Irving Aaronson and His Commanders was perhaps the quintessential dance band of the "Roaring '20s," featuring impeccable musicians performing some of the decade's best-known songs with energy, enthusiasm, and clever arrangements laced with humor. This disc, the first of four containing the band's complete recorded output, traces the band from its earliest days to its success in the Broadway smash "Paris." All of the recordings have been meticulously remastered from the best available sources, and the collection includes three rare previously-unissued selections. The package includes a handsome 28-page booklet with rare photographs and in-depth commentary by Aaronson expert Randy Skretvedt.
Tracks include "Let's Misbehave," "I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers," "What! No Spinach?" "Hard-to-Get Gertie," "Crazy Words - Crazy Tune," "Poor Papa," "I Never See Maggie Alone," and 18 others. 78 minutes.