Big Band Hits of the 30's, 40's & 50's

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As its title suggests, this is an album on which Enoch Light and the Light Brigade re-create some big band hits, note for note. Whether it's Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine," Glenn Miller's "A String of Pearls," or Tommy Dorsey's "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," to name only the first three of the 21 tracks, Light has copied the arrangements and, to a large extent, the solos, found on the original records. The main difference is sound quality: these are high-fidelity stereo recordings, which makes them sound unusually crisp given our familiarity with the original mono recordings. Maybe, like colorized movies, this will make the music more easily accessible to ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
As its title suggests, this is an album on which Enoch Light and the Light Brigade re-create some big band hits, note for note. Whether it's Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine," Glenn Miller's "A String of Pearls," or Tommy Dorsey's "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," to name only the first three of the 21 tracks, Light has copied the arrangements and, to a large extent, the solos, found on the original records. The main difference is sound quality: these are high-fidelity stereo recordings, which makes them sound unusually crisp given our familiarity with the original mono recordings. Maybe, like colorized movies, this will make the music more easily accessible to potential new swing fans who need to be acclimatized to the old sounds. Older swing fans may wonder why Light bothered.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1992
  • Label: PROJECT 3
  • UPC: 083673600524
  • Catalog Number: 6005

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Begin the Beguine - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:16)
  2. 2 A String of Pearls - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:26)
  3. 3 I'm Getting Sentimental over You - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:37)
  4. 4 Well, Git It! - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (2:54)
  5. 5 Woodchopper's Ball - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:10)
  6. 6 Moonlight Serenade - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:46)
  7. 7 Let's Dance - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (2:36)
  8. 8 In the Mood - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:29)
  9. 9 Ciribiribin (They're So in Love) - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (2:45)
  10. 10 South Rampart Street Parade - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:02)
  11. 11 Chattanooga Choo Choo - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:33)
  12. 12 You Made Me Love You (3:22)
  13. 13 Satin Doll - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (2:27)
  14. 14 On a Slow Boat to China - Kay Kayser (3:18)
  15. 15 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (2:53)
  16. 16 Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:13)
  17. 17 Song of India - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:17)
  18. 18 Sentimental Journey - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:46)
  19. 19 Don't Be That Way - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:27)
  20. 20 Heartaches - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (2:58)
  21. 21 Sunrise Serenade - Enoch Light & the Light Brigade (3:47)
  22. 22 Stompin' at the Savoy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Enoch Light Primary Artist, Conductor, Leader, Track Performer
Les Brown Track Performer
Benny Goodman Track Performer
Woody Herman Track Performer
Harry James Track Performer
Artie Shaw Track Performer
Ted Weems Track Performer
Pérez Prado Track Performer
Bill Crosby Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey Track Performer
Duke Ellington Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Track Performer
The Glenn Miller Orchestra Track Performer
Enoch Light & the Light Brigade Track Performer
Kay Kayser Track Performer
Technical Credits
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Composer
Bob Crosby Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Harry James Composer
Ray Bauduc Composer
Bob Haggart Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Frankie Carle Composer
Enoch Light Producer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Bill Finegan Composer
Jerry Gray Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Glenn Miller Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Joe Bishop Composer
James V. Monaco Composer
Traditional Composer
Alberto Pestalozza Composer
Joseph McCarthy Composer
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