Big Bands on One Night Stand, Volume 3

Sit back and give a listen to the delightful orchestras and melodies of the big band era.

By Various Read by Ensemble Cast Classics / Entertainment / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 10h 0m Sell Sheet Also available on
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10 Audio CDs March 15, 2016 $49.99 $39.99 9781682623770 Add to Cart
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Part 3 of the Big Bands on One Night Stand series.

							Whether you remember the big band era yourself or appreciate the timeless music  of the war years and beyond, you'll find many treasures in this collection,  offering twenty half-hour broadcasts dating from 1943 to 1952 and featuring  twenty of the top bands and musical groups so popular at the time. In addition  to performances by orchestras that are still well remembered today - Jimmy  Dorsey, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Ray Anthony, Louis Prima - this collection  also features broadcasts by several lesser-known but equally talented  ensembles. In rare wartime broadcasts, Charlie Spivak, Lee Castle, and Sonny  Dunham demonstrate their individually unique trumpet styles; the hotel-based  bands of Gay Claridge and Leighton Noble display their knack for gentle but  effective dance music, as was so often featured in stylish high-end nightspots  like New York's Waldorf Astoria and Astor Hotels; Jan Savitt, originally a  classical violinist, integrates smooth strings with jump tunes in arrangements  as danceable as