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Paul Whiteman - Best of the Big Bands

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
01/01/2001
Artist
Paul Whiteman
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Sony Music Distribution
Duration
00:32:02

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A handy little 32-minute, 10-song compilation, derived from Whiteman's two and a half years on Columbia (1928-30), when he began allowing more jazz elements into his work. The featured vocals include Jack Fulton ("Body and Soul," "Sweet Sue, Just You"), Skin Young ("Felix the Cat"), Bing Crosby ("'Taint So, Honey, 'Taint So," "Get Out and Get Under the Moon"), and the Rhythm Boys (with Bing Crosby) ("That's My Weakness Now"). The selection is a bright, bouncy set of dance tunes, all amazingly dexterous, especially in the singing, and the quality and condition of the masters is astonishingly good for a budget collection of this kind, all very clean with lots of depth and brightness. The playing isn't bad, either, within the limits of the dance and novelty field -- check out the solos on "That's My Weakness Now." And none of it overlaps with any other Whiteman collection. ~ Bruce Eder

1) Body and Soul (03:04)
2) That's My Weakness Now (02:57)
3) Choo Choo (02:44)
4) Sweet Sue, Just You (04:26)
5) Felix the Cat (02:52)
6) Get Out and Get Under the Moon (03:09)
7) China Boy (02:42)
8) 'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So (02:45)
9) Gypsy (04:26)
10) Because My Baby Don't Mean "Maybe" Now (02:57)

Album
Best of the Big Bands
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
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Best of the Big Bands | Paul Whiteman