Jan Garber - Jan Garber and His Orchestra, Vol. 2 1939-47 The Essential Series (Remastered 2023) (2024) Hi Res

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Title: Jan Garber and His Orchestra, Vol. 2 1939-47 The Essential Series (Remastered 2023)
Year Of Release: 2024
Label: Hindsight Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: 320 kbps | FLAC (tracks) | 24Bit/48 kHz FLAC
Total Time: 00:59:37
Total Size: 139 mb | 242 mb | 575 mb


01. Jan Garber - Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
02. Jan Garber - Anything Goes
03. Jan Garber - You Keep Coming Back Like A Song
04. Jan Garber - Diane
05. Jan Garber - Rise 'N' Shine
06. Jan Garber - I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
07. Jan Garber - Linger Awhile
08. Jan Garber - Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Gal)
09. Jan Garber - Lonesome & Sorry
10. Jan Garber - Louise
11. Jan Garber - September Song
12. Jan Garber - Love Walked In / As Time Goes By
13. Jan Garber - It's The Talk Of The Town
14. Jan Garber - My Blue Heaven
15. Jan Garber - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Goodnight Sweetheart
16. Jan Garber - The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)
17. Jan Garber - Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time)
18. Jan Garber - What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
19. Jan Garber - The Way You Look Tonight
20. Jan Garber - The Very Thought of You
21. Jan Garber - Your Cheatin' Heart
22. Jan Garber - Who's Sorry Now?

Billed as "the Idol of the Airwaves," Jan Garber led a big band in the 1930s that was the epitome of "sweet" music. His reed section's quavering saxophones (sounding as if they were overflowing with emotion that almost bordered on sarcasm) were the band's trademark and, when it came to corn, few could compete with Garber. Many of his prime period's recordings are barely listenable today, but strangely enough, Garber was responsible for some worthwhile music during two periods. Garber went to the University of North Carolina, and shortly after World War I he played violin in the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. In 1921 with pianist Milton Davis, he co-founded the Garber-Davis Orchestra. Chelsea Quealey and Harry Goldfield (who would eventually join Paul Whiteman) were the orchestra's trumpeters. In 1924 Garber and Davis split up and during the 1924-1930 period the Jan Garber Orchestra played dance music and some hot jazz. With the rise of the Depression, Garber's ensemble was struggling. After hearing the very commercial Freddie Large Orchestra in 1933, he arranged to take over the big band and adopted a very sweet sound, in the tradition of Guy Lombardo. His orchestra recorded popular recordings for Victor up to 1935 and then for Decca during the next seven years. In 1942 Jan Garber surprised his fans by switching gears and reorganizing his orchestra into a swing band; he was apparently persuaded by his 12-year old daughter! Gray Rains' arrangements transformed the orchestra's sound and Liz Tilton took pleasing vocals, but the recording ban of 1942-1944 kept the big band from recording much, and by 1945 Garber had returned to his former sweet sound. He continued working on at least a part-time basis into the mid-'70s, performing music that pleased dancers but was so commercial as to now sound very dated.

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