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Masters of Jazz, Vol. 3: Big Bands of the 30s & 40s

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Masters of Jazz, Vol. 3: Big Bands of the 30s & 40s Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Big Bands of the '30s & '40s is the third installment in Rhino's Masters of Jazz. Featuring performance by t the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Benny Goodman, Erskine Hawkins, Jimmie Lunceford, Bennie Moten, Earl Hines and Jimmy Dorsey, the disc gives a good overview of the era when jazz was still one of the most popular musical genres in America.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bennie Moten 03:25 Amazon
2 Don Redman 03:15 Amazon
3 Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 02:56 Amazon
4 Chick Webb & His Orchestra 02:37 Amazon
5 Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra 02:32 Amazon
6 Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 03:03 Amazon
7 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 08:44 Amazon
8 Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy 02:49 Amazon
9 Count Basie Orchestra 03:10 Amazon
10 Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra 03:17 Amazon
11 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 03:11 Amazon
12 Earl Hines & His Orchestra 02:34 Amazon
13 Jay McShann & His Orchestra 02:43 Amazon
14 Earl Hines & His Orchestra 03:02 Amazon
15 Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:23 Amazon
16 Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra 03:13 Amazon
17 Billy Eckstine 02:55 Amazon
18 Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
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