Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Music for Swinging Dancers

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Music for Swinging Dancers

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Joe Reisman And His Orchestra

Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra

Music For Swinging Dancers

Montpellier MONT CD 085

Joe Reisman (cond, arr) Bernie Glow, Al DeRisi, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Wilder, Doc Severinsen (tp) Urbie Green, Chauncey Welsch, Tom Mitchell, Joe Bennett (tb) Sam Marowitz, Charlie O'Kane, Boomie Richman, Stan Webb, Walt Levinsky, Romeo Penque, Al Klink (reeds) Irving Joseph (p) Tony Mottola (g) Milt Hinton (b) Don Lamond (d). New York, 1957

Seven Come Eleven/Southern Fried/Start Off Right/Stompin' At The Savoy/ Bubble Boogie/Jersey Bounce/Charleston Alley/The Major And The Minor/ Light 'n Polite/Five O'Clock Whistle/Warm Up/Let's Go Home

Elliot Lawrence (p, ldr, arr) Nick Travis, Bernie Glow, Al Derisi, Stan Fishelson, Don Stratton (tp) Eddie Bert, Fred Zito, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Hal McKusick, Sam Marowitz (as) Al Cohn (ts, arr), Eddie Wasserman (ts) Charlie O' Kane (bs) Buddy Jones (b) Sol Gubin (d) Johnny Mandel (arr). New York, January 9, 1957

I Could Write A Book/Cupcake/Sometimes I'm Happy/Sugar Beat (AC arr)/Stardust/Music For Swinging Dancers (AC arr)/The Ivy Walk (AC arr)/Pennies From Heaven/Let's Fall In Love/Hacking Around (AC arr)/Any Time/Jive At Five

Elliot Lawrence (p, ldr, arr) Nick Travis, Al Derisi, Stan Fishelson, Don Stratton (tp) Eddie Bert, Urbie Green, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Hal McKusick, Sam Marowitz (as) Al Cohn (ts, arr), Eddie Wasserman (ts) Charlie O' Kane (bs) Russ Saunders (b) Sol Gubin (d) Johnny Mandel (arr). New York, January 11, 1957

Cupcake (AC arr)

TT 68:19

Joe Reisman: The Reisman sides comprise the complete RCA Victor album LPM 1476, Party Night at Joe's, putting it on CD for the first time.

Saxophonist Joe Reisman (1924-1987) toured with and arranged for big bands until the late forties, including Bob Crosby, Jack Teagarden, Louis Prima, Glenn Gray and Sam Donahue. From 1950 to 1955, he moved to the pop world and became Patti Page's principle arranger and conductor, creating such hits as Tennessee Waltz, Doggie In The Window, Changing Partners, and Mocking Bird Hill. In 1955, after he arranged Perry Como's hit Papa Loves Mambo, RCA Victor hired him as musical director and A&R producer where he stayed until 1959. Then he had three years with Roulette but returned to RCA in 1963, leaving in the early 1970s to establish his own company, Manor Productions, which he ran until death. …

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