Horace Henderson Orchestra: At the Trianon Ballroom, 1954
IAJRC is to be complimented for preserving this excellent big band music from one of the premier dance spots in the country. Not only is the music good, but the announcements are revealing as well. The announcer emphasizes throughout that the ballroom's "new" policy welcomes "everybody". This is a not so veiled reference to the fact that Afro Americans will now be allowed entrance. That wasn't enough to save the place. Dancing ended shortly thereafter and the place was used as a flea market and for other non dancing related activities. It was finally torn down in 1967.
Track Listing: Let's Spend an Evening at Home; Artistry Jumps; Satin Doll; Answer Me, My Love; What's It To You, Jack?; Knock Me a Kiss; Midnight Sun; Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (For Somebody Else); Let's Spend an Evening at Home; Cobb's Idea; `Tis Autumn; T in the Red Book; The Glory of Love; Medley: Prelude to a Kiss/Mood Indigo; Unison Trumpets; Let's Spend an Evening at Home; Four Brothers; Poinciana; Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (For Somebody Else); Ray's Idea; Unidentified Tune; Moonlight in Vermont; Cobb's Idea
Personnel: Horace Henderson - Leader/Piano/Arranger; Gail Brockman, Hobart Dotson - Trumpet; Porter Kilbert, Goon Gardner - Alto Sax; Moses Grant, Jimmy Forrest - Tenor Sax; Eddy Williams - Tenor Sax/Vocals; Pat Patrick - Baritone Sax; Eddie Calhoun - Bass/Vocals; Jean Cunningham, George Reed - Vocals/Drums
Record Label: IAJRC
Style: Big Band