Gene Krupa

1938

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The second Gene Krupa CD in Classics complete reissuance of his swing-era recordings has 22 titles from Krupa's Orchestra during the latter half of 1938. The big band did not yet have its own personality, but Irene Day was a fine pop/swing vocalist; Leo Watson is in typically eccentric form singing four goodtime numbers; the arrangements of Jimmy Mundy and Chappie Willett generally swing hard; Vido Musso and Sam Donahue get off some fine tenor solos; and the leader/drummer really drives the band. Well worth picking up by swing fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
2 2:25
3 3:04
4 2:24
5 2:49
6 2:48
7 2:42
8 2:49
9 2:31
10 2:47
11 2:43
12 2:59
13 2:59
14 2:38
15 2:43
16 3:04
17 3:06
18 3:08
19 2:45
20 2:58
21 2:56
22 2:30
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