Harry James

Bandstand Memories: 1938 to 1948

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This very interesting three-CD set features trumpeter Harry James's Orchestra on a variety of previously unreleased radio broadcast performances. While there are many vocals from Frank Sinatra (in his pre-Tommy Dorsey days), Helen Forrest and Kitty Kallen, it is the instrumentals that are of greatest interest, particularly the earliest tracks which date from the period before James really hit it big. Many of these songs were not recorded commercially by the trumpeter and this strong jazz-oriented set is highly recommended to swing fans.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:20
2 1:32 Spotify
3 2:43 Spotify
4 2:31 Spotify
5 2:50 Spotify
6 2:49 Spotify
7 3:37 Spotify
8 3:19 Spotify
9 4:03 Spotify
10 3:00 Spotify
11 3:49 Spotify
12 3:38 Spotify
13 3:31 Spotify
14 2:03 Spotify
15 2:35 Spotify
16 3:01 Spotify
17 4:01 Spotify
18 3:23 Spotify
19 2:49 Spotify
20 2:47 Spotify
21 2:44 Spotify
22 2:34 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
4:17
2 2:56 Spotify
3 3:29 Spotify
4 2:28 Spotify
5 2:42 Spotify
6 3:04 Spotify
7 3:36
8 3:24 Spotify
9 3:03 Spotify
10 2:43 Spotify
11 2:58 Spotify
12 2:56 Spotify
13 3:32 Spotify
14 2:39 Spotify
15 3:16 Spotify
16 2:41 Spotify
17 3:17 Spotify
18 3:41 Spotify
19 2:07 Spotify
20 2:59 Spotify
21 3:58 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:53 Spotify
2 3:10 Spotify
3 3:52 Spotify
4 3:12
5 2:27 Spotify
6 2:58 Spotify
7 3:05 Spotify
8 2:57 Spotify
9 2:44 Spotify
10 3:12 Spotify
11 3:11 Spotify
12 2:48 Spotify
13 2:17 Spotify
14 3:16 Spotify
15 3:21 Spotify
16 2:31 Spotify
17 2:48 Spotify
18 3:30 Spotify
19 3:04 Spotify
20 3:05 Spotify
21 4:19 Spotify
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