Play the Swinging Arrangements of Billy May

Georgie Auld and his Hollywood All Stars

Play the Swinging Arrangements of Billy May

Fresh Sound Jazz City Series

Personnel:
Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Linn, Vito Mangano, Si Zentner, Frank Rosolino, Tommy Pederson, Skeets Herfurt, Gus Bivona, Babe Russin, Bob Dawes, Paul Smith, Barney Kessel, Joe Comfort, Irving Cottler, among others.

Reference: FSRCD 2222

The sides at hand were recorded in 1955 and 1956, the days when you fought to fill a week with work so that you could afford good men and carefully planned record dates. The arrangements were written in the straight swinging tradition with more than a touch of the great Jimmie Lunceford band. All you can say is that it is written in a fool-proof style that could hardly fail to swing,. The musicians were the cream of the Hollywood crop, and the band is as clean and as exciting as anything of its kind heard at the time. In any case, dancers should find it nearly self-propelling while listeners get glimpses of trumpeter Ray Linn, trombonist Frank Rosolino, high sounds from Maynard Ferguson within the trumpet section and a great deal of Georgie Auld on tenor. From the opening bars of They Cant Take That Away From Me to the last notes of Sweet Lorraine, this collection spells warmth and joy and boldness.

Tracklisting:

1. They Cant Take That Away From Me
2. My Blue Heaven
3. If I Loved You
4. Dinah / For You
5. Tippin In
6. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
7. In The Land Of Hi-Fi
8. I May Be Wrong
9. Love Is Just Around The Corner
10. A Sunday Kind Of Love
11. Swingin In The Moore Park
12. Frankie & Johnny
13. Too Marvelous For Words
14. Got A Date With An Angel
15. Old Rockin Chair
16. Rosetta
17. Back Home In Indiana
18. Prisoners Song / Blue Lou
19. Sweet Sue
20. I Get A Kick Out Of You
21. Laura
22. Sweet Lorraine

Personnel and dates:

Georgie Auld (leader, ts) with:
#1-3: Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Linn, Vito Mangano (tp), Si Zentner, Frank Rosolino, Tommy Pederson (tb), Skeets Herfurt, Gus Bivona (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Bob Dawes, Bob Lawson (bs), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Comfort (b), Irving Cottler (d).
Hollywood, September 30, 1955.

#4-8: Same personnel as 1-3 but Manny Klein (tp) and Chuck Gentry (bs) replace Vito Mangano and Bob Lawson.
Hollywood, November 7, 1955.

#9-12: Same as #4-8 but Vito Mangano replaces Manny Klein.
Hollywood, November 11, 1955.

#13-16: Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Linn, Vito Mangano (tp), Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, Tommy Pederson (tb), Skeets Herfurt, Willy Smith (cl, as), Babe Russin (ts), Irving Roth, Bob Lawson (bs), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Comfort (b), Irving Cottler (d).
Hollywood, April 11 & 12, 1956.

#17-18: Same as 13-16 but Gus Bivona (as) and André Previn (p) replace Willy Smith and Paul Smith.
Hollywood, May 19, 1956.

#19-24: Same as 13-16.
Hollywood, May 26, 1956.

Price:

$10.94  (tax incl.)

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