Various Artists

Best of Big Band 1941

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Though by no means definitive, the second volume in BMG's multi-part, budget-line overview of the big band sound of the 1940s is still a good introduction to the swing era -- while the omission of liner notes is endlessly frustrating, the overall sound quality is strong, and perennials like Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo," Artie Shaw's "Star Dust" and Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train" never go out of style.

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