Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Let's Dance with Ralph Flanagan
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
Mr. Flanagan meet Mr. Miller
Timothy A. Quale | Ogden, Utah | 05/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The title says it all.."Dance again with Ralph Flanagan". This is perfect dance music, beautiful and dreamy to the ninth degree. But boy does it sound just like someone trying really hard to sound like Glenn Miller and his famous Orchestra. Now I'm not saying thats a bad thing, if your going to steal you might as well steal from the best! Flanagan even has Miller sidemen Al Klink and Ernie Caceres in the sax section. Lots of nice tunes such as "Dream" , "Stardust" and "Smoke gets in your eyes" to help you out in the dream dancing department. Don't pass this one up just becasue Ralph Flanagan isn't a household name, he had a great band with a great sound(thanks to Glenn Miller)and thats a terrific combination."
Dance music from one of the best big bands.
D. R. Schryer | Poquoson, VA United States | 10/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ralph Flanagan had one of the best -- and most popular -- big bands in the post World War II era. Although influenced -- as many big bands were -- by the Glenn Miller sound, Flanagan's band did not blatantly copy the Miller sound but had a clearly recognizable style of its own. Many of us who were around at that time were big Flanagan fans and the Flanagan band was a top band for a while. Unfortunately, Flanagan's band came along toward the end of the big band era and did not stay around very many years. Worse still, it has largely been forgotten while lesser bands are still remembered. If you like big band music dance music and want to hear a top notch big band from the 1950s get this CD. I think you'll be impressed and wonder how a band this good has been overlooked so long."