Georgie Auld and His Hollywood All Stars

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Georgie Auld and His Hollywood All Stars made a series of spiffy recordings during the autumn of 1955 and the spring of 1956 at the Capitol Studios on Vine Street in Hollywood, CA, using swank arrangements by Billy May. "Swank" is an apt descriptor for the sound of this band; the word has been traced back to the Middle Dutch "swanc" which translates as "supple"; there is also a link with the Old High German word "swingan" meaning "to swing." Billy May liked to employ dramatic flourishes and brusque, brassy maneuvers, with dazzling blasts from the trumpets and beefy bursts from the tenor and baritone saxophones over long deep basement tones from the trombones. Auld seemed ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Georgie Auld and His Hollywood All Stars made a series of spiffy recordings during the autumn of 1955 and the spring of 1956 at the Capitol Studios on Vine Street in Hollywood, CA, using swank arrangements by Billy May. "Swank" is an apt descriptor for the sound of this band; the word has been traced back to the Middle Dutch "swanc" which translates as "supple"; there is also a link with the Old High German word "swingan" meaning "to swing." Billy May liked to employ dramatic flourishes and brusque, brassy maneuvers, with dazzling blasts from the trumpets and beefy bursts from the tenor and baritone saxophones over long deep basement tones from the trombones. Auld seemed to revel in this kind of a setting; the '50s were the golden age of showy sax with glitzy accompaniment. One prevailing rhythmic device was the "dip," a favorite formula for Earl Bostic that was soon being utilized by Jimmy Dorsey and dozens of popular saxophonists, including Boots Randolph. Kindred bandleaders who carried on in similar fashion during the '50s were Les Brown, Charlie Barnet, Billy Vaughn, Les Elgart and Henry Mancini. Georgie Auld and His Hollywood All Stars included Maynard Ferguson, Si Zentner, Frank Rosolino, Willie Smith, Babe Russin, Barney Kessel and André Previn. Showy, campy and at times rather explosive, this music is guaranteed to wake everyone up and maybe activate a latent sense of humor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • Label: Fresh Sounds Spain
  • EAN: 8427328622226
  • Catalog Number: 2222

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 They Can't Take That Away from Me - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:47)
  2. 2 My Blue Heaven - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:56)
  3. 3 If I Loved You - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:46)
  4. 4 Dinah - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:35)
  5. 5 For You - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:25)
  6. 6 Tippin' In - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (3:08)
  7. 7 Until the Real Thing Comes Along - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:22)
  8. 8 In the Land of Hi-Fi - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (4:12)
  9. 9 I May Be Wrong - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (3:52)
  10. 10 Love Is Just Around the Corner - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:58)
  11. 11 A Sunday Kind of Love - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:25)
  12. 12 Swingin' in the Moore Park - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (3:04)
  13. 13 Frankie & Johnny - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:49)
  14. 14 Too Marvelous for Words - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:44)
  15. 15 Got a Date with an Angel - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:30)
  16. 16 Old Rockin' Chair - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:25)
  17. 17 Rosetta - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:51)
  18. 18 Back Home in Indiana - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:52)
  19. 19 Prisoners Song - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (3:03)
  20. 20 Blue Lou - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:26)
  21. 21 Sweet Sue - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:45)
  22. 22 I Get a Kick out of You - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:11)
  23. 23 Laura - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:27)
  24. 24 Sweet Lorraine - Georgie Auld And His Hollywood All Stars (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Georgie Auld Primary Artist, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Barney Kessel Guitar
André Previn Piano
Gus Bivona Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ray Linn Trumpet
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Si Zentner Trombone
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Joe Comfort Bass
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Irving Cottler Drums
Skeets Herfurt Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Manny Klein Trumpet
Bob Lawson Baritone Saxophone
Vito Mangano Trumpet
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Irving Roth Baritone Saxophone
Bob Dawes Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Pederson Trombone
Paul "Scooby" Smith Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Billy May Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Will J. Harris Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
David Raksin Composer
Bob Shad Producer
Victor Young Composer
Guy Massey Composer
Clifford R. Burwell Composer
Anita Leonard Composer
Stan Rhodes Composer
Barbara Belle Composer
Jordi Pujol Producer
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