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Swingin' Big Band Favorites

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EMI-Capitol Special Markets' Swingin' Big Band Favorites is a budget-priced sampler of big band and swing favorites from Duke Ellington ("Satin Doll"), Benny Goodman ("Stompin' at the Savoy"), Count Basie ("Topsy"), Artie Shaw ("Begin the Beguine"), Les Brown ("Sentimental Journey"), Woody Herman ("Woodchopper's Ball") and Stan Kenton ("Eager Beaver"). It's certainly not a definitive collection by any means, but it is a very entertaining compilation of top-notch songs from the Capitol vaults that is a good choice for casual fans on a budget.

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