Bunny Berigan

Bunny Berigan, Vol. 1

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Until the two-fer Complete series of the 1980s appeared, this was the definitive Bunny Berigan LP to get; there was never a volume 2. Spanning Bunny's two years as a big-band leader, this LP hits most of the highpoints (except for leaving out "I Can't Get Started" and "The Prisoner's Song"), including Berigan's entire Bix Beiderbecke tribute, "I Cried for You" and "Mahogany Hall Stomp." Berigan was the best trumpeter of the early swing era, and this LP offers plenty of proof.