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Harry James Orchestra The Hits Collection 1938-53 (3CD)

Harry James Orchestra The Hits Collection 1938-53 (3CD)

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Trumpeter and bandleader Harry James was one of the most important, successful and influential personalities of the swing and big band era, his unmistakable bravura trumpet style providing an inspiration and benchmark for trumpeters across the jazz and orchestral genres. He was hugely popular on radio, as a live attraction and on record with his music not only appealing to cutting edge jazz and big band enthusiasts, but also, through his recordings of sweeter orchestral material, featuring the many male and female vocalists who launched their careers with his bands, capturing a wider audience to achieve a remarkable string of big-selling hits from his debut as a bandleader in the late 30s right through into the 1950s just before the dawn of the rock n roll era.

This great-value 71-track 3-CD set comprises just about all his records which featured in one form or another of the charts during his career, including the few that were listed as being Top 10 hits before the launch of the record sales charts in Billboard in 1940, and those which featured thereafter in one or other of the published Billboard charts or related listings. It naturally includes his No. 1 hits Sleepy Lagoon, I Had The Craziest Dream, I've Heard That Song Before, Ill Get By, I'm Beginning to See the Light and It's Been a Long, Long Time. Among the featured vocalists are Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest, Kitty Kallen, Johnny McAfee, Buddy DeVito, Betty Grable, Willie Smith, Ginnie Powell, Marion Morgan, Art Lund and Dick Williams, and it also includes Harrys 1950s hits with Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney. Its a hugely entertaining overview of the commercially successful output of one of the great stylists and innovators of the big band era.
 
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 It's The Dreamer In Me  Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Humes
2 One O'Clock Jump   Harry James and His Orchestra
3 Ciribiribin Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Frank Sinatra
4 Music Makers   Harry James and His Orchestra
5 Flight Of The Bumblebee Harry James and His Orchestra
6 Trumpet Rhapsody (Part 1) Harry James and His Orchestra
7 Lament To Love   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Dick Haymes
8 You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)  Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Dick Haymes
9 A Sinner Kissed An Angel   Harry James & His Orchestra with Dick Haymes
10 Misirlou Harry James and His Orchestra
11 I Don't Want To Walk Without You   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
12 Skylark   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
13 Easter Parade   Harry James and His Orchestra
14 Sleepy Lagoon   Harry James and His Orchestra
15 One Dozen Roses   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Jimmy Saunders
16 Strictly Instrumental   Harry James and His Orchestra
17 But Not For Me   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
18 He's My Guy   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
19 I Cried For You (Now It's Your Turn To Cry Over Me)  Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
20 Manhattan Serenade   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
21 Mister Five By Five   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
22 I Had The Craziest Dream   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
23 Daybreak   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Johnny McAfee
24 The Devil Sat Down And Cried Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I Remember You Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
2 Flash   Harry James and His Orchestra
3 I've Heard That Song Before   Harry James and His Orchestra
4 Moonlight Becomes You   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Johnny McAfee
5 Velvet Moon   Harry James and His Orchestra
6 Prince Charming   Harry James and His Orchestra
7 All Or Nothing At All Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Frank Sinatra
8 I Heard You Cried Last Night   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Helen Forrest
9 Two O'Clock Jump Harry James and His Orchestra
10 Cherry   Harry James and His Orchestra
11 Jump Town   Harry James and His Orchestra
12 I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Dick Haymes
13 Back Beat Boogie   Harry James and His Orchestra
14 On A Little Street In Singapore Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Frank Sinatra
15 Memphis Blues   Harry James and His Orchestra
16 Sleepy Time Gal   Harry James and His Orchestra
17 Every Day Of My Life Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Frank Sinatra
18 Estrellita (My Little Star)   Harry James and His Orchestra
19 It's Funny To Everyone But Me Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Frank Sinatra
20 I'm Beginning To See The Light   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
21 I Don't Care Who Knows It   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
22 I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
23 Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
24 The More I See You   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Buddy Divito
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 If I Loved You   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Buddy Divito
2 11:60 P.M.   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
3 I'll Buy That Dream   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
4 It's Been A Long, Long Time   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
5 Autumn Serenade   Harry James and His Orchestra
6 Waitin' For The Train To Come In   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
7 I Can't Begin To Tell You   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Betty Grable
8 I'm Always Chasing Rainbows   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Buddy Divito
9 Who's Sorry Now?   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Willie Smith
10 Do You Love Me   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Ginnie Powell
11 And Then It's Heaven   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Buddy Divito
12 This Is Always   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Buddy Divito
13 Oh, But I Do   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Buddy Divito
14 Jalousie (Jealousy)   Harry James and His Orchestra
15 Heartaches   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Marion Morgan
16 I Tipped My Hat And Slowly Rode Away Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Art Lund
17 Stella By Starlight Harry James and His Orchestra
18 I Still Get Jealous Harry James and His Orchestra
19 Mona Lisa   Harry James and His Orchestra, Vocals by Dick Williams
20 Would I Love You (Love You, Love You) Harry James and His Orchestra With Doris Day
21 Castle Rock Harry James and His Orchestra With Frank Sinatra
22 You'll Never Know Harry James and His Orchestra With Rosemary Clooney
23 Ruby   Harry James and His Orchestra
  • EAN:
    824046907525
  • Discs:
    3
  • Release:
    November 2018
  • Artist:
    Harry James Orchestra
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9075
  • Weight:
    0.2kg