The Complete Recordings Nineteen Thirty-Nine
The Complete Recordings Nineteen
Not just the hits that Harry's band and its new "boy singer" scored together-classic tracks like All or Nothing at All; On a Little Street in Singapore; and Every Day of My Life -but Frank's very first appearance with Harry at New York's Roseland Ballroom in July 1939!
- ASIN: B0012GN1YI
- UPC: 886972476223
The Complete Harry James in Hi-Fi
The Complete Harry James in
Digitally remastered two CD set containing three complete albums plus bonus tracks from the Big Band/Swing great. Includes the complete stereo albums Harry James in Hi-Fi, More Harry James in Hi-Fi and Wild About Harry plus rare tunes from the sessions originally omitted from the albums. 42 tracks. Phoenix.
- ASIN: B004WJRJJA
I've Heard That Song Before: Hits of Harry James [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED]
I've Heard That Song Before: Hits of Harry James [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
Harry James was, along with many other more well known artists of the WWII era (ie. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey) a pioneer of swing in it's rawest form. The basic foundations of his blues inspired compositions have been the baseboard of jump jivin' dancehall swing that we hear all over the radio today and emulated by modern artists such as The Stray Cats and a myriad of Rockabilly groups heretofore and everything in between. James went all over the map with it, but never becoming blasé or redundant. He had an inimitable knack for composing low-slung bluesy trumpet laden instrumentals right alongside jazz infused swinging jump jive and on into Doris Day backed vocal ballads, as can be heard on the wonderful soundtrack to the movie 'Young Man With A Horn' which featured James' orchestra and the man's wildly talented trumpet virtuoso. James' music inspired more than this wonderful musician was ever given credit for, and any lover of the swing era would be amiss to not listen to, and discover what this awesome musician gave to us.
- Brand: James, Harry
- ASIN: B00005OLC4
- UPC: 604988037524
Four Classic Albums Plus (Harry James And His New Swingin Band/Harry James Today/Harry James Plays N / Harry James
The Harry James Sessions 1976 & 1979
The Harry James Sessions 1976 &
Sheffield Lab Recordings is pleased to present the reissue of a historic recording: The Harry James Sessions. Consisting of three albums originally recorded direct-to-disc by Sheffield in 1976 and 1979, and now spectacularly re-mastered by Seth Winner from analog disc originals, this program of music from the height of the swing era is a vital representation of one of the great big bands of the 20th century. To hear this music recorded by Sheffield from the perspective of a single stereo microphone, is to hear this magnificent band as dancers heard it in front of the bandstand, with the impact and energy that we don't associate with historic recordings of another era. Pretty thrilling stuff! This amazing 2 disc set includes ALL the music from the Original LP albums: THE KING JAMES VERSION, COMIN' FROM A GOOD PLACE and STILL HARRY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.
- ASIN: B00FOT1IT4
- UPC: 014391009009
Best Of Harry James And His Orchestra
Seems Like Old Times
Seems Like Old
At the very peak of the band's career, America was forced into war in 1941 after Pearl Harbor, a situation which caused a number of good swing orchestras to disband. Unlike these, Harry James added to his already busy schedule, tours of the U. S. Army camps, air and Naval bases and, via short wave radio, broadcasts throughout the world, bringing a breath of home to war weary servicemen and women. . So it was, all through the war years, that the James 'Music-Makers' (as the band came to be known) continued, with slight changes of personnel from time to time, into the uncertain years following the cessation of hostilities in 1945. Our album presents the James band as it sounded in the Autumn of 1946, a sound which has never been bettered. We offer here a varied selection of instrumental and vocal numbers of the period, as well as old friends, given a treatment that still sounds fresh today. James proves here that his band could provide sympathetic backing to such contemporary vocal numbers as 'Five Minutes More' 'Oh! But I Do' and 'Seems Like Old Times' (incidentally, the signature tune of the successful T. V. series 'Looks Familiar'), as well as raising the roof with such instrumental standards as his own composition 'Flash' and oldies like 'Blue Skies' 'Lover come Back To Me' and 'Two O'Clock Jump.'
- ASIN: B012INCMWA