- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
On these recordings, Les Brown pays homage to the songwriting genius of Lerner & Loewe and Richard Rodgers. Recorded for Columbia in the early 1960's, these albums feature rich treatments of classics such as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Thank Heaven For Little Girls," "My Funny Valentine" and "The Sound Of Music."
- 1.I Could Have Danced All Night
- 2.Thank Heaven For Little Girls
- 4.I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
- 5.If Ever I Would Leave You
- 6.Get Me To The Church On Time
- 7.Almost Like Being In Love
- 8.On The Street Where You Live
- 10.Follow Me
- 11.I Loved You Once In Silence
- 12.I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore
- 13.I Could Write A Book
- 14.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
- 15.My Funny Valentine
- 16.I Married An Angel
- 17.The Sound Of Music
- 18.Have You Met Miss Jones?
- 19.Spring Is Here
- 20.People Will Say We're In Love
- 21.Little Girl Blue
- 22.My Romance
- 23.The Sweetest Sounds
- 24.The Lady Is A Tramp
2 LPs on 1 CD: LERNER & LOWE BANDBOOK (1961)/RODGERS & HART BANDBOOK (1962).
Originally released on Columbia.
Personnel: Floyd Haller, Alvin Aaron, Frank Perry , Butch Stone (saxophone); Bobby Clark , Dick Collins, Clinton McMahan, Bill Mattson, Bob Clark , Ray Linn (trumpet); James Hill, Joe Cadena, John Wanner, Roy Main, Stumpy Brown (trombone); Phil Stephens (tuba); Bob Neel (piano, drums); Donn Trenner, Chris Clark (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Curtis Brown; Irving Townsend.
This Collectables reissue combines two similar Les Brown dates originally released on Columbia Records in the early '60s, Lerner and Loewe Bandbook and Richard Rodgers Bandbook. The big band leader provides 24 elegant renditions of classic American popular music, including "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "My Funny Valentine," and "Lady Is a Tramp." Although not essential, this is a respectable two-fer that traditional pop fans should be aware of. ~ Al Campbell