See Wishlist
Woody Herman et son orchestre: 1940
 
See larger image
 

Woody Herman et son orchestre: 1940

27 July 2006 | Format: MP3

4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Also available in CD Format
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
2:38
30
2
2:47
30
3
3:18
30
4
3:17
30
5
2:52
30
6
2:56
30
7
2:59
30
8
2:54
30
9
3:03
30
10
3:04
30
11
3:10
30
12
2:54
30
13
2:31
30
14
2:58
30
15
3:09
30
16
2:59
30
17
2:25
30
18
2:36
30
19
2:42
30
20
2:57
30
21
2:51
30
22
3:23
30
23
2:43
30
24
3:01

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 July 2006
  • Label: Chronological Classics
  • Total Length: 1:10:07
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00261ECNC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,746 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJA Kiefte on 11 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
Woody Herman's claim to fame as a big band leader is nowadays almost exclusively linked with his post-war big bands, for some reason or other known as "The Herds". Woody's career as a leader had started almost ten years earlier when he took over most of Isham Jones's band (who, again, had retired from band leading). The early Herman sides are a mixed lot, ranging from traditional jazz and blues (a kind of lightweight Bob Crosby, but without that band's roster of strong soloists, with the possible exception of trombonist Neal Reid and Woody himself) to almost palm court-style sedate dance music (sometimes with a violin up front). Decca seemed to have regarded Woody's band as a kind of house band, playing second banana to Mary Martin, the Andrews Sisters and Connee Boswell, who keep popping up all over the place on the first three volumes. As a consequence the band did not really have a set style, which seriously hampered the band's recognisability and hence its popularity. Not until the summer of 1939 did the band have its first major hit with "At the Woodchoppers' Ball". The palmcourt-days sounds were gone and the band had had a sleek and streamlined sound in the mid and uptempo numbers, propelled by a very good rhythm team around long serving drummer Frank Carlson. It is one of very few bands of this vintage which always managed to infuse slow and medium numbers with a free flowing sense of swing. Woody, besides being a very good clarinetist and singer, was also a dab hand at picking excellent tempos. The selection here gives an excellent cross section of Woody's 1940 style and repertoire.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search

Look for similar items by category