Various Artists

Swing-Dance, Vol. 1

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The first of two CD's that are samplers taken from the Drive catalog of big-band sessions, this budget release has a selection apiece by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey ("Opus #1"), the 1950's Dorsey Brother's Orchestra, Cab Calloway, Harry James, Les Brown (the latter two drawn from the 1950's), Chick Webb, Bunny Berigan and Benny Carter (his classic arrangement of "All Of Me"). Split between in-concert and studio recordings, the set has its interesting moments although each of the performances are also available on other more complete Drive releases.

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