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Friday, December 30, 2016

Road Show - Stan Kenton - June Christy and The Four Freshmen

Road Show
Stan Kenton
June Christy
Four Freshmen
The Ensemble
Recording produced by Lee Gillette and John Pallandino
Recorded in concert at Purdue University
Capitol Records STBO 1327

From Billboard - February 1, 1960: Set should be a strong pop-jazz seller. It was produced on locale at Purdue University during the group's recent tour. The set is handsomely packaged with six pages of photos and notes. Included are some of the tunes with which the artists are identified ("Artistry In Rhythm," Kenton; "Them There Eyes," the Four Freshmen and "How High The Moon," June Christy). Solid item.

This set features reasonably good live recording engineering for the time. While the Kenton/Christy/Ensemble sides present tunes in a straight forward fashion, the Four Freshmen side is more the comedy act and seems out-of-place in the collection even though their antics must have been needed to help to pace the show.

Stan Kenton
Artistry In Rhythm
Stompin' At The Savoy
My Old Flame
The Big Chase

June Christy
I Want To Be Happy
It's A Most Unusual Day
Midnight Sun
Kissing Bug
How High The Moon

Four Freshmen
Day-In-Day Out
Angel Eyes
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Paper Doll
Them There Eyes

The Ensemble
Love For Sale
September Song
Walking Shoes
The Peanut Vendor
Artistry In Rhythm (Band Only)

1 comment:

  1. You can read the Down Beat review, the original liner notes, and hear the complete album at:


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