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GRAHAM DALBY and THE LONDON SWING ORCHESTRA - The Roaring Twenties

GRAHAM DALBY and THE LONDON SWING ORCHESTRA - The Roaring Twenties
£12.99
CD / Product Number: URCD249

2012 marks the release of the first of four albums spanning the 1920’s to the 1960’s - a really comprehensive anthology of pre-electric music, starting with THE ROARING TWENTIES. Graham Dalby and the London Swing Orchestra (formerly the Grahamaphones) celebrate their 25th anniversary in style! The album reflects an era of great change - of millionaires like Gatsby and murderous thugs like Dutch Schultz and how the music transcended Prohimition, the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression. The London Swing Orchestra continues to bring the spirit and fizz of The Jazz Age to a recession hit world just as the bands did in the Twenties.The CD has 20 tracks and runs over 60 minutes.

Description

The twenty tracks on this CD reflect the various segments of musical life after the Great War. It is the first release in a series of 4 to chart the history of jazz and swing from the 20s to the present day.

1. You're The Cream in My Coffee
2. It Had To Be You
3. Wedding of the Painted Doll
4. Jealousy
5. What'll I Do
6. The Sheik of Araby
7. The Charleston
8. Breakaway
9. Dance Little Lady
10. Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now
11. Makin' Whoopee
12. My Canary has Circles Under His Eyes
13. The Mooche
14. Copper Coloured Girl
15. Stormy Weather
16. Cotton Club Stomp
17. Ill Wind
18. Mackie Messer
19. Chicago
20. 42nd Street

Reviews of This Recording

The tunes are played flawlessly. Dalby has trained his musicians well! This CD should appeal to all those who appreciate fine arrangements of music of the period, the lyrics of the songs and extremely competent musicians to perform them. On all these counts this CD delivers. Just Jazz