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Big Band Jazz: From the Beginning to the Fifties
Various Artists
Big Band Jazz: From the Beginning to the Fifties
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #4


      
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Comprehensive history with all your favorites
A. Kozak | San Francisco, CA USA | 07/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know if the Smithsonian is always this good with their collections, but if you're looking for history, they've done it right here. I grew up listening to Big Band pieces from the late 30s & early 40s - songs my Dad jitterbugged to as a teen. But there's a lot more. From the thin sounding beginnings in the 20s to the overlush sounds of the 50s - this collection covers it all. Of course, I find that I listen to the middle cuts the most - all the familiar favorites. But put the whole set on for an afternoon, and you'll travel through musical history. The more than 50-page guide (in big old LP format - my first copy) is comprehensive & full of great tidbits. A must for any swing enthusiast."