Radio Days [Original Jive Soundtrack]

Radio Days [Original Jive Soundtrack]

     
 

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Even more so than with most of the soundtracks to Woody Allen's movies, Radio Days is filled with a strong nostalgic tone, comprised as it is of material from the heyday of the swing era, which coincides with the movie's era and setting. Its appeal is, thus, not limited to fans of the movie Radio Days -- rather, owing to the

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Even more so than with most of the soundtracks to Woody Allen's movies, Radio Days is filled with a strong nostalgic tone, comprised as it is of material from the heyday of the swing era, which coincides with the movie's era and setting. Its appeal is, thus, not limited to fans of the movie Radio Days -- rather, owing to the care with which Allen selects the music for his films (and the work of music supervisor Dick Hyman), it's also a superb primer for late-'30s and early-'40s popular music; anyone unfamiliar with the field could do a whole lot worse than start with a collection that includes some of the most popular and enduring recordings by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Sammy Kaye, Benny Goodman, Xavier Cugat, Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, and Guy Lombardo, as well as pop vocalist Allan Jones. And those who know this material will enjoy the compilation as well, even if it overlaps with a lot else. Indeed, they might even rent or buy the movie, which is sort of the purpose of releases like this in the first place, though the CD is also enjoyable on its own terms. And although there's no annotation, the audio quality ranges from very good to excellent.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974876120
catalogNumber:
748761
Rank:
14281

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Performance Credits

Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians   Track Performer
Xavier Cugat   Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Track Performer
Sammy Kaye   Track Performer
Artie Shaw   Track Performer
Allan Jones   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey   Track Performer
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Larry Clinton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Richard Himber & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rudolf Friml   Composer
Sammy Kaye   Composer
Sy Oliver   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dennis Ferrante   Engineer
Walter Kent   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
Michael Brooks   Producer
Herbert Stothart   Composer
Don Reid   Composer
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Edward Rich   Engineer
George Forrest   Composer
Nat Burton   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Frank W. Meacham   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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