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Craig Raymond

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Straight Ahead

Label: Star Satelite Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: This Could Be The Start Of Something Big; Swingsville; Tenderly; It's A Wonderful World; But Beautiful; Sorta Blue; Nite Train; Street Of Dreams; I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles; I Remember Clifford; Don't Be That Way; I Wanna Be Happy; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; I Wanna Be Loved; Speak Low; Theme From Jacqueline; Orbit.

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Craig Raymond & The Next Generation Big Jazz Band: Straight Ahead

Read "Straight Ahead" reviewed by Edward Blanco


This seasond big band has been around for decades, previously under the direction of the current leader's father, Al Raymond; it has recorded over twenty albums, the last several under Craig Raymond. The aptly titled Straight Ahead features tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna. Boasting some of the finest East Coast musicians from the Philadelphia, Atlantic City and ...

Album

Let's Dance Band Stand

Label: Alanna
Released: 2005
Track listing: Swingsville; Moonlight in Vermont; Somewhere in the Night; Skyliner; I Remember Clifford; Don

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Craig Raymond and the Next Generation Big Band: Let's Dance Band Stand

Read "Let's Dance Band Stand" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When big bands were king, the impetus behind their success was as much about dancing as it was listening. People thronged to see and hear bands led by Miller, Goodman, the Dorsey brothers, Harry James, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Chick Webb, Andy Kirk and their peers but listened for the most part while dancing cheek-to-cheek with ...


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