Big Band Blowout!

Big Band Blowout!

Swing with us here on Deeper Roots on a Friday morning, one week ahead of the Christmas festivities. The big band sound is that apple pie sound that grew out of the traveling musicians and dance hall bands of the 1920s. From the radio to ballrooms across the land, as the jazz orchestras grew in size, the arrangements had to be formalized to avoid mass confusion. The arranger became the focal point of the band. Improvisation during solos was written into the arrangements but their location and duration were controlled and the vocal stylings grew around the easy flowing style of the evolving jazz that would become known as ‘Swing’. Tune in for two hours of exploration of a century of America’s music.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
3Benny Carter (With Lionel Hampton Orchestra) I'm in the Mood for Swing RCA Victor Jazz-The First Half-Century-The 30's Amazon
4Chick Webb Go Harlem Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
5Cab Calloway The Jumpin' Jive Best Of The Big Bands Amazon
6Benny Goodman When Buddha Smiles Stompin' at the Savoy Amazon
7Count Basie Doggin' Around Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie Amazon
8Artie Shaw & His Orchestra / Artie Shaw's Symphony Swing Begin The Beguine (LP Version) The 30s: Hollywood's Best Amazon
9Glenn Miller Orchestra In The Mood Ken Burns Jazz [Disc 3] Amazon
10Woody Herman Woodchopper's Ball Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
11Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Why Don't You Do Right Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
12Charlie Barnet Skyliner Swingingest Sounds Ever Heard – The Best of the Big Bands Amazon
13Les Brown Bizet Has His Day Best of the Big Bands Amazon
14Woody Herman & His Orchestra Four Brothers Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
15Ella Fitzgerald When My Sugar Walks Down the Street Chronological Classics: Ella Fitzgerald 1940-41 Amazon
16Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Tuxedo Junction The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
17Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Let's Dance Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
18Duke Ellington Take The A Train Watch The Closing Doors – A History Of New Yorks Musical Melting Pot Vol 1 1945-59 (CD 1) Amazon
19Tony Pastor Bell Bottom Trousers Nipper's Greatest Hits – The 40's Vol 2 Amazon
20Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing (Part I) Sing, Sing, Sing Amazon
21Woody Herman Apple Honey The Essence of Woody Herman Amazon
22Glenn Miller & His Orchestra Moonlight Serenade The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
23Artie Shaw Stardust Ray Charles – Music that Matters to Him Amazon
24Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra I'll Be Seeing You Kiss the Boys Goodbye: Classic Songs from World War II, Vol.1 Amazon
25Tommy Dorsey Opus One Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
26Glenn Miller & His Orchestra A String of Pearls The Centennial Collection Disc 1 Amazon
27Benny Goodman Stompin' At The Savoy Stompin' At The Savoy Amazon
28The Andrew Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Double Goldies [CD2] Amazon
29Artie Shaw I Got the Sun in the Morning The Artie Shaw Story – Disc 4 – Little Jazz Amazon
30Harry James You Made Me Love You Time-Life Swing Era – 1940-1941 [Disc 1] Amazon
31Doris Day/Les Brown Sentimental Journey Those Wonderful Years: Sentimental Journey 1930's & 1940's Amazon

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