Berkeley Square Society Band

Sunday In London Town

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Eighteen songs that George Gershwin wrote for shows and films are performed by the Berkeley Square Society Band in a style that could be heard in London music halls in the 1920s. Most of these tunes have perfectly suitable if straight vocals by Paul Thornley and/or Bernadine Prichett although there is an occasional instrumental. The style and arrangements performed by the 11-piece band sound purposely dated and at times rather corny, not adding anything new to the pieces. There is a period charm to the interpretations, but it would have been preferable to have at least the flavor of jazz on some of these pieces. For selective tastes only.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:01
2 3:44
3 2:08
4 3:12
5 3:44
6 2:48
7 3:25
8 3:19
9 4:10
10 3:47
11 3:57
12 3:10
13 2:26
14 3:28
15 2:37
16 2:58
17 4:02
18 5:18
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