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Les Brown – Hits
Les Brown was the leader of the first class jazz oriented Band of Renown, one of the most enduring orchestras that grew out of the swing era of the 1930’s.
He was one of the last swing bandleaders to remain active as the century drew to a close. Les and his band were best known for their classic 1945 recording of ”Sentimental Journey” with Doris Day, their hit 1946 record ”I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” and for their long association with Bob Hope. Les Brown became the musical director of Bob Hope’s radio and television shows in 1947 and later accompanied him on 18 Christmas tours around the world to entertain American troops.
For more than 60 years, the Les Brown orchestra was a frequent attraction, providing dance music at college proms and ballrooms and appearing at the Presidential inauguration galas for Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan. The band also entertained Queen Elizabeth II at a ball arranged by Frank Sinatra.
With the help of such resourceful arrangers as Ben Homer, Frank Comstock, and Skip Martin, Les Brown fashioned an orchestra that made people want to dance.
Les Brown – Hits is a collection of 12 of his greatest hits.
1. Blue Moon
2. Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)
3. That Old Black Magic
4. Stompin’ At the Savoy
6. My Baby Cares Just for Me
9. Red Wind
10. You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)
11. Darn That Dream
12. Deep Purple