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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Glen Gray broke up his Casa Loma Orchestra in 1950. Six years later he was persuaded by Capitol to gather together alumni along with some studio musicians to recreate some of his more famous recordings for an LP. This album was a surprise hit, leading to Gray recording a series of records recreating the "sounds of the big bands." In reality these performances are quite predictable and are more nostalgic than creative. With trumpeters Manny Klein and Shorty Sherock, Murray McEachern on trombone and alto, tenor saxophonist Babe Russin, clarinetist Gus Bivona and pianist Ray Sherman contributing solos, the renditions of such songs as "No Name Jive," "Memories of You," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Glen Gray broke up his Casa Loma Orchestra in 1950. Six years later he was persuaded by Capitol to gather together alumni along with some studio musicians to recreate some of his more famous recordings for an LP. This album was a surprise hit, leading to Gray recording a series of records recreating the "sounds of the big bands." In reality these performances are quite predictable and are more nostalgic than creative. With trumpeters Manny Klein and Shorty Sherock, Murray McEachern on trombone and alto, tenor saxophonist Babe Russin, clarinetist Gus Bivona and pianist Ray Sherman contributing solos, the renditions of such songs as "No Name Jive," "Memories of You," "Maniac's Ball," "Casa Loma Stomp" and "Smoke Rings" are not without interest, but are generally not quite as exciting as the original versions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2008
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431676721
  • Catalog Number: 6767
  • Sales rank: 161,608

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Name Jive - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (6:28)
  2. 2 Memories of You - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (3:04)
  3. 3 White Jazz - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (3:09)
  4. 4 I Cried for You - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (3:05)
  5. 5 Come and Get It - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (2:54)
  6. 6 Sunrise Sernade - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (3:03)
  7. 7 Maniac's Ball - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (3:07)
  8. 8 Casa Loma Stomp - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (2:48)
  9. 9 Just an Old Manuscript - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (2:47)
  10. 10 Sleepy Time Gal - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (4:33)
  11. 11 Dance of the Lame Duck - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (2:43)
  12. 12 For You - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (3:06)
  13. 13 Black Jazz - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (3:15)
  14. 14 Smoke Rings - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Casa Loma Orchestra Primary Artist
Glen Gray Indexed Contributor
Ted Nash Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Gus Bivona Clarinet, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
George Van Eps Guitar
Si Zentner Trombone
Walter Benson Trombone
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Nick Fatool Drums
Chuck Gentry Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Skeets Herfurt Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Francis Howard Trombone
Manny Klein Trumpet
Murray McEachern Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Mike Rubin Bass
Kenny Sargent Vocals
Ray Sherman Piano
Shorty Sherock Trumpet
Joe Howard Trombone
Technical Credits
Andy Razaf Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Gene Gifford Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Ange Lorenzo Composer
Joseph Reed Alden Composer
Raymond B. Egan Composer
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