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Best of Big Bands 2
Les Elgart
Best of Big Bands 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Les Elgart
Title: Best of Big Bands 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 5/19/1992
Release Date: 5/19/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644890921, 074644890945

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One of the best dance band recordings you'll find anywhere.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Elgart Band played with a bouncy style and a rich, punctuated sound that became definitive of the "fifties". Charlie Albertine's arrangements are, as always, clear, sensual, and fun. The production and sound of the recordings (produced by George Avakian and engineered by Fred Plaud in the legendary CBS 30th Street church studio) are superb. Even though this particular CD - which was the band's first LP for Columbia - is monoraul, when you put it on you'll feel like the band is right there in your living room. A great experience for anyone who enjoys the sound of swing."
The Greatest Dance Band
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many critics consider Les Elgart's band to be the best dance band of the big band era.Arriving on the big band scene near the close of the era (1950's), the Elgart sound swept the American dance scene.The unique blending of base sax and trombone, along with use of the guitar for rythym, was a new innovation. The chords,frequently minor, produce almost painfully beautiful musical responses on the part of the listener. This smooth, and happy swing album is sure to please the new swing generation.Buy and enjoy."
Try'll love the big band sound
(5 out of 5 stars)

"been an elgart fan since "zing was a single" very good cd. for non-electronic fans!"