- Released: October 1, 1996
- Label: Asv Living Era
- 1.I Cover the Waterfront
- 2.Let's Fall in Love
- 3.Ill Wind
- 4.She Reminds Me of You
- 6.Easy Come, Easy Go
- 7.I Only Have Eyes for You
- 9.One Night of Love
- 10.Lovely to Look At
- 11.I Won't Dance
- 12.Isn't This a Lovely Day?
- 13.Moon over Miami
- 14.I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
- 15.Follow Your Heart
- 16.Love Will Tell
- 17.It's De-Lovely
- 18.Moonlight and Shadows
- 19.Someone to Care for Me
- 20.Too Marvelous for Words
- 21.The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
- 22.A Star Is Born
- 23.Ten O'Clock Town
- 24.Get Out of Town
Personnel includes: Eddie Duchin (piano); Lew Sherwood (vocals).
Recorded in New York, New York between 1933 & 1938. Includes liner notes by
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Eddy Duchin (piano); Stanley Worth, Jerry Cooper, Lew Sherwood, The DeMarco Sisters, Harold Arlen, Buddy Clark (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Martin Haskell.
Liner Note Author: Peter Dempsey.
Recording information: Camden, NJ (05/19/1933-10/25/1938); Chicago, IL (05/19/1933-10/25/1938); Hollywood, CA (05/19/1933-10/25/1938); New York, NY (05/19/1933-10/25/1938).
A native of Cambridge, MA, Eddy Duchin (1909-1951) abandoned a career in pharmacology to become bandleader Leo Reisman's pianist in 1929, performing at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Central Park Casino. Like Ted Fiorito and Victor Young, Duchin's entire professional existence was emblematic of politely accessible background music with relatively circumstantial links to jazz. Formed in 1931, Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra was the definitive society dance band of the decade, serenading the clientele at posh nightspots and swank hotels while appearing on popular radio programs hosted by George Burns, Gracie Allen and Ed Wynn.
Living Era's Eddy Duchin Story: 24 Vintage Tracks focuses upon his Victor recordings made between May 19, 1933 and October 10, 1938, during Duchin's peak of popularity. This stratum is thickly padded with pop vocals by Duchin's star singer Lew Sherwood, as well as Jerry Cooper, Buddy Clark, Stanley Worth, the DeMarco Sisters and composer Harold Arlen, who squeezes out the lyrics to his own ballad, "Ill Wind." Although humorous moments occur during "I'm an Old Cowhand" and "The Merry Go Round Broke Down," most of the material is soothing, sentimental mood music. This fine tribute album will compare and contrast nicely with Columbia's 1956 motion picture The Eddy Duchin Story, starring Tyrone Power, Kim Novak and pianist Carmen Cavallero. ~ arwulf arwulf