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Bob Chester & His Orchestra 1940-1941
Bob Chester
Bob Chester & His Orchestra 1940-1941
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Bob Chester
Title: Bob Chester & His Orchestra 1940-1941
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Circle
Release Date: 8/11/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 762247404422

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scotsladdie | 04/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bob Chester was and still is criticized for being a carbon-copy of the Glenn Miller sound. His band is actually quite good and because we haven't heard his records umpteen times, his stuff is actually more fun because it's like hearing something brand-new for many big band enthusiasts. "Cuban Boogie Woogie" and "Octave Jump" are very good and Dolores O'Neil (as a trivia note, she was related somehow to the great Eugene) was a vocalist with an original, rather strong voice and her vocals hold up better than say, Marion Hutton's (I never thought she could sing worth a dime)."
Band has some of the Miller sound.
scotsladdie | 06/17/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Overall, the band arrangements are fine and in some cuts the sax section sound like the Glenn Miller sax section. The girl vocalist sounds better than average."
A good band with a great vocalist
scotsladdie | 04/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bob Chester followed Miller's reed sound, but had a completely different set of charts and style of playing. He seemed better recorded, and of course, had the stunning Dodie O'Neill as his vocalist for some of his - but not all - recordings. She had a totally unique and recognisable voice, far ahead of its time in a way, and it's a mystery that more wasn't heard of her. This is a good sampling of a second division outfit, but one that managed to stake an individual segment of the market at the time.
Should be on any serious big band collectors shelves."