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The Golden Age of Light Music: 100 Greatest American Light Orchestras - Vol. 1

The Golden Age of Light Music: 100 Greatest American Light Orchestras - Vol. 1

Item No. GLCD 5230

Light Music

Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Medium: CD 
Release Date: 15.07.2015

It is highly unlikely that any other country ever produced as many large orchestras as did the United States of America. For many years virtually every US city of any size had its own Symphony Orchestra – and from the 1940s through to the ’60s, the number of established major Light Orchestras ultimately exceeded one hundred. Some were subsidiaries of regular ‘Classical’ orchestras – these were often dubbed ‘Pops’ orchestras – whilst others were associated with the Motion Picture industry, or assembled specifically for studio recording sessions. This, the first of four CDs, presents 25 of them and is a tantalising mixture of well-known names plus some less familiar ones.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 Wunderbar (from "Kiss Me Kate") Cole Porter WARREN BARKER & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:10
02 Cubamba Monty Kelly MONTY KELLY & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:48
03 Golden Earrings Jay Livingstone THE CLEBANOFF STRINGS AND PERCUSSION 4:01
04 Ballade De Ballet Alec Templeton ALFREDO ANTONINI & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:53
05 Snow Flurries Mahlon Merrick MAHLON MERRICK & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:46
06 The Lost Weekend (Theme from the film) Miklos Rozsa AL (Alfred) GOODMAN & HIS ORCHESTRA 4:58
07 Dancing In The Dark Arthur Schwartz AL (Albert) SACK CONCERT ORCHESTRA 2:57
08 In An 18th Century Drawing Room Raymond Scott JOHN SCOTT TROTTER & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:16
09 Park Concert (from "New York, New York") Harry Geller HARRY GELLER & HIS ORCHESTRA 4:03
10 Clean Sweep Milton Rettenberg CHARLES DORIAN & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:18
11 Moonlight On The Ganges Sherman Myers AXEL STORDAHL & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:36
12 Latin Rhythm Victor Young VICTOR YOUNG & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:32
13 The Anniversary Song (Waves Of The Danube) Iosif Ivanovici adapted Saul Chaplin PAUL WESTON & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:51
14 Tally Ho Otto Cesana ALFONSO D’ARTEGA & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:03
15 Sukiyaki Hachidai Nakamura BILLY VAUGHN & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:15
16 Tom And Jerry Norman Spencer, Earl Hagen THE SPENCER-HAGEN ORCHESTRA 2:32
17 Let’s Fall In Love Harold Arlen NELSON RIDDLE & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:20
18 Rhapsody For Jayne Bernie Wayne BERNIE WAYNE & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
19 Fleurette Victor Herbert ROCHESTER POPS ORCHESTRA conducted by MORTON GOULD 3:03
20 Push De Button (from "Jamaica") Harold Arlen DAVID ROSE & HIS ORCHESTRA 1:43
21 A Catchy Tune Sidney Lippman JACK PLEIS & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:38
22 Sway (Quien Sera) Pablo Beltran Ruiz LES BAXTER & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49
23 Hawaiian Paradise Harry Owens GORDON JENKINS & HIS ORCHESTRA 4:07
24 Yodel On The String G Robinson GEORGE LIBERACE & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:03
25 Carromata Frank Perkins FRANK PERKINS & HIS “POPS” ORCHESTRA 3.03
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