Various ‎– The Great Band Era (1936-1945)

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Reader's Digest ‎– RD 25-K, RCA Custom ‎– RD 25-K
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12 Great Band Theme Songs
A1 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
Written-By – Bassman*, Washington*
A2 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Take The "A" Train
Written-By – Billy Strayhorn
A3 Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Blossoms
Written-By – Al Avola
A4 Glenn Miller Orch.* Moonlight Serenade
Written-By – Miller*, Parish*
A5 Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra Star Dreams
Written-By – Spivak*, Burke*, Dee*
A6 Alvino Rey And His Orchestra* Nighty Night
Vocals – Yvonne King And EnsembleWritten-By – Joe Davis (4)
B1 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Nightmare
Written-By – Artie Shaw
B2 Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye* Kaye's Melody
Written-By – Sammy Kaye
B3 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Goodbye
Written-By – Gordon Jenkins
B4 Charlie Barnet And His Glen Island Casino Orch.* Make Believe Ballroom
Written-By – Razaf*, Denniker*
B5 Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Flying Home
Written-By – Goodman*, Hampton*
B6 Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra Snowfall
Written-By – Claude Thornhill
1936
C1 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Christopher Columbus
Written-By – Razaf*, Berry*
C2 Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven The Music Goes Round And Round
Vocals – Edythe WrightWritten-By – Farley*, Riley*, Hodgson*
C3 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians When Did You Leave Heaven?
Vocals – Carmen LombardoWritten-By – Whiting*, Bullock*
C4 "Fats" Waller & His Rhythm* All My Life
Vocals – "Fats" Waller*Written-By – Stept*, Mitchell*
C5 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
Vocals – Helen WardWritten-By – Link*, Marvell*, Strachey*
C6 Eddy Duchin And His Orchestra Moon Over Miami
Vocals – Lew SherwoodWritten-By – Leslie*, Burke*
1945
D1 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe
Vocals – The SentimentalistsWritten-By – Warren*, Mercer*
D2 Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra There I've Said It Again
Vocals – The Norton Sisters, Vaughn MonroeWritten-By – Evans*, Mann*
D3 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
Vocals – Imogene LynnWritten-By – Arlen*, Mercer*
D4 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Symphony
Vocals – Clyde RogersWritten-By – Alstone*, Lawrence*
D5 Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra It's Been A Long Long Time
Vocals – Irene DayeWritten-By – Styne*, Cahn*
D6 Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra Sentimental Journey
Written-By – Homer*, Green*, Brown*
1937 Part 1
E1 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Bob White
Vocals – Martha TiltonWritten-By – Hanighen*, Mercer*
E2 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians A Sailboat In The Moonlight
Vocals – Carmen LombardoWritten-By – Lombardo*, Loeb*
E3 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra A Study In Brown
Written-By – Larry Clinton
E4 Eddy Duchin And His Orchestra Moonlight And Shadows
Vocals – Lew SherwoodWritten-By – Hollaender*, Robin*
E5 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Once In A While
Written-By – Green*, Edwards*
E6 Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm Orch.* Goodnight My Love
Written-By – Revel*, Gordon*
1944 Part 2
F1 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Blue Rain
Vocals – Ray EberleWritten-By – Van Heusen*, Mercer*
F2 Earl Hines And His Orchestra It Had To Be You
Vocals – Madeline Green And The Three Varieties*Written-By – Kahn*, Jones*
F3 Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra I'm Making Believe
Vocals – Ruth GaylorWritten-By – Monaco*, Gordon*
F4 The Four King Sisters With Male Chorus* Mairzy Doats (And Dozy Doats)
Written-By – Hoffman*, Livingston*, Drake*
F5 Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra You Always Hurt The One You Love
Vocals – Billy Williams (4)Written-By – Roberts*, Fisher*
F6 David Rose & His Orchestra Poinciana
Written-By – Bernier*, Simon*
1937 Part 2
G1 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Dipsy Doodle
Vocals – Edythe WrightWritten-By – Larry Clinton
G2 Hal Kemp And His Orchestra The Moon Got In My Eyes
Vocals – Bob Allen (3)Written-By – Johnston*, Burke*
G3 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians So Rare
Vocals – Carmen LombardoWritten-By – Herst*, Sharpe*
G4 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Afraid To Dream
Vocals – Betty VanWritten-By – Revel*, Gordon*
G5 Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Vieni, Vieni
Vocals – Rudy Vallee, The Gentlemen SongstersWritten By – Scotto-Koger-Varna-Vallee
G6 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians That Old Feeling
Vocals – Carmen LombardoWritten-By – Brown*, Fain*
1944 Part 1
H1 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra I'll Be Seeing You
Vocals – Frank SinatraWritten-By – Kahal*, Fain*
H2 Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra There Goes That Song Again
Vocals – Nancy NormanWritten-By – Styne*, Cahn*
H3 Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Dance With A Dolly
Vocals – Tony PastorWritten-By – Eaton*, Leader*, Shand*
H4 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra I Dream Of You
Vocals – Freddie Stewart (2)Written-By – Osser*, Goetschius*
H5 Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra Rum And Coca-Cola
Vocals – Rosemary Calvin, Norton Sisters*Written-By – Sullavan*, Amsterdam*, Baron*
H6 The Four King Sisters* San Fernando Valley
Written-By – Gordon Jenkins
1938 Part 1
I1 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Music, Maestro, Please
Vocals – Edythe WrightWritten-By – Wrubel*, Magidson*
I2 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Vocals – Male TrioWritten-By – Jacobs*, Cahn*, Chaplin*, Secunda*
I3 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Vocals – Martha TiltonWritten-By – Ellington*, Nemo*, Mills*, Redmond*
I4 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra I Have Eyes
Vocals – Helen ForrestWritten-By – Robin*, Rainger*
I5 Larry Clinton And His Orchestra Heart And Soul
Vocals – Bea WainWritten-By – Loesser*, Carmichael*
I6 Hal Kemp And His Orchestra I've Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams
Vocals – Judy StarrWritten-By – Monaco*, Burke*
1943 Part 2
J1 Abe Lyman And His Californians* For Me And My Gal
Vocals – Bill Sherman (2)Written-By – Goetz*, Leslie*, Meyer*
J2 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Manhattan Serenade
Vocals – Jo StaffordWritten-By – Adamson*, Alter*
J3 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra All Or Nothing At All
Vocals – Clyde RogersWritten-By – Altman*, Lawrence*
J4 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra A Pink Cocktail For A Blue Lady
Vocals – Skip NelsonWritten-By – Oakland*, Magidson*
J5 Enric Madriguera And His Orchestra Brazil
Written-By – Barroso*
J6 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra It's Always You
Vocals – Ray EberleWritten-By – Burke-Van Heusen*
1938 Part 2
K1 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra The Flat Foot Floogee
Vocals [Refrain] – The Band*Written-By – Green*, Stewart*, Gaillard*
K2 Larry Clinton And His Orchestra I Double Dare You
Vocals – Bea WainWritten-By – Eaton*, Shand*
K3 Jan Savitt And His Top Hatters You Go To My Head
Vocals – Carlotta DaleWritten-By – Gillespie*, Coots*
K4 Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra Says My Heart
Written-By – Lane*, Loesser*, Harriet Hilliard
K5 Larry Clinton And His Orchestra My Reverie
Vocals – Bea WainWritten-By – Clinton*
K6 Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
Vocals – Edythe WrightWritten-By – Warren*, Mercer*
1943 Part 1
L1 Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra Taking A Chance On Love
Vocals – The Three Kadets*Written-By – Latouche*, Fetter*, Duke*
L2 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Moonlight Mood
Vocals – Skip Nelson, The ModernairesWritten-By – Adamson*, DeRose*
L3 Alvino Rey And His Orchestra* Dearly Beloved
Vocals – Bill SchallenWritten-By – Kern*, Mercer*
L4 Teddy Powell And His Orchestra Let's Get Lost
Vocals – Peggy MannWritten-By – Loesser*, McHugh*
L5 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra That Old Black Magic
Vocals – Skip Nelson, The ModernairesWritten-By – Arlen*, Mercer*
L6 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Warsaw Concerto
Piano – Jack FinaWritten-By – Richard Addinsell
1939 Part 1
M1 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Blue Orchids
Arranged By – P. Wetstein*Vocals – Jack LeonardWritten-By – Hoagy Carmichael
M2 Les Brown And His Orchestra Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Vocals – Miriam ShawWritten-By – Bloom*, Koehler*
M3 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Our Love
Vocals – Jack LeonardWritten-By – Bernier*, Clinton*, Emmerich*
M4 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Scatter-Brain
Vocals – Glen HughesWritten-By – Masters*, Burke*, Keene-Bean
M5 Skinnay Ennis And His Orchestra Wishing
Vocals – Skinnay EnnisWritten-By – Bud DeSylva*
M6 Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Sunrise Serenade
Written-By – Frankie Carle, Jack Lawrence (2)
1942 Part 2
N1 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Serenade In Blue
Vocals – Ray EberleWritten-By – Warren*, Gordon*
N2 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Jingle, Jangle, Jingle
Vocals – Clyde Rogers, Stuart Wade (2)Written-By – Loesser*, Lilley*
N3 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Blues In The Night
Vocals – Jo StaffordWritten-By – Arlen*, Mercer*
N4 Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra When The Lights Go On Again
Vocals – Vaughn MonroeWritten-By – Benjemen*, Seiler*, Marcus*
N5 Alvino Rey And His Orchestra* Strip Polka
Vocals – The Four King Sisters And Chorus*Written-By – Johnny Mercer
N6 Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra Tangerine
Vocals – Vaughn MonroeWritten-By – Mercer*, Schertzinger*
1939 Part 2
O1 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Do I Love You
Vocals – Helen ForrestWritten-By – Cole Porter
O2 Ziggy Elman & His Orchestra And The Angels Sing
Written-By – Mercer*, Elman*
O3 Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra I Cried For You
Vocals – Kathleen LaneWritten-By – Lyman*, Freed*, Arnheim*
O4 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Heaven Can Wait
Vocals – Jack LeonardWritten-By – Delange*, Van Heusen*
O5 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra The Lamp Is Low
Vocals – Ray EberleWritten-By – Shefter*, Ravel*, Parish*, DeRose*
O6 Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra The Umbrella Man
Vocals – The Three Barons And Chorus*Written-By – Stock*, DeRose*
1942 Part 1
P1 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra I Don't Want To Walk Without You
Vocals – Paula KellyWritten-By – Loesser*, Styne*
P2 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Sleepy Lagoon
Trombone [Solo] – Tommy DorseyWritten-By – Coates*, Lawrence*
P3 Alvino Rey And His Orchestra* Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Vocals – Bill Schallen, Skeets HerfurtWritten-By – Swander*, Hershey*
P4 Earl Hines And His Orchestra Skylark
Vocals – Billy EckstineWritten-By – Carmichael*, Mercer*
P5 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Rose O'Day
Vocals – Eddie Stone And ChorusWritten-By – Lewis*, Tobias*
P6 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Moonlight Cocktail
Vocals – Ray Eberle, The ModernairesWritten-By – Gannon*, Roberts*
1940 Part 1
Q1 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Blueberry Hill
Vocals – Ray EberleWritten-By – Lewis*, Stock*, Rose*
Q2 Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra All This And Heaven Too
Vocals – Larry Taylor (4)Written-By – Delange*, Van Heusen*
Q3 Bob Chester And His Orchestra We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)
Vocals – Dolores O'NeillWritten-By – Robertson*, Cogane*, Mysels*
Q4 Gray Gordon And His Tic-Toc Rhythm Ferryboat Serenade
Vocals – Meredith Blake And Chorus*Written-By – DiLazzaro*, Adamson*, Panseri*
Q5 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
Vocals – Frank SinatraWritten-By – Mercer*, Bloom*
Q6 Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra There I Go
Vocals – Vaughn MonroeWritten-By – Zaret*, Weiser*
1941 Part 2
R1 Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra I Hear A Rhapsody
Vocals – Bob CarrollWritten-By – Gasparre*, Fragos*, Baker*
R2 Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra Daddy
Vocals – Kaye Choir*Written-By – Troup*
R3 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Chattanooga Choo Choo
Vocals – Tex Beneke, The Four Modernaires*Written-By – Warren*, Gordon*
R4 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra The Hut-Sut Song
Vocals – Eddie Stone (2)Written-By – Owens*, Killion*, McMichael*
R5 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest
Vocals – Ray Eberle, The Four Modernaires*Written-By – Green*, Block*, Stoner*
R6 Hal Kemp And His Orchestra It All Comes Back To Me Now
Vocals – Bob Allen (3)Written-By – Kramer*, Zaret*, Whitney*
1940 Part 2
S1 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Frenesi
Written-By – Dominguez*, Russell*, Charles*
S2 Larry Clinton And His Orchestra The Nearness Of You
Vocals – Helen SouthernWritten-By – Carmichael*, Washington*
S3 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Woodpecker Song
Vocals – Marion HuttonWritten-By – C. B.*, Di Lazzaro*, Adamson*
S4 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Imagination
Vocals – Frank SinatraWritten-By – Van Heusen-Burke*
S5 Bob Chester And His Orchestra With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
Vocals – Dolores O'NeillWritten-By – Edwards*, Lawrence*
S6 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Sierra Sue
Vocals – Ray EberleWritten-By – Joseph B. Carey
1941 Part 1
T1 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Perfidia
Vocals – Dorothy Claire, The Four Modernaires*Written-By – Dominguez*, Leeds*
T2 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Dolores
Vocals – Frank Sinatra, The Pied PipersWritten-By – Loesser*, Alter*
T3 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra This Time The Dreams On Me
Vocals – Bonnie LakeWritten-By – Arlen*, Mercer*
T4 Jan Savitt And His Top Hatters The Things I Love
Vocals – Allan DeWittWritten-By – Barlow*, Harris*
T5 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra You And I
Vocals – Frank SinatraWritten-By – Meredith Wilson*
T6 Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
Vocals – Dinah ShoreWritten-By – Roig*, Sherr*

Notes

K5 is based on Debussy's "Reverie."
M3 is adapted from Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet."
O5 is based on a theme from Ravel's "Pavane."

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Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RD 5-025-1 Various The Great Band Era(4x8-Trk, Comp) Reader's Digest RD 5-025-1 US 1975 Sell This Version
RD 25E-K Various 40-talets Toppband (1936-1945)(10xLP, Comp, RE + LP, Comp, RE, Bon + Box, Comp, R) Reader's Digest, RCA Custom RD 25E-K Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
RD25-K Various The Great Band Era (1936-1945)(10xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) Reader's Digest, RCA Custom RD25-K US 1964 Sell This Version
KRD-025/A2, KRD-025/A4 Various The Great Band Era(4xCass, Comp) Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest KRD-025/A2, KRD-025/A4 US 1983 Sell This Version
616-ES-1-10 Various The Great Band Era (1936-1945)(10xLP, Comp + Box) Reader's Digest 616-ES-1-10 Canada 1964 Sell This Version

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Mr.BlueSky

Mr.BlueSky

October 15, 2016
I love the way this collection is packaged.Very solid outer and inner box. I am a rock n' roll guy so this is a little out of my league but this collection contains so many of the biggest big band names of that era. The one I have is just in supreme condition. Albums never played by me though that may change. I'm surprised a 10 album set like this costs so little but I guess that era was a long time ago. Rock n' roll may be headed down the same road.