Ambrose (Big Band) Legendary 1929 Sessions

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CD Details

  • Released: November 3, 2008
  • Label: Sounds Of Yesteryear

Tracks:

  • 1.Mean To Me
  • 2.Do Something
  • 3.Sugar Is Back
  • 4.Walking With Susie
  • 5.Reaching For Someone
  • 6.Dear Little Cafe
  • 7.Hitting The Ceiling
  • 8.I'm Bringing A Red
  • 9.Red Rose
  • 10.Button Up Your Overcoat
  • 11.I Want To Be Bad
  • 12.My Lucky Star
  • 13.You Wouldn't Fool Me
  • 14.Would You?
  • 15.Thou Swell
  • 16.Lovable And Sweet
  • 17.My Dream Memory
  • 18.Down On Jollity Farm

Product Description:

Personnel: Phil Arnold (vocals); Dick Escott (various instruments, brass); Joe Brannelly (banjo); Joe Jeannette (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Joe Crossman (clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Danny Polo (clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dennis Radcliffe, Sylvester Ahola (trumpet); Ted Heath (trombone); Bert Read (piano); Max Bacon (drums); Bert Ambrose.
Arranger: Bert Read.
When it comes to the era of the big bands many Americans forget (or never knew) that Great Britain had a substantial swing and dance scene of its own. The bandleader Ambrose, though British, got some of his musical training in the USA, and a few American musicians even joined him. His dance band was as popular in the U.K. as Glenn Miller's or Tommy Dorsey's in America--in fact, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy's brother and a leader himself, greatly admired the Ambrose orchestra. While less jazz-oriented than dance-oriented, the Ambrose 1929 SESSIONS displays a classy band at the height of its powers at the beginning of what would be Britain's own Swing Era.
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  • Sales Rank: 131,029
  • UPC: 5019317070694
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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