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Best of the Big Bands
Various Artists
Best of the Big Bands
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #3


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Best of the Big Bands
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 11
Label: Madacy Records
Release Date: 7/12/1995
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 056775871529

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CD Reviews

Very good, how-ever lacking... | Mc Farland, WI | 09/17/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very good box set. However, there is one thing missing: Benny Goodman's 1938 version of "Sing sing sing (with a swing).""
Gabe | 02/18/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Being a fan of big bands, I looked forward to playing this CD set, especially the Glenn Miller portion. Unfortunately, I am familiar with Glenn Miller and these renditions were poor imitations. The notes on the box gave no hint as to who made the recordings. Other than a brief mention that the CDs were "made in Canada," I have no idea of the recording artists. But I strongly suspect that they are NOT original recordings, and NOT the latter day Glenn Miller band. This CD set is just okay. But, for a few dollars more I would prefer the "real thing." Color me "Disappointed!""
Good, but not great!
Gabe | Margate, Florida United States | 07/17/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I am an avid listener of big band music. I know what original recordings sound like, and these are NOT the original recordings. Although the music is still nice, and these were performed by good musicians, I can still hear and notice the obvious difference from the originals. It just doesn't have the smoothness and "swing & sway" associated with the "real thing." It's a decent collection, but I prefer original recordings, with the original sound."