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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Swingin' Down The Lane - Ralph Burns

Swingin' Down The Lane
Swingin' Down The Lane
Ralph Burns And His Orchestra
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
Cover photo: Columbia Records Photo Studio – Henry Parker
Epic LN 24015

From the back cover: Ralph Burns, a native Bostonian, attended the famed New England Conservatory of Music. Early in his career, he established an enviable name for himself as pianist-arranger for such top bandleaders as Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet and Red Norvo. Since then he has conducted for such outstanding vocalist as Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett.

From Billboard - September 8, 1968: Here's a mighty refreshing excursion into typical big band sound, with Ralph Burns, veteran arranger, contributing some standout scoring for the ensemble. Among other things, Burns offers here the first instrumental scoring of the Tony Bennett hit, "San Francisco," and this track along with "West Side Waltz." "It Happened in Monterey" and "The Band (Billboard spelling) and the Beautiful," can grab plenty of jockey spins.

West Side Waltz
Ebb Tide
I'm Thru With Love
I'll Get By
The Bad And The Beautiful
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
It Happened In Monterey
Chopin Etude Op. 10
Mean To Me
Swingin' Down The Lane

1 comment:

  1. Hi! this Ralph Burns sounds fine, after listening to the sample; I appreciate his arrangements what does one click on to download? I don't get it, thank you, Roger


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