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Larry Green & His Orchestra : Near You - The Singles Collection 1946-50

Larry Green & His Orchestra : Near You - The Singles Collection 1946-50

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Pianist Larry Green led one of the many orchestras of the 1940s who played music aimed at the middle ground of popular entertainment, rather than the swinging big band style of many bands of those times. Coming later to the scene than many of the noted names of the 1930s, he enjoyed a few years in the chart spotlight during the post-war era recording both standards and versions of the hot songs of the moment, before his music was overtaken by the emerging solo stars and the changing market.

This 50-track collection features selected A & B sides from his releases on RCA-Victor during this era, and features all his career hits, including the Top 10 hits Near You and Beg Your Pardon, plus Bella Bella Marie, Bewitched and Can Anyone Explain (No! No! No!). There are a number of characteristic instrumental arrangements, but most of the tracks feature vocal performances by one of his various vocalists and vocal groups, including Gil Phelan, Don Grady, Ray Dorey, Paul Sania, The Honeydreamers and Three Beaus And A Peep. It also includes releases by Larry Green at the piano with hit trio The Three Suns. He is an artist about whom not much is known or heard about these days, and we trust that will be welcome addition to Acrobat’s range of artists from what some nostalgia buffs call the “golden age of popular music”.

It is a collection which undoubtedly captures an enjoyable slice of the sweet sound which proved popular in  the late 1940s and, with Larry Green’s piano taking a significant role in many of the arrangements, it also gives us a decent flavour of what made his sound and style distinctive. Even if it broke no startling new ground in the grand scheme, it features top class performances and arrangements.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 For You, For Me, For Evermore Larry Green & His Orchestra
2 Either It's Love Or It Isn't Larry Green & His Orchestra
3 Sonata Larry Green & His Orchestra
4 I Haven't Got A Worry In The World Larry Green & His Orchestra
5 When You Left Me Larry Green & His Orchestra
6 How High The Moon Larry Green & His Orchestra
7 Far Away Island Larry Green & His Orchestra
8 The Heather On The Hill Larry Green & His Orchestra
9 Almost Like Being In Love Larry Green & His Orchestra
10 Bewitched Larry Green & His Orchestra
11 Spring Is Really Spring This Year Larry Green & His Orchestra
12 Near You Larry Green & His Orchestra
13 Pic-A-Nic-In' (In The Park) Larry Green & His Orchestra
14 Sipping Cider By The Zuyder Zee Larry Green & His Orchestra
15 Song Of New Orleans Larry Green & His Orchestra
16 Gonna Get A Girl Larry Green & His Orchestra
17 My Cousin Louella Larry Green & His Orchestra
18 My Promise To You Larry Green & His Orchestra
19 Beg Your Pardon Larry Green & His Orchestra
20 Can It Ever Be The Same? Larry Green & His Orchestra
21 Thoughtless Larry Green & His Orchestra
22 Little Girl Larry Green & His Orchestra
23 Concerto To The Moon (Concierto En La Luna) Larry Green & His Orchestra
24 Bella Bella Marie Larry Green & His Orchestra
25 Whistling In The Dark Larry Green & His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 A Bluebird Singing In My Heart (The La, La, La, La Song) Larry Green & His Orchestra
2 It's A Big Wide Wonderful World Larry Green & His Orchestra
3 You're So Understanding Larry Green & His Orchestra
4 Lover's Gold Larry Green & His Orchestra
5 There's Yes Yes In Your Eyes Larry Green & His Orchestra
6 Now! Now! Now! (Is The Time) Larry Green & His Orchestra
7 Give Me A Song With A Beautiful Melody Larry Green & His Orchestra
8 Follow The Swallow To Hide-Away Hollow Larry Green & His Orchestra
9 We'll Build A Bungalow Larry Green & His Orchestra
10 Sunshine Larry Green & His Orchestra
11 Tea For Two Larry Green & His Orchestra
12 Carioca Larry Green & His Orchestra
13 Time On My Hands Larry Green & His Orchestra
14 Sometimes I'm Happy Larry Green & His Orchestra
15 I Want To Be Happy Larry Green & His Orchestra
16 Bright Eyes Larry Green & His Orchestra
17 Bewitched Larry Green & His Orchestra
18 If I Had You On A Desert Island Larry Green & His Orchestra
19 Sunshowers Larry Green & His Orchestra
20 Francie Larry Green & His Orchestra
21 La Petite Waltz The Three Suns & Larry Green
22 Can Anyone Explain? (No! No! No!) Larry Green With The Honeydreamers
23 All Dressed Up To Smile Larry Green & His Orchestra
24 I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) Larry Green & His Orchestra
25 Legend Of Glass Mountain The Three Suns & Larry Green
  • Artist:
    Larry Green & His Orchestra
  • EAN:
    824046345426
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    December 2022
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3454
  • Weight:
    0.12kg