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Harry James
Harry James
Harry James
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Harry James
Title: Harry James
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Eclipse Music Group
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 10/27/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Oldies, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078736487921, 078736487945

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The Swing Era's Best Trumpeter
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 01/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It has been a common knowledge that the legendary and fine trumpeter and band leader, Harry James gave the Entertainer of the Century, Frank Sinatra his first chance at singing in 1939. Frank Sinatra had never forgotten the start of his musical career with Harry James and always called him "Boss" in the later years. He was America's favorite trumpet player in the Swing Era.

This CD is a showcase of ten of Harry James' best hits. His instrumental treatment of the best tune in this compilation and my all-time favorite, "You Made Me Love You," is simply fabulous and played with warm emotion. Recorded in 1941, it was the very same tune that made him a big star. Other highlights are "I Had The Craziest Dream," "Sleepy Time Gal" and "Stardust."

There's something nostalgically beautiful about this CD that will take you back in time to the wonderful era of the Great Dance Bands. Give it a listen and experience the glorious sound of the Swing Era.
Great Sounding Recordings
Pat McDougall | Aberdeen, Washington United States | 08/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This cd has some of the best arrangments I've heard by James. His arrangments of Ciribiribin and 2 O'Clock jump are are just awesome. All of the songs on this cd are great quality. I would recommend it."