Various Artists

Radio Rhythm, Vol. 2: The Swinging War Years

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For the second volume of previously unreleased radio performances, this IAJRC LP has 16 performances dating from 1941-45 and programmed in chronological order. Benny Goodman sits in (on tenor) with Gene Krupa's Orchestra for "Georgia on My Mind" and there are strong outings by Artie Shaw, Harry James, Jimmie Lunceford, Stan Kenton, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman, Count Basie, Bob Strong, Cab Calloway, Paul Baron's studio band, Les Brown, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey and Charlie Barnet. There is plenty of variety on this album with the emphasis on swinging charts and concise heated solos.