Swingsation

Swingsation

     
 

This compilation of swing/big-band legends gives you three tracks apiece from the Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, and Lionel Hampton orchestras; three more from Ella Fitzgerald; and curiously, only one apiece from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Shaw (as bonusSee more details below

Overview

This compilation of swing/big-band legends gives you three tracks apiece from the Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, and Lionel Hampton orchestras; three more from Ella Fitzgerald; and curiously, only one apiece from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Shaw (as bonus tracks). It's far from a package of greatest hits of early jazz, but you do get Basie's famed "Jumpin' at the Woodside," Lunceford's evergreen "For Dancers Only," Hamp's immortal "Flyin' Home," Ella's quizzical "Undecided," and Dorsey's very fine "Blue Room." The rest are mostly second-tier to minor hits, a good grouping of songs, but overall not essential or sensational.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1998
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105992428
catalogNumber:
9924

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Chick Webb & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Steve Campbell   Illustrations
Eddie Durham   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Jim Macnie   Contributor,Annotation
Kerosene Halo   Art Direction
Sid Robin   Composer

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