Best of the Big Bands

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
As is often true of Columbia's early-'90s CD series titled Best of the Big Bands, the music is more rewarding than the packaging, illogical programming, or vacuous liner notes. The recording dates and personnel of the 16 Les Brown recordings on this disc are inexcusably left off. However, most of Brown's biggest hits are here including his theme "Leap Frog," "Sentimental Journey," "Bizet Has His Day," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" and the program although not in chronological order is consistently satisfying. This is the Les Brown CD to get, at least until a better reissue series comes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
As is often true of Columbia's early-'90s CD series titled Best of the Big Bands, the music is more rewarding than the packaging, illogical programming, or vacuous liner notes. The recording dates and personnel of the 16 Les Brown recordings on this disc are inexcusably left off. However, most of Brown's biggest hits are here including his theme "Leap Frog," "Sentimental Journey," "Bizet Has His Day," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" and the program although not in chronological order is consistently satisfying. This is the Les Brown CD to get, at least until a better reissue series comes along.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/1989
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074644534429
  • Catalog Number: 45344
  • Sales rank: 86,916

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Brown Primary Artist, Clarinet, Leader, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Bandleader
Doris Day Vocals
Dave Pell Saxophone
Warren Covington Trombone
Abe Most Saxophone
Lucy Ann Polk Vocals
Tony Rizzi Guitar
Jack Haskell Vocals
Richard Gould Trombone
Al Aarons Saxophone
Frank Beach Trumpet
Carl Berg Trumpet
Geoff Clarkson Piano
Mark Douglas Trumpet, Saxophone
Bobby Gibbons Guitar
Robert Higgins Trumpet
Ray Leatherwood Bass
Bob Leininger Bass
Ann Mason Harp
Ken Meisel Trombone
Bobby Pring Trombone
Jack Sperling Drums
Butch Stone Vocals
Bob Thorne Trumpet
Hy White Guitar
James Zito Trumpet
Gordon Drake Vocals
Richard L. Noel Trombone
Richard Shanahan Drums
Henry Stone Saxophone
LaVerne Bowe Trumpet
Clyde Brown Trombone
Stumpy Brown Vocals
Warren Brown Trombone
Ronnie Chase Trombone
Don Jacoby Trumpet
Eddy Julian Drums
Ray Kellogg Vocals
Steve Madrich Saxophone
Alfred Muller Trumpet
Theodore Nash Saxophone
Joe Petrone Guitar
LaVerne Rowe Trumpet
Billy Rowland Piano
Mascagni Ruffo Saxophone
Ed Scherr Saxophone
Betty Taylor Vocals
Wolfe Tayne Saxophone
Jack Walker Trumpet
George Weidler Saxophone
Eileen Wilson Vocals
Ralph Young Vocals
Sy Zeutner Trombone
Charlie Green Bass
Ralph Pfiffner Trombone
Don Paladino Trumpet
Robert Fowler Trumpet
Don Boyd Trombone
James Williamson Saxophone
Robert Higgins Trumpet
Bailey. Eddie Trumpet
Four Hits And A Miss Vocals, Ensemble
Jack Tucker Saxophone
James Pratt Drums
Technical Credits
Georges Bizet Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Les Brown Composer
Victor Mizzy Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Manny Curtis Composer
Alan Dunn Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Joe Garland Composer
Tim Geelan Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Bud Green Composer
Ben Homer Composer
Al Nevins Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Michael Brooks Producer
Tony Sellari Art Direction
Chris Herles Mastering
Bob Higgins Composer
Henry Nemo Composer
Gerry Stover Composer
Leo Corday Composer
Herman Fairbanks Composer
Will Fredwald Liner Notes
Henry Kailimai Composer
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