Larry Elgart And His Orchestra + Easy Goin' Swing (2 LP on 1 CD) Digipack
  • RCA Victor LSP-1961 RCA Victor LSP-1961
  • Camden CAS 575 Camden CAS 575
  • Larry Elgart Larry Elgart

Larry Elgart

Larry Elgart And His Orchestra + Easy Goin' Swing (2 LP on 1 CD) Digipack

Blue Moon 800 Series

Personnel:
Larry Elgart (as, dir), John Murtaugh, Bill Finegan, Roger Middleton, Turk Van Lake, Wayne André (arr), Carol Sloane (vcl)

Reference: BMCD 887

Bar code: 8427328008877

· Collector's Edition
· Issued in Digipack
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art and Liner Notes
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Larry Elgart’s highly stylized sound was unique in the band business of early 60s. There was never any doubt as to whom you were listening. The liquid-sounding reeds, the tart but punching trumpets, the distant-sounding trombones, the swinging, piano-less rhythm section —they all add up to a distinct sound… and a sound of distinction. Never raucous, never pallid, always understated (but with a bouncing beat), the music goes with a dance floor as well as this record goes with a phonograph.

The band’s repertoire was broad, encompassing both standard and rhythmically oriented originals, and Elgart, always the conscientious leader, was constantly aware of his audience. When most bands sounded like Count Basie or indirect descendants of Basie, a band with an identity of its own was well worth hearing. In the ensuing decade and a half, the “Elgart Sound” would became the synonym for brilliant achievement in listening pleasure. And that swingin’ Larry Elgart crew had just one reason for being: dancing.


Tracklisting
:
01. Once In Love with Amy (Frank Loesser) 2:01
02. No Fool Like an Old Fool (McCarthy-Meyer) 2:19
03. You Turned the Tables On Me (Mitchell-Alter) 2:11
04. Midnight Sun (Hampton-Mercer-Burke) 1:51
05. Dreamboat (Bill Finegan) 1:32
06. Beyond the Blue Horizon (Whiting-Robin-Harling) 1:45
07. Quincy Hoppers (Roger Middleton) 1:42
08. Are You Livin’ Old Man? (Evans-Higginbotham-Silver) 2:46
09. That Old Feeling (Brown-Fain) 2:00
10. Sunday Drive (Harry Rohinsky) 1:41
11. Heartaches (Klenner-Hoffman) 2:02
12. Bigwin (Turk Van Lake) 3:13
13. Frim Fram Sauce (Evans-Ricardel) 2:18
14. Golden Earrings (Livingston-Young-Evans) 2:01
15. Nola (Felix Arndt) 1:43
16. The Lady Is a Tramp (Rodgers-Hart) 1:56
17. Easy Goin’ (John Murtaugh) 1:52
18. Liza (G. & I. Gershwin-G.Kahn) 1:53
19. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody (Irving Berlin) 2:24
20. Snake Dance (Wayne Andre) 2:30
21. Home(Clarkson-Clarkson-Van Steedon) 1:38
22. Pep Rally (Roger Middleton) 2:00

Sources:
Tracks #1-12, from the album “Larry Elgart and His Orchestra” (RCA Victor LSP-1961)
Tracks #13-22, from the album “Easy Goin’ Swing” (Camden CAS 575)

Larry Elgart And His Orchestra
Arrangements by Bill Finegan, Roger Middleton, Turk Van Lake.
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, November 1958

Easy Goin' Swing
Arrangements by John Murtaugh, Roger Middleton, andWayne Andre.
Carol Sloane, vocals on #16
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, March 1960

Produced by Lee Schapiro
Recording Engineers: Ernest Oelrich & Bob Simpson
Liner notes: Wally Robinson / Dom Cerulli
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
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$10.84  (tax incl.)

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