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Friday, May 23, 2014

Rhythm Was His Business - George Williams

Rhythm Was His Business
Rhythm Was His Business
A Salute To Jimmie Lunceford
George Williams And His Orchestra
RCA Victor LPM-1301

From the back cover: George Williams, a onetime Lunceford arranger who has also written for Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Ray Anthony and Harry James, knows better than most musicians that there is slight chance of accurately copying the old Lunceford band. Instead, he has tried to present this set of tunes, because they are so closely associated with Lunceford, as the Lunceford band might play them if it were still together today and still evolving.

"They are interpretations," Williams says, "rather than re-creations."

I Wanna Hear Swing Songs
For Dancers Only
Lunceford Special
I'll Take The South
Yard Dog Mazurka
Rhythm Was His Business
Swingin' On C
Uptown Blues
White Heat
'Tain't Whatcha Do
Harlem Express

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