff. If you want an introduction to the big band period, this is pretty good, but you may find yourself hooked on the later big bands, which are much more impressive. It's a good buy.
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This "greatest hits" collection contains several top notch recordings, including "Four Brothers" and Artie Shaw's version of "Stardust". But the absolute gem is the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival performance of "Flying Home" by Illinois Jacquet. This classic has gone through several revivals since its orginal recording by Benny Goodman in the mid-1930's. Now everyone copies the arrangement Jacquet used on this CD. I think that, sometime prior to 1967, Jacquet was with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra so he was very familiar with this signature Hampton tune.
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This collection is an excellent primer for youngsters who want to learn about this classic era of American music.
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I bought this for my mom, she really enjoyed the old tunes. The seller delivered as promised.
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