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Various - The Big Bands Vol. 1 - The Soundies Album

Various - The Big Bands Vol. 1 - The Soundies Album Performer: Various
Title: The Big Bands Vol. 1 - The Soundies
Style: Big Band
Label: Storyville Films
# Cat: 26011
Released: 2007
Country: US
FLAC album: 2785 mb
MP3 album: 2543 mb
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Jazz / Screen


1Glen Gray And His OrchestraSentimental Journey
2Stan KentonIt's Been A Long, Long Time
3Larry ClintonWhatcha Know Joe?
4Larry ClintonThe Dipsy Doodle
5Larry ClintonChant Of The Jungle
6Les Brown Featuring Doris DayMy Lost Horizon
7Bob ChesterB-i-bi
8Claude Thornhill Featuring Buddy Stewart And Martha WayneWhere Has My Little Dog Gone?
9Buddy Rogers12th Street Rag
10Stan KentonJammin' In The Panoram
11Alvino ReySaint Louis Blues
12Stan KentonTampico
13Larry ClintonDeep Purple
14Stan KentonReed Rapture
15Sonny DunhamSleepy Lagoon
16Stan KentonEager Beaver
17Stan KentonSouthern Scandal
18Tony PastorOh Maria


Bar code: 8 80491 26011 0
Total Running Time: 54 min.
Genre: Music - Mono - 5.1 - B&W
© ℗ 2007 Storyville Films
Published by Salut Audio & Video - DK 4591 HAVNS0
Sales and distribution: Naxos of America, Inc.
Disc Made in Canada
Printed & Assembled in USA.

Includes 16 page booklet.

The short films included in this compilation are known as Soundies. These musical films were made between 1941 and 1947. "The Big Bands Volume One" is a sampling of the numerous bands who performed in front of the Soundies cameras. This edition includes many of the hits of the 1940's performed by some of the biggest stars of the era. Initially, Soundies were extremely popular but due to a shortage of production materials during the war the Panorams were in short supply, ultimately causing the demise of the Soundie in 1947. Nevertheless, Soundies captured on film many superb musicians at the peak of their powers, making an irreplaceable contribution to the history of American music.

Using the best possible sources, Storyville Films has painstakingly located and restored the Soundies in this program to the best possible condition. In some cases the available prints were not up to our usual excellent standards. We have chosen to include those films because of their historic value.