Perfect Big Bands: Best Bands & Orchestras of the 30s & 40s Audio CD
The music presented in this wide ranging compilation comes from a more innocent age than ours,a time in the middle years of the 20th Century when social dancing was a world-wide phenomenon and people craved the excitement afforded by the live presence of a big band.
Everyone wanted toe-tapping music so that they could 'cut a rug' on the dance floor and a host of fine touring orchestras fed this apparently insatiable demand, fueling a fashion which took several decades to decline and fall.
Woody Herman - Four Brothers
Tommy Dorsey - East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
Benny Goodman - Let's Dance
Jimmy Dorsey - Yours (Quierme Mucho)
Earl Hines - Ridin' And Jivin'
Glenn Miller - Anvil Chorus
Count Basie - Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
Benny Carter - Plymouth Rock
Duke Ellington - Harlem Air Shaft
Jack Teagarden - A Hundred Years From Today
Chick Webb - Go Harlem
Stan Kenton - The Spider And The Fly
Artie Shaw - Begin The Beguine
Woody Herman - Apple Honey
Glenn Miller - I've Got A Heart Filled With Love (For You Dear)
Count Basie - Doggin' Around
Benny Goodman - Why Don't You Do Right?
Les Brown - Bizet Has His Day
Tommy Dorsey - On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Harry James - Trumpet Blues And Cantabile
Tony Pastor - Gonna Get A Girl
Stan Kenton - Intermission Riff
Artie Shaw - I Got The Sun In The Morning
Benny Goodman - When Buddha Smiles
Ella Fitzgerald - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street