Brothers Les and Larry Elgart led one of the most popular dance orchestras of the '50s and '60s (Larry paired his alto sax with his brother Les's trumpet). This disc is comprised of two complete albums they originally released on Columbia: the first includes many of the tunes which made the group popular touring attractions; the second album captures Les live.
1.Bidin' My Time
2.Prelude To A Kiss
3.Just In Time
6.Comin' Thru The Rye
7.Don't Get Around Much Anymore
8.The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
9.Gonna Get A Girl
10.You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)
12.One Man On The Tubs
13.Strike Up The Band
14.Can't We Be Friends
17.It's The Talk Of The Town
18.Shuffle Off To Buffalo
21.That Old Black Magic
22.Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
23.How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
2 LPs on 1 CD: LES & LARRY ELGART (1958)/LES ELGART ON TOUR (1959).
Arranger: Bill Finegan.
The sessions for these two Les & Larry Elgart albums, originally released on Columbia in 1959, didn't differ much, with a focus on standards like "Biding My Time," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Strike Up the Band," "That Old Black Magic," and "How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky." Elgart connoisseurs will be delighted by this collection, containing the original cover art and song sequence, but the casual listener should initially start with the big band compilations that collect the Elgarts' recordings from the late '40s. ~ Al Campbell