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British Big Bands
British Big Bands

Various Artists
Styles: Easy Listening, Jazz
Catalogue Number: ACRCD185
Long overshadowed by the historical importance of US Big Bands, the British scene of the pre-war years has been sadly neglected on CD. This 20 track overview presents the cream of UK based dance bands every bit as creative and relevant as their US counterparts. This overdue sampler presents recordings made between 1930 and 1945. The booklet contains full biographical and discographical details. Tracks include Billy Cotton ("Margie"), Lew Stone ("White Jazz"), Henry Hall ("Goody Goody"), Jack Hylton ("Swing Is In The Air") and "Victor Sylvester ("Goodbye Blues").

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 She's My Slip Of A Girl Jack Payne
2 I Like To Do Things For You Spike Hughes
3 What A Perfect Combination Ray Noble
4 Canadian Capers Harry Roy
5 Margie Bill Cotton & Band
6 That's What Life Is MadeOf New Grosvenor House Band
7 Wild Goose Chase Madame Tussaud's Dance Orchestra
8 White Jazz Lew Stone & His Band
9 Where Were You On The Night Of June The 3rd Jay Wilbur
10 Goody Goody The BBC Dance Orchestra
11 I Stumble Over Love Roy Fox
12 Swings In The Air Jack Hylton
13 Swing High, Swing Low Bert Firman
14 Cotton Picker's Congregation Ambrose & Orchestra
15 A Foggy Day Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
16 At The Woodchoppers Ball Joe Loss & His Band
17 Let The People Sing Geraldo & His Orchestra
18 I'm Nobody's Baby Oscar Rabin & His Orchestra
19 October Mood No.1 Baloon Centre Dance Orchestra
20 Goodbye Blues Victor Sylvester & His Ballroom Orchestra
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