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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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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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  • Sales Rank: 30,492
  • UPC: 090431756027
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