Johnny Long & His Orchestra

Johnny Long & His Orchestra

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Collectors' Choice have outdone themselves with this 22-track CD, drawn from radio broadcasts dating between 1943 and 1946. The sound is above average and the interview material on the Fitch Bandwagon Show from 1943 is interesting and provides important historical information about Johnny Long and the band. The annotation isn't very thorough, but many of the important songs are here and the group's merging of swing and sweet sounds remains potent and compelling, even 60-years later.