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Friday, August 27, 2021

Swingin' For Two - Don Cherry


I Didn't Know About You

Swingin' For Two
Don Cherry
With Ray Conniff and His Orchestra
Columbia CL 893

From the back cover: Don Cherry himself, of course, is the major attraction, as he has been ever since the end of World War II. He started his career by appearances in Army shows toward the end of his three-year hitch, and the enthusiastic response he received encouraged him to continue studies in music. Attending Mid-Western University at Wichita Falls, Texas, he took a number of music courses, and developed a keen interest in golf at the same time. The result of the time spent on the golf links was that he was present at the country club whenever a band played there, and was consequently on hand to sing. One night orchestra leader Jan Garber heard him singing, and offered him a spot singing with his band. He travelled with the group for some time, finally leaving to do his own radio show over a Dallas station. This led to supper club engagements and soon to a recording contract. On records, his voice proved to have the personality and warmth that lead directly to the top, and he was well on his way when, at Columbia, he recorded the now-famous Band Of Gold and made it in one leap. Swingin' For Two is Don's first collection since his big hit, and provides a splendid survey of his style, the variety of his approaches, and a wonderful program of dancing as well.

When The Sun Comes Out
For You
Love Is Just Around The Corner
I'll String Along With You
I Didn't Know About You
So Rare
I'm Yours
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Please Be Kind
My Future Just Passed
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
Sleepy Time Gal

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