Swing Alive! At the Hollywood Palladium

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
This album is from the soundtrack of a 1996 TV special, broadcast live from the Hollywood Palladium, for the benefit of PBS featuring stars past and present paying homage to that unique American music genre, swing. In business since their Duke University Blue Days of more than 60 years ago, making it the longest lasting musical organization under the same leader, Les Brown and His Band of Renown provided the musical glue for the session. The set features a wide variety of performers running the gamut -- from veterans of the swing era to more recent converts and disciples to those who don't fare all that well in the genre. There's Tex Beneke still riding the "Chattanooga ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
This album is from the soundtrack of a 1996 TV special, broadcast live from the Hollywood Palladium, for the benefit of PBS featuring stars past and present paying homage to that unique American music genre, swing. In business since their Duke University Blue Days of more than 60 years ago, making it the longest lasting musical organization under the same leader, Les Brown and His Band of Renown provided the musical glue for the session. The set features a wide variety of performers running the gamut -- from veterans of the swing era to more recent converts and disciples to those who don't fare all that well in the genre. There's Tex Beneke still riding the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" after more than 50 years since he and The Modernaires first recorded the original with Glenn Miler. Although the voice quivers, Beneke has not lost his swing credentials. Hal Linden, TV's Barney Miller, shows he is no slouch with the clarinet as he recreates three Benny Goodman hits. One of the newer swing groups, Royal Crown Review, does two numbers of its own before joining John Pizzarelli and Les Brown on a rousing "Sing, Sing, Sing." Then there are newer groups which look to performers from the past, like The Step Sisters doing an Andrew Sisters routine on "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," but adding a few wrinkles of their own along the way. Count Basie Orchestra vocalist Dennis Rowland entertains with an animated "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues," adding a bit of jazz yodeling a la Leon Thomas. Not all of the tracks maintain the high level of quality which characterize the session. Suzanne Somers doesn't quite make it on "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Despite the backing of Les Brown's group, Sheena Easton is out of her league trying to cope with "Sentimental Journey." Brian Setzer and his rock tinged swing will not likely appeal to swing purists. The ultimate trouper and song and dance man Bob Hope shows up to do a tune with Brown befitting their long association on Hope's radio and TV shows. Fittingly, the session ends with one of the most popular tunes from the Les Brown book, "Leap Frog." While somewhat uneven in spots, this album is an entertaining tribute to swing from the past and present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/1996
  • Label: Drive Archive
  • UPC: 780674600224
  • Catalog Number: 46002
  • Sales rank: 355,491

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Les Brown & His Band of Renown (2:57)
  2. 2 Let's Dance/Stompin' at the Savoy/Don't Be That Way - Hal Linden (3:20)
  3. 3 I've Heard That Song Before - Hal Linden (1:17)
  4. 4 Chattanooga Choo Choo - Tex Beneke (2:28)
  5. 5 Zip Gun Bop - Royal Crown Revue (3:33)
  6. 6 Hey Pachuco! - Royal Crown Revue (4:31)
  7. 7 I Know That You Know - John Pizzarelli (3:14)
  8. 8 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Step Sisters (2:07)
  9. 9 Love Is Here to Stay - Suzanne Somers (2:35)
  10. 10 Wild Women Don't Get the Blues - Dennis Rowland (3:27)
  11. 11 Sing, Sing, Sing - John Pizzarelli (3:44)
  12. 12 Sentimental Journey - Sheena Easton (3:30)
  13. 13 I'm Available - Bob Hope (2:02)
  14. 14 Why Can't You Behave? - Dolores Hope (2:55)
  15. 15 My Male Curiosity - Kid Creole & the Coconuts (3:05)
  16. 16 Boys Are Back in Town /Cleaning up the Town @@O'Neal Brian & Kevin (4:53)
  17. 17 Hoodoo Voodoo Doll - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (4:23)
  18. 18 Stray Cat Strut - Brian Setzer (4:14)
  19. 19 Leap Frog - Les Brown & His Band of Renown (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Kennedy Piano
Sheena Easton Track Performer
Jake Hanna Drums
Steve Fowler Saxophone
Roger Neumann Tenor Saxophone
Brian Setzer Guitar, Vocals
Bob Hope Track Performer
Royal Crown Revue Track Performer
Hal Linden Track Performer
John Fumo Trumpet
Tex Beneke Track Performer
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Lee Callet Tenor Saxophone
Geoff Clarkson Piano
Jack Coan Trumpet
Kid Creole & the Coconuts Track Performer
August Darnell Vocals
Bernie Dresel Drums
Bob Efford Baritone Saxophone
Howard Fallman Alto Saxophone
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Darrel Gardner Trumpet
Ray Herrmann Saxophone
Rusty Higgins Alto Saxophone
Mark Jones Trombone
Michael Lang Piano
Don Markese Saxophone
Andy Martin Trombone
George McMullen Trombone
Bob Parr Bass
Bob Payne Trombone
John Pizzarelli Guitar, Track Performer
Martin Pizzarelli Bass
Jack Redmond Trombone
Don Roberts Saxophone
Bob Sandman Saxophone
Don Smith Trumpet
Kirk Smith Bass
Jack Sperling Drums
Butch Stone Vocals
Dennis Rowland Track Performer
Gregg Field Drums
Stumpy Brown Bass Trombone
Scott Steen Trumpet
The Brian Setzer Orchestra Track Performer
Les Brown & His Band of Renown Track Performer
Dolores Hope Track Performer
Les Brown Jr. Vocals
Mando Dorame Tenor Saxophone
Bill Ungerman Baritone Saxophone
Fred Koyen Trumpet
Eddie Nichols Vocals
Mike Vlatkovich Trombone
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Roger Burn Piano
Mette Berggreen Background Vocals
Heidi Bjerre Background Vocals
Chuck Hoover Piano
Veikko Lepisto Bass
Suzanne Somers Track Performer
Pamela Stonebrooke Vocals
The Step Sisters Track Performer
Rita Valente Vocals
Linda Price Vocals
James Achor Guitar
Charlie Biggs Trumpet
Technical Credits
Sheena Easton Contributor
Dave Barbour Contributor, Artwork, Art Direction
Bob Hope Contributor
Royal Crown Revue Contributor
Hal Linden Contributor
Gary Owens Contributor
Tex Beneke Contributor
Tim Boyle Engineer
Kid Creole & the Coconuts Contributor
Denny Diante Contributor
Brian O'Neal Contributor
Kevin O'Neal Contributor
Stephen Powers Producer, Executive Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Billy Vera Contributor
Dennis Rowland Contributor
Eric Garcia Contributor, Digital Post Production
Ken Kreisel Engineer
Wink Martindale Contributor
The Brian Setzer Orchestra Contributor
Dolores Hope Contributor
Les Brown Jr. Producer, Contributor
Phil Crumrine Assistant Remote Engineer
Peter Grenader Art Direction
Jim Bloomfield Assistant Remote Engineer
Chris Mickle Assistant Remote Engineer
Gustavo Sagastume Executive Producer
Suzanne Somers Contributor
Paul Zollo Liner Notes
George Veras Director, Producer
The Step Sisters Contributor
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