This CD puts the emphasis on Harry James's vocal hits. Such fine singers as Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest, Helen Humes, Kitty Kallen, Art Lund, Rosemary Clooney, and even Willie Smith and Betty Grable (among others) are heard from. Among the more famous recordings are "I'll Get By," "I Don't Want to Walk Without You," "I Had the Craziest Dream," "I've Heard That Song Before", and "It's Been a Long Long Time." There are some spots for James's trumpet on these popular numbers, but the jazz content is not that strong. When is Columbia going to do a much more complete reissue of Harry James valuable recordings?
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow