Best of the Big Bands

~ Release by The BBC Big Band (see all versions of this release, 2 available)

Tracklist

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CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1In the Mood3:29
2American Patrol
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
American Patrol (swing version)
composer:
F. W. Meacham (in 1885)
arranger:
Jerry Gray (US big band arranger and conductor) (in 1942)
publisher:
Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited (not for release label use! post-2008 subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment)
arrangement of:
American Patrol
3:25
3Begin the Beguine
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
Begin the Beguine
lyricist and composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (in 1935)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd., Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!), Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996), Warner Chappell Music, Inc., ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
part of:
Jubilee
3:10
4Hamp's Boogie Woogie
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
3:26
5I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
(I’ve Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
lyricist:
Mack Gordon
composer:
Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist)
4:46
6St. Lous Blues March
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
3:28
7Mood Indigo
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
4:19
8Jersey Bounce
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:49
9Pennsylvania 6-5000
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
PEnnsylvania 6‒5000
lyricist:
Carl Sigman
composer:
Jerry Gray (US big band arranger and conductor)
written at:
Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, New York, United States (in 1940)
3:18
10'S Wonderful
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:59
11Opus in Pastels
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:48
12Pinetops Boogie
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
3:16
CD 2
#TitleRatingLength
1King Porter Stomp
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
King Porter Stomp
composer:
Jelly Roll Morton
5:19
2Little Brown Jug
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
Little Brown Jug (arr. Finegan 1939)
writer:
Joseph Eastburn Winner (composer/publisher) (in 1868)
arranger:
John Wasson and Bill Finegan (in 1939)
arrangement of:
Little Brown Jug
6:33
3Chattanooga Choo Choo3:30
4Tuxedo Junction
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
Tuxedo Junction
lyricist:
Buddy Feyne
composer:
Bill Johnson (US jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist & arranger), Julian Dash, Buddy Feyne and Erskine Hawkins
2:56
5Take the "A" Train
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:37
6Moonlight Serenade
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
Moonlight Serenade (original instrumental version)
composer and arranger:
Glenn Miller (jazz band leader)
publisher:
Big 3 Music Ltd., EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP), EMI United Partnership Ltd. and Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004, operated worldwide except in JP; normally not a release label)
2:14
7Down South Camp Meeting
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
7:41
8Anvil Chorus
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
Anvil Chorus (arr. Gray for big band)
composer:
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer)
arranger:
Jerry Gray (US big band arranger and conductor)
arrangement of:
Il trovatore: Atto II, scena 1. “Vedi! Le fosche notturne” (zingari) (“Anvil Chorus”)
2:29
9Boogie Woogie Maxie
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
0:47
10Body and Soul
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
4:54
11The Very Thought of You
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
3:04
12Skyliner
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:58
CD 3
#TitleRatingLength
1One O'Clock Jump
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
One O’Clock Jump
composer:
Count Basie (pianist) (in 1937)
publisher:
EMI Feist Catalog Inc.
3:04
2Sing Sing Sing
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
7:42
3A String of Pearls
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
A String of Pearls
lyricist:
Eddie DeLange
composer:
Jerry Gray (US big band arranger and conductor)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. and Scarsdale Music (ASCAP)
3:27
4I'm Getting Sentimental
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
3:35
5Harlem Nocturne
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:50
6Serenade in Blue
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
Serenade in Blue
lyricist:
Mack Gordon
composer:
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist)
publisher:
Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc.
3:30
7On the Alamo
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
3:23
8Listen to My Music
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:38
9Caravan
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:35
10Sweet Georgia Brown
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
recording of:
Sweet Georgia Brown
lyricist:
Kenneth Casey (in 1925)
composer:
Ben Bernie (in 1925) and Maceo Pinkard (in 1925)
publisher:
Remick Music Corp. and Warner Bros. Music (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23)
2:56
11Stardreams
conductor:
Roland Shaw (composer)
performer:
The BBC Big Band
2:53
12Moonlight Sonata
conductor:
Barry Forgie
performer:
The BBC Big Band
4:21

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ASIN:US: B000000LCX [info]