Dance Date/at The Aragon Ballroom CD (2004)

Artist: Dick Jurgens

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Product Overview


Label Collectables Records
SKU 61703907
UPC 090431764329
UPC 14 00090431764329
Format CD
Release Date 9/28/2004
Author Dick Jurgens
Technical Info
CatalogID 7643
Lable Name Collectables
Released 03/14/2006
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00090431764329
Album Notes and Credits
While it isn't likely that orchestra leader Dick Jurgens' name will go down in history with Benny Goodman, he -- like many other bandleaders in the '50s -- gave the people what they wanted: good dance music. Your Dance Date and At the Aragon Ballroom were originally released by Columbia in 1950 and 1954, respectively, and together run almost an hour. A number of songs -- "Sweet Georgia Brown," "I'm in the Mood for Love," and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" -- will still be familiar in 2004. The primary appeal of Jurgens' music, however, is one of nostalgia. His style of orchestration, after all, must have seemed old-fashioned in the '50s, and the vocals -- the highlight of these recordings -- remind one of a lost world of singers like Bing Crosby. There are fine vocals by singers -- Ray Mcintosh and Al Galante -- who are as obscure today as Jurgens, but who nonetheless deliver good versions of romantic pieces like "It All Depends on You" and fun absurdities like "Push Cart Serenade." The perkiest instrumental is a fine turn on Earle Hagen's "Harlem Nocturne," a piece Jurgens and company fill with a lovely moodiness. For those who hold a place in their heart for the simple, tuneful songs of yesteryear, Your Dance Date/At the Aragon Ballroom will inspire listeners to return once again to the dancefloor. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.
Disc 1
1 Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
2 Josephine
3 It All Depends On You
4 You Were Meant For Me
5 At Sundown
6 I'm In The Mood For Love
7 Harlem Nocturne
8 Push Cart Serenade
9 Goodbye Girls, I'm Through
10 Sleepytime Gals, Goodnight Ladies
11 Goodnight Sweetheart
12 Dreams Come True At Night
13 Sweet Georgia Brown
14 Tenderly
15 Ballin' The Jack
16 Two Loves Have I
17 When I Take My Sugar To Tea / All Of Me / The Birth Of The Blues
18 You're My Thrill
19 But Not For Me
20 Perfida
21 Alexander's Ragtime Band
22 September Song
23 Cumana
24 My Melancholy Baby / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / I'll See You In My Dreams
Product Attributes
Artist Jurgens,Dick
Label Collectables Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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