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Harry James and His Orchestra: The Music Makers

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While the listener won’t find any crowd-pleasing hit songs on this album, he or she will be treated to more than seventy-four minutes of quite enjoyable music-making by ace trumpeter / bandleader Harry James and his orchestras (with three exceptions -- “Tuxedo Junction,” performed by a nonet, and quartet-only versions of “Sleepy Time Gal” and “The ...

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Harry James and His Orchestra: 1942-43 Broadcasts with Helen Forrest

Read "1942-43 Broadcasts with Helen Forrest" reviewed by Jack Bowers

No list of the most popular dance bands of the ’40s would be complete without the name Harry James whose stylish trumpet and splendid orchestra were featured in a number of films of the period and performed not only on radio but to standing–room–only audiences in casinos and ballrooms from coast to coast. In the early ...