Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
the all-time big band HITS
ORIGINAL LP ACL 1008 (1959) STEREO
Tuxedo Junction (Hawkins; Johnson; Dash)BC
At the Woodchoppers' Ball (Bishop)BC
Undecided (Shavers; Robin)
Leave Us Leap (Finkel)
Begin the Beguine (Porter)
Take the A' Train (Strayhorn)BC
Chattanooga Choo Choo (Warren; Gordon)
Opus 1 (Oliver)BC
Stompin' at the Savoy (Sampson; Goodman; Webb)BC
One O'Clock Jump (Basie)
BCfeaturing Bert Courtley (trumpet)
DRfeaturing Don Rendell (tenor sax)
top POP instrumental hits
ORIGINAL LP ACL 1058 (1961) STEREO
Manhattan Spiritual (Maxted)
Moonglow and Theme from Picnic' (Mills; Hudson; DeLange) / (Duning)
Hot Toddy (Flanagan; Hendler)
Theme from The Man with the Golden Arm' (Bernstein; Fine)
Petite Fleur (Bechet)
Peter Gunn (Mancini)
Swingin' Shepherd Blues (Koffman; Roberts; Jacobson)
Canadian Sunset (Heywood; Gimbel)
Theme from A Summer Place' (Steiner; Discant)
Mack the Knife (Weill; Brecht; Blitzstein)
The big band of Cyril Stapleton is heard to superb effect in this Volcalion release, which compiles two of his Decca albums from the late 1950s and early '60s. Both originally recorded for the American market and issued in the UK on Decca's Ace of Clubs subsidiary, The All-Time Big Band Hits features solos by tenor saxophonist Don Rendell and trumpeter Bert Courtley on many of the tracks. Cyril leads his band through exciting treatments of several staples of the swing era including Erskine Hawkins's Tuxedo Junction, Charlie Barnet's Skyliner, Sy Oliver's Opus 1, Basie's One O'Clock Jump and the Goodman classic Stompin' at the Savoy. From two years later is Top Pop Instrumental Hits, featuring arrangements by Ralph Dollimore and Reg Owen, the latter a founder member of the Ted Heath Orchestra. Indeed, Stapleton's band covers Manhattan Spiritual, which provided Reg's own orchestra with a big hit in 1959. The remaining tracks, with the exception of the Theme from A Summer Place', are a varied selection of British and American chart hits from the 1950s, all arranged and performed in the inimitable Stapleton manner. They include Swingin' Shepherd Blues, Mack the Knife, Moonglow and Theme from Picnic', Canadian Sunset and more.
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