I really didn't know this CD when I bought it, but I like at least a couple of tracks on it and my friends in California thought well of the band. My favorite track is Mildred, Won't You Behave?, a slightly fast song that has a hilarious story if you bother to listen to it. The first song, Streamliner, is a classic big band piece, what I would expect of a good big band in one of those dinner clubs from the 40's. Track 3 is good but not particularly remarkable. There is a good "big band" cha-cha on track 4; I kinda like it. Twelve Cylinders (track 5) is pretty good once it gets going. Bill's Bounce is high energy lindy while The Guy I Met This Evening is smooth swing.
One thing I noticed: it seems like they piled all the better songs at the beginning. I'll listen to the songs I like at the beginning but I won't remember listening to the second half of the CD before I notice that the stereo has already well into the next CD. The dancing tunes are at the beginning and the listening stuff is at the end. Do I like it? Yep, I'm glad I bought it.
This CD is available at Hepcat
Records on the web and locally through
Wanna Dance Records.
|2||Mildred, won't you behave?||3:43||193||lindy||A|
|3||I'm beginning to like it||3:02||132||swing||B+|
|6||I dreamed about you||3:32||n/a||schmooze||B-|
|8||The Guy I Met This Evening||3:26||130||swing||A-|
|10||On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe||2:46||177||swing?||B-|
|11||Tonight I'm goin' out with you||3:24||n/a||foxtrot||C|
|12||We tried to reach for the moon||1:45||n/a||n/a||C|
|14||My baby said she'd marry me||1:38||n/a||one-step||C|
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