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Swinging Big Bands [Fine Tune]

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Fine Tune's Swinging Big Bands: The Gold Collection is a pretty good sampling of 14 jazz classics, including cuts by Glenn Miller ("In the Mood," "Tuxedo Junction," "Begin the Beguine"), Benny Goodman ("Stompin' at the Savoy," "St. Louis Blues"), Count Basie ("One O'Clock Jump," "Oh, Lady Be Good"), Duke Ellington ("Cotton Club Stomp," "Mood Indigo," "Take the 'A' Train") and Tommy Dorsey ("Song of India," "Night and Day," "Boogie Woogie"). These live versions aren't necessarily the ones that are the most familiar, but they're pretty good versions and help make the disc an enjoyable purchase for the budget-minded.

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