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Rey Alvino
By Request
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Rey Alvino
Title: By Request
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hindsight Records
Release Date: 4/8/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014921024922

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The greatest, but little known
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alvino Rey led perhaps the finest big band ever. This CD does a marvelous job of demonstrating both his talent and that of his band members. The playing is tight, energetic and beautiful. Bumble Boogie (Flight of the Bumble Bee) has perhaps the most amazing guitar solo ever heard. And the last two tracks (Rockin' Chair and Nighty Night) feature the voices of the King Sisters, another greatly unappreciated group. The whole album gives me goosebumps. I reccomend it to anyone who has ever remotely appreciated any sort of good music."
Shame on RCA, Shame on Capitol
Frank M. Benton Jr. | Arlington, Tx USA | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here is the best Big Band that ever was. Capitol and RCA have tons of matieral by Rey but refuse to release any of it. Rey had 3 hits in the top 10 at the same time around 1940 and still they ignore him! Grab this one..... Rockin Chair is from Standard Transcriptions where his best work was done!"
By Request
Robert Witzke | La Crosse,Wisconsin | 08/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been an Alvino Rey fan since I was a teenager back in the early '40s and still am. Even though the reviewer hated this album I enjoyed it very much. I still contact Mr. Rey by E-mail and also by phone-he is over 90 years old now and lives in Sandy, Utah. By the way, he has two CD's which he made a few years ago that are great. They are: Hawaiian guitar songs and another titled "When You're Smiling"."