2023-01-IHTSB-January-22 Bob Crosby, Benny Goodman, Joni James…

On today’s show we have a selection of recordings over the years from 1934 to 1960. One of our earliest recordings is by Adrian Rollini and his group, featuring Adrian on bass saxophone, and our latest recording is from 1960 featuring the lovely voice of Chris Connor. We listen too to the Bobcats, a particularly fine small group carved out of the Bob Crosby orchestra, and Jack Teagarden and his Big Eight bringing us “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise”. Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael’s work appears on three recordings, one of which he brings us himself with his orchestra from 1934. We enjoy a lovely duet from Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes from 1945, as well as a delightful recording by Vic Damone. And hear a rare recording by Danny Polo, a clarinetist from the US who was based in the UK in the 1930s. Enjoy some fine recordings from the early days!

Artist Year Song Time

1. Bob Crosby’s Bobcats 1938 March Of The Bobcats 2:34
2. Benny Goodman 1941 I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good 3:17
3. Woody Herman 1945 I’ve Got the World on a String 3:23
4. Chris Connor 1960 All Too Soon 2:54
5. Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest 1945 I’ll Buy That Dream 2:59
6. Glenn Miller 1939 Vagabond Dreams 2:42
7. Adrian Rollini 1937 Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off 2:45
8. Vic Damone 1958 Close As Pages in a Book 3:11
9. Hoagy Carmichael 1934 One Morning In May 2:46
10. Joni James 1953 The Nearness of You 2:58
11. Eric Coates 1935 London Suite: Tarantelle “Covent Garden”2:20
12. Irving Fazola’s Dixielanders 1945 Jazz Me Blues 3:02
13. Bobby Hackett 1956 It’s Been So Long 2:19
14. Danny Polo & His Swing Orchestra 1938 If You Were the Only Girl in the World 2:32
15. Jack Teagarden’s Big Eight 1940 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise 4:08

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