The Best of Victor Young & the Brunswick Studio Orchestra 1932-1934

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Remarkably, this 2003 title is the very first CD to collect recordings by conductor Victor Young. The two dozen sides on this volume feature discs made with the renowned Brunswick Studio Orchestra. By the time that Young signed on with Brunswick Records, he had already established himself as a formidable arranger and bandleader, sporting successful sessions with Ben Pollack and His Orchestra, and Isham Jones; the latter on his landmark and definitive adaptation of the pop standard "Stardust." Young's trademark sound was already developing with highly affable melodies that are surprisingly intricate, as well as picking top-flight musicians who were able to further ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Remarkably, this 2003 title is the very first CD to collect recordings by conductor Victor Young. The two dozen sides on this volume feature discs made with the renowned Brunswick Studio Orchestra. By the time that Young signed on with Brunswick Records, he had already established himself as a formidable arranger and bandleader, sporting successful sessions with Ben Pollack and His Orchestra, and Isham Jones; the latter on his landmark and definitive adaptation of the pop standard "Stardust." Young's trademark sound was already developing with highly affable melodies that are surprisingly intricate, as well as picking top-flight musicians who were able to further sonically embellish and round out the orchestration. The material covered offers a mixture of concurrent popular and show tunes -- which would foreshadow Young's future and his extensive cinematic work in the late '30s, '40s and '50s -- for which he would garner no less than 20 Oscar Award nominations. A majority of these songs were tailored as dance numbers and instantly recall the pre-big band jazz and ragtime of the early '30s. The light and bouncy "Rise 'n' Shine," "You Can Make My Life A Bed Of Roses" and the definitely non-drowsy rendering of "Sleep Come On & Take Me," are obligatory toe-tappers. They contrast the languid romance inherent in the bluesy "I've Got to Sing A Torch Song," and the lazy and rolling rhythm of "Take Me In Your Arms." Among the vocalists that Young worked with during this era: Paul Small, Dick Robertson, Frank Munn, Smith Ballew, Chick Bullock and Lynn Dori all contribute to this compilation. As one might anticipate, there were also a bevy of equally remarkable instrumental talents filtered through the Brunswick Studio Orchestra. Among the high profile personnel are the Dorsey Brothers Jimmy sax/clarinet and Tommy trombone, Manny Klein trumpet, Joe Venuti violin, and Bunny Berigan trumpet. This retrospective can be considered essential not only because it is the only one of its ilk; but also because it traces Victor Young's pre-Hollywood career in a wholly representative fashion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2004
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742036626
  • Catalog Number: 366

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rise 'N' Shine - Paul Small (2:52)
  2. 2 Along Came Love - Vanities Orchestra (3:04)
  3. 3 You Can Make My Life a Bed of Roses (Marry Me) (3:03)
  4. 4 Dream Sweetheart - Art Kahn & His Orchestra (2:46)
  5. 5 My Darling - Vanities Orchestra (2:48)
  6. 6 Riddle Me This - Dick Robertson (3:08)
  7. 7 Take Me in Your Arms - Owen Fallon (2:56)
  8. 8 Three Guesses (Who Do I Love?) - Paul Small (2:54)
  9. 9 Tires - Paul Small (3:08)
  10. 10 Sleep (Come on and Take Me) - Smith Ballew & His Orchestra (3:04)
  11. 11 Lawd, You Made the Night Too Long - Majestic Dance Orchestra (3:04)
  12. 12 Two Tickets to Georgia - Art Kahn & His Orchestra (2:58)
  13. 13 Love Thy Neighbour (2:54)
  14. 14 I've Got to Sing a Torch Song - Helen Rowland (2:45)
  15. 15 Carolina - Albert Taylor Orchestra (3:00)
  16. 16 I'll String Along With You - Smith Ballew & His Orchestra (2:46)
  17. 17 The Day You Came Along - Harold "Scrappy" Lambert (3:03)
  18. 18 You Oughta Be in Pictures - Albert Taylor Orchestra (3:03)
  19. 19 Nasty Man - Vincent Rose and His Orchestra (2:49)
  20. 20 A Day Without You - Vincent Rose and His Orchestra (2:55)
  21. 21 Where Have We Met Before? - Vincent Rose and His Orchestra (2:54)
  22. 22 Fair and Warmer - Smith Ballew & His Orchestra (3:01)
  23. 23 You'll Never Get Up to Heaven That Way - Phil Dewitt Romano Clinton Hotel Orchestra (2:58)
  24. 24 My Dog Loves Your Dog - Vincent Rose and His Orchestra (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Victor Young Primary Artist
Will Osborne Vocals
Harlan Lattimore Vocals
Chick Bullock Vocals
Dick Robertson Vocals
Smith Ballew Vocals
Fran Frey Vocals
Frank Munn Vocals
Henry Rowland Vocals
Lynn Dori Vocals
Vincent Rose and His Orchestra Track Performer
Ray Kavanaugh Track Performer
Ed Loyd Orchestra Track Performer
Majestic Dance Orchestra Track Performer
Phil Dewitt Romano Clinton Hotel Orchestra Track Performer
Helen Rowland Track Performer
Albert Taylor Orchestra Track Performer
Vanities Orchestra Track Performer
Harold "Scrappy" Lambert Vocals
Technical Credits
Vincent Youmans Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Bud Green Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Victor Young Composer
Aleste Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Dana Suesse Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Wolfgang Rebner Composer
Charles Tobias Composer
Joe Young Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Sammy Lerner Composer
Fritz Rotter Composer
Boyd Bunch Composer
Clifford "C Major" Caeser Composer
Lewis Gensler Composer
Roger Robles Liner Notes
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