Charlie Barnet

Complete Charlie Barnet, Vol. 6 (1941-1942)

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The sixth and final two-LP set in this very valuable Bluebird series has all of Charlie Barnet's recordings from Jan. 23, 1941 through Jan. 20, 1942, plus early alternate takes of two numbers from 1939. Barnet had one of the finest White swing bands and this set contains a few real gems, including three Duke Ellington numbers ("Merry Go Round," "Birmingham Breakdown" and "Harlem Speaks"). Not as essential as Volumes 2-5, this final set is still well worth picking up, especially by Charlie Barnet completists.