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 Stream
1 02:36 Amazon
2 02:40 Amazon
3 03:00 Amazon
4 03:07 Amazon
5
03:30 Amazon
6 03:28 Amazon
7
03:07 Amazon
8
02:44 Amazon
9
02:39 Amazon
10 03:05 Amazon
11
02:39 Amazon
12
08:17 Amazon
13
03:05 Amazon
14 03:04 Amazon
15 02:39 Amazon
16 02:54 Amazon
17 02:56 Amazon
18
02:40 Amazon
19
02:32 Amazon
20 02:39 Amazon
21 02:47 Amazon
22 03:02 Amazon
23 02:47 Amazon
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