Ray Anthony

At His Very Best

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Similar to his former employers Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, trumpeter and bandleader Ray Anthony's first priority on the bandstand was to get people out of their seats and dancing. At His Very Best showcases an early incarnation of Anthony's swing-era big band, recorded prior to his hits on Capitol. While this material isn't bad, it's geared more toward die-hard collectors who will appreciate hearing the featuring vocalists Tommy Mercer, Gloria Craig, Dick Noel, Ronnie Deauville, and Kenny Trimble. The novice should skip this disc and instead pick up Anthony's Capitol Collectors Series, which contains well-known tunes like "The Peter Gunn Theme," "The Bunny Hop," and "Dragnet."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:09
2
2:44
3 3:13
4 3:11
5 3:03
6 2:33
7 3:07
8 2:48
9 2:53
10 2:49
11 2:53
12 2:35
13 2:31
14
2:02
15 2:34
16 2:56
17 2:47
18 2:42
19 3:11
20 2:32
21 2:37
22 2:53
23 2:44
24 2:52
25
2:36
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