Phil Silvers And Swinging Brass

August 1, 2008 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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2:40
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3:31

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 1, 2008
  • Label: Hallmark
  • Total Length: 34:27
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  • ASIN: B004AE4QYI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,637 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen A. Kramer on November 13, 2012
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"Phil Silvers And Swinging Brass" was recorded in New York City in 1957 and originally released on Columbia Records CL 1011. Nelson Riddle is credited with conceiving the album's idea to expand several traditional bugle calls into full orchestrations. The band that performs them included many formidable studio musicians whose backgrounds (like Riddle's) were firmly rooted in the Big Band Era. Indeed, the personnel consisted of:

Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Bob McMickle, Charlie Shavers (tp) Warren Covington, Urbie Green, Jack Satterfield, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Hymie Schertzer, Sid Cooper (as) Al Klink, Boomie Richman (ts) Harold Feldman (bar) Artie Baker (cl) Hank Jones (p) Steve Jordan (g) Frank Carroll (b) Don Lamond, Terry Snyder (d) Frank Comstock, Warren Barker (arr) Nelson Riddle (comp).

The music is a joy throughout and features solos by--among others--Artie Baker on clarinet, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Urbie Green on trombone, and Boomie Richman on tenor sax. However, whoever took this magnificent music and remastered it (clearly from the original LP) should be hung out by their thumbs to dry. The download is full of clicks, pops and other most annoying artifacts. For example, at about 16 seconds into the opening track ("Hurry Up And Wait") a skip in the music takes place, destroying the meter and beat of the song. With all of the tools available to reprocess historically important music like this, why more care wasn't given to the project is beyond me. Five stars for the music; one star for the remastering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Luyster on January 27, 2014
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I have had this album in my LP collection since the 1950s and have always enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it has become a little worn over the decades. I thus hoped that this download would give me a better copy to enjoy. It is somewhat better but, like another reviewer stated, it is far from being a good remastering. Many pops and clicks are audible, making it obvious that the mp3s were dubbed off a vinyl LP and not the master tapes of 1957. As the other reviewer said, there is really no excuse for this kind of thing in this day and age. If Amazon purchased the rights to issue this album as mp3s, why didn't they do it right by using the original tapes or at least have the decency to state that it was a dub from vinyl and contained surface noise??
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By Mickey on December 29, 2011
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I lost my original copy of this LP due to a house fire. The original was purchased in the 50's. If you like the old military bugle calls and like big band swing, you will love this one. This was an MP3 download and since my original LP was worn out this was a real find. This music is timeless and it really swings. I miss the old album cover, but this was like discovering an old, long lost friend.
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