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Capitol Collector's Series
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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The best of the post-WW II big bands.
D. R. Schryer | Poquoson, VA United States | 10/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ray Anthony was an outstanding trumpeter. He played in the great Glenn Miller in his teens, prior to World War II (during which Glenn Miller died in a plane crash). After WWII, Anthony formed his own band which heavily copied the Glenn Miller sound, except that Anthony played a trumpet solo in every piece. Eventually, as the jazz and swing oriented big band fad faded, Anthony added strings to his orchestra and evolved to the very mellow and romantic -- and highly-danceable -- style presented on his Dream Dancing records. I've been a fan of Ray Anthony since I first heard his band during my college years in the 1950s. In my opinion his was the best of the post WW II big bands. This is a great collection from Anthony's big band period."
Man With The Trumpet
W. Grandy | windsor, nova scotia Canada | 12/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is not the best album if you like the music of Ray Anthony - however it does cover quite a period of his career. He played with the Glenn Miller orchestra and eventually went on his own. The problem I have with this album is too many vocals. On the plus side, all but 1 selection is the origional mono. You'll find a song 'Marilyn' written for Marilyn Monroe also 'Melody of Love' with vocals by one Frank Sinatra. Overall not a bad album but there are better ones out there if you're into strictly instrumentals."
Ray Anthony - good but not exceptional
Odilon Rocha | São Paulo, Brazil | 09/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I expected more from this CD, maybe a sound like that of Harry James.
But this CD is not bad. Brings many good tracks, good music, and will please those who like soft music (that's where I fit)."