Sophisticated Swing [Collectables]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Les Elgart's band, the band with that sound, pursued a style of sweet music that was restrained but punchy and elegant yet very playful -- in similar company to Henry Mancini's fizzy champagne euphoria. Sophisticated Swing, a Collectables repackaging of three distinct two-fers, presents six original LPs ranging from 1953's Sophisticated Swing to 1961's It's De-Lovely. Arranger Charles Albertine took full advantage of emerging stereo technology without resorting to gimmicks, and the band is usually in top form. Those wishing to dip a toe in the waters should avoid the full plunge of a three-disc box, but each of the discs are also available ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Les Elgart's band, the band with that sound, pursued a style of sweet music that was restrained but punchy and elegant yet very playful -- in similar company to Henry Mancini's fizzy champagne euphoria. Sophisticated Swing, a Collectables repackaging of three distinct two-fers, presents six original LPs ranging from 1953's Sophisticated Swing to 1961's It's De-Lovely. Arranger Charles Albertine took full advantage of emerging stereo technology without resorting to gimmicks, and the band is usually in top form. Those wishing to dip a toe in the waters should avoid the full plunge of a three-disc box, but each of the discs are also available separately.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431027929
  • Catalog Number: 279

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sophisticated Swing (2:45)
  2. 2 The Gang That Sang Heart of My Heart (2:34)
  3. 3 Bendix Bounce (2:17)
  4. 4 Soon (2:34)
  5. 5 The Weasel Pops Off (2:33)
  6. 6 Geronimo (2:12)
  7. 7 I Never Knew (2:19)
  8. 8 (As Long as You're Not in Love With Anyone Else) Why Don't You Fall in (2:28)
  9. 9 Comin' Thru the Scotch (2:16)
  10. 10 Sophisticated Lady (2:51)
  11. 11 The Turtle Walk (2:21)
  12. 12 Time to Go (3:24)
  13. 13 Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland (2:37)
  14. 14 Cuddle Up a Little Closer (2:11)
  15. 15 I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) (2:28)
  16. 16 Darn That Dream (2:43)
  17. 17 When Day Is Done (2:19)
  18. 18 I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire (2:34)
  19. 19 Night and Day (2:31)
  20. 20 Stardust (2:18)
  21. 21 Dream (2:49)
  22. 22 I'll Be Seeing You (2:27)
  23. 23 For Me and My Gal (2:25)
  24. 24 I'll See You in My Dreams/Goodnight Sweetheart (2:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cheerful Little Earful (2:20)
  2. 2 If I Had My Way (2:39)
  3. 3 Do You Ever Think of Me (2:18)
  4. 4 The Man I Love (2:23)
  5. 5 Blue Moon (2:58)
  6. 6 You Are My Sunshine (2:30)
  7. 7 Begin the Beguine (2:42)
  8. 8 Somebody Else Is Taking My Place (2:40)
  9. 9 Volga Boat Man (2:24)
  10. 10 Juggin' Along (2:44)
  11. 11 West (2:44)
  12. 12 Yesterdays (2:38)
  13. 13 The Nearness of You (2:33)
  14. 14 Stumbling (2:24)
  15. 15 Moonglow (2:46)
  16. 16 The Swingin' Genie (2:25)
  17. 17 Breezin' Along With the Breeze (2:17)
  18. 18 Cocktails for Two (2:20)
  19. 19 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (2:24)
  20. 20 They Didn't Believe Me (2:47)
  21. 21 Stella by Starlight (2:52)
  22. 22 Designs for Dancing (3:05)
  23. 23 The Mar-Cha-Cha (2:53)
  24. 24 Anything Goes (2:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Cherokee (2:02)
  2. 2 All by Myself (2:30)
  3. 3 Moonlight Shuffle (2:46)
  4. 4 Pick Yourself Up (2:00)
  5. 5 'Deed I Do (2:23)
  6. 6 Ginger Snap (2:07)
  7. 7 When I Take My Sugar to Tea (2:32)
  8. 8 These Foolish Things (2:44)
  9. 9 Lullaby of the Leaves (2:47)
  10. 10 Poinciana (2:21)
  11. 11 Painting the Clouds With Sunshine (2:10)
  12. 12 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight (2:00)
  13. 13 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (2:45)
  14. 14 It's De-Lovely (2:36)
  15. 15 Off Shore (2:35)
  16. 16 Scotch Hop (2:20)
  17. 17 The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing) (2:25)
  18. 18 I Concentrate on You (3:18)
  19. 19 Trees (2:38)
  20. 20 In the Still of the Night (1:58)
  21. 21 Poor Butterfly (2:30)
  22. 22 Green-Up Time (2:06)
  23. 23 Sermon (2:42)
  24. 24 Looking for a Boy (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Elgart Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Tony Scott Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
Russ Morgan Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Charles Albertine Arranger, Composer
John Bainbridge Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Richard Howard Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Charles Mitchell Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Herbert Reynolds Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Roy Turk Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Composer
Zez Confrey Composer
Ted Fio Rito Composer
Curtis Brown Liner Notes
Arthur Johnston Composer
Joe Young Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Seymour Simons Composer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Edgar Leslie Composer
Reginald Connelly Composer
Bernice Petkere Composer
Brooks Bowman Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Eric Maschwitz Composer
Nat Simon Composer
Ben Ryan Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
Leo Friedman Composer
Mabel Wayne Composer
Hubie Wheeler Composer
Beth Slater Whitson Composer
Leo Diamond Composer
John Cooper Composer
Karl L. Hoschna Composer
George W. Meyer Composer
Bob Ellsworth Composer
Joe Burke Composer
Buddy Bernier Composer
John Golden Composer
Raymond Hubbell Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Robert Katscher Composer
James Kendis Composer
Lou Klein Composer
Joyce Kilmer Composer
E. Ray Goetz Composer
Oscar Rasbach Composer
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