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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Harry James in Hi Fi

"Harry James was one of the most outstanding instrumentalists of the swing era, employing a bravura playing style that made his trumpet work instantly identifiable. James wanted to make music that really swung and could be danced to all the time. He was one of the most popular bandleaders of the first half of the 1940s, and he continued to lead his band until just before his death, 40 years later. ...
In spring 1942 James and his band made the front page of the newspapers, when their gig at the Paramount Theatre New York caused traffic jams and riots. Adding to his media profile, James married Betty Grable, the number one pin up idol of the time, the next year. ...
Harry James in Hi-Fi, an album of re-recordings of his hits that reached the Top Ten. ..."


Harry James in Hi Fi available at Licorice Pizza / A Taste of Vinyl.

Note: Usually I try to avoid linking to "RapidSharity". But this was too good not to.