Ray Noble & His Orchestra

1935-1936

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The cover of this CD, although stating that Noble's orchestra at the time of these radio transcriptions included trombonists Glenn Miller and Will Bradley, trumpeter Charlie Spivak, tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman and pianist Claude Thornhill, does not give the complete personnel. It is just as well because the jazz content of this set is quite low and there are few individual features. Half of the songs showcase an unidentified vocal group or singer Al Bowlly and the performances overall can be considered superior dance music rather than jazz or swing. The music is pleasing, melodic and the set has a fine repertoire including several Hoagy Carmichael songs, a seven-minute medley of Ray Noble tunes and some period pieces, but little unexpected or overly spontaneous occurs.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:10
2 3:56
3
2:29
4
2:49
5 4:21
6
3:52
7 5:05
8 3:59
9
7:05
10
3:18
11
3:37
12 2:47
13
2:39
14
2:46
15 3:06
16 2:58
17 3:08
18
3:39
19 3:32
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