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by Jack Bowers
More than 40 years ago, Capitol Records issued the first of nine albums by Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra saluting the greatest ensembles of the Big Band era (including his own). The twenty selections on Swinging Sounds were collected from those volumes and reissued on CD by one of Gray’s ardent boosters, Tom Daly, who was introduced to the orchestra those many years ago by his late father, John F. Daly. At the time these recordings were made, Gray had ...read more