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Track Listing
Disc 1:1. BRIGHT EYES
2. INDIAN LOVE CALL
3. HERE IN MY ARMS
4. BYE BYE, BLACKBIRD
5. FOR MY SWEETHEART
6. RED LIPS, KISS MY BLUES AWAY
7. AH! SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE
8. THE WEDDING OF THE PAINTED DOLL
9. I KISS YOUR HAND, MADAME
10. WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
11. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
12. MY SWEETER THAN SWEET
13. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
14. YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME
15. YOU'VE GOT THAT THING
16. I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN
17. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?
18. PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
19. AROUND THE CORNER
20. BODY AND SOUL
21. JUST A GIGOLO
22. OUT OF NOWHERE
23. WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN
24. WITHOUT THAT GAL!

Disc 2:
1. NEW SUN IN THE SKY
2. I LOVE LOUISA
3. TIME ON MY HANDS
4. SHE DIDN'T SAY YES
5. THE NIGHT WAS MADE FOR LOVE
6. SOMEDAY I'LL FIND YOU
7. PARADISE
8. DRUMS IN MY HEART
9. JALOUSIE
10. LOVABLE
11. ALONE TOGETHER
12. LOUISIANA HAYRIDE
13. NIGHT AND DAY
14. STORMY WEATHER
15. MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH
16. BY A WATERFALL
17. HONEYMOON HOTEL
18. LOVE SONGS OF THE NILE
19. EASTER PARADE
20. YESTERDAYS
21. THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
22. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
23. WITH MY EYES WIDE OPEN I'M DREAMING
24. NIGHT ON THE DESERT

Disc 3:
1. TONIGHT IS MINE DESERT
2. YOU'RE A BUILDER UPPER
3. DON'T LET IT BOTHER YOU
4. A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK
5. THE CONTINENTAL (YOU KISS WHILE YOU'RE DANCING)
6. I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
7. I WON'T DANCE
8. LOVELY TO LOOK AT
9. I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
10. CHEEK TO CHEEK
11. THE PICCOLINO
12. YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
13. I GOT PLENTY O' NUTTIN'
14. IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO
15. I WANNA WOO
16. YOURS TRULY IS TRULY YOURS
17. AFTERGLOW
18. ON THE BEACH AT BALI-BALI
19. IT'S DE-LOVELY
20. TOO MARVELLOUS FOR WORDS
21. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
22. SPRING IS HERE
23. DO I LOVE YOU
24. DOWN ARGENTINA WAY
Artist:
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
Title:
The Leo Reisman Hits Collection 1921-40 (3CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACTRCD9091
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
Leo Reisman was a violinist and bandleader whose orchestra initially came to popularity in the 1920's as a society orchestra performing at New York’s Central Park Casino, becoming one of the first orchestras who racked up a long string of hits in what was called the “sweet” style of orchestral and dance band music which appealed to the broad spectrum of middle America during the inter-war years and through the 40's into the early 50's in what is sometimes called the golden age of popular music.

Performing at prestigious hotels and on radio, he helped popularize some of the hit songs from movies and Broadway shows of the time, occasionally featuring the stars from those shows or the composers of the songs performing vocals on his records, including Fred Astaire, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz and Clifton Webb, as well as other rising stars like Lee Wiley, along with many other vocalists like Lew Conrad, Frank Luther, Frances Maddux, Dick Robertson, Sally Singer and Lou Levin.

This great-value 72-track 3CD set consists entirely of recordings which before 1940 were credited with a Top 20 chart position in Joel Whitburn’s “Pop Memories” or Elston Brooks’ “The Weekly Top Ten Tunes For The Last Fifty Years” books, or the Your Hit Parade chart, or appeared in one of the Billboard charts thereafter.

It features most of his eighty or so career hits, including the No. 1's “The Wedding of the Painted Doll”, “I'll See You Again”, “Paradise”, “Night And Day”, “Stormy Weather”, “The Continental”, “Cheek To Cheek”.

It’s a substantial, enjoyable and nostalgic journey through an era in the USA when pop music was an antidote to some difficult social, economic and political upheavals.