REB 254 Band beat by Syd Lawrence

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Release details

Catalogue numberREB 254
TitleBand beat
Artist(s)Syd Lawrence
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeD
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byPye Records (Sales) Ltd
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreMusic - Brass bands
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesREB 254 A-1<>X E 1
REB 254 B-1 <>X E 1
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1American patrol [Arr. Gray]
A2St. Louis blues [W. C. Handy]
A3Don't sit under the apple tree (With anyone else but me) [Brown / Tobias / Steph]
A4A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square [Maschwitz / Sherwin]
A5Tangerine [Schertzinger / Mercer]
A6The nearness of you [Carmichael / Washington]
B1Anchors aweigh [Zimmerman]
B2My hero [Straus]
B3At last [Warren / Gordon]
B4The more I see you [Warren / Gordon]
B5I've got a gal in Kalamazoo [Warren / Gordon]
B6Moonlight sonata [Arr. Lawrence]
Total length of media 0:00.


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From the depths of the pop music jingle there came a cry in 1976 that said 'The Big Bands are back!' Well of course, they're never been away ... since the first exciting days of Tommy Dorsey or Artie Shaw or Ted Heath or Benny Goodman, the music that such men made has been, and is being, played all the time all over the world, but it is also probably fair to say that of the many big band sounds that have made musical history, the greatest impact of all came from a slim bespectacled trombone player whose name was Glen Miller.

It is therefore good indeed that a fine musician like Syd Lawerence should form an orchestra in this country to perpetuate and reproduce so expertly the music that Glen Miller left behind him, and on this album Syd's orchestra shows not only it's very high standard of musicianship, but also a real understanding and love for this special idiom. Listen to the swing of 'American Patrol' or the classic 'St. Louis Blues March'. Hear the faithful reproduction of the evergreen 'Kalamazoo' or 'Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree' by Syd's vocal group, the Serenaders. Catch the unique vocal styles of Sheila Buxton, Roy Marsden and Kevin Kent, and you will realize that here is an album you must not miss.
(Johnnie Stewart)

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