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Artist: Various Artists
Title: The Dance Band Years The 1940s
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2159
Barcode:5019317021597 itemnumber=1000124036
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Availability: In Stock
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It has been said that nothing re?ects the mood of the times like their popular songs and that a certain tune can transport you back to a particular time in your life, quicker and more vividly than anything else. Surely both adages are true of the songs of World War II at least, for those of us able to remember those troubled times. For the younger listener, interested in the music of that epoch-making era, we hope that this record will give them some idea of the type of songs we sung, whistled or danced to. This then, is just a sample of what must undoubtedly have been one of the happier aspects of that, otherwise, unhappy period, the music of the 1940’s. Some idea of the “feel” of the 1940s, can be gleaned from the ?rst ?ve tracks on 11 thru 15 of this CD, which were recorded “Live” at an actual dance in the Locarno Ballroom, Streatham, London. On these tracks you can hear the murmur and shuf?e of the dancers, and even notice them anticipating the vocalist by whistling and singing the lyrics of “Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats’,’ and of course, the applause which is as genuine as it is spontaneous (it has not been “dubbed-in”). Recording sessions of this kind must have been relatively rare at that time, because of the 78 RPM disc, but that is, in itself the unique aspect of this album; it has not been copied from any issued 78’s and not a single track on this record has ever been issued on CD before, every one, as far as our research shows, being taken from the only known copy in each case. This then, is an original issue and will, in time no doubt become a collector‘s item.

Track Listing
GERALDO 
&& HIS ORCHESTRA.
 1. 
I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo vocalists: Three Boys and a Girl.

 2. 
Indian Summer vocal: Cyril Grantham.

 3. 
In The Mood.

 4. 
I Hear A Rhapsody vocal: Cyril Shane.

 5. 
South American Way vocal: Dorothy Carless.

 6. 
Do I Worry? vocalists: Dorothy Carless and George Evans.

 7. 
You Gorgeous Dancing Doll vocal: Cyril Grantham and the Band.

THE SKYROCKETS DANCE ORCHESTRA (Directed by Paul Fenoulhet).

 8. 
Swingin’ On Lennox Avenue.

 9. 
So Dumb, But So Beautiful vocal: Denny Dennis.

10. 
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? vocal: Denny Dennis.

LOU PREAGER AND HIS BAND (Recorded 
&“live&” at The Locamo Ballroom, Streatham, London.)
11. 
Shoo Shoo Baby vocal: Edna Kaye.

12. 
I Heard You Cried Last Night vocalists: Edna Kaye and Paul Rich.

13. 
Medley: Whistling In The Light vocal: Edna Kaye/Hey, Good Lookin’ vocal: Paul Rich.

14. 
Sweet Rosie O’grady.

15. 
Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats vocal: Paul Rich.

THE SKYROCKETS DANCE ORCHESTRA (Directed by Paul Fenoulhet).

16. 
The Boy Is Jumping.

17. 
My Prayer vocal: Denny Dennis.

18. 
San Fernando Valley vocal: Denny Dennis.

19. 
It Jumps Like Mad.

20. 
Do You Believe In Dreams? vocal: Denny Dennis.


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