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Tribute to a Generation: A Salute to the Big Bands of the WWII Era

Tribute to a Generation: A Salute to the Big Bands of the WWII Era

During World War II the big band music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others was the soundtrack of life on the home-front. This music also reached the battlefront through recordings and broadcasts where familiar tunes and bands became a metaphor for the way of life that American soldiers were fighting to preserve. Playing original arrangements, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterwork Orchestra pays to this musical inspiration in the World War II years. Extensive notes, 36-page booklet. 17 tracks. An hour of music.

Track Listing

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Flying Home The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:20
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102
'S Wonderful The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 2:41
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103
Ill Wind The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 4:06
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Chloe The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:34
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Begin the Beguine The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:28
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Sepia Panorama The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:44
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107
Mission to Moscow The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:01
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108
Song of the Volga Boatmen The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:28
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109
Summertime The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 5:15
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110
Take The "A" Train The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 2:52
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111
Back Bay Boogie The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 4:42
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112
Cotton Tail The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:08
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Swanee River The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:17
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114
Rain Check The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 2:41
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115
Back Bay Shuffle The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:20
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Just A-Settin' and A-Rockin' The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 3:49
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Hallelujah The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 2:56

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