Kogun is the first album recorded by the Los Angeles-based Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. It was released in Japan by Victor in 1974 and received the Swing Journal Silver Disk prize for [More]
An Adventure in Sound: Reeds in Hi-Fi (also released as An Adventure in Sound – Reeds) is an album by composer, arranger and conductor Pete Rugolo featuring performances recorded in 1956 and first released on [More]
The Glenn Miller Carnegie Hall Concert is a live album by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. It documents a live concert recorded in Carnegie Hall in 1939. The album was released by RCA Victor in [More]
Track listing: 1.) Medley 0:00 My Melancholy Baby Moon Love Stompin’ At The Savoy Blue Moon 2.) Medley 4:06 Long, Long Ago The Music Stopped The Dipsey Doodle Wabash Blues 3.) Medley 11:45 I Dream [More]
Scott Yanow, writing for Allmusic, notes that “Trumpeter Harry James is in good form … but every song on this set would have benefited from being twice as long”. Track listing: A1 The Sheik Of Araby [More]
“Why Don’t You Do Right?” (Joseph “Kansas Joe” McCoy). “Why Don’t You Do Right?” (originally recorded as “Weed Smoker’s Dream”) is an American blues- and jazz-influenced pop song written by Joseph “Kansas Joe” McCoy in [More]
Track listing: A1 Don’t Be That Way (Benny Goodman / Mitchell Parish / Edgar Sampson) 0:00 A2 What A Shuffle 2:34 A3 Blue Lou (rving Mills / Edgar Sampson) 5:27 A4 Go Harlem (James P. [More]
“Begin the Beguine” (Cole Porter). A Beguine was originally a Christian lay woman of the 13th or 14th century living in a religious community without formal vows, but in the creole of the Caribbean, especially [More]
“Perfidia” (Alberto Dominguez / Milton Leeds). Personnel: Helen Forrest – vocals Benny Goodman Orchestra ___________________ Label: Columbia 35962 Recorded: January 28, 1941
Track listing: Disc 1 A1 Margie 0:00 A2 Hawaiian War Chant 2:42 A3 Blues No More 6:05 A4 My Melancholy Baby 8:59 A5 Time On My Hands 10:26 A6 I Can’t Give You Anything But [More]