Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996) [Big Band]; FLAC (image+.cue)

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Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996) [Big Band]; FLAC (image+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 23 Oct 2019, 14:41

Artist: Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
Album: Skyliner: 1940-1945
Genre: Big Band
Label: Giants Of Jazz
Released: 1996
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
  1. Skyliner
  2. Gulf Coast Blues
  3. E-Bob-O-Lee-Bob
  4. Drop Me Off In Harlem
  5. The Moose
  6. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  7. The Great Lie
  8. Pow-Wow
  9. Sharecroppin' Blues
  10. Strollin'
  11. Washington Whirligig
  12. Xango
  13. Flying Home
  14. Rockin' In Rhythm
  15. Pompton Turnpike
  16. Charleston Alley
  17. Wild Mab Of The Fish Pond
  18. Southern Fried
  19. Redskin Rhumba
  20. You're My Thrill
  21. Lumby
  22. Flat Top Flips The Lid
  23. West End Blues


Skyliner was one of Charlie Barnet's most exciting hit records, and quickly became as closely identified with his big band as was Ray Noble's Cherokee. This 1996 EPM Musique Jazz Anthology compilation is one of at least six Barnet albums with the word "Skyliner" in the title. Tracks one through twelve were recorded for the Bluebird label between June 19, 1940 and April 30, 1942. Tracks thirteen through twenty follow Barnet's progress through the turbulent wartime years with a trail of Decca sides cut between July 1942 and February 1944. "Skyliner" comes from a V-Disc recorded on July 13, 1944; "E-Bob-O-Lee-Bob," like "Oh Miss Jaxon" a vocal feature for trumpeter Peanuts Holland, was harvested from a Jubilee broadcast on December 6, 1945. Some of this band's arrangements were written by Horace Henderson, Billy May and by the leader himself. Most Charlie Barnet albums are well worth investigating. This one lives somewhere near the top of the heap.
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