Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 1

Les & Larry Elgart

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Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 1 Review

by arwulf arwulf

In 2008 Sony BMG reissued one of Les & Larry Elgart's more substantial efforts, Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 1. This parade of polished and carefully executed instrumentals draws heavily upon their 1964 Columbia LP, Command Performance!, resulting in a smorgasbord of hits by such influential composers and bandleaders as Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Tiny Bradshaw, Les Brown, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Ziggy Elman, Benny Goodman, Erskine Hawkins, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, and Ray Noble. With Charles Albertine's tidy arrangements almost invariably anchored by big beefy trombones, this delightfully dated music can and will come in handy for conspicuously languid retro lounging and boffo theme parties.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Les & Larry Elgart 02:15 Amazon
2 Les & Larry Elgart 02:42 Amazon
3 Les & Larry Elgart 02:37 Amazon
4 Les & Larry Elgart 02:52 Amazon
5 Les & Larry Elgart 01:40 Amazon
6 Les & Larry Elgart 02:26 Amazon
7 Les & Larry Elgart 02:47 Amazon
8 Les & Larry Elgart 02:29 Amazon
9 Les & Larry Elgart 01:59 Amazon
10 Les & Larry Elgart 02:48 Amazon
11 Les & Larry Elgart 02:39 Amazon
12 Les & Larry Elgart 02:13 Amazon
13 Les & Larry Elgart 02:12 Amazon
14 Les & Larry Elgart 03:09 Amazon
15 Les & Larry Elgart 02:15 Amazon
16 Les & Larry Elgart 02:29 Amazon
17 Les & Larry Elgart 02:24 Amazon
18 Les & Larry Elgart 02:01 Amazon
19 Les & Larry Elgart 02:33 Amazon
20 Les & Larry Elgart 02:22 Amazon
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