Harry James & His Orchestra

1941, Vol. 2

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After two years of struggling to keep a big band together, on May 20, 1941, Harry James finally recorded the hit that made his orchestra world-famous, "You Made Me Love You." From then on his big band would become more and more popular each month, hitting its peak of popularity during 1942-1946. Also on Classics' sixth Harry James set (which continues the reissuance of all of his early recordings) are Helen Ward singing "Daddy" and such instrumentals as "Jughead," "Dodger's Fan Dance," "Record Session," and "Nothin'." Dick Haymes' nine vocals are of lesser interest but compensating are a trio of previously unreleased but intriguing instrumentals: "Arabesque," "Caprice Viennois," and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:37
2 2:53
3 3:14
4 3:11
5 2:39
6 3:16
7 3:13
8 3:04
9 3:14
10 3:09
11 3:26
12 3:06
13 3:48
14 3:34
15 4:16
16 4:17
17 3:15
18 2:58
19
3:23
20 3:06
21 3:11
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