In The Mood
RRP £ 7.99
The biggest dance bands of the war years perform the best of their swingin' signature tunes. 1 CD. Over 1 hour playing time.
Cat. no.: GLMY121
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, and this 20 track Memory Lane cracker ensures that the greatest wartime dance bands get your feet tappin! Next to a letter from home, wrote Lt. Col. James H. Dolittle to Major Glenn Miller in July 1944, your organisation is the greatest morale builder in the European Theatre of Operations. Miller and his band were not alone, of course, and our selection honours the contribution that so many of the great swing bands made to the Allied war effort. IN THE MOOD features the exuberant dance music and the rousing anthems that reflect the spirit of wartime Britain and its people.
All tracks sensitively restored and digitally re-mastered.
22 classic tracks: In The Mood - Joe Loss and his Orchestra; At The Woodchoppers Ball - Woody Herman and his Orchestra; Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra; Twelfth Street Rag - Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra; Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller and his Orchestra; Blue Moon - Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra; It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters; Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five; Stormy Weather - Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra; Night & Day - Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra; Jumpin' At The Woodside - Count Basie and his Orchestra; (I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller and his Orchestra; Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra; Trumpet Blues & Cantabile - Harry James and his Orchestra; South Rampart Street Parade - Bob Crosby and his Orchestra; GI Jive - Johnny Mercer; Take The “A” Train - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra; Ciribiribin - Harry James and his Orchestra.