Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine

The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine

by Harry James & His Orchestra
     
 

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Frank Sinatra made his first studio recordings on July 13, 1939 with a band led by the man who gave him his first real break in show business -- trumpeter Harry James. Columbia/Legacy's 1995 release of the complete 1939 recordings of the Harry James Orchestra featuring Sinatra includes four alternate takes and seven live performances, recorded during the summer of

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Frank Sinatra made his first studio recordings on July 13, 1939 with a band led by the man who gave him his first real break in show business -- trumpeter Harry James. Columbia/Legacy's 1995 release of the complete 1939 recordings of the Harry James Orchestra featuring Sinatra includes four alternate takes and seven live performances, recorded during the summer of 1939 at the Roseland and Marine Ballrooms in New York and Atlantic City (tracks 15-21). Tracks 15-18 predate Sinatra's studio recording debut by several days. There's something pleasant about hearing this vocalist putting songs across just before he became ultra-famous by ditching James to pursue more lucrative exploits as Tommy Dorsey's star attraction. The Sinatra of 1939 was a 23-year-old wonder whose marvelous voice was not yet saturated with the singer's notorious latter-day swagger. He's clearly happy to be showing the public who he is and what he can do. The combination of Sinatra's fresh young energy and the excellent instrumental accompaniment makes this entry in the Harry James discography a wise choice for those interested in the singer, the trumpeter, or both.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972476223
catalogNumber:
724762
Rank:
9023

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry James & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Vocals,Track Performer
Harry James   Trumpet
Drew Page   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Russell Brown   Trombone
Jack Palmer   Trumpet
Jack Schaeffer   Trumpet
Bruce Squires   Trombone
Claude Lakey   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dalton Rizzotto   Trombone
Thurman Teague   Bass
Tom Gonsoulin   Trumpet
Bill Luther   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Truett Jones   Trombone
Jack Gardner   Piano

Technical Credits

Maurice Ravel   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Robert Cazimero   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Tommy Dorsey   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Walter Schumann   Composer
Bert Shefter   Composer
Vick Knight   Composer
Alberto Pestalozza   Composer

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