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Saturday, April 24, 2021

The Hi-Lo's & Jerry Fielding


Bye Bye Blues

The Hi-Lo's
And The Jerry Fielding Orchestra
KAPP Records, Inc. KL-1027

From the back cover: The Hi-Lo's, cited by numerous critics as the most musical and most inspiring vocal group to come along in years (they sing no rock and roll here, either!), have a fresh-sounding approach, combining a fantastic blend and range, arresting harmonies, and a live, pulsating beat for a startling different and exciting sound. These four bright, eager lads (Clark Burroughs, Bob Morse, Bob Strasen and Gene Puerling) worked and lived together for months before capturing the feeling of oneness that eludes all but the greatest of vocal groups.

The Jerry Fielding Orchestra is a pride of the West Coast, and, like the Hi-Lo's, has achieved enthusiastic recognition for its combined spirit and musicianship. Jerry, who has arranged for bands like Tommy Dorsey's, Kay Kayser's and Charlie Barnet's, and for numerous top TV and radio shows, has gathered a hand-picked crew of Hollywood musicians who eagerly flock to rehearsals, as well, as performances, to play the bright, fresh music which Jerry writes. Sam Donahue, himself a leader; Gerry Wiggins, one of the most sought-after modern pianists; Conrad Gozzo, the great trumpeter who also leads his own band – these and many others comprise one of the most brilliant bands of this era, playing some of the smartest, juiciest scores ever etched into wax – anytime – anywhere.

The Hi-Lo's

They Didn't Believe Me
Peg O' My Heart
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Georgia On My Mind

The Jerry Fielding Orchestra

Tea For Two (Vocal - Morgan Sisters)
Here In My Arms (Trumpet - Mickey Mongano, Piano - Gerald Wiggins, Tenor - Sam Donahue, Trombone - Lloyd Ulyate)
Starts In My Eyes (Alto - George Dorsey)
Bye And Bye ( Tenor - Phil Urso)
Faintly Reminiscent (Tenor - Buddy Collette, Piano - Gerald Wiggins)
Bye Bye Blues (Trombone - Joe Howard, Trumpet - Ed Shedosky, Tenor - Phil Urso)

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