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Best of Tex Beneke
     

The Best of Tex Beneke

by Tex Beneke
 
A 20-song collection, drawn from BMG's archives and beautifully transferred, dating between March of 1946 and August of 1949. The sound is similar to that of the classic Glenn Miller Orchestra, but the range of material is much wider. In addition to novelty numbers such as "The Woodchuck Song," and the band performs very credible R&B with its version of Lionel Hampton

Overview

A 20-song collection, drawn from BMG's archives and beautifully transferred, dating between March of 1946 and August of 1949. The sound is similar to that of the classic Glenn Miller Orchestra, but the range of material is much wider. In addition to novelty numbers such as "The Woodchuck Song," and the band performs very credible R&B with its version of Lionel Hampton's "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop," and makes stunning use of the string section (present up through 1948) on numbers like "I Know" and "Star Dust" (the latter is a rare four-minute outtake previously available only on an obscure Camden Records reissue). In addition to Beneke (who also takes a lot of the sax solos), the vocalists include Artie Malvin, Lillian Lane, Garry Stevens, and Glenn Douglas, backed by the vocal ensemble the Crew Chiefs and later the Mello Larks. The sound is rich and crisp.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742006223
catalogNumber:
62

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Performance Credits

Tex Beneke   Primary Artist
Crew Chiefs   Track Performer
Artie Malvin   Track Performer
Lillian Lane   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lionel Hampton   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger
Curley Hamner   Composer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
Marty Wekser   Producer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Tod Galloway   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Earl White   Composer
Meade Minnigerode   Composer
George S. Pomeroy   Composer
Billy Gish   Composer
Jack Owens   Composer

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