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Under A Blanket Of Blue - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra - The Complete Okeh And Brunswick Hits (CD)

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  1. Hits included "Casa Loma Stomp," "No Name Jive" and "Maniac's Ball". Part of the reason for the band's decline is that other big bands included in their books hard-swinging numbers emulating the hot Casa Loma style. In the late s Gray took top billing, and by the mids (as the other original players left) Gray would come to own the band.
  2. Under A Blanket Of Blue Glen Gray Under a blanket of blue, Just you and I beneath the stars. Wrapped in the arms of sweet romance, The night is ours. Under a blanket of blue, Let me be thrilled by all your charms, Darling, I know my heart will dance, Within your arms; A summer nights magic, Enthralling me so.
  3. Circle CCD, Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra: , • Classics (Fr) – see under “Louis Armstrong” Collectables COL-CD, Sounds Of The G Bands / Sounds.
  4. Casa Loma Orchestra. The Casa Loma Orchestra was a popular American dance band active from to From until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from on, the Casa Loma Orchestra was one of the top North American dance bands. It did not tour after but continued to record as a studio group. Update this.
  5. The Casa Loma Orchestra began to be billed under leader Glen Gray’s name in , recording for Decca until , and later for Mercury until While the early swing of Glen Gray’s Casa Lomans’ may sound outdated today, the band’s late s and early s recordings like Stompin’ Around, Come And Get It, Malady In F, Zig Zag.
  6. This CD presents 25 hits recorded by the band during the days when they were at their peak - to The formatting of the CD seems to indicate that the tunes were chosen based on relative popularity and overall record sales.
  7. Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra with Kenny Sargent originally released Under a Blanket of Blue written by Jerry Livingston, Marty Symes and Al J. Neiburg and Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra with Kenny Sargent released it on the single Under a Blanket of Blue in It was also covered by Evans & Coppola, Jørgen Svarre New Jazztrio, Kazuo Yashiro / Osamu Kawakami, Larry .
  8. Unfortunately, the Casa Loma Orch. was more adept at playing the older 'hot' style of jazz than the newer, more sophisticated 'swing' style, and though the Casa Loma Orchestra charted several more big hits during the 's, they were never serious competition for the great swing bands of Goodman, Count Basie, or Chick Webb/5(4).

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