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  1. Kazuru
    Woody Herman, who prevailed for decades as a top swing band leader only to become in his final days a sad figure overwhelmed by debilitating illness and a crushing debt to the federal government. Reply
  2. Kazizahn
    This four disc compilation from Properbox covers the Woody Herman band from to and therefore includes the best of "The band that plays the Blues", the "First Herd" and the "Second Herd". The discs comes with a very informative booklet which gives the history of Woody and the band as well as the personnel for each piece on the discs/5(15). Reply
  3. Moogugrel
    What you get here is a much later s rendition done with a "mambo" beat. And, really, using “hits” in the title is a bit of a misnomer since only two of the other 9 sides actually became charting singles for Woody (he did have 55 of them from to ) - those being Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing and Early Autumn.3/5(2). Reply
  4. Nanris
    Background: The Swing Era was when big band swing music was at its most popular in America between the years This music was heard in 3 places mainly. (1) mainstream AM radio ("Your Hit Parade" as so many formats were entitled back then), (2) the dance and concert halls where the big bands played, or soloists like Crosby sang & (3. Reply
  5. Goltirg
    A fine swing clarinetist, an altoist whose sound was influenced by Johnny Hodges, a good soprano saxophonist, and a spirited blues vocalist, Woody Herman's greatest significance to jazz was as the leader of a long line of big bands. He always encouraged young talent and, more than practically any bandleader from the swing era, kept his repertoire quite modern. Reply
  6. Gom
    Woody Herman Swingin'est Big Band Ever (25th Year-His Greatest) You can still get this single CD, but all of Woody's early s Philips recordings are available in one boxed set from mosaic. If you are a Woody Herman fan, getting this CD or the boxed set would be one of the best investments you would ever make! This is my favorite /5(17). Reply
  7. Kezahn
    The great majority of the early Herman recordings feature the bandleader as a ballad vocalist, but it was the instrumentals that caught on, leading to his group being known as "the Band That Plays the Blues." Woody Herman's theme "At the Woodchopper's Ball" became his first hit (). Reply
  8. Kibei
    Oct 28,  · Clarinetist, alto saxophonist and vocalist Woody Herman () began his career as a professional musician at an early age in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He progressed as a sideman through a succession of bands through the s and into the early s, reaching the band of composer Isham Jones in Reply

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