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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Dancer's Delight - David Carroll

Stomp And Whistle
Dancer's Delight
David Carroll And His Orchestra
Mercury Records MG 20109

From Billboard - September 1, 1956: Mercury has packaged some of Carroll's more danceable singles for a distinctive varied program. Jocks will continue to use these profusely. Includes: "Fancy Pants," "In A Little Spanish Town," Gadabout," and "Music Makers."

From the back cover: His (David Carroll) music is distinctive, the style of each number is new, and each tune is built to popularity on the merits of its own personality. It seems that many a conductor is limited in his scope. For example, if that conductor has an orchestra of 15 men, the arrangement will carry scoring for 15 instruments, possibly 18. With David Carroll, these same 15 men would be called upon to play as high as 30 or more instruments. His feeling is that if the tune requires the inclusion of such instruments as oboes, flutes, maracas, French horns, violas, etc., then the orchestra should have men that can play them as well as their basic instruments. Consequently, many times you will hear the David Carroll orchestra and swear that there must be at least 50 men in the group to render such a full and interpretive rendition.

Fancy Pants
Buck Dance
Stomp And Whistle
In A Little Spanish Town
Jug Time
By Heck
Grandpa's Rocker
Music Makers

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