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Bob Crosby Orchestra
     

The Bob Crosby Orchestra

by Bob Crosby & His Orchestra
 
This 1990 CD has previously unreleased performances from two versions of the Bob Crosby Orchestra in the 1950's. Although not "the most popular orchestra of the 1950s" (as claimed on its back cover), the Crosby ensemble was still pretty strong, although no longer a full-time big band. The 16 performances often sound as if the applause was added later on. The leader

Overview

This 1990 CD has previously unreleased performances from two versions of the Bob Crosby Orchestra in the 1950's. Although not "the most popular orchestra of the 1950s" (as claimed on its back cover), the Crosby ensemble was still pretty strong, although no longer a full-time big band. The 16 performances often sound as if the applause was added later on. The leader has four OK vocals; Polly Bergen guests on a slow rendition of "Let's Fall in Love," and June Christy sings "Love Is Just Around the Corner" and "Willow Weep for Me." More important, though, are the many soloists, who include tenor saxophonist Eddie Miller, clarinetist Matty Matlock (who may be responsible for some of the arrangements), trumpeters Charlie Teagarden and Dick Catchart, and (on the earlier dates) trombonist Jack Teagarden, who has "Lover" as his showcase. Among the other selections recorded by the spirited Dixieland-oriented big band are "Ostrich Walk," "Over the Waves," "Wolverine Blues" and "Skater's Waltz." A rarity that Bob Crosby fans will want.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/1994
Label:
Hindsight Records
UPC:
0014921024526
catalogNumber:
245

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Performance Credits

Bob Crosby & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
June Christy   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Polly Bergen   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Joe Burke   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Emile Waldteufel   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Brad McCuen   Liner Notes
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Juventino Rosas   Composer
Tom Gramuglia   Producer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Lewis Gensler   Composer
Charles E. King   Composer
Tony Spargo   Composer

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