Les & Larry Elgart

Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 1

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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 02:15 Amazon
2 02:42 Amazon
3 02:37 Amazon
4 02:52 Amazon
5 01:40 Amazon
6 02:26 Amazon
7 02:47 Amazon
8 02:29 Amazon
9 01:59 Amazon
10 02:48 Amazon
11 02:39 Amazon
12 02:13 Amazon
13 02:12 Amazon
14 03:09 Amazon
15 02:15 Amazon
16 02:29 Amazon
17 02:24 Amazon
18 02:01 Amazon
19 02:33 Amazon
20 02:22 Amazon
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