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Im Beginning To See The Light:dance CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 205117937
UPC: 886971453928
UPC 14: 00886971453928
Release Date: 9/11/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. C Jam Blues - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ~ Various Artists
2. Frenesi - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra ~ Various Artists
3. In the Mood - Glenn Miller/The Glenn Miller Orchestra/Tex Beneke/Al Klink/Clyde Hurley ~ Various Artists
4. Let Me Off Uptown - Anita O'Day/Gene Krupa & His Orchestra/Gene Krupa/Roy Eldridge ~ Various Artists
5. Taxi War Dance - Count Basie & His Orchestra ~ Various Artists
6. Sheik of Araby, The - Coleman Hawkins All Stars ~ Various Artists
7. Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter and His Troopers/Al Dexter ~ Various Artists
8. American Patrol - The Glenn Miller Orchestra/Johnny Best/Moe Purtill ~ Various Artists
9. For the Good Of Your Country - Count Basie/Jimmy Rushing/Count Basie & His Orchestra ~ Various Artists
10. Cherokee - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra/Charlie Barnet ~ Various Artists
11. Rose Room - Benny Goodman Sextet ~ Various Artists
12. Opus No.1 - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra/Buddy Rich/Buddy DeFranco/Bruce Golden ~ Various Artists
13. I'm Beginning To See the Light - Harry James/Kitty Kallen/Harry James & His Orchestra/Corky Corcoran/Allan Reuss ~ Various Artists
14. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins/Jimmy Mitchelle/Haywood Henry/Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra ~ Various Artists
15. One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie/Don Byas/Buddy Tate/Count Basie & His Orchestra/Buck Clayton/Dicky Wells ~ Various Artists
16. I'm Confessin' - Artie Shaw/J.C. Higginbotham/Benny Carter/Henry "Red" Allen ~ Various Artists
17. (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo - Billy May/The Glenn Miller Orchestra/Tex Beneke & The Modernaires/Al Klink ~ Various Artists
18. Boogie Woogie - Tommy Dorsey/Howard Smith ~ Various Artists
19. 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) - Jimmy Crawford/Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra/Willie "The Lion" Smith/Trummy Young ~ Various Artists
20. Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman/Harry James/Gene Krupa/Benny Goodman & His Orchestra/Vido Musso ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Mark Wilder; Maria Triana.
Muze PNote I'm Beginning to See the Light is a companion to, but not the soundtrack for, The War, the 2007 PBS miniseries on World War II produced and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Whereas the soundtrack features a mix of new and old recordings intended to serve the purpose of the miniseries itself ("[to explore] the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective..."), I'm Beginning to See the Light features only recordings from the WWII era and keeps the mood buoyant and the rhythm upbeat (befitting its subtitle, "Dance Hits from the Second World War"). Disc producers Steve Berkowitz and Duncan Allardyee selected plenty of popular hits to evoke the era -- "Let Me Off Uptown" by Gene Krupa, "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo" by Glenn Miller, "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman -- but fortunately kept the focus on great music no matter what the chart position. The best orchestra of them all during the '40s, Duke Ellington's, leads off with the wonderful "C Jam Blues," and prime contenders like Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey each get a pair of features. Also, the disc includes two songs whose direct theme is the war effort itself -- Basie's "For the Good of Your Country" and Miller's "American Patrol." And, instead of sticking with jazz throughout, the original honky tonk standard "Pistol Packin' Mama" comes early on. (Al Dexter's Western swing sounds just fine sandwiched between Coleman Hawkins and Glenn Miller.) Whether it's taken as a sampler of excellent, timeless music or as a soundtrack to the times that the documentary illuminates, I'm Beginning to See the Light is a very good set. ~ John Bush

Producer: Ken Burns; Sarah Botstein; Lynn Novick; Steve Berkowitz (Compilation); Duncan Allardyce (Compilation)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/11/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697145392
Music Label Name Label : Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886971453928

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