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Casa Loma Orchestra

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When originally formed simply by saxophonist Glen Grey, the Casa Loma Orchestra was a cooperative orchestra. They produced their saving debut in 1929, and through the following six years will be among the best swing-oriented big rings in jazz (despite the fact that the word “golf swing” wouldn’t normally enter into general utilization until 1935). Although their ensembles had been later on criticized as sounding mechanised (thanks partly to the difficulty of Gene Gifford’s preparations), the music group did golf swing and had many good soloists, including clarinetist Clarence Hutchenrider, the high-note trumpeter Sonny Dunham (whose screen on “Recollections of You” continues to be amazing), and trombonist/vocalist Pee Wee Hunt; Kenny Sargent provided soft ballad vocals. After Benny Goodman’s achievement in 1935 led to many fresh big bands becoming shaped, the Casa Loma Orchestra was under no circumstances once again a pacesetter, nonetheless it continued in to the 1940s with such players as Crimson Nichols, Bobby Hackett, and Natural herb Ellis. Glen Grey had best billing through the past due ’30s on, and after he ceased touring (around 1950), he began a commercially effective, if extremely predictable, group of recordings for Capitol. Those information discovered the Casa Loma Orchestra (at that time mostly studio room players) continuously revisiting (and frequently recreating) the strikes from the golf swing era. However the band’s early unique recordings of music such as for example “San Sue Strut,” “Case Loma Stomp,” “No Name Jive,” and “Smoke cigarettes Bands” are really worth acquiring.

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Full Name Casa Loma Orchestra
Music Songs Smoke Rings, Casa Loma Stomp, My Heart Tells Me, Under a Blanket of Blue, White Jazz, One O'Clock Jump, Bugle Call Rag, 720 in the Books, Maniac's Ball, Woodchopper's Ball, Take the "A" Train, A String of Pearls, Black Jazz, Blues on Parade, The Lady From St. Paul, Jumpin at the Woodside, Happy Days Are Here Again, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Memories of You, Never in a Million Years, Blue Jazz, No-Name Jive, Moten Swing, Apollo Jumps, The Dance of the Lame Duck, South Rampart Street Parade, The House Is Haunted, Stompin' Around, Alley Cat, Wild Goose Chase, Talk Of The Town, Blue Again
Albums Sounds of the Great Bands, Jonah Jones / Glen Gray, They All Swung The Blues, Shall We Swing, Swing Tonic, Essence Of Swing, Swing Instrumentals, 1943-46, The Greatest Hits of Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, Volume 9, The S'Wonderful Ray Conniff (The Big Band Years, 1939-1947), Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchesra Vol. 2, Live in 1940, Golden Oldies, My Shining Hour, Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchesra Vol. 1, Let's Dance with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, More Of Today's Best, Musical Smoke Rings, Blue Moon, Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra, Top 60 Classics - The Very Best of Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra, Smoke Rings, Swingin' Decade, Swinging Sounds of the Great Bands, Sounds of the Great Bands in Latin, More Sounds of the Great Swing Bands, Days To Come, Riding Tunes, Black Jazz, Opus. No. 1, Stompin' Around, Jazz Band Greats, Rare Retro Sounds, Gray Avenue, The Best of the Big Bands, Walkin' the Dog, The Uncollected Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra 1944-46, Vol. 2, A Study in Brown, Kings of Swing, Vol. 4 (Mono Version), Beyond Patina Jazz Masters: Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra, Shadows of Love, Swingin' Decade - Sounds of the Great Swing Bands of the 40's


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Future by Design 2006 Documentary performer: "Happy Days Are Here Again"
Bert 1994 TV Series 1 episode
Wild at Heart 1990 performer: "Smoke Rings"
Angel Heart 1987 performer: "Girl Of My Dreams", "I Cried For You"
Startime 1960 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jam Session 1944 performer: "No Name Jive"
Gals, Incorporated 1943 performer: "Chant of the Jungle", "Take It and Git", " What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?", "The Prophet" - uncredited
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra 1942 Short performer: "Hep and Happy", "Purple Moonlight", "Broom Street", "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" - uncredited
Time Out for Rhythm 1941 performer: "The Boogie Woogie Man" uncredited, "Time Out for Rhythm" finale

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Time Out for Rhythm 1941 Orchestra (as Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra)

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Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra 1942 Short Themselves

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