Harry James Meadowbrook Memories (Live)
- Released: April 3, 2000
- Label: Jasmine Music
- 1.Opening Theme: Ciri-Ciri-Bin / Blues Skies
- 2.And Then You Kissed Me
- 4.Wouldn't It Be Nice
- 5.Steel Guitar Rag # 1
- 6.Night And Day
- 8.If I Knew Then
- 9.King Porter Stomp
- 10.Opening Theme: Ciri-Ciri-Bin / Jump Town
- 11.My Beloved Is Rugged
- 12.When Your Lover Has Gone
- 13.Loveless Love
- 14.This Must Be Love
- 15.9.20 Special
- 17.Don't Blame Me
- 18.Steel Guitar Rag # 2
- 19.Joe Blow
- 20.Where Or When
- 21.I'll Remember April
- 22.Open Up That Door
- 23.Home & Closing Announcement
Personnel includes: Harry James (leader, arranger, trumpet); Johnny Thompson (arranger); Willie Smith (alto saxophone); Corky Corcoran, Cliff Jackson (tenor saxophone); George Davis (baritone saxophone); Red Berkin, Jimmy Campbell Uan Rasey (trumpet); Vic Hamann, Ray Heath, Chuck Preble (trombone); Cy Bernard, Sam Caplan (strings); Arnold Ross (piano); Dave Coleman (drums).
Includes liner notes by Brian Belton.
Personnel: Harry James (trumpet); Kitty Kallen, Buddy Divito (vocals); Allan Reuss (guitar); Sam Freed, Mischa Russell, Cy Bernard, Jack Gootkin, Ernest Karpati, Harry Jawarski, John de Voodgt, Bill Spear, Al Friede, Peter Ellis, Sam Caplan (strings); Eddie Rosa, Willie Smith (alto saxophone); Corky Corcoran, Clifton Jackson (tenor saxophone); George Davis (baritone saxophone); Uan Rasey, Al Ramsey, Red Berkens, Jimmy Campbell (trumpet); Vic Hamann, Chuck Preble, Ray Heath, Juan Tizol (trombone); Arnold Ross (piano); Dave Coleman (drums).
Unknown Contributor Role: Juan Tizol.
Arranger: Harry James.
A pair of live radio broadcasts from New Jersey's Meadowbrook Ballroom featuring the Harry James Orchestra, complete with string section and singers Buddy DeVito and Kitty Kallen. The James organization was hot as a pistol in 1944 when these live air shots were broadcast, the band having scored nationally with "You Made Me Love You" and with movie appearances. Harry blows effectively on "When Your Lover Has Gone" and there's nice solo work from Willie Smith and "Corky" Corcoran. Those who think of the James' band as a strictly a syrupy schmaltz unit with little jazz content will have their ears opened with this disc. ~ Cub Koda
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