Woody Herman

Swinging Herman Herd, Recorded Live

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The Swingin' Herd of the early-to-mid-'60s was one of his great orchestras. This live LP, the final one of Herman's consistently exciting Philips releases, has particularly diverse material with many pop tunes of the era represented. Although Joe Carroll's two vocals and "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" were not the band's most significant moments, there are other performances on this set (particularly "Bedroom Eyes," "Just Squeeze Me" and "Dr. Wong's Blues") that compensate.