It's a Wonderful World

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Collectables' three-disc package It's a Wonderful World features five of clarinetist/bandleader Les Brown's albums. Included here are Brown's The Lerner and Loewe Bandbook, The Richard Rodgers Bandbook, Bandland: Great Songs of Great Bands, Revolution in Sound, and The Best of the Rare Les Brown and His Orchestra. The four full albums are representative of his early-'60s big-band charts, which harked back to his popular '40s dance-band sound while updating it for the hi-fi lounge era. However, this best-of disc features rare tracks recorded from 1941 to 1950 and showcases Brown at the height of his career popularity and creativity. This is a quirky mix of the essential and the oddball, but most Brown fanatics should ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Collectables' three-disc package It's a Wonderful World features five of clarinetist/bandleader Les Brown's albums. Included here are Brown's The Lerner and Loewe Bandbook, The Richard Rodgers Bandbook, Bandland: Great Songs of Great Bands, Revolution in Sound, and The Best of the Rare Les Brown and His Orchestra. The four full albums are representative of his early-'60s big-band charts, which harked back to his popular '40s dance-band sound while updating it for the hi-fi lounge era. However, this best-of disc features rare tracks recorded from 1941 to 1950 and showcases Brown at the height of his career popularity and creativity. This is a quirky mix of the essential and the oddball, but most Brown fanatics should find this package hard to resist.~ Matt Collar
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431027820
  • Catalog Number: 278

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Undecided (2:11)
  2. 2 It's a Wonderful World (2:37)
  3. 3 Begin the Beguine (2:35)
  4. 4 A Night in Tunisia (2:26)
  5. 5 So Rare (2:41)
  6. 6 Woodchopper's Ball (2:58)
  7. 7 Caravan (2:10)
  8. 8 A String of Pearls (2:58)
  9. 9 April in Paris (2:23)
  10. 10 And the Angels Sing (2:39)
  11. 11 Marie (2:16)
  12. 12 Got a Date With an Angel (2:05)
  13. 13 This Could Be the Start of Something (1:23)
  14. 14 Patricia (2:26)
  15. 15 The Man With the Golden Arm (1:58)
  16. 16 Unchained Melody (2:41)
  17. 17 Stompin' at the Savoy (2:30)
  18. 18 Lisbon Antigua (2:31)
  19. 19 Peter Gunn (2:35)
  20. 20 One O'Clock Jump (2:28)
  21. 21 Man With a Horn (2:57)
  22. 22 Calcutta (2:24)
  23. 23 Music Makers (2:47)
  24. 24 The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?) (2:11)
  25. 25 Tea for Two Cha Cha (2:15)
  26. 26 Little Brown Jug (2:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Could Have Danced All Night (2:21)
  2. 2 Thank Heaven for Little Girls (2:44)
  3. 3 Camelot (2:41)
  4. 4 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (3:05)
  5. 5 If Ever I Would Leave You (3:11)
  6. 6 Get Me to the Church on Time (2:39)
  7. 7 Almst Like Being in Love (2:44)
  8. 8 On the Street Where You Live (2:27)
  9. 9 Gigi (3:17)
  10. 10 Follow Me (3:01)
  11. 11 I Loved You Once in Silence (3:00)
  12. 12 I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore (2:36)
  13. 13 I Could Write a Book (2:33)
  14. 14 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (2:32)
  15. 15 My Funny Valentine (3:33)
  16. 16 I Married an Angel (2:41)
  17. 17 The Sound of Music (2:49)
  18. 18 Have You Met Miss Jones? (2:14)
  19. 19 Spring Is Here (2:08)
  20. 20 People Will Say We're in Love (3:00)
  21. 21 Little Girl Blue (3:50)
  22. 22 My Romance (3:02)
  23. 23 The Sweetest Sounds (2:38)
  24. 24 The Lady Is a Tramp (2:39)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Evening Star (Theme Song) (3:11)
  2. 2 That Sold Out Man (Is Here Again) (2:42)
  3. 3 Taking a Chance on Love (3:13)
  4. 4 Show Me the Way to Go Home (3:15)
  5. 5 It Couldn't Be True! (Or Could It?) (3:14)
  6. 6 Carioca (3:04)
  7. 7 Peter Is a Wolf (3:17)
  8. 8 In My Merry Oldsmobile (3:01)
  9. 9 I Guess I'll Have to Dream the Rest (3:07)
  10. 10 Lover's Leap (3:03)
  11. 11 Love Is So Terrific (Ouch! Terrific Thing!) (3:21)
  12. 12 Blue Danube (3:08)
  13. 13 Years and Years Ago (3:11)
  14. 14 Everybody's Making Money But Tchaikovsky (3:02)
  15. 15 Sophisticated Swing (3:24)
  16. 16 Put Something in the Pot, Boy! (3:19)
  17. 17 It Isn't Fair (3:09)
  18. 18 Jumpy Stumpy (2:39)
  19. 19 Turkey Hop (3:06)
  20. 20 Sunday - Les Brown & His Orchestra (2:44)
  21. 21 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (2:56)
  22. 22 Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean (2:30)
  23. 23 Fine Thing (3:15)
  24. 24 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (5:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Brown Primary Artist
Frank Perry Alto Saxophone
Chris Clark Bass
Herb Ellis Guitar
Don Bagley Bass
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Dick Collins Trumpet, Soloist
Tony Rizzi Guitar
Felix Slatkin Violin
Jack Haskell Vocals
John Audino Trumpet
Bob Clark Trumpet
Donn Trenner Piano, Soloist
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Gene Estes Percussion, Bongos, Marimbas, Vibes, Boobams
Jacques Gasselin Violin
James Getzoff Violin
Howard Roberts Guitar
Frank Huggins Trumpet
Ray Kelloff Vocals
Lou Klass Violin
Roy Main Trombone
Amerigo Marino Violin
Ollie Mitchell Trumpet
Bob Neel Drums
Alexander Neiman Viola
Uan Rasey Trumpet
Phil Stephens Tuba
Butch Stone Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Darrel Terwilliger Violin
Terry Trotter Piano, Celeste
Billy Usselton Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Gerald Vinci Violin
Hubert Anderson Percussion
Eleanor Slatkin Cello
Stanley Harris Viola
Bill Mattson Trumpet
Clyde Brown Trombone
Stumpy Brown Trombone, Tuba, Bass Trombone
Eileen Wilson Vocals
Ralph Young Vocals
Abe Aaron Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Betty Jane Bonney Vocals
Frank Emilio Flynn Percussion
Joe Cadena Trombone
Matt Utal Saxophone
Misha Russel Violin
John de Voodgt Violin
Alvin Aaron Saxophone
Four Hits And A Miss Vocals
James Hill Trombone
Ralph LaPolla Saxophone
Mickey McMahon Trumpet
Jerry Kadowitz Trumpet
Leobardo O. Acosta Timbales
Jules Bertaux Bass
John Wanner Trombone
Floyd Haller Saxophone
Clinton McMahan Trumpet
"John" Johnny Newsome Tenor Saxophone
Pat Flaherty Vocals
Fred Haller Flute, Alto Saxophone
Dick Kennedy Trombone, Soloist
Roy Linn Trumpet
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Johann Strauss II Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Nick Drake Composer
Elmer Bernstein Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Phil Collins Composer
Peter Gabriel Composer
Steve Hackett Composer
Count Basie Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Harry James Composer
Art Pepper Composer
Jan Savitt Composer
Charlie Shavers Composer
Ziggy Elman Composer
Jack Jenney Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Van Alexander Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Pérez Prado Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Georges Auric Composer
Tony Banks Composer
Ralph Bass Composer
Clay Boland Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Chester Cohn Composer
Frank Comstock Arranger
Eddie DeLange Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Bill Finegan Composer
Heino Gaze Composer
Jerry Gray Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Will Hudson Composer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Edward Kleban Liner Notes
Benny Krueger Composer
Bonnie Lake Composer
John Latouche Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Lerner & Loewe Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Alex North Composer
Frank Paparelli Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Don Raye Composer
Mike Rutherford Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Irving Townsend Producer, Liner Notes
James Van Heusen Composer
Paul Vance Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Sonny Miller Composer
D.T. Shaw Composer
Richard Himber Composer
Lee Pockriss Composer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Composer
Joe Bishop Composer
Jack Sharpe Composer
Bob Higgins Composer
William Engvick Composer
John Farrow Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Sylvia Dee Composer
Clifford Grey Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Jack Segal Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Sidney Lippman Composer
Sylvester Sprigato Composer
Dok Stanford Composer
Dewey Bergman Composer
Martin Block Composer
Vincent Bryan Composer
Chester Conn Composer
Robert Emmett Dolan Composer
Gus Edwards Composer
Ted Fetter Composer
Jose Galhardo Composer
Joseph Turnbridge Composer
Frank Warshauer Composer
Johnny Watson Composer
Harold Green Composer
Al Fichera Liner Notes
Jerry Herst Composer
Irving King Composer
Artie Shaffel Composer
Jack Waller Composer
Perez Prado & His Orchestra Composer
Joseph E. Winner Composer
Barney Young Composer
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