Pete Fountain

The Best of Pete Fountain, Vols. 1 & 2

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Although this CD draws its 22 selections from clarinetist Pete Fountain's best period (his years on the Coral label), the selections picked are sometimes a bit eccentric. Fountain is heard playing Dixieland with some of his bands, but is also joined by -- choral groups and occasional strings; no personnel listing or even recording dates are included. There is some good music along the way (such as "While We Danced at the Mardi Gras," "China Boy," "High Society," "Over the Waves" and "Indiana"), and even if this material deserved more knowledgeable treatment, most of these recordings are otherwise out-of-print; few are available elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:15 Amazon
2 2:07 Amazon
3 3:22 Amazon
4 2:55
5 4:38
6 5:20 Amazon
7 2:39
8 5:02 Amazon
9 2:45 Amazon
10 2:25
11 5:10 Amazon
12 2:35
13 6:15 Amazon
14 2:47 Amazon
15 2:50 Amazon
16 3:13 Amazon
17 2:11 Amazon
18 2:20
19 3:07
20 2:31 Amazon
21 2:26 Amazon
22 2:33 Amazon
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