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  • Big Band-ish

    Lately, during the day while working, I've been listening to some Big Band type music / soloists with bands and the like and really digging the sound. I've always enjoyed this type of music from the time I was quite young. Some of my favorites are: Jonah Jones, Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, Elliot Lawrence, Will Bradley, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Duke Ellington, Larry Elgart, Teddy Wilson, etc.

    Anybody else enjoy this stuff?
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  • #2
    Stan Kenton with June Christy made the rotation a few times last month, does that make me an old fogey? as a music category I like it, when the mood strikes I tend to listen to it a lot. The Count Basie Orch is a fave for sure as is Oscar Peterson among others.
    Last edited by Rob; 04-07-2016, 06:44 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rob View Post
      does that make me an old fogey?
      Why yes, it does! LOL
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      • #4
        Guy Lombardo and the Canadians? Ended up with a few 78s in the collection I'm working on. Andrews Sisters. Still working on the stack.


        • #5
          Not a lot. These are a couple I enjoy from one of the top bandleaders in the UK from the 40s on. Recommend the Decca SKL pressing. Check out the album recorded at Kingsway Hall!

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