Ralph Flanagan The Big Band Sounds of...

The Big Band Sounds of...
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  • Released:
  • Label: Sounds of Yesteryear


  • 1.You're So Understanding
  • 2.It All Depends On You
  • 3.The Wedding Of Lili Marlene
  • 4.My Hero
  • 5.Swing To 45
  • 6.She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
  • 7.Where Or When
  • 8.People Will Say We're In Love
  • 9.It Might As Well Be Spring
  • 10.The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • 11.If I Loved You
  • 12.Washing Machine
  • 13.Leave It To Love
  • 14.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • 15.Stars And Stripes Forever
  • 16.Singing Winds
  • 17.Pink Champagne
  • 18.Smoke Dreams
  • 19.Oh Babe
  • 20.Beautiful
  • 21.Every Time I Fall In Love
  • 22.A-Flat Swing
  • 23.Twilight Rhapsody
  • 24.Very Good Advice
  • 25.Gypsy Violin
  • 26.Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • 27.The Winky Dink
  • 28.The Blues - From An American In Paris

Product Description:

Ralph Flanagan was a famed big band leader, conductor, pianist, composer, and arranger for the orchestras of Hal McIntyre, Sammy Kaye, Blue Barron, Charlie Barnet, and Alvino Rey. During World War II he served in the Merchant Marine from October 1942 to 1946. By 1949 he formed a very successful orchestra which is credited with re-popularizing the Glenn Miller "sound," and which made many records, among them Singing Winds; Rag Mop; Hot Toddy and Flanagan's Boogie. The Ralph Flanagan band was managed by Herb Hendler, an RCA A&R man who had signed Glenn Miller to his final record contract before Miller's fatal plane crash in the English Channel during World War II. It was Hendler who had encouraged Flanagan to adopt the Miller sound that led to his success. Hendler also co-wrote "Hot Toddy," which was recorded by many artists, including Chet Atkins, Rosemary Clooney, Red Foley and Julie London. The Flanagan orchestra's theme songs were "Giannina Mia" and "Singing Winds", the latter title also applying to the orchestra's singing group.

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  • Sales Rank: 92,093
  • UPC: 5019317090258
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