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Sentimental Journey - Hits from the Second World War

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The first in the series of discs accompanying Ken Burns's seven-hour epic The War, Sentimental Journey: Hits From the Second World War is an orchestra-heavy compilation of vocals and instrumentals that pretty much touches all the right bases -- Benny Goodman with a swinging treatment of "We'll Meet Again," Artie Shaw's luscious take on "Dancing in the Dark," Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Coleman Hawkins, Duke, Cab Calloway, Satchmo his enduring, bluesy treatment of "Memories of You," featuring one of Louis's most seductive vocals, et al. In addition to Armstrong's, vocal highlights include the young Frank Sinatra's sensitive, romantic reading of "Let's Get Lost" and his ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The first in the series of discs accompanying Ken Burns's seven-hour epic The War, Sentimental Journey: Hits From the Second World War is an orchestra-heavy compilation of vocals and instrumentals that pretty much touches all the right bases -- Benny Goodman with a swinging treatment of "We'll Meet Again," Artie Shaw's luscious take on "Dancing in the Dark," Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Coleman Hawkins, Duke, Cab Calloway, Satchmo his enduring, bluesy treatment of "Memories of You," featuring one of Louis's most seductive vocals, et al. In addition to Armstrong's, vocal highlights include the young Frank Sinatra's sensitive, romantic reading of "Let's Get Lost" and his masterful, dramatic rendition of "Long Ago and Far Away" which is preceded by Sinatra's spoken introduction identifying himself as "the hoodlum from Hoboken" and the Mills Brothers' sweetly swinging blues-tinged pop classic, "Paper Doll." The one legitimate flaw is the virtual absence of the great female vocalists of the era, who certainly left their mark on our boys overseas but, apart from Kay Starr, are unrepresented here.
All Music Guide - Campbell
This 20-track companion disc to the Ken Burns' PBS documentary The War provides a brief glimpse into the swing and pop music synonymous with World War II. Attempting to choose 20 songs for a single disc that are beloved by those who lived through that era, while also trying to sustain the curiosity of those who didn't, is a lofty goal. As it turns out, Burns and the producers pieced together an impeccable track listing that covers the full range of emotions withstood by a generation during wartime, from the upbeat and optimistic swing performances of "Little Brown Jug" (Glenn Miller), and "Pennies from Heaven" (Earl Hines Orchestra with Billie Holiday), to the melancholy romanticism of "Memories of You" (Louis Armstrong), "Let's Get Lost" (Frank Sinatra), and "Sentimental Journey" (Les Brown). The liner notes are informative as every title on the soundtrack was chosen by Burns and co-producer Lynn Novick. The interested listener should also investigate two other individual CDs coinciding with this series: I'm Beginning to See the Light: Dance Hits from the Second World War and Songs Without Words: Classical Music from the War.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2007
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886971453829
  • Catalog Number: 714538
  • Sales rank: 10,816

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We'll Meet Again - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:19)
  2. 2 Dancing in the Dark (3:04)
  3. 3 Little Brown Jug - The Glenn Miller Orchestra (2:51)
  4. 4 I'll Be Seeing You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (3:06)
  5. 5 Moonglow - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:30)
  6. 6 Memories of You - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (3:11)
  7. 7 I'll Get By (2:44)
  8. 8 On the Alamo (3:26)
  9. 9 Pennies from Heaven (3:17)
  10. 10 Body and Soul (3:02)
  11. 11 Let's Get Lost (2:59)
  12. 12 Blues in the Night (3:08)
  13. 13 There Shall Be No Night - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:11)
  14. 14 Echoes of Harlem (3:14)
  15. 15 Skylark (3:10)
  16. 16 Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) (2:42)
  17. 17 Paper Doll (2:36)
  18. 18 Long Ago and Far Away (2:42)
  19. 19 Sentimental Journey (3:50)
  20. 20 Waiting for the Train to Come In (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ken Burns Indexed Contributor
Doris Day Vocals
Peggy Lee Vocals
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Count Basie Piano
Cab Calloway Vocals
Charlie Christian Electric Guitar
Billy Eckstine Vocals
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Earl Hines Piano
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Harry James Trumpet
Jo Jones Drums
Jonah Jones Trumpet
John Kirby Bass
Mel Powell Piano
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Herb Jeffries Vocals
Jack Jenney Trombone
Johnny Mince Clarinet
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Gene Rodgers Piano
Dick Haymes Vocals
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Kitty Kallen Vocals
John Mills Sr. Vocals
Sonny Greer Drums
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Tex Beneke Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday Vocals
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Duke Ellington Piano
Nick Fatool Drums
Jackie Fields Alto Saxophone
Joe Guy Trumpet
Earl Hardy Trombone
Arthur Herbert Drums
Glenn Miller Trombone
Donald Mills Vocals
Harry Mills Vocals
Herbert Mills Vocals
Eustis Moore Alto Saxophone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Allan Reuss Guitar
Axel Stordahl Conductor
Dale McMickle Trumpet
Billy Taylor Jr. Bass
Tommy Lindsay Trumpet
William Oscar Smith Guitar
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone
Glenn Miller Trombone
Technical Credits
Steven Berkowitz Producer
Ken Burns Producer
Bill Finegan Arranger
Mark Wilder Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Lynn Novick Producer
Duncan Allardyce Producer
Sarah Botstein Producer
Maria Triana Mastering
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