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The Blue Barron Orchestra - The Collection 1938-53

The Blue Barron Orchestra - The Collection 1938-53

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Blue Barron, born Harry Freidman, was an American orchestra leader in the 1940s and early 1950s during the “Big Band” era. Although widely associated with swing, the mainstream pop music of the late 1939s and ’40 was also characterised by the strand of easy-on-the-ear orchestral dance band music with featured vocalists – sometimes referred to as “sweet” music - performing the prolific output of fine new songs from Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley.

None was more typical of that strand than the Blue Barron Orchestra, whose record labels during the first era of its career referred to them with the words “Music of Yesterday and Today Styled the Blue Barron Way”. Friedman launched his Blue Barron Orchestra on the Floating Palace showboat New York in 1936.

This 48-track set includes selected A- and B-sides from his releases on the Bluebird, Hits by Blue Barron and MGM labels during these years, in a recording career which was interrupted by service during World War Two. It features all his career hits, including the 1949 No.1, Cruising Down The River.

The record sold more than one million copies, gaining gold disc status. This collection also features Top 20 chart entries At A Perfume Counter, Darn That Dream, You Walk By, Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba, You Were Only Fooling, A Strawberry Moon, Powder Your Face With Sunshine and Are You Lonesome Tonight. It includes performances by his featured vocalists Russ Carlyle, Clyde Burke, Babs Ryan, Charlie Fisher, Betty Clarke, Dolores Hawkins, George Nolan, Bobby Beers, Johnny Goodfellow, Susan Laughton and The Blue Notes.

Blue Barron died in 2005 and, for his contribution to the recording industry, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 At A Perfume Counter Blue Barron & His Orchestra
2 Who Are We To Say Blue Barron & His Orchestra
3 There's A Boy In Harlem Blue Barron & His Orchestra
4 Moonlight In Waikiki Blue Barron & His Orchestra
5 I Hadn't Anyone Till You Blue Barron & His Orchestra
6 Spring Is Here Blue Barron & His Orchestra
7 Garden In The Rain Blue Barron & His Orchestra
8 It's A Lonely Trail (When You're Travellin' Alone) Blue Barron & His Orchestra
9 Heart And Soul Blue Barron & His Orchestra
10 Then Came The Rain Blue Barron & His Orchestra
11 Roller Skating On A Rainbow Blue Barron & His Orchestra
12 I Didn't Know What Time It Was Blue Barron & His Orchestra
13 It's A Whole New Thing Blue Barron & His Orchestra
14 Darn That Dream Blue Barron & His Orchestra
15 If It Wasn't For The Moon Blue Barron & His Orchestra
16 So Long Blue Barron & His Orchestra
17 Trade Winds Blue Barron & His Orchestra
18 Sometimes I'm Happy Blue Barron & His Orchestra
19 You Walk By Blue Barron & His Orchestra
20 In Copacabana Blue Barron & His Orchestra
21 Elmer's Tune Blue Barron & His Orchestra
22 This Love Of Mine Blue Barron & His Orchestra
23 I Tipped My Hat And Slowly Rode Away Blue Barron & His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Midnight Masquerade Blue Barron & His Orchestra
2 Chi Baba, Chi Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep) Blue Barron & His Orchestra
3 Tennessee (T-E-Double N-E-Double S-Double E) Blue Barron & His Orchestra
4 Let's Be Sweethearts Again Blue Barron & His Orchestra
5 You Were Only Fooling Blue Barron & His Orchestra
6 Somebody Else's Picture Blue Barron & His Orchestra
7 A Strawberry Moon In A Blueberry Sky Blue Barron & His Orchestra
8 Cruising Down The River Blue Barron & His Orchestra
9 Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) Blue Barron & His Orchestra
10 Whose Girl Are You? Blue Barron & His Orchestra
11 I Had My Heart Set On You Blue Barron & His Orchestra
12 Send Ten Pretty Flowers To My Girl In Tennessee Blue Barron & His Orchestra
13 Are You Lonesome Tonight? Blue Barron & His Orchestra
14 Honestly, I Love You Blue Barron & His Orchestra
15 I Ain't Gonna Take It Sittin' Down Blue Barron & His Orchestra
16 (Who Knows, Who Knows) That's The Way It Goes With Love Blue Barron & His Orchestra
17 Till The End Of The World Blue Barron & His Orchestra
18 Let Me In Blue Barron & His Orchestra
19 You'll Always Be The Sweetheart Of My Dreams Blue Barron & His Orchestra
20 I Want Another Chance With You Blue Barron & His Orchestra
21 Tears (For Souvenirs) Blue Barron & His Orchestra
22 All By Yourself In The Moonlight Blue Barron & His Orchestra
23 Did Anyone Call For Me Blue Barron & His Orchestra
24 Under The Sweetheart Moon Blue Barron & His Orchestra
25 That's Amore (That's Love) Blue Barron & His Orchestra
  • Artist:
    The Blue Barron Orchestra
  • EAN:
    0824046338725
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    June 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3387
  • Weight:
    0.12kg