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Artist: Sherwood, Bobby & His Orchestra
Title: Makin’ Whoopee
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2150
Barcode:5019317021504 itemnumber=1000123830
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 7/19/2019
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
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Sherwood’s parents were Bob and Gail Sherwood. When they lived in Kokomo, Indiana, he operated a movie theater, and Gail Sherwood “organized an orchestra which was among the first ones to play popular syncopated music.” Bobby Sherwood began playing banjo with that group when he was twelve years old, but later progressed to guitar and trumpet When he was twenty-two in 1933, he replaced Eddie Lang as the guitarist for Bing Crosby and remained with Crosby until the early 1940s. Beginning on October 2, 1940, he was the bandleader for Eddie Cantor’s radio program on NBC. During the same year, he was a regular on the “Hillman Hour” program on KFWB in Los Angeles, California. Sherwood married Dorothy Virginia Gumm, the sister of Judy Garland, and worked as a bandleader for Garland during sessions at Decca Records. He started a big band that included Dave Pell and Kitty Kallen. The band’s first single, “The Elk’s Parade”, a version of which is included on this CD was a million seller. He dabbled in acting but led his big band through the 1940s. In the mid-1940s, he hosted the radio program “Bobby Sherwood Orchestra” on the Mutual Broadcasting System and it is from those rare “live” recordings transcribed from the various locations that the band happened to be appearing that this CD comes. Sherwood died of cancer January 23, 1981, at his home in Auburn, Massachusetts.

Track Listing
 1. 
Makin’ Whoopee

 2. 
I Don’t Want To Love You (voc: Gail Landis)

 3. 
Swinging At The Semloh

 4. 
Accentuate The Positive (voc: Bobby Sherwood)

 5. 
Starlight Avenue (voc: Gail Landis)

 6. 
Nobody Else But You

 7. 
Goodnight Wherever You Are (voc: Gail Landis)

 8. 
Poor Little Rich Girl

 9. 
Politely

10. 
Lover Come Back To Me

11. 
Song Of The Wanderer

12. 
Don’t You Know I Care (voc: Bobby Sherwood)

13. 
I Dream Of You

14. 
The Elk’s Parade

15. 
Blue Room Blues

16. 
King Cotton

17. 
Caravan

18. 
September Song (voc: Lynn Stevens)

19. 
Get Big (voc: Bobby Sherwood)

20. 
This Is The Night (voc: Ray Sims)

21. 
Suddenly It’s Swing

22. 
Autumn In New York (voc: Lynn Stevens)

23. 
It’s A Good Day (vocs: Bobby Sherwood-Lynn Stevens)

24. 
Hodge Podge


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