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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

In The Mood - Ernie Fields


Christopher Columbus

In The Mood
Ernie Fields and His Orchestra
Produced by Rendezvous Records
Arranged and Supervised by Record Master, Inc.
Arrangements by Earl Palmer, Plas Johnson, Jr. & Rene Hall
Cover & Back Liner Design: Garrett-Howard, Inc.
Rendezvous Records M-1309

From the back cover: The magic beat and the exciting arrangement of Ernie Fields' recording of "In The Mood" made it one of the most successful and longest lasting hits of 1959 and, as a result, captured the heart and the feet of dancers all across the nation.

This thrilling "new sound" with its infectious tempo has catapulted Ernie Fields into a position of national prominence and he was recently honored by placing high in Cashbox Magazine's 1959 Poll for the "Best Pop Orchestra." Currently riding the crest of popularity in this country, the record is now rapidly becoming a bit hit all over the world.

An accomplished musician, Ernie plays trombone besides fronting the orchestra. He surrounds himself with some of the finest musicians available and he takes pride in allowing each individual to display his versatility.

In addition to a busy schedule of dance hops, where excited fans ask for more and more, the orchestra has been featured on the Dick Clark Show and regularly tours Service Bases, Campuses, Nightclubs and Theaters from Coast-to-Coast. – Dick Miller

From Billboard - February 15, 1960: Ernie Fields has a big hit with his single "In The Mood," and this album can also enjoy sales success. Styled in the same groove, it spotlights vital, rocking instrumental treatments of some great standards, and rhythmic originals. Included are the title tune, plus "Tuxedo Junctionk" "Volare Cha Cha," "Raunchy," and "Christopher Columbus."

Hony Tonk
Tuxedo Junction 
Volare Cha Cha
My Prayer
Knocked Out
In The Mood
The Dipsy Doodle
Tea For Two Cha Cha
It's All In The Game
The Boot
Christopher Columbus

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