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1. Perfect Swing: Best Swing Bands of the 20s 30s & 40s
By: Various Artists, Jimmie Lunceford, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter
February 26, 2008

Features:
  • Of course, to lovers of between-the-wars jazz, swing is far more than a portmanteau term for a musical style. But try to get a fan or indeed, a critic to define what they mean by swing and you tend to get a response which echoes Fats Waller's famous dictum: "If you have to ask, you'll never know.
  • What better way to open our marvellous collection of re-mastered classics from the swing era than with At The Woodchopper's Ball? Woody Herman's greatest commercial and popular success features Woody's haunting blues clarinet and Neil Reid's punchy trombone with Saxie Mansfield on tenor-saxophone and trumpeter Steady Nelson.
  • Benny Goodman makes two appearances in our compilation and that is only fitting, given his dominant position in the swing pantheon. Christened the 'King of Swing' by his promotions people, Goodman was an incisive instrumentalist, a clarinet virtuoso who had emerged from Chicago's Jewish ghetto, made good musically and formed an excellent big band.
  • It was Lil Armstrong (nee Hardin) who set her husband Louis on the path to stardom with some astute promotional ideas. When he moved on and they divorced, Lil re-built her career as a bandleader and cut some tasty small-group records. Her tribute to the Lindy Hop (a dance craze pioneered at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom) spots her girlish vocal and some hot trumpet from the underrated Shirley Clay.
  • Louis Armstrong so much liked Swing That Music that he used it as the title for his (ghosted) autobiography. He made two versions of this exciting piece in 1936, the first with his own band and this with the popular Jimmy Dorsey orchestra just three months later.

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2. Fascinating Rhythm: Original Songs of the 1920s
By: Bert Firman, Red Nichols, Savoy Havanah Band, The Charleston Chasers, The Savoy Orpheans, Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Arthur Roseburg, Lloyd Keating, Various Artists
February 26, 2008

Features:
  • This collection, impeccably restored to pristine clarity, is a own time machine, a way of buying into those far-off times of glitzy pleasure, when sober reality was simply not on the agenda
  • Including The Charleston, in a version by the Savoy Orpheans which is notable for some typically tricky saxophone choruses and the danceable tempo
  • With Paul Whiteman - a true giant of American dance music in every sense, for not only was Whiteman a man of impressive physical bulk, he was also the 'King of Jazz',
  • Featuring Louis Armstrong, the most celebrated jazz musician of his day. His creativity, instrumental command and rhythmic daring setting the pace for a generation of musicians
  • Danceable 1920s tempos, strong melodies, wacky lyrics, wailing saxophones, banjo and tuba rhythms, a sense of fun, no thought in mind other than the creation of pleasure

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3. Italiano Americano: Popular Hits Of The 1940S, 50S & 60S
By: VARIOUS ARTISTS
February 02, 2018

Features:
  • Popular Italian / American hits
  • 23 brilliantly remastered tracks
  • Well known vintage rat pack tunes
  • Yesterday's retro sound - today's remastered digital clarity

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4. Are You Hep To The Jive?
By: Cab Calloway
February 05, 2008

Are You Hep To The Jive?
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5. Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar: Boogie Woogie
By: VARIOUS ARTISTS
April 22, 2008

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6. The Early Years: 1930-34
By: Cab Calloway
October 09, 2001

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  • Shrink-wrapped

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7. Great Dance Bands Play Hits of the Thirties
By: Various Artists, Ray Noble, Jack Hylton, Billy Cotton, Debroy Somers Bands, Ambrose, Roy Fox, Sydney Kyte
February 26, 2008

Features:
  • Sydney Kyte was already a musician/bandleader with several years experience behind him at the time of his impressive recording debut with This Is The Missus. Newly installed at the Piccadilly Hotel, Sydney remained in residence for nearly five years before embarking on a variety tour.
  • The most prolific and one of the best of the dance band singers was Sam Browne (who toppled Al Bowlly from first place in the Melody Maker Popularity Poll in 1937). Sam's first contribution is on the very lively Skirts with Billy Cotton & His Band.
  • Dublin-born Debroy Somers was the first musical director of The Savoy Orpheans from 1923 to 1926. Upon leaving, he formed his own touring band and although some of his recordings can sound a little ponderous and dated, Look What You've Done from the Eddie Cantor film The Kid From Spain is an agreeable number enhanced by a vocal from Dan Donovan.
  • Ambrose remains in the opinion of many the top British bandleader of the 1930s. It's The Talk Of The Town, a popular standard from 1933, features the perennial favourite Elsie Carlisle
  • Raymond Scott (1908-1994) was the composer of quirky, descriptive pieces (both in content and title) which enjoyed a vogue in the late Thirties. These included 'War Dance For Wooden Indians', 'Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Cannibals' and, the no less catchily titled, A Reckless Night On Board An Ocean Liner. Sydney Lipton's was, not altogether surprisingly, the only British dance band version of this opus and it remains one of his most popular recordings.

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8. Hand Jive
By: John Scofield
August 13, 1994

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9. Fred Astaire: Songs From the Movies 1930s & 40s
By: Fred Astaire
February 26, 2008

Features:
  • Fred was born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska on 10th May 1899. His sister Adele was the older of the two (born 18th September 1896). Both displayed a notable talent for performing, and in 1906, after training in New York, they made their debut in Keyport.
  • The Astaires came to London to repeat their Broadway success in 'For Goodness Sake' renamed 'Stop Flirting' for British audiences. A year later, their first Gershwin musical 'Lady Be Good' enjoyed huge success as did the follow up 'Funny Face'.
  • In 1930 Fred Astaire's path first crossed that of Ginger Rogers. When the producers were having difficulty with Ginger's number 'Embraceable You' in the show 'Girl Crazy' they called on Fred to stage it.
  • Fred Astaire was in London when the film 'Flying Down To Rio' opened in America. Despite their lowly billing, it was the team of Astaire and Rogers that had the critics reaching for their superlatives and the picturegoers buying tickets.
  • Fred Astaire's film musicals are amongst the finest films of all. Their songs are amongst the best ever written. No-one has yet sung them with the style and elegance of their first interpreter - Fred Astaire.

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10. The Best of The Manhattan Transfer
By: John taylor - Hermann - Kramer
Publisher: Atlantic Records
1981

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