Ambrose Orchestra

Ambrose & His Orchestra (London 1927-1935)

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Bert Ambrose led one of the most popular dance bands in England during the 1920s and '30s. His group -- who featured arranger Sid Phillips on reeds, American clarinetist Danny Polo, trumpeter Max Goldberg, and trombonist Lew Davis as key soloists -- sometimes played very credible jazz. The hotter selections contrasted with the ballad vocals of Sam Browne. This well-rounded 14-selection LP is highlighted by "Out of Nowhere," "Singapore Sorrows," the heated "'Leven-Thirty Saturday Night," and "A Bench in the Park," with the band sometimes emulating Paul Whiteman and various American dance bands.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:36
2 2:40
3 3:00
4 3:07
5
3:30
6 3:28
7
3:07
8
2:44
9
2:39
10 3:05
11
2:39
12
8:17
13
3:05
14 3:04
15 2:39
16 2:54
17 2:56
18
2:40
19
2:32
20 2:39
21 2:47
22 3:02
23 2:47
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