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Ray Anthony Collection 1949-62 (3CD)

Ray Anthony Collection 1949-62 (3CD)

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Ray Anthony is a trumpeter, bandleader, composer and film star who led one of the most respected and successful big bands of the 1950s. Starting his career as a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the early 1940s, he launched his own band after serving in the US Navy in WWII, and had his first hit with “A Dreamer’s Holiday” in 1949, racking up a string of over 25 chart entries through into the 1960s.

This compilation comprises selected A & B sides from his one hundred or so singles on the Capitol label during this era, and features 26 US Billboard and Cash Box chart entries plus his UK hits, including the No. 2 successes “At Last” and “Dragnet”, and his other Top 10 hits “Sentimental Me, “Count Every Star”, “Can Anyone Explain”, “Harbor Lights”, “Nevertheless, As Time Goes By”, and “Peter Gunn”. It includes hit performances by his featured vocalists Dick Noel, Ronnie Deauville, The Skyliners, Tommy Mercer, Gloria Craig, Marcie Miller and Jo Ann Greer, as well as many notable jazz-flavoured instrumentals which provide a fine vehicle for Ray Anthony’s substantial talent as a trumpeter. It’s an entertaining showcase for one of the best and most innovative contemporary big bands of these years.


REVIEWS

This excellent 82 track, three CD collection traces his career up to 1962 and gives a comprehensive overview of his singles during this period. He did of course record many albums over the years which are fuller representations of his recorded legacy, but as far as singles go, this bids fair to be the definitive issue... a worthy tribute to the last of his kind. - Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 347)


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Darktown Strutter's Ball Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Dick Noel
2 Slider Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
3 A Dreamer's Holiday Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Dick Noel
4 Sitting By The Window Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Dick Noel & The Skyliners
5 Count Every Star Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Dick Noel
6 Spaghetti Rag Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
7 Sentimental Me Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville
8 Little Peach From East Orange Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. The Skyliners
9 In The Mood Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
10 Tenderly Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
11 Roses Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville
12 Scattered Toys Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville
13 Mama, Teach Me To Do The Charleston Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. The Skyliners
14 Lackawanna Local Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
15 Young Man With A Horn Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
16 Stardust Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
17 Can Anyone Explain? Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville & The Skyliners
18 Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville & The Skyliners
19 Harbor Lights Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville
20 Harlem Nocturne Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
21 Mr Anthony's Boogie Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
22 Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville & The Skyliners
23 The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville
24 Be My Love Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Ronnie Deauville
25 Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
26 Mr Anthony's Blues Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 These Things I Offer You Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & The Skyliners
2 Vilia Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
3 My Truly, Truly Fair Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer
4 The Fox Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
5 Deep Night Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
6 Undecided Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer, Gloria Craig & The Skyliners
7 Brother Fats Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Gloria Craig & The Skyliners
8 The Honeydripper Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
9 At Last Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & The Anthony Choir
10 Bermuda Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & Marcie Miller
11 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer
12 I Hear A Rhapsody Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & The Anthony Choir
13 Moonlight Saving Time Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Marcie Miller & The Skyliners
14 There Are Such Things Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & The Anthony Choir
15 You're Driving Me Crazy Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Marcie Miller
16 Slaughter On Tenth Avenue Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
17 As Time Goes By Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & The Anthony Choir
18 Scatterbrain Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Marcie Miller & The Skyliners
19 Marilyn Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & The Skyliners
20 Idaho Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
21 Street Scene Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
22 On The Trail Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
23 Wild Horses Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Jo Ann Greer
24 True Blue Lou Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
25 The Bunny Hop Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
26 The Hokey Pokey Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Jo Ann Greer & The Skyliners
27 Thunderbird Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Feat. Leo Anthony
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 That's My Weakness Now Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Jo Ann Greer & Marcie Miller
2 Dragnet Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
3 Dancing In The Dark Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
4 Another Dawn, Another Day Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
5 Sound Off Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
6 Oh Mein Papa Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
7 Secret Love Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. Tommy Mercer & The Anthony Choir
8 Tuxedo Junction Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
9 Dance, My Heart Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, Voc. The Anthony Choir
10 Skokiaan Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
11 Heat Wave Ray Anthony
12 Something's Gotta Give Ray Anthony, Voc. The Skyliners
13 Learnin' The Blues Ray Anthony
14 Pete Kelly's Blues Ray Anthony
15 Flip Flop Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
16 Rockin' Through Dixie Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
17 Calypso Dance Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
18 The Incredible Shrinking Man Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
19 The Lonely Trumpet Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
20 Peter Gunn Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
21 Walkin' To Mother's Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
22 707 Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
23 Stockholm Blues Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
24 Tres Chic Ray Anthony
25 The Gurney Slade Theme Ray Anthony
26 Champs Élysées Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
27 Tequila With A Twist Ray Anthony
28 Worried Mind Ray Anthony, With Orch. Cond. by Jimmie Haskell
29 Let Me Entertain You Ray Anthony, With Orch. Cond. by Jimmie Haskell
  • Artist:
    Ray Anthony
  • Discs:
    3
  • EAN:
    824046910228
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    October 2020
  • Run Time:
    210mins
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9102
  • Weight:
    0.2kg