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1939-1941

1939-1941

by Jan Garber & His Orchestra
     
 
Often lambasted by jazz critics, the "sweet bands" of the 1930s and 1940s weren't jazz bands so much as jazz-influenced pop units. It's best to judge a CD like 1939-41 (which consists of World War II-era transcriptions that went out to radio stations but weren't released commercially until Hindsight acquired them in the 1970s) by pop standards instead of jazz

Overview

Often lambasted by jazz critics, the "sweet bands" of the 1930s and 1940s weren't jazz bands so much as jazz-influenced pop units. It's best to judge a CD like 1939-41 (which consists of World War II-era transcriptions that went out to radio stations but weren't released commercially until Hindsight acquired them in the 1970s) by pop standards instead of jazz standards; as far as pop goes, these performances (some of which feature singers Lee Bennett and Fritz Heilbron) are generally quite forgettable. While instrumental versions of "Stardust" and "Rose Room" are pleasant enough, "Love Song of Renaldo" and "Ooh, What You Said" are unlistenable examples of the type of dumb, corny novelty tunes Jan Garber often stooped to playing. Garber loved to play one dance-band clich� after another, and these automatic pilot recordings are full of them. With so much great jazz-influenced pop of the 78 era having been reissued on CD (everyone from the Mills Brothers and the Ink Spots to Bing Crosby and early Frank Sinatra), it's best to pass on 1939-41.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/1994
Label:
Hindsight Records
UPC:
0014921013025
catalogNumber:
130
Rank:
105380

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jan Garber & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Jan Garber   Violin
Jack Barrow   Trombone
Lee Bennett   Vocals,Track Performer
M.C. Berry   Drums
Norman Donahue   Trumpet
Charlie Ford   Bass,Tuba
George Fortier   Tenor Saxophone
Fritz Heilhorn   Trumpet,Vocals
Freddie Large   Alto Saxophone
Jerry Large   Alto Saxophone
Powers   Baritone Saxophone
Doug Roe   Piano
Harold Wallace   Trombone
Fritz Heilbron   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Wally Heider   Producer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Doug Roe   Arranger
Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Leo Walker   Liner Notes
John Cooper   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer

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