- Compiled & Produced By: Dan Rivard
- Digital Audio Restoration: Ken Robertson
- Liner Notes: Gary Theroux
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Harry James was, without a doubt, the number one trumpet man of the Great Band Era - and, quite possibly of all time. He was also a pioneer, a visionary and a virtuoso, as well as a beloved and admired entertainer. His music was sometimes sweet, sometimes swingin' - and sometimes both! In 1938, after a stint with Benny Goodman, Harry put together his own orchestra. Amoung Harry's vocalists: Betty Grable (his wife), Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest, Doris Day, Kitty Kallen, and most memorably, Frank Sinatra. Harry almost signed Patti Page - but instead stole 23 year-old Marion Morgan away from Caesar Petrillo's big band in Chicago. In June 1946 he flew her to Los Angeles, where all of their recording would take place. A short seventeen months later, Marion overheard Harry James say, "Singers have ruined the band business," and that very weekend, she quit the band. After her experience with the Harry James, Marion Morgan went on to record with Columbia Records, and then onto television and radio during the 1950s.
- 1.If I'm Lucky
- 2.Life Can Be Beautiful
- 3.White Christmas
- 4.As Long As I'm Dreaming
- 6.Love And The Weather
- 7.Strange What A Song Can Do
- 8.My Future Just Passed
- 9.My Friend Irma
- 10.Sentimental Souvenirs
- 12.Someone Loves Someone
- 13.Forever Amber
- 14.Love (Your Spell Is Everywhere)
- 15.There's Music In The Land
- 16.I Don't Care If It Rains All Night
- 17.Beyond The Sea
- 18.Love Of My Life
- 19.Ev'ry Day I Love You (Just A Little Bit More)
- 20.You Can Do No Wrong (With Vinnie DeCampo)
- 21.It's Awf'lly Lonely Out Tonight (Previously Unreleased)
- 22.What Did I Do?
- 23.You Can't Run Away From Love
- 24.Embraceable You (Bonus Track)
- 25.Is It True (Bonus Track)
Liner Note Author: Gary Theroux.
Recording information: 08/26/1946-12/30/1947.
Director: Ben Pollack.