Trumpeter Les Elgart, influenced by his Classical pianist mother, played with Bunny Berigan and Woody Herman before striking out on his own. He then enjoyed a career as a popular swing and dance orchestra leader as well as popular recording star. This CD presents the first two albums of Elgart's work released by Columbia in the 1950's.
2.The Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart
5.The Weasel Pops Off
7.I Never Knew
8.(As Long As You're Not In Love With Anyone Else) Why Don't You Fall In Love With Me?
9.Comin' Thru The Scotch
11.The Turtle Walk
12.Time To Go (Tony Scott)
13.Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland
14.Cuddle Up A Little Closer
15.I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
16.Darn That Dream
17.When Day Is Done
18.I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
19.Night And Day
22.I'll Be Seeing You
23.For Me And My Gal
24.I'll See You In My Dreams / Goodnight, Sweetheart
2 LPs on 1 CD: SOPHISTICATED SWING (1953)/JUST ONE MORE DANCE (1954).
In 2000, reissue giant Collectables combined Les Elgart's smooth deliveries of 1953's Sophisticated Swing and 1954's Just One More Dance (both originally issued on Columbia) onto one disc. ~ Rob Theakston