Van Alexander - The Home Of Happy Feet / Swing! Staged For Sound mp3 album
Title: The Home Of Happy Feet / Swing! Staged For Sound
Style: Big Band, Swing
Date of release: 2001
Size MP3: 1492 mb
Size FLAC: 1251 mb
Format: DXD MMF WMA APE MP3 DTS AUD
Van Alexander was barely out of his teens when he sold his first arrangement to Chick Webb, whose band was a frequent attraction at the fabled Savoy Ballroom in New York's Harlem. For the next couple of years, until he launched his own successful career as a bandleader, Van continued to contribute charts for the Webb band, including the now famous arrangement of 'A-Tisket A-Tasket', which became the first big record hit for Chick's young vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald.
The Home of Happy Feet, Swing! Staged for Sound 2001. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans. The Home of Happy Feet, Swing! Staged for Sound 2001. East St Louis Toodle-Oo. Say It Isn't So. His mother may have been a concert pianist, but the famous big band arranger and composer Van Alexander scored his biggest success with a much simpler influence, nursery rhymes. His arrangement of "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," done in collaboration with the sublime vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, was the biggest hit for both of them.
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Happy Feet is a 2006 computer-animated musical comedy film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller. An international co-production between the United States and Australia, the film was produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation studio Animal Logic for Warner Bros.
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Not tapping your feet or dancing to the material presented is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, composer James Horner also fills the album with moody orchestral music that takes away some of the momentum. Still, the best cuts are so overwhelmingly exciting that it remains a fine addition to any swing collection. The King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman, is represented by three numbers. Sound quality is also excellent throughout the recording. Though this CD will never take the place of hearing the catalog of such important artists as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, or Benny Goodman, it is a fine introduction to whet the appetites of listeners who want to go deeper.
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|The Home Of Happy Feet|
|1||Let's Get Together
Composed By – Chick Webb
|2||Chant Of The Weed
Composed By – Donald Redman*
|3||Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Composed By – Nichols*, Freeman*, Holiner*, Cahn*, Chaplin*
Composed By – Leon Berry*, Teddy Hill
|5||Stompin' At The Savoy
Composed By – Goodman*, Webb*, Sampson*
Composed By – Charlie Shavers, Sid Robin
|7||I Would Do Anything For You
Composed By – Hill*, Hopkins*, Williams*
Composed By – Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander
|9||East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Composed By – Bub Miley*, Duke Ellington
|10||Organ Grinder's Swing
Composed By – Mills*, Parrish*, Hudson*
Composed By – Andy Razaf, Leon Berry*
|12||Ride, Red, Ride
Composed By – Irving Mills, Lucky Millinder
|Swing! Staged For Sound|
|13||Get Me To The Church On Time||3:02|
|14||I Won't Dance||3:12|
|15||Way Down Yonder In New Orleans||2:43|
|16||In A Mellow Tone
Written-By – Ellington*
|18||Tappin' On The Traps||2:42|
|19||'Ol Man River||2:28|
|20||Lulu's Back In Town||2:35|
|22||Say It Isn't So
Written-By – Berlin*
|23||Blues In Twos|
|24||Strike Up The Band|
- Composed By – Van Alexander (tracks: 18, 23)
|535 2112||Van Alexander||The Home Of Happy Feet/Swing! Staged For Sound (CD, Comp, RE, RM)||Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.||535 2112||UK||2001|