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The Golden Age of Light Music: 100 Greatest American Light Orchestras - Vol. 2

The Golden Age of Light Music: 100 Greatest American Light Orchestras - Vol. 2

Item No. GLCD 5231

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Price GBP 5.10 / USD

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Release Date: 15.10.2015

Guild’s tribute to the Greatest American Light Orchestras continues with another selection of well-known names leavened with some of the equally good but less familiar ones. Thus, among the 25 orchestras featured here, we find Xavier Cugat and Leroy Anderson rubbing shoulders with Walter Scharf and Frank Hunter. The music is equally varied, ranging from Percy Faith’s amazing virtuoso performance of La Cucaracha to The New York Philhamonic Pops playing Skitch Henderson’s majestic arrangement of Charles Trenet’s La Mer.


Tracklist and soundclips:
Title Composer Artist Time Play
01 La Cucaracha (The Mexican Cockroach Song) Traditional, arr. Percy Faith PERCY FAITH & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:55
02 The Milkman Cometh Harry Revel HUGO PERRETTI & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:13
03 The Girl That I Marry Irving Berlin GLENN OSSER & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:27
04 We Kiss In A Shadow (from “The King And I”) Richard Rodgers, arr. Richard Jones THE PITTSBURGH STRINGS conducted by RICHARD JONES 2:11
05 In Old Madrid George Siravo GEORGE SIRAVO & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:10
06 The Carioca (from “Flying Down To Rio”) Vincent Youmans XAVIER CUGAT & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:32
07 Polly Wolly Doodle Traditional arr. Glykson GEORGE TZIPINE & HIS SALON ORCHESTRA 2:09
08 American Caprice Morton Gould MEREDITH WILLSON & HIS ORCHESTRA 4:23
09 Gay Richard Shores RICHARD SHORES & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:25
10 Easy Street Alan Rankin Jones FELIX SLATKIN & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:45
11 La Mer Charles Trenet NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC POPS conducted by SKIP MARTIN 2:56
12 Always The Sea Jerry Bock ACQUAVIVA & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:41
13 Laramie Cyril J Mockridge AL CAIOLA & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:08
14 Katsumi Love Theme Franz Waxman FRANK HUNTER & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:49
15 For All We Know John Frederick Coots PETE KING & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:32
16 Carmela Ernesto de Curtis RICHARD MALTBY & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:03
17 Patricia Walter Scharf WALTER SCHARF & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:13
18 Sweet And Lovely Gus Arnheim, Charles Daniels, Harry Tobias RALPH MARTERIE & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:24
19 Embraceable You George Gershwin MITCHELL AYRES & HIS ORCHESTRA 3:45
20 Pigalle Georges Ulmer, arr. Hal Mooney HAL MOONEY & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:07
21 Any Time (You’re Feeling Lonely) Herbert Happy Lawson RALPH CARMICHAEL & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:30
22 Three Galleons (Les Tres Carabelas) Augusto Algueró LEROY HOLMES & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:56
23 Double Gaited George Cates, Dave Coleman GEORGE CATES & HIS ORCHESTRA 2:18
24 Green Up Time (from “Love Life”) Kurt Weill THE WARNER BROTHERS ORCHESTRA conducted by MAURICE LEVINE 2:44
25 Serenata Leroy Anderson LEROY ANDERSON & HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA 3:57
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