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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 12, 2008
  • Release Date: August 12, 2008
  • Label: RCA Victor
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  • Total Length: 48:00
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  • ASIN: B001N39LSU
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,611 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The music originally selected by RCA for this compilation is excellent, showing Tommy Dorsey, Edythe Wright and the rest of the Clambake Seven at the peak of their prowess. It even includes a track with a vocal by a very young Frank Sinatra, "Head on My Pillow." It's definitely worth having in one's collection if one's collection does not have these particular tracks in them.

As a collector of jazz for many years now, I am a bit disappointed that the only thing BMG seemed to do to this album is to transfer the original master-tape from the LP compilation to a digital format without taking a careful look at original source material. The master tape is, in fact, damaged mid-way through "Head on My Pillow", since the kind of drop-out one hears at that point simply can't exist on a 78 rpm format (or even a 33 1/3 format, for that matter). It's a shame that the same team who was going to do the remastering for The Essential Glenn Miller CD set which was to be produced the following year (1995) for BMG weren't assigned to clean this album up first.

Still, it's one of the few albums of the Clambake Seven which have a rich sound which is befitting RCA Victor. I'll take a few pops and clicks resulting from a 1950s or 60s transfer any day over something which lacks full dynamic range from an overseas company who is simply trying to get rid of all the surface noise.
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By Gene DeSantis on November 13, 2009
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Not the music. But this came out in 1994. You'd think it would sound good. So what's the source? A late-fifties RCA LP master with heavy filtering and a ten-second reverb. The only thing missing is fake stereo. An amateur using old 78s and Audacity would do better. Six people worked on this abomination -- presumably to test one another's hearing. Three of them did the album art. Try playing it. It might sound better.

And the sad thing is the music is worth having; it's Tommy in his Dixieland mode. I don't own this PD album but judging from the samples it seems a good choice, with good sound. When a PD album beats a major-label release that says something. (A newer two-disc "complete" set from Jasmine is here, but no samples.)

Forget "Having Wonderful Time". It isn't.
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