Bunny Berigan

The Complete Bunny Berigan, Vol. 1

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This two-LP set is the first of three reissues that contained all of the Victor studio recordings of the Bunny Berigan Orchestra. This initial two-fer covers a six-month period when there seemed to be a great deal of potential for this big band. Berigan's hit "I Can't Get Started" is on this set as are such near-classics as "The Prisoner's Song," "Mahogany Hall Stomp," "A Study in Brown" and "Mama I Wanna Make Rhythm." Since this is a "complete" series, there are also some turkey songs mixed in, but in general the music is swinging and very enjoyable.