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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Sound Of Griff Wiliams

Bali Ha'i
The Sound Of Griff Williams
The Griff Williams Orchestra
Mercury Records MG 20608

From the back cover: For more than a generation, Griff Williams brought his personality and sound to the ballrooms, supper clubs and proms of the nation. Coast-to-coast, his "tenor lead" band performed an average of 320 dates each year. He played them all (2800 different locations by his own estimate) and his audience measured in the multi-millions. – Lou Sidran

Also from the back cover (copy from the photo block): Bob Kirk joined the Griff Williams band in 1939 as a vocalist, saxophonist and manager and remained in these capacities until 1953 when Griff retired from the music business to accept a position with the Haywood Publishing Company. At this time Griff turned over the active leadership of the orchestra to Bob (pictured).

Always True To You In My Fashion
I Get A Funny Feeling
Medley: I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Villa, East Of The Sun, Under A Blanket Of Blue, Swinging Down The Lane
This Could Be The Start Of Something
Bali Ha'i
'S Wonderful
Happy Go Lucky Bird
Medley: Always, Peg O' My Heart, Liebestraum, I Love You, Ain't Misbehavin', Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Sleepy Lagoon

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