Monday, March 5, 2012

Big Bands Forever Vol. 2 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye - 1977

This is the third installment of the Big Bands Forever records. For my money this is the weakest of the four. It's not bad, but the other are just better. Tracks on this record are:

01 I Can't Give you Anything By Love.
02 As Time Goes By
03 It Isn't Fair
04 In The Mission Of St. Augustine
05 I'll Be Seeing You
06 Harbor Lights
07 Daddy
08 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
09 Dream A Little Dream On Me
10 Let Me Call You Sweetheart

You can see from that list the record has a good share of classic song. My favorite on the record is Daddy. This was a number one hit for Sammy and his orchestra back in June of 1941. The song was written by Bobby Troup. This was one of his first hits. He later wrote the classic "Route 66". Then later in life he had a bit of an acting career. He played Dr. Joe Early on "Emergency!", which was a show I actually watched when I was very little. He played opposite his wife Julie London who you may also know as a singer. In fact before they wed he produced her hit song "Cry Me A River" in 1955. Okay, that's enough rambling about Bobby Troup. The song is good and the standout for me on the record.

Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye


Matracas said...

Was "Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye" an offical title of the band of some sort (or maybe the band's alias?) I ask because I have a record and the title is Swing & Sway.
Just curious. BTW; I think my LP has been played twice at the most; It was given to my Dad NEW back in 1982 and we listened to it at least once.

Spencer said...

I think Swing and Sway was the name of a record they released back in the day and I think perhaps this series of four records is actually just repacking of old releases. I say that because the Benny Goodman record, which I'm posting next has a different label than the others. It as if is was pressed for a different release and then just repackaged.

With that said your record is not the same as this record, but I see that all the time where these compilations have the same titles even though the actual tracks are different.