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CD / Product Number: JASCD390

Featuring Doris Day, Judy Garland, June Christie, Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. See track listing for full details.
At the time in the late 1930s and early 1940s when instrumental Big Band recordings were the most popular (the top three best-sellers in Big Band history were all instrumentals), the 'girl' singers were also attracting a great deal of attention. Even though the singers in that time were thought of as part of the total package, much as any orchestra member, they provided a decorative adjunct to the band's appearance on stage and in ballrooms, and often became a main musical attraction. These are some of the ladies we are presenting in this collection, twenty-eight of the many performers who distinguished themselves with the Big Bands and beyond, captured in their most memorable recordings as well as a few performers whose novelty recordings allowed their star to shine brightly for only an instant. Most of the singers in this album, however, honed their craft on the bandstand.


Disc 1

1. Doris Day Sentimental Journey
2. Doris Day My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time
3. Doris Day It's Magic
4. Doris Day Bewitched
5. Judy Garland - The Trolley Song
6. June Christy Shoo-Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy
7. June Christy Willow Weep For Me
8. Marjorie Hughes Rumours Are Flying
9. Marjorie Hughes Oh, What It Seemed To Be
10. Peggy Lee It's A Good Day
11. Peggy Lee Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)
12. Peggy Lee Golden Earrings
13. Martha Tilton Loch Lomond
14. Martha Tilton And The Angels Sing
15. Helen Ward You Turned The Tables On Me
16. Helen Ward Goody Goody
17. Patti Page All My Love
18. Patti Page Tennessee Waltz
19. Ginny Simms and Harry Babbitt Two Sleepy People
20. Billie Holiday Any Old Time
21. Billie Holiday The Man I Love
22. Billie Holiday Trav'lin' Light
23. Margaret Whiting My Ideal
24. Margaret Whiting A Tree In The Meadow
25. Ivie Anderson I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
26. Rose Murphy I Can't Give You Anything But

Disc 2

1. Kitty Kallen It's Been A Long, Long Time
2. Kitty Kallen I'll Buy That Dream
3. Kitty Kallen - Waitin' For The Train To Come In
4. Helen Forrest I Had The Craziest Dream
5. Helen Forrest I Don't Want To Walk Without You
6. Helen Forrest Time Waits For No One
7. Patty Andrews I Wanna' Be Loved
8. Patty Andrews I Can Dream, Can't I?
9. Helen O'Connell All Of Me
10. Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
11. Fran Warren A Sunday Kind Of Love
12. Dinah Shore Blues In The Night
13. Dinah Shore - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
14. Anita O'Day - Opus One
15. Anita O'Day - Boogie Blues
16. Anita O'Day - And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
17. Jo Stafford Sy Oliver - Yes, Indeed
18. Jo Stafford - It Could Happen To You
19. Jo Stafford - Shrimp Boats
20. Lena Horne - Stormy Weather
21. Mary Ford Les Paul - How High The Moon
22. Vera Lynn - When The Lights Go On Again
23. Connie Haines - At Last
24. Evelyn Knight - Powder Your Face With Sunshine
25. Nellie Lutcher - Hurry On Down