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Artist: Gray, Jerry And His Orchestra
Title: American Popular Song
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2048
Barcode:5019317020484 itemnumber=1000120187
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 11/4/2016
Availability: In Stock
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Jerry Gray was a child prodigy he learnt and could play the violin by the age of seven. He joined the Artie Shaw Band at the age of 21, in 1936, as part of the violin section although he originally thought he was joining the band to play jazz accordion, an instrument at which he was also proficient. When Artie dropped the string section Jerry left the band but was to return as arranger and it could be said that it was Jerry’s powerful arrangement of Begin The Beguine, which was a big hit for the band, changed everything for the Shaw Orchestra. In 1939 when Shaw fell ill it was Jerry who was to lead the band until Artie recovered. After the demise of the short lived Artie Shaw Orchestra, Jerry moved on to the Glenn Miller Orchestra and it is there that he perhaps achieved his most significant work. Jerry Gray’s output for the Miller band was fantastic. He wrote some great originals like Caribbean Clipper, Sun Valley Jump and The Spirit Is Willing not forgetting, of course, String Of Pearls.

Track Listing
 1. 
Stormy Weather March

 2. 
The Carioca

 3. 
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

 4. 
Night And Day

 5. 
All The Things You Are

 6. 
Star Dust

 7. 
Blue Skies

 8. 
Dancing In The Dark

 9. 
This Can’t Be Love

10. 
What Is This Thing Called Love?

11. 
Begin The Beguine

12. 
St. Louis Blues

13. 
The Way You Look Tonight

14. 
Thou Swell

15. 
I Love Paris

16. 
Embraceable You

17. 
The Gypsy In My Soul

18. 
How High The Moon

19. 
Willow Weep For Me

20. 
Blue Moon

21. 
Somebody Loves Me

22. 
My Heart Stood Still

23. 
I Cover The Waterfront

24. 
Mountain Greenery

25. 
Little Girl Blue

26. 
My Funny Valentine

27. 
Wait Till You See Her

28. 
You Leave Me Breathless

29. 
Isn’t It Romantic


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