Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra

1990

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Although there have been a few GRP/Decca samplers released domestically, the best way for serious collectors to acquire the recordings of Jimmie Lunceford are by getting the reissue CDs put out by the European labels. On Classics' third Lunceford set, the personnel stays the same (except for one minor change) during the 15-month period that is covered. The well-rehearsed unit continued to grow and develop during this time. Among the highpoints of the CD are "My Blue Heaven," "Organ Grinder's Swing," "Harlem Shout" and "Slumming on Park Avenue." Although one can do without the occasional Dan Grissom vocals, the concise solos, tricky charts and hip singing of Sy Oliver make this music well worth investigating by fans of the swing era.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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2 03:03 Amazon
3 03:20 Amazon
4 03:06 Amazon
5 02:37 Amazon
6 02:57 Amazon
7 03:02 Amazon
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9 03:11 Amazon
10 02:55 Amazon
11 03:00 Amazon
12 03:01 Amazon
13 02:48 Amazon
14 03:00 Amazon
15 03:12 Amazon
16 02:46 Amazon
17 02:43 Amazon
18 02:32 Amazon
19 02:59 Amazon
20 03:01 Amazon
21 03:10 Amazon
22 02:50 Amazon
23 03:09 Amazon
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