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Best of the Big Bands

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Download links and information about Best of the Big Bands by Harry James. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 48:18 minutes.

Artist: Harry James
Release date: 1990
Genre: Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 48:18
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Strictly Instruments (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 2:52
2. I've Heard That Song Before (featuring Helen Forrest, Harry James And His Orchestra) 2:58
3. The Man With the Horn (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 3:19
4. I Had the Craziest Dream (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 3:23
5. Sleepy Lagoon (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 2:54
6. I Can't Begin to Tell You (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra, Betty Grable) 2:57
7. Trumpet Blues & Cantabile (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 2:57
8. You Made Me Love You (featuring Helen Ward, Harry James And His Orchestra) 3:12
9. It's Been a Long, Long Time (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 3:23
10. Ciribiribin (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 2:28
11. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) (featuring Dick Haymes) 2:40
12. I Don't Want to Walk Without You (featuring Helen Forrest, Harry James And His Orchestra) 2:51
13. Carnival (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 3:13
14. The Devil Sat Down and Cried (featuring Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes, Harry James And His Orchestra, The Orchestra) 2:42
15. Music Makers (featuring Harry James And His Orchestra) 3:15
16. I'm Beginning to See the Light (featuring Kitty Kallen, Harry James And His Orchestra) 3:14

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This is very much a hodgepodge set that does not live up to its clich├ęd title. The recording dates and personnel listing are not included in the chatty liner notes and, although there is some excellent music here (including "Strictly Instrumental," "I Had the Craziest Dream," "You Made Me Love You," "It's Been a Long, Long Time," and "Ciribiribin"), the programming is not in chronological order and almost seems random. Why hasn't Columbia ever released its many enjoyable and valuable Harry James recordings in complete and coherent fashion?