If you like big band hits, this is one nice set of tunes
Steven A. Peterson | Hershey, PA (Born in Kewanee, IL) | 03/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is part of a multi-CD series, so it won't be anything like a good sampling of what music is available. But as part of that series, it holds its own. The performers include Artie Shaw's Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Members of the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Members of the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras, Dick Haymes, and so on. Lots of talent.
And the songs. . . . My favorites here: "Stomping at the Savoy," "Cheek to Cheek," "Serenade in Blue," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," and many more.
If you're interested in the sounds of big bands, this is a nice, pleasant introduction that will get you to tapping your toes. For what it is, it's entertaining!