Various Artists

Gold Collection: Kings of Swing

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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

As part of St. Clair's Gold Collection series, these 20 tracks provide only adequate representation of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Jimmy Dorsey. Both the performances and sound quality lack the superior vitality associated with these giants of the swing era. With the enormous amount of jazz compilations available at prices to fit any budget, definitely pass on this one.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 BBC Big Band 02:33 Amazon
2 The Glenn Miller Orchestra 03:08 Amazon
3 Duke Ellington 02:18 Amazon
4
BBC Big Band 02:50 Amazon
5 Count Basie 03:01 Amazon
6 Jimmy Dorsey 01:46 Amazon
7 BBC Big Band 02:46 Amazon
8 Count Basie 03:08 Amazon
9 Jimmy Dorsey 02:50 Amazon
10 The Glenn Miller Orchestra 03:49 Amazon
11 Tony Bennett / Count Basie & His Orchestra / Count Basie Orchestra 01:41 Amazon
12 Duke Ellington 02:05 Amazon
13 BBC Big Band 02:31 Amazon
14 Count Basie 03:30 Amazon
15 Count Basie 03:06 Amazon
16 BBC Big Band 03:27 Amazon
17 The Glenn Miller Orchestra 03:31 Amazon
18 Count Basie / Tony Bennett 02:05 Amazon
19 Les Brown 02:45 Amazon
20 Tommy Dorsey 02:14 Amazon
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