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Swing! Greatest Hits


Release Date: 01/02/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68509  
Composer:  Harry JamesBennie Motenedward farleyRay Noble,   ... 
Performer:  Benny GoodmanCount BasieBillie HolidayGene Krupa,   ... 
Conductor:  Benny GoodmanBennie MotenTommy DorseyCharlie Barnet,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman OrchestraTommy Dorsey OrchestraCharle Barnet Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Life Goes to a Party - Harry James/Benny Goodman & His Orchestra/Benny Goodman
2. Moten Swing - Count Basie/Bennie Moten
3. Music Goes 'Round and Around, The - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
4. Cherokee - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
5. Sunrise Serenade - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
6. Any Old Time - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra/Billie Holiday/Artie Shaw
7. Body and Soul - Goodman Group/Teddy Wilson/Benny Goodman Trio
8. Swing Is Here - Gene Krupa/Roy Eldridge
9. I'm in the Mood for Swing - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra/Benny Carter/Lionel Hampton
10. Stompin' at the Savoy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
11.
Read more Song of India - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
12. In the Mood - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
13. Swingin' Uptown - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
14. Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
15. King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra

Recorded between 1932 & 1939.

Personnel: Billie Holiday (vocals).

Liner Note Author: Stephanie L. Stein.

Recording information: Camden, NJ (12/13/1932-08/01/1939); Chicago, IL (12/13/1932-08/01/1939); New York, NY (12/13/1932-08/01/1939).

Illustrator: Al Hirschfeld.

Arranger: Henderson.

Culled from the RCA Records vaults, Swing's Greatest Hits is a 15-track, budget-priced collection that contains many of the best-known songs of the big-band and swing era, including cuts by Benny Goodman ("Life Goes to a Party," "Body and Soul," "King Porter Stomp"), Artie Shaw ("Begin the Beguine"), Count Basie ("Moten Swing"), Tommy Dorsey ("Music Goes 'Round and 'Round," "Song of India"), Billie Holiday ("Any Old Time"), Roy Eldridge ("Swing is Here"), Jimmie Lunceford ("Swinging' Uptown") and Glenn Miller ("Sunrise Serenade," "In the Mood"). Although it's far from a definitive collection, it does contain many of the most familiar swing tunes. In many cases, these are the original hit versions of those tunes, so that makes the disc worth its budget price. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Life Goes to a Party by Harry James
Performer:  Benny Goodman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Benny Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Orchestra
2.
Moten Swing by Bennie Moten
Performer:  Count Basie (Piano)
Conductor:  Bennie Moten
3.
The Music Goes 'Round and Around by edward farley
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
4.
Cherokee by Ray Noble
Conductor:  Charlie Barnet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charle Barnet Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
5.
Sunrise Serenade by Glenn Miller
Conductor:  Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glenn Miller Orchestra
6.
Any Old Time by Artie Shaw
Performer:  Billie Holiday (Voice)
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
7.
Body and Soul by Edward Heyman
Conductor:  Teddy Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
8.
Swing is Here by Gene Krupa
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Roy Eldridge (Trumpet)
9.
I'm in the Mood for Swing by Benny Carter
Conductor:  Lionel Hampton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lionel Hampton Orchestra
10.
Stompin' at the Savoy by Edgar Sampson
Conductor:  Benny Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
11.
Sadko: no 4, Song of the Indian Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor:  Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Notes: Arrangement: Tommy Dorsey 
12.
In the Mood by Joe Garland
Conductor:  Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glenn Miller Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
13.
Swingin' Uptown by Sy Oliver
Conductor:  Jimmie Lunceford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
14.
Jubilee: Begin the beguine by Cole Porter
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
15.
King Porter Stomp by Jelly Roll Morton
Conductor:  Benny Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Orchestra

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