The Best of Pete Fountain [GRP]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although this CD draws its 22 selections from clarinetist Pete Fountain's best period his years on the Coral label, the selections picked are sometimes a bit eccentric. Fountain is heard playing Dixieland with some of his bands, but is also joined by -- choral groups and occasional strings; no personnel listing or even recording dates are included. There is some good music along the way such as "While We Danced at the Mardi Gras," "China Boy," "High Society," "Over the Waves" and "Indiana", and even if this material deserved more knowledgeable treatment, most of these recordings are otherwise out-of-print; few are available elsewhere on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although this CD draws its 22 selections from clarinetist Pete Fountain's best period his years on the Coral label, the selections picked are sometimes a bit eccentric. Fountain is heard playing Dixieland with some of his bands, but is also joined by -- choral groups and occasional strings; no personnel listing or even recording dates are included. There is some good music along the way such as "While We Danced at the Mardi Gras," "China Boy," "High Society," "Over the Waves" and "Indiana", and even if this material deserved more knowledgeable treatment, most of these recordings are otherwise out-of-print; few are available elsewhere on CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1996
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105066525
  • Catalog Number: 665
  • Sales rank: 12,758

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Fountain Primary Artist
The Jordanaires Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Pete Fountain Arranger
Ted Lewis Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell Composer
James Black Composer
Paul Campbell Composer
Charles Bud Dant Arranger, Director
Johnny Mercer Composer
Andrew B. Sterling Composer
Alba Acevedo Graphic Design
Walter Melrose Composer
Herbert Rehbein Arranger
Porter Steele Composer
Traditional Composer
Paul Mason Howard Composer
Bill Munro Composer
Alfred Opler Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A nice set

    This mixture of studio and live performances, New Orleans jazz and big band dance numbers, includes several predictable tracks (Saints, St. Louis Blues) but also some less-expected ones such as an interesting medley of Fascination, Basin Street and Tin Roof blues, and Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, plus a brave choice: Stranger on the Shore, which was such a huge hit for another clarinetist. The arrangment differs dramatically from Acker Bilk's, however, by being mostly up-tempo. An especially appealing number is the arrangement of You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You. The sound quality is good, without the significant variations in volume all too common on anthology CDs. My one criticism is the virtual absence of liner notes. There's some impressive percussion on some of the numbers, and I would like to know who it is. Also, several cuts are credited simply to "Pete Fountain and Orchestra." So what orchestra, already? All in all, a nice introduction to Fountain's work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Best album he ever made...bar none !

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