Your Dance Date/At the Aragon Ballroom

Your Dance Date/At the Aragon Ballroom

by Dick Jurgens
     
 
While it isn't likely that orchestra leader Dick Jurgens' name will go down in history with Benny Goodman, he -- like many other bandleaders in the '50s -- gave the people what they wanted: good dance music. Your Dance Date and At the Aragon Ballroom were originally released by Columbia in 1950 and 1954, respectively, and

Overview

While it isn't likely that orchestra leader Dick Jurgens' name will go down in history with Benny Goodman, he -- like many other bandleaders in the '50s -- gave the people what they wanted: good dance music. Your Dance Date and At the Aragon Ballroom were originally released by Columbia in 1950 and 1954, respectively, and together run almost an hour. A number of songs -- "Sweet Georgia Brown," "I'm in the Mood for Love," and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" -- will still be familiar in 2004. The primary appeal of Jurgens' music, however, is one of nostalgia. His style of orchestration, after all, must have seemed old-fashioned in the '50s, and the vocals -- the highlight of these recordings -- remind one of a lost world of singers like Bing Crosby. There are fine vocals by singers -- Ray Mcintosh and Al Galante -- who are as obscure today as Jurgens, but who nonetheless deliver good versions of romantic pieces like "It All Depends on You" and fun absurdities like "Push Cart Serenade." The perkiest instrumental is a fine turn on Earle Hagen's "Harlem Nocturne," a piece Jurgens and company fill with a lovely moodiness. For those who hold a place in their heart for the simple, tuneful songs of yesteryear, Your Dance Date/At the Aragon Ballroom will inspire listeners to return once again to the dancefloor.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431764329
catalogNumber:
7643
Rank:
83593

Tracks

  1. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anyone Seen My Girl?)
  2. Josephine
  3. It All Depends on You
  4. You Were Meant for Me
  5. At Sundown
  6. I'm in the Mood for Love
  7. Harlem Nocturne
  8. Push Cart Serenade
  9. Goodbye Girls, I'm Through
  10. Sleepytime Gals, Goodnight Ladies
  11. Goodnight Sweetheart
  12. Dreams Come True at Night (Theme Song)
  13. Sweet Georga Brown
  14. Tenderly
  15. Ballin' the Jack
  16. Two Loves Have I
  17. When I Take My Sugar to Tea/All of Me/The Birth of the Blues
  18. You're My Thrill
  19. But Not for Me
  20. Perfidia
  21. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  22. September Song
  23. Cumana
  24. My Melancholy Baby/Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams/I'll See You in My ...

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dick Jurgens   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Dick Jurgens   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Wayne King   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Roc Hillman   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Earle H. Hagen   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Ange Lorenzo   Composer
Harold Spina   Composer
Joseph Reed Alden   Composer
Burke Bivens   Composer
James Henry Burris   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Barry Trivers   Composer

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