Best of the Big Bands - Various Artists (CD)
20 of your favourites from the Kings of Swing. A fantastic set encapsulating the Very Best in Big Band music?
I somewhat difficult at this latter stage to ascertain exactly how popular Big Band music was in the sharp suited 30s and 40s.
Suffice to say that back in the day this was a musical form that dominated not only the airwaves but also the dance halls across the nation. Leaders such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and the Dorsey Brothers were superstars with sold -out concert tours and movie appearances adding to their cachet. I an exciting music too, full of dynamics and lush orchestration that set off strings in the heart.
This set encapsulates the Very Best in Big Band music and features stone wall classics such as Take TheTrain, Begin The Beguine and String Of Pearls.
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