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  • Compiled and Produced by Dan Rivard
  • Digital Audio Restoration: Ken Robertson
  • Liner Notes: Gary Theroux
  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Collectables Records

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"Frankie Masters was one of the most amiable of all big band leaders," said jazz critic George T. Simon. "And his music was the most danceable." That it was - through nearly a dozen hits in the 1930s and '40s. A handsome man, good guitarist, fine singer and excellent front man, Frankie Masters knew how to play the perfect host. The selection in this collection were all recorded in New York City between 1939 and 1942 - at the height of his career.


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Personnel includes: Frankie Masters, Marion Francais, Phyllis Myles, Gordan Goodman, Harlan Rogers, The Swing Masters (vocals).
Recorded between 1939 & 1942.
Personnel: Frankie Masters (vocals); Swing Masters, Master Voices, Masters Voices, Phyllis Myles, Gordon Goodman, Harlan Rogers (vocals); Woody Kessler (piano).
Liner Note Author: Gary Theroux.
Recording information: 05/29/1939-06/03/1942.
Although little remembered today, Frankie Masters had a dozen or so big-band swing hits in the 1930s and 1940s. This compilation from Collectables Records covers his peak years, 1939 to 1942, and features all his notable tracks, including "Scatter-Brain (Theme Song)," which reached number one on the charts in 1939, as well as "All the Things You Are," "Alice Blue Gown," and "A Lover's Lullaby." With little else on the market, luckily this collection has most of what you'll need. ~ Steve Leggett

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Light, swingy... fun! Music Lover: from Los Angeles, CA US -- December, 17, 2004

Here's a rare chance to hear an under-rated singing big band leader with solid orchestra. This band is mainly remembered for their big hit, "Scatterbrain" in the late '30's. But as you'll hear on this disc they graduated from mickey mouse to solid rhythm by the early '40's. Tight harmonies from his vocal groups, clean brass and reeds gave this band a distinctive sound. A nice surprise, though I must admit... I requested it! Thanks for coming through with the goods collectables! Now how about volume 2??

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