Various Artists | Radio & Recording Rarities, Volume 31

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Radio & Recording Rarities, Volume 31

by Various Artists

Rare radio and recording performances by popular vocalists and band leaders.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five and Ten Cent Store) Three Ambassadors with Gus Arnheim Orchestra
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2. Moan, You Moaners Three Ambassadors with Gus Arnheim Orchestra
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3. Pardon Me, Pretty Baby Three Ambassadors with Gus Arnheim Orchestra
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4. You're The Surest Cure For The Blues Three Ambassadors with Gus Arnheim Orchestra
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5. Lies Dave Marshall and Three Ambassadors with Gus Arnheim Orchestra
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6. You're Nobody's Sweetheart Now Harry Barris and Three Ambassadors with Gus Arnheim Orchestra
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7. Egyptian Shimmy Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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8. I'm Just A Fool In Love With You Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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9. It's The Girl Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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10. Look In The Looking Glass Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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11. Love For Sale Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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12. Stardust Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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13. This Is The Missus Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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14. You Don't Need Glasses (To See I'm In Love) Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra
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15. (You've Got To) Bend Down, Sister Three Ambassadors with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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16. Eight Little Letters (Three Little Words) Three Ambassadors with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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17. Everyone In Town Loves Little Mary Brown Three Ambassadors with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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18. Freddy The Freshman Three Ambassadors with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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19. Ooh! That Kiss! Three Ambassadors with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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20. We've Got To Put That Sun Back In The Sky Three Ambassadors with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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21. When It's Sleepytime Down South Three Ambassadors with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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22. The Sun's In My Heart Three Cheers with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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23. Love Goes On Just The Same Three Cheers with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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24. Me Three Cheers with Jimmie Grier Orchestra
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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GUS ARNHEIM AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Best remember as the man who brought Bing Crosby to the nation's attention, Gus had a reputation for discovering and nurtring young talent.

It was said a singing job with Arnheim was a stepping stone to success in motion pictures or radio. In his autobiography, Bing Crosby credited the publicity he and the Rhythm Boys (Bing, Harry Barris and Al Rinker) received at the Grove as a major contribution to his solo success.

Much of Gus's success was due to the wonderful music arrangements of band member Jimmie Grier, who would begin his own orchestra performing at the Cocoanut Grove after Gus left on tour.

JIMMIE GRIER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Musically gifted, Jimmie played alto and tenor sax, clarinet, bassoon, a bit of violin, and guitar as well - but it was his work as an arranger that made his mark in popular music. His inventive charts for the Gus Arnheim orchestra were a key to that group's success.

In early 1932, when Arnheim took advantage of his Grove publicity to make some money on the road, Jimmie Grier formed his own band and took over for his former boss. Friendly and gregarious, Grier fronted a colorful and extremely music band that reflected his relaxed personality.

Grier's orchestra featured outstanding vocalists like Dick Webster, a musical trio known as The Three Cheers, and Grove holdovers Donald Novis, Loyce Whiteman and Harry Barris.

HARRY BARRIS: A member of the Rhythm Boys, along with Bing Crosby, Harry sang with the Gus Arnheim and Jimmie Greer orchestras.

THE COCOANUT GROVE: These recordings are from 1930s transcription recordings of live broadcasts from The Cocoanut Grove ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California; a hot spot for movie stars of the day.

The lavish club, part of the massive 23-acre resort, was decorated in Moroccan style and featured full-sized palm trees allegedly salvaged from Valentino's "The Sheik" film set. Additionally, it's "night sky" was filled with stars, thanks to 1,000 small light bulbs in the ceiling.


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