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Orrin Tucker & His Orch. - Oh Johnny! The Golden Years (1938-49)

Orrin Tucker & His Orch. - Oh Johnny! The Golden Years (1938-49)

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Orrin Tucker was a saxophonist, singer and bandleader who had his heyday during the late 1930s and into the ‘40s, and whose orchestra played in the popular “sweet” style of the era, broadly favouring a relaxed style of swing, using featured vocalists to present popular standards and new compositions of the day. He was popular on radio and from 1939 to ’42 racked up a string of hits, notably a No. 2 with a revival of the oldie Oh! Johnny, Oh! Johnny, Oh! The Second World War interrupted Tucker’s big band career, and he served as a Navy pilot instructor from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor. With a new band after the war, he played major U.S. hotels and clubs. The band’s theme song was a Tucker favourite: Drifting And Dreaming.

This 50-track collection comprises selected A- and B-sides from his releases on the Okeh, Vocalion, Columbia, Musicraft, Mercury and Universal labels during this era. It includes all his 16 career hits, among them Oh! Johnny, Oh! Johnny, Oh! and his other Top 10 entries Stop! It’s Wonderful, Billy, Apple Blossoms And Chapel Bells, At The Balalaika, Pinch Me and You’d Be Surprised. It features Tucker himself on vocals, as well as performances by his other vocalists and vocal groups, including Bonnie Baker, Gil Mershon, Jack Bartell, Eddie Rice, Bob Haymes, Scottee Marsh, Jeri Ray and The Bodyguards. Tucker and his orchestra remained active until the 1990s, when health problems forced him to retire. He died in California, on 9 April  2011, aged 100.

This 2CD set is an entertaining showcase for an artist about whom not much is known or heard about these days, but who very much captured the musical zeitgeist of the era.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Cathedral In The Pines Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra

2

Especially For You Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
3 Wishing Will Make It So Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
4 Midnight Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
5 Billy Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
6 For Tonight Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
7 Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
8 Stop! It's Wonderful Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
9 If I Knew Then Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
10 Pinch Me Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
11 Would Ja Mind Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
12 Drifting And Dreaming Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
13 At The Balalaika Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
14 You'd Be Surprised Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
15 If I Could Be The Dummy On Your Knee Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
16 Apple Blossoms And Chapel Bells Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
17 Irene Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
18 Where Do I Go From You? Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
19 My Resistance Is Low Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
20 If You Love Me Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
21 Go Way, Can't You See I'm Dreaming Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
22 Them There Eyes Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
23 Your Flag And Mine Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
24 Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
25 I Love Ya, I Betcha Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
26 You've Got What It Takes Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Li'l Abner Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
2 Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
3 You're The One For Me Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
4 You Didn't Steal That Kiss Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
5 Aren't You Gonna' Kiss Me Goodnight Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
6 Georgia On My Mind Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
7 Two Hearts That Pass In The Night Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
8 You Can Depend On Me Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
9 Do I Worry? Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
10 A Stone's Throw From Heaven Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
11 You Betcha My Life Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
12 Hi, Neighbor! Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
13 As We Walk Into The Sunset Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
14 She Don't Wanna Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
15 Dear Mom Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
16 Tangerine Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
17 Full Moon Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
18 There Are Rivers To Cross (Before We Meet Again) Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
19 (Darling, Darling) Just Make Love To Me Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
20 Love On A Greyhound Bus Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
21 Gotta Get Me Somebody To Love Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
22 The Moon Is Always Bigger On Saturday Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
23 Everybody Loves My Baby Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
24 Medley - Powder Your Face With Sunshine, Lavender Blue Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
  • Artist:
    Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
  • EAN:
    824046345129
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    November 2022
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3451
  • Weight:
    0.12kg