Rare Columbia Recordings

The Rare Columbia Recordings

by Claude Thornhill
     
 
Constantly underrated during their '40s prime -- though respected by jazz fans including Miles Davis -- the Claude Thornhill band paved the way for the softer-toned cool jazz of the '50s with a set of arrangements (by Thornhill himself or Gil Evans). The Rare Columbia

Overview

Constantly underrated during their '40s prime -- though respected by jazz fans including Miles Davis -- the Claude Thornhill band paved the way for the softer-toned cool jazz of the '50s with a set of arrangements (by Thornhill himself or Gil Evans). The Rare Columbia Recordings collects some of the orchestra's more obscure charts, though not the experimental titles that a Gil Evans fan would relish. After slotting a pair of early chart favorites ("Harbor Lights," "Ebb Tide"), the compilers include Thornhill versions of several novelties made famous by other leaders -- "(Ting-a-Ling) The Bad Humor Man" from Kay Kyser, "Orange Blossom Lane" from Glenn Miller, "If You Were the Only Girl in the World" from Perry Como, "Rose O'Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song)" from Kate Smith. Other selections fare better, usually soft-toned standards such as "Night and Day," "Something to Remember You By," or "Yours Is My Heart Alone."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2003
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431754924
catalogNumber:
7549
Rank:
233364

Tracks

  1. Harbor Lights
  2. Stop! You're Breakin' My Heart
  3. Ebb Tide
  4. Don't Save Your Love (For a Rainy Day)
  5. Alt Wien (Old Vienna)
  6. (Ting-A-Ling) The Bad Humor Man
  7. The Doll Dance
  8. Traumerei
  9. Do I Worry?
  10. Paradise
  11. Orange Blossom Lane
  12. Ev'rything I Love
  13. Rose O' Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song)
  14. I Said No
  15. Something to Remember You by
  16. Night and Day
  17. She'll Always Remember
  18. Count Me in
  19. I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep
  20. I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
  21. Yours Is My Heart Alone
  22. If You Were the Only Girl in the World
  23. So Would I
  24. Oh, You Beautiful Doll
  25. Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claude Thornhill   Primary Artist
Maxine Sullivan   Vocals
James Farrell   Vocals
Buddy Stewart   Vocals
Gene Williams   Vocals
Bob Jenney   Vocals
Barry McKinley   Vocals
Lillian Lane   Vocals
Terry Allen   Vocals
Buddy Hughes   Vocals

Technical Credits

Franz Lehár   Composer
Claude Thornhill   Arranger
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Billy Byers   Composer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Dan Rivard   Producer
Eric Berman   Liner Notes
Gary Theroux   Liner Notes
Nat D. Ayer   Composer

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