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Dean of Swing

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. 'Deed I Do
  2. Waitin' for Katie
  3. Singapore Sorrows
  4. Sweet Sue, Just You
  5. Futuristic Rhythm
  6. Yellow Dog Blues
  7. My Kinda Love (One Way to Paradise)
  8. Keep Your Undershirt On
  9. Two Tickets to Georgia
  10. Got the Jitters
  11. The Beat o' My Heart
  12. Song of the Islands (Na Lei O Hawaii)
  13. Spreadin' Knowledge Around
  14. Jimtown Blues
  15. Wabash Blues
  16. Peckin'
  17. The Moon Is Grinnin' at Me
  18. St. Louis Blues
  19. September in the Rain
  20. That Old Feeling
  21. Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm
  22. My Wild Irish Rose
  23. Alice Blue Gown
  24. The Snake Charmer
  25. Dardanella
  26. That Da Da Strain

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 24, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • ASIN: B00008ZZ3M
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,523 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Some of the biggest names in the big band business got their first real breaks in Ben Pollack's orchestra: Glenn Miller (whose auditioning in The Glenn Miller Story included a nice cameo by Pollack), Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Charlie Spivak, Harry James, Dave Matthews, Freddie Slack, Irving Fazola and the nucleus of the Bob Crosby band-to-be (including Gil Rodin, the real driving force behind that band). You'll find all of them on this generous 26-tune CD which offers a very good comprehensive overview of the Pollack band's most influential years 1926-1937 (plus two small band recordings from 1950). One thing that bugs me however, is that Living Era chose to pick so many tunes (9) that were already available on the 2000 issue on the Jazz Band label The Ben Pollack Orchestras: 1928-1938, but there you are. Sound quality is very good (better than on Jazz Band), with a lot of respect for the original soundscape (so yes, there is some frying eggs background noise), discographical info is exemplary.
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