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The Leo Reisman Hits Collection 1921-40

Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
Styles: Easy Listening
Catalogue Number: ACTRCD9091
Leo Reisman was a violinist and bandleader whose orchestra initially came to popularity in the 1920s as a society orchestra performing at New York’s Central Park Casino, becoming one of the first orchestras who racked up a long string of hits in what was called the “sweet” style of orchestral and dance band music which appealed to the broad spectrum of middle America during the inter-war years and through the ‘40s into the early ‘50s in what is sometimes called the golden age of popular music. Performing at prestigious hotels and on radio, he helped popularise some of the hit songs from movies and Broadway shows of the time, occasionally featuring the stars from those shows or the composers of the songs performing vocals on his records, including Ferd Astaire, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz and Clifton Webb, as well as other rising stars like Lee Wiley, along with many other vocalists like Lew Conrad, Frank Luther, Frances Maddux, Dick Robertson, Sally Singer and Lou Levin. This great-value 72-track 3-CD set consists entirely of recordings which before 1940 were credited with a Top 20 chart position in Joel Whitburn’s “Pop Memories” or Elston Brooks’ “The Weekly Top Ten Tunes For The Last Fifty Years” books, or the Your Hit Parade chart, or appeared in one of the Billboard charts thereafter. It features most of his eighty or so career hits, including the No. 1s “The Wedding of the Painted Doll”, “I'll See You Again”, “Paradise”, “Night And Day”, “Stormy Weather”, “The Continental”, “Cheek To Cheek”. It’s a substantial, enjoyable and nostalgic journey through an era in the USA when pop music was an antidote to some difficult social, economic and political upheavals.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Bright Eyes  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
2 Indian Love Call Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
3 Here in My Arms  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
4 Bye Bye, Blackbird Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
5 For My Sweetheart Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
6 Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Don Howard & Harry Maxfield
7 Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
8 The Wedding of the Painted Doll Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
9 I Kiss Your Hand, Madame  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Ran Weeks
10 With a Song in My Heart  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Ran Weeks
11 Ain't Misbehavin'  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lew Conrad
12 My Sweeter Than Sweet  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lou Levin
13 Happy Days Are Here Again Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lou Levin
14 You Do Something to Me Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
15 You've Got That Thing Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
16 I'll See You Again Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
17 What is This Thing Called Love?  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lew Conrad
18 Puttin' on the Ritz  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lew Conrad
19 Around the Corner Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Philip Steele
20 Body and Soul Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frances Maddux
21 Just a Gigolo Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Ben Gordon
22 Out of Nowhere  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Munn
23 When the Moon Comes over the Mountain Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Ben Gordon
24 Without That Gal!  Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Leo Reisman
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 New Sun In The Sky Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Vocals Fred Astaire
2 I Love Louisa Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Vocals Fred Astaire
3 Time on My Hands Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Vocals Lee Wiley
4 She Didn't Say Yes Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
5 The Night Was Made For Love Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
6 Someday I'll Find You Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frances Maddux
7 Paradise Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frances Maddux
8 Drums In My Heart Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
9 Jalousie Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
10 Lovable Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Dick Robertson
11 Alone Together Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
12 Louisiana Hayride Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Arthur Schwartz & The Eva Jessye Choir
13 Night And Day Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Fred Astaire
14 Stormy Weather Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Harold Arlen
15 Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Fred Astaire
16 By A Waterfall Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Arthur Wright
17 Honeymoon Hotel Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
18 Love Songs of The Nile Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Howard Phillips
19 Easter Parade Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Clifton Webb
20 Yesterdays Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frances Maddux
21 The Touch Of Your Hand Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Bernice Alair
22 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Tamara
23 With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. George Beuler
24 Night On The Desert Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. George Beuler
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Tonight Is Mine Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. George Beuler
2 You're A Builder Upper Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Harold Arlen
3 Don't Let It Bother You Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Sally Singer
4 A Needle In A Haystack Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lew Conrad
5 The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing) Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Leo Reisman
6 I Get A Kick Out Of You Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Sally Singer
7 I Won't Dance Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Phil Dewey
8 Lovely To Look At Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Phil Dewey
9 I'm In The Mood For Love Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Frank Luther
10 Cheek To Cheek Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Fred Astaire
11 The Piccolino Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Fred Astaire
12 You And The Night And The Music Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Phil Dewey
13 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Edward Matthews
14 It Ain't Necessarily So Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Avon Long
15 I Wanna Woo Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
16 Yours Truly Is Truly Yours Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Benny Davis
17 Afterglow Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Larry Stewart
18 On The Beach At Bali-Bali Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Larry Stewart
19 It's De-Lovely Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Sally Singer
20 Too Marvellous For Words Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Jimmy Brierly
21 In The Still Of The Night Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lee Sullivan
22 Spring Is Here Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Felix Knight
23 Do I Love You Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Lee Sullivan
24 Down Argentina Way Leo Reisman & His Orchestra, Voc. Sara Horn
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