Harry James & His Orchestra - The Chronological Classics: 1942 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 166.47 Mb | 76:27 | Scans included
Big Band, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Classics - 1178
This eighth installment in the Classics Harry James chronology assembles all of his Columbia studio recordings made between February 24 and July 22, 1942, beginning with four superb instrumentals. "By the Sleepy Lagoon," a pretty tone poem later parodied by Spike Jones as "Sloppy Lagoon," is followed with the boogie-woogie-based "Trumpet Blues and Cantabile," a slow sweet "Easter Parade," and an eminently danceable version of "Crazy Rhythm." One change that occurred in 1941 was the departure of tenor saxophonist Vido Musso and the arrival of young Gene "Corky" Corcoran.