Lunceford Special 1939-40

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Sony Jazz
PERFORMER: Jimmie Lunceford (ldr, cond) with Sy Oliver (t), Trummy Younf (tb), Willie Smith (as), Jimmy Crawford (d)
CATALOGUE NO: 503 283-2

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Part show band, part big band, the Lunceford favoured repertoire with a high entertainment quota, and novelty vocals and gruesome ballads dominated its recorded output. This compilation picks the best of instrumentals and the least nauseous vocals to show what a powerful band it was. SN