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  • Harry James - Greatest Hits

    34:00

    TRACKLIST
    01- Music Makers 00:10
    02- You Made Me Love You 03:26
    03- Manhattan Serenade 06:39
    04- Sleepy Lagoon 09:30
    05- Strictly Instrumental 12:25
    06- Autumn Serenade 15:19
    07- I Surrender Dear 18:37
    08- Ciribiribin (They're So in Love) 21:24
    09- Lazy River 23:47
    10- September In The Rain 28:54
    11- Ruby 32:15
    12- You Go to My Head 35:00
    13- Just A Gigolo 39:02
    14- Two O'Clock Jump 42:25

    Harry James - Greatest Hits (FULL ALBUM)
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    Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he re-organized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone, and was extremely influential on up-and-coming trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of films that usually featured his band.

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    Etta James, Billie Holiday, Bill Evans, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Muddy Waters, Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, James Brown, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Parker, Lightnin' Hopkins, B.B. King, Thelonious Monk, Howlin' Wolf, Quincy Jones, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker, Coleman Hawkins, Robert Johnson, Dean Martin, Oscar Peterson, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams, Benny Goodman, Art Tatum, Joe Turner, Bing Crosby, Dave Brubeck, Mahalia Jackson, Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett... and many others!
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    Etta James, Billie Holiday, Bill Evans, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Muddy Waters, Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, James Brown, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Parker, Lightnin' Hopkins, B.B. King, Thelonious Monk, Howlin' Wolf, Quincy Jones, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker, Coleman Hawkins, Robert Johnson, Dean Martin, Oscar Peterson, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams, Benny Goodman, Art Tatum, Joe Turner, Bing Crosby, Dave Brubeck, Mahalia Jackson, Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett... and many others!

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  • Harry James & His Orchestra - Its Been A Long, Long Time

    3:26

    It’s Been A Long, Long Time by Harry James & His Orchestra
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    Lyrics:
    Never thought that you would be
    standing here so close to me
    there's so much I feel that I should say
    but words can wait until some other day
    Kiss me once, then kiss me twice
    Then kiss me once again
    It's been a long, long time
    Haven't felt like this, my dear
    Since I can't remember when
    It's been a long, long time
    You'll never know how many dreams
    I've dreamed about you
    Or just how empty they all seemed without you
    So kiss me once, then kiss me twice
    Then kiss me once again
    It's been a long, long time
    Ah, kiss me once, then kiss me twice
    Then kiss me once again
    It's been a long time
    Haven't felt like this my dear
    Since I can't remember when
    It's been a long, long time
    You'll never know how many dreams
    I dreamed about you
    Or just how empty they all seemed without you
    So kiss me once then kiss me twice
    Then kiss me once again
    It's been a long, long time
    Long, long time

    #HarryJamesOrchestra

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  • Harry james - Trumpet Blues 1944 With original stereo movie soundtrack

    2:59

  • Harry James - Concerto for Trumpet

    2:21

    Harry James - Concerto for Trumpet (1942 - Private Buckaroo)

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  • The Best of Harry James

    2:51:47

    Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he re-organized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone, and was extremely influential on up and coming trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of motion pictures that usually featured his bands in some way.

  • You Made Me Love You - Harry James / Helen Forrest

    3:19

    from: Private Buckaroo (1942)
    Since this film is in the public domain there are a lot of rip off DVD's around from labels like a2zcds/Critics Choice. The best transfer I've found thus far is from Quantum Leap. The video clip I posted here is from Quantum Leap.
    Please contact me if you know how to get the best remaster of this movie on DVD.

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  • Harry James Corner Pocket Live Sept 1970

    6:00

    Corner Pocket is one of several charts that arranger Ernie Wilkins appropriated from the Count Basie Band for Harry James.

    Nonetheless, the band's interpretation of Freddie Green's classic tune is in the pocket.

    The James version, stolen by Ernie Wilkins, differs slightly in some early brass figures, and some of the voicing. Jack Perciful plays the intro, Corky Corcoran takes a tenor solo, Dave Robbins plays a trombone solo . Then Harry plays a great solo.

    How many times Sonny Payne played this tune. But he rocks here!

    Trumpets:
    Thomas Holden
    Jack Poster
    Skip Pfyl
    Skip Styne

    Trombones:
    Dave Robbins
    Gail Martin
    Bill Painter

    Saxophones:
    Bill Byrne
    Don Mohr
    Corky Corcoran
    Gary Herbig
    Jack Watson

    Piano:
    Jack Perciful
    Bass:John Smith
    Drums:Sonny Payne

  • HARRY JAMES - FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE - FILMSTRIP

    1:53

    Harry James, premier trumpet virtuoso, Jazz superstar and Big Band leader performs his arrangement of the Rimsky-Korsokov classic, FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE, in this clip from the hit MGM musical, BEST FOOT FORWARD. The popular bandleader and trumpet star was prominently featured with his band in this film along with Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Nancy Walker and Tommy Dix. Harry James was probably the most famous trumpeter of the twentieth century due to his many hit records, feature films and big band tours across the United States, Europe and Latin America throughout the 1940's, '50's, '60's and '70's. He performed up to the very end playing a Los Angeles concert date one week before he died, July 5, 1983 at age 67. Most of the major trumpeters of the last 50 years consider James to have been one of their major influences both for style and technique.

  • Harry James & Helen Forrest Ive Heard That Song Before

    3:04

    I have tried to make video clips fit the song instead of just pictures, therefore it is not always quite in sync. However the recorded music is worth a listen.

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  • Two OClock Jump - Harry James & His Orchestra

    3:18

    Two O'Clock Jump - Harry James & His Orchestra. From the movie, BEST FOOT FORWARD, 1943.

    ***DISCLAIMER: I do not own the copyrights to any images or audio included in this video. It is presented here strictly for historical and academic purposes.

  • Harry James, Ciribiribin, I Had the Craziest Dream, You Made me Love You

    5:55

    The American trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader, producer and actor Harry James (1916-1983) and his 'Music Makers' performing in the movie 'Springtime in the Rockies' (1942).

    Helen Forrest (1917-1999), singer.

    Check Jon Faddis' version of 'Ciribiribin':

  • Harry James- Stardust 1956

    2:08

    n all the history of American Jazz, the three most identifiable trumpet players' sounds are Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Harry James.

    Harry James did not like to play tunes that had been identified with other trumpet players. he respected other players tremendously. In addition he did not want to be compared to his contemporaries.

    That's why Harry never commercially recorded I Can't Get Started, Memories of You, and Stardust.

    Harry loved Stardust, and always had an arrangement in the book.

    Here in this 1956 radio recording, Harry plays Stardust with his octet.

    No one had as warm and emotional a ballad style as Harry James.

  • Harry James and Buddy Rich - Cherokee 1964

    3:06

    The World's Greatest Drummer and the World's Greatest Trumpet Player. Big Band music at it's finest. From Harry's 1964 tour of Japan.

    Tpts:
    Rob Turk, Fred Koyen, Nick Buono, Bill Mattison
    Troms:
    Ray Sims, Joe Cadena, Dick McQuary
    Reeds:
    Joe Riggs, Larry Stoffel, Corky Corcoran, Dave Madden, Bob Anchilles
    Pno:
    Jack Perciful
    Bass:
    Red Kelly
    Drums:
    Buddy Rich

  • Sleepy Time Gal - Harry James, 1939

    2:49

    Sleepy Time Gal - Harry James (Solo) With Rhythm Accompaniment
    Recorded October 13, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois
    Not released by Columbia until May 1944
    Released on Columbia 36713, CB-14, CL-665, B-2014, A 20715, and WK 75009

    Written by Joseph Alden, Raymond Egan, Ange Lorenzo, and Richard Whiting
    Trumpet, Leader – Harry James (solo)
    Piano – “Jumbo” Jack Gardner
    Guitar – Bryan “Red” Kent
    Bass – Thurman Teague
    Drums – Ralph Hawkins

    #harryjames #trumpetsolo

  • 1942 • Harry James & Helen Forrest • Ive heard that song before

    2:57

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  • Harry James, Sleepy Lagoon..wmv

    3:00

    From the three disc set Harry James & his Orchestra, Bandstand Memories 1938-1948.
    Hindsight Records.
    1994.
    Recorded on Oct 1, 1942 from a live performance on the Chesterfield Time show in New York City.

    The Harry James Legacy.
    The recordings in this boxed set were made available by Sal Monte and Viola Monte from a private collection of broadcast transcriptions her husband, PeeWee had made during the years he was Harry James band manager and good friend. They were recorded on 10 inch, 12 inch and 16 inch transcription disks.

  • The Golden Trumpet of Harry James 1968 Complete album

    37:41

    My favorite Harry James album of all time!

    Recorded on Spring 1968, this album featured the crisp, clear sound of a middle-aged Harry James. Harry was suffering severe dental problems during the recording of this album. However, you would never know it by his playing!

    Band personnel were Tony Scodwell, Bob Carter, Al Jeager, Bill King Trumpets

    Ray Sims, Jimmy Hunyzinger, Graham Ellis Trombones

    Joe Riggs, Everett Levey, Corky Corcoran, Rod Adams Jack O'Keefe Saxophones

    Jack Perciful Piano, Don Baldwin Bass, Sonny Payne Drums.

    Track Listing
    Title/Composer Performer Time
    1
    Ciribiribin (They're So in Love)
    Harry James / Jack Lawrence / Alberto Pestalozza
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    0:30
    2
    You Made Me Love You
    Joseph McCarthy / James V. Monaco
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    1:50
    3
    Two O'Clock Jump
    Count Basie / Benny Goodman / Harry James
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    4:03
    4
    I've Heard That Song Before
    Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    1:58
    5
    Ultra
    Harry James
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    4:20
    6
    Sleepy Lagoon
    Eric Coates / Jack Lawrence
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    2:51
    7
    All or Nothing at All
    Arthur Altman / Jack Lawrence
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    3:06
    8
    Cherry
    Don Redman
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    1:37
    9
    Take the A Train
    Billy Strayhorn
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    4:40
    10
    I Heard You Cried Last Night
    Ted Grouya / Jerry Kruger
    Harry James
    1:58
    11
    The Mole
    Leroy Holmes / Harry James
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    2:49
    12
    Satin Doll
    Duke Ellington / Johnny Mercer / Billy Strayhorn
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    4:04
    13
    Ciribiribin (They're So in Love)
    Harry James / Jack Lawrence / Alberto Pestalozza
    Harry James
    feat: Harry James & His Orchestra
    :30
    14. (bonus track) I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

  • Harry James Orchestra feat. Buddy Rich - Tokyo 1964

    50:26

  • 1939 HITS ARCHIVE: Two O’Clock Jump - Harry James

    3:15

    Two O’Clock Jump (James) by Harry James & his Orchestra

    One of the James band’s instrumental standards was this driving interpretation of Basie’s “One O’Clock Jump” with the added brass triplet choruses. James also recorded a shortened version of “Two O’Clock Jump” in 1941 for World Transcription.

    THE 1939 HITS ARCHIVE - here in one place, a good-quality library of original-release-version best-sellers and songs that made an impact that were either released or enjoyed a major chunk of their popularity within the calendar year 1939 (some were recorded in 1938).

  • Harry James with Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes Nov 8, 1977

    1:10:34

    This is from November 8, 1977. The Merv Griffin Show featured an entire program of the music of Harry James, along with Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest.

    This is a tremendous historical insight to Harry James, his life and his music.

    Enjoy HJ fans!!

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  • Harry James - Concerto For Trumpet

    4:30

    Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr unter Leitung von OTL Christoph Scheibling.
    Christoph Moschberger - Trompete

    Michael Penczynski - Video
    Alexander Reuber - Ton

  • Harry James and Frank Sinatra. Stardust.wmv

    4:04

    From the three disk set Harry James & His Orchestra, Band Stand Memories 1938 to 1948.
    Hindsight Records 1994.
    This is the earlist known recording of Stardust by Frank Sinatra broadcast Live from the Roseland Ballroom on July 8th 1939 in New York City.
    The Harry James Legacy.
    The recordings in this boxed set were made available by Sal Monte and Viola Monte from a private collection of broadcast transcriptions her husband, PeeWee had made during the years he was Harry James band manager and good friend. They were recorded on 10 inch, 12 inch and 16 inch transcription disks.

  • Harry James Orchestra 1965 Green Onions

    5:53

    Bass: Red Kelly; Trumpets Tony Scodwell, Tommy Porello
    Drums: Buddy Rich; Clarinet Bob Achilles; Piano Jack Percival

  • Harry James-I Surrender Dear 1964

    3:03

    From the 1964 album In a Relaxed Mood Harry James plays I Surrender Dear featuring Harry and Corky .

    Corky plays a gorgeous solo, and Harry stretches out in a fiery solo. He even shows the influence that his friends Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie had on him.

    Also featured is the underrated Jack Perciful on piano. Band also includes Red Kelly/bass, Guy Scalise/guitar and Buddy Rich

  • 1942 HITS ARCHIVE: One Dozen Roses - Harry James

    3:00

    One Dozen Roses (Lewis-Washburn-Jurgens-Donovan) by Harry James & his Orchestra, vocal by Jimmy Saunders

    This was a number-one song hit on ‘Your Hit Parade’ that spawned several popular recorded versions. See also Dinah Shore, Glen Gray and Dick Jurgens.

    THE 1942 HITS ARCHIVE - here in one place, a good-quality library of original-release-version best-sellers and songs that made an impact that were either released or enjoyed a major chunk of their popularity within the calendar year 1942 (some were recorded in 1941).

  • Harry James & Buddy Rich- Sept 19, 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival

    48:07

    On Sept 19, 1965, the Monterey Jazz Festival presented a program featuring The Trumpet Kings. Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Harry James all performed.

    The love between these four men is legendary. Harry and Miles even pranking Dizzy on stage by playing football with Diz's trumpet!

    Most accounts say that the high point of the day was the Harry James Big Band driven by Buddy Rich. James bassist Red Kelly said it was the best set the band had ever played.

    This is not the complete James performance, as Stanford University has several additional tunes on file.

    Ernie Andrews and Jon Hendricks, join Harry himself in a scat-singing free for all on Flying Home.

    I apologize for audio drops, and fade outs during Buddy's solos, but the source material is on 35 year old cassette tapes.

    Take special note of Buddy's solo on Two O' Clock Jump...it staggers the imagination!!

  • Benny Goodman And His Orchestra 1958 #4 With Harry James

    3:11

    The Song Is Called King Porter Stomp
    Featuring Benny Goodman On Clarinet. Harry James On Trumpet.
    Dock Servinson, Buck Clayton, Billy Butterfield, Bernie Glow On Trumpets. Urbie Green, Lou McGarity, Eddie Bert On Trombones. Hymie Schertzer, Zoot Sims, Al Klink, Walt Levinsky Sol Schlinger On Saxophones.
    Hank Jones On Piano, Roy Burnes On Drums. Kenny Burrnell On Guitar, Russ Saunders On Bass.
    Recorded April 9, 1958

  • Harry James Lester Leaps In on The Ed Sullivan Show

    2:50

    Harry James Lester Leaps In on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 14, 1960. Subscribe now to never miss an update:

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  • La Paloma - Harry James, 1941

    3:19

    La Paloma - Harry James and His Orchestra
    Recorded January 22, 1941 in New York City
    Released on Columbia 36146, DB 2540 (UK), and DC 432 (EU).
    Re-issued on Encore P 14357, Classics 1014, and Joyce 2023.

    Written by Sebastián de Yradier
    Arranged by Harry James
    Leader, Trumpet – Harry James
    Trumpet – Nick Buono, Al Stearns, Claude Bowen
    Trombone – Dalton Rizzotto, Harry Rodgers, Hoyt Bohannon
    Alto Saxophone – Claude Lakey, John Mezey
    Tenor Saxophone – Vido Musso
    Baritone Saxophone – Chuck Gentry
    Piano – Al Lerner
    Guitar – Ben Heller
    Bass – Thurman Teague
    Drums – Mickey Scrima

    #LatinJazz

  • Harry James - 2 O Clock Jump

    2:42

    Harry James - 2 O' Clock Jump
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  • Answer Man - Harry James, 1941

    2:59

    Answer Man - Harry James and His Orchestra
    Recorded January 22, 1941 in New York City
    Released on Columbia 36023 and C283 (Canada). Re-issued on Big Band Archives LP 1206 and Classics 1014.

    Written by Margie Gibson and Robert B. Wright
    Leader, Trumpet – Harry James
    Trumpet – Nick Buono, Al Stearns, Claude Bowen
    Trombone – Dalton Rizzotto, Harry Rodgers, Hoyt Bohannon
    Alto Saxophone – Claude Lakey, John Mezey
    Tenor Saxophone – Vido Musso
    Baritone Saxophone – Chuck Gentry
    Piano – Al Lerner
    Guitar – Ben Heller
    Bass – Thurman Teague
    Drums – Mickey Scrima

    #HarryJames #MargieGibson

  • Moten Swing - Harry James, 1946

    6:24

    Moten Swing - Harry James and His Orchestra
    Recorded November 11, 1946 in Hollywood, CA
    Released in 1947 on Columbia 37351 and in 1990 on Columbia CK 45447

    Written by Bennie and Buster Moten
    Trumpet, Leader – Harry James
    Trumpet – Irwin “Red” Berken, Jimmy Campbell, Carl Berg, Hal Moe
    Trombone – Charlie “Chuck” Preble, Dalton Rizzotto, Vic Hamann
    Valve Trombone – Juan Tizol
    Alto Saxophone – Willie Smith
    Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Eddie Rosa
    Tenor Saxophone – Corky Corcoran
    Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Stewart Bruner, George Davis
    Piano – Arnold Ross
    Guitar – Hayden Causey
    Bass – Ed Mihelich
    Drums – Macklin “Buddy” Combine or Lou Fromm

    #harryjames #swing

  • How Deep Is The Ocean - Harry James, 1959

    3:34

    How Deep Is The Ocean - Harry James and His Orchestra, 1959 (Mono Studio Version)
    Recorded February, 1959 in Hollywood, California
    Released on MGM E3778 (mono) and SE3778 (stereo), Harry James And His New Swingin' Band, and re-issued on Verve 2317055

    Written by Irving Berlin
    Trumpet, Leader – Harry James
    Trumpet – Nick Buono, John Audino, Ollie Mitchell, Bob Rolfe
    Trombone – Ray Sims, Bob Edmondson
    Bass Trombone – Ernie Tack
    Alto Saxophone – Willie Smith
    Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Herb Lorden
    Tenor Saxophone – Sam Firmature
    Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Bob Poland
    Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Ernie Small
    Piano – Jack Perciful
    Guitar – Dave Koonse
    Bass – Joe Comfort
    Drums – Jackie Mills

    Note that James previously recorded a studio version of this tune, released in 1954, on Columbia CL 553. Listen to it here:

    #HarryJames

  • And The Angels Sing - Harry James & Bernice Byres, 1939

    3:19

    And The Angels Sing - Harry James and His Orchestra
    Recorded April 6, 1939 in New York City
    Released on Brunswick 8355 and re-issued on Sony Music A 30530

    Written by Johnny Mercer and Ziggy Elman
    Vocals – Bernice Byres
    Trumpet, Leader – Harry James
    Trumpet – Claude Bowen, Jack Palmer, Tommy Gonsoulin
    Trombone – Russell Brown, Truett Jones
    Alto Saxophone – Claude Lakey, Dave Matthews
    Tenor Saxophone – Bill Luther, Drew Page
    Piano – Jack Gardner
    Guitar – Bryan “Red” Kent
    Bass – Thurman Teague
    Drums – Ralph Hawkins

  • Harry James Live at Freedomland June 22, 1962

    29:10

    Freedomland U.S.A, was a short-lived, American history theme park in the Baychester section of the northeastern Bronx, New York City. It was $7 Million dollars in debt on opening day in 1960. It eventually closed in 1964.



    Harry James was part of an attempt to bring big-name entertainment. The stage where the band performed was in an open-air environment. It was subject to dealing with inclement weather.


    The James band played there in the Summer of 1962.


    This was broadcast live on WNEW Radio. The broadcast sounds like there was a “Party” atmosphere happening.


    (My thanks to Dean Pratt for his audio archives)


    The band personnel was:


    Nick Buono, Rob Turk, Sam Conte, Mike Conte-trumpets
    Ray Sims, Joe Cadena, Dick McQuardy-trombones
    Willie Smith, Joe Riggs, Dave Madden, Billy Root, Ernie Small- saxophones
    Jack Perciful, Red Kelly, Dempsey Wright, Buddy Rich-rhythm

    Pam Garner-vocals


    1. Ciribiribin
    2. Just Lucky
    3. September Song
    4. Tippin’
    5. Sunday Morning
    6. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
    7. Two O’ Clock Jump

  • Chuck Par-Due plays the Harry James version of Lover Man

    6:22

    In 1961, Ernie Wilkins wrote a gorgeous arrangement of Lover Man which was recorded by Clark Terry with the Ernie Wilkins Big Band, and by Harry James and His Orchestra.


    Harry James dedicated his version the Clifford Brown. It was unlike any other ballad performance that James ever recorded.


    My Friend Karl Wingruber transcribed Harry's solo for me. Admittedly, it is a difficult solo to execute properly.


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  • Blues In The Night - Harry James, 1941

    2:59

    Blues In The Night - Harry James and His Orchestra
    Recorded December 30, 1941 in New York City
    Released on Columbia 36500 (U.S.) and C577 (Canada), Parlophone R 2977 (UK), and Odeon O-28 341 (EU). Re-issued on Joyce 2026 and Classics 1132.

    Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
    Arranged by LeRoy Holmes
    Trumpet, Leader – Harry James
    Trumpet – Nick Buono, Claude Bowen, Al Cuozzo
    Trombone – Dalton Rizzotto, Harry Rodgers, Hoyt Bohannon
    Alto Saxophone – Claude Lakey, Sam Marowitz
    Tenor Saxophone – Corky Corcoran
    Baritone Saxophone – Clint Davis
    Violin – Alex Pevsner, Sindel Kopp, Leo Zorn
    Viola – Bill Spear
    Cello – Elias “Al” Friede
    Piano – Al Lerner
    Guitar – Ben Heller
    Bass – Thurman Teague
    Drums – Mickey Scrima

  • Harry James - Trumpet Concerto

    4:19

    Harry James - Trompetikontsert. MIHKEL KALLIP (trompet/trumpet), MEELI OTS (klaver/piano)

  • 1949 Harry James - Doncha Go ‘Way Mad

    3:08

    In contrast to the several YouTube posts of his more rushed remake version, here’s Harry’s original….released in early 1950. It was a lyrical adaptation of the jazz instrumental “Black Velvet,” recorded earlier in 1949 by the band of Illinois Jacquet:

    Transferred and digitally processed from the original 78rpm: Columbia 38682 - Doncha Go ‘Way Mad (Stillman-Mundy) by Harry James & his Orchestra, vocal by The Skylarks, recorded December 12, 1949

  • Get Off The Stand - Harry James, 1959

    4:49

    Get Off The Stand - Harry James and His Orchestra, 1959
    Recorded February, 1959 in Hollywood, California
    Released on MGM E3778 (mono) and SE3778 (stereo), Harry James And His New Swingin' Band, and re-issued on Metro 2682 029 and Verve 833 285-2 (bad mix)

    Written by Ernie Wilkins and Harry James
    Arranged by Ernie Wilkins
    Leader – Harry James
    Trumpet – Harry James, Nick Buono, John Audino, Ollie Mitchell, Bob Rolfe
    Trombone – Ray Sims, Bob Edmondson
    Bass Trombone – Ernie Tack
    Alto Saxophone – Willie Smith
    Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Herb Lorden
    Tenor Saxophone – Sam Firmature
    Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Bob Poland
    Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Ernie Small
    Piano – Jack Perciful
    Guitar – Dave Koonse
    Bass – Joe Comfort
    Drums – Jackie Mills

    #HarryJames #ErnieWilkins

  • Harry James- St. Regis Jam Session 1938

    14:49

    In 1938 Alastair Cooke was sent to New York by the BBC. He arrives to bring Swing Music back to England, where it had not been heard in such a mass media way, emanating from the roof of New York's St. Regis hotel on East 54th street The who's who of Swing jam together in this historic transmission that was only broadcast in England at the time.

    It is humorous to hear Alastair Cooke call the jam session as if it were a sporting event!

    The band is led by pianist Teddy Wilson who was a master at organizing exciting combinations of jazz musicians.

    Trumpets: Harry James, Charlie Teagarden
    Trombone: Jack Teagarden
    Tenor sax: Chu Berry
    Clarinet: Joe Marsala
    Bass: John Kirby
    Drums: Zutty Singleton

  • 1947 Harry James - You Can Do No Wrong

    3:00

    From the Rick Colom Collection: note that up-and-coming arranger Ray Conniff was also given label credit on this pretty treatment of the Cole Porter song from the Judy Garland-Gene Kelly film “The Pirate.”

    CD audio, originally issued on 78rpm: Columbia 38156 - You Can Do No Wrong (Porter) by Harry James & his Orchestra, vocal by Marion Morgan and Vinni De Campo, recorded December 27, 1947

  • Slats - Harry James, 1959

    4:39

    Slats - Harry James and His Orchestra, 1959
    Recorded February, 1959 in Hollywood, California
    Released on MGM E3778 (mono) and SE3778 (stereo), Harry James And His New Swingin' Band, and re-issued on Metro 2682 029 and Verve VLP 9128

    Written by Joe Newman
    Arranged by Ernie Wilkins
    Trumpet, Leader – Harry James
    Trumpet – Nick Buono, John Audino, Ollie Mitchell, Bob Rolfe
    Trombone – Ray Sims, Bob Edmondson
    Bass Trombone – Ernie Tack
    Alto Saxophone – Willie Smith
    Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Herb Lorden
    Tenor Saxophone – Sam Firmature
    Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Bob Poland
    Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Ernie Small
    Piano – Jack Perciful
    Guitar – Dave Koonse
    Bass – Joe Comfort
    Drums – Jackie Mills

    #HarryJames

  • That Old Feeling – from the 1952 Harry James LP Soft Lights, Sweet Trumpet

    2:58

    That Old Feeling - Harry James and his Orchestra
    Recorded December 21, 1951 in Hollywood, California
    Released on Columbia CL 6207, CL 581, B-296, and LPCB31013 (Brazil); Phillips BBR8010 (UK) and B 07603 R (EU). Re-issued on Collector’s Choice CCM-183-2 (Sony A 052069)

    Written by Lew Brown and Sammy Fain
    Trumpet and Leader – Harry James
    Trumpet – Nick Buono, Phil Cook, Everett McDonald, Ralph Osborn
    Trombone –Lew McCreary, Dave Robbins, Dave Wells, Gene Norton
    Alto Saxophone – Herb Steward, Mascagni Musky Ruffo
    Tenor Saxophone – Corky Corcoran
    Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Francis “Polly” Polifroni
    Baritone Saxophone – Bob Poland
    Piano, Celeste – Bruce MacDonald
    Guitar –Bob Bain
    Bass – Bob Manners
    Drums – Jackie Mills

  • Harry James - Heartaches

    3:10

    Performer(s): « Harry James »
    « Heartaches »
    Audio : Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 320 Kbps

    Album : « Harry James » by « Harry James »

    Genre et sous style:
    Jazz

  • Harry James w/Benny Goodman And the Angels Sing 1955

    3:14

    In 1955, Hollywood produced the semi-factual biopic The Benny Goodman Story.
    The soundtrack was released on Decca Records.


    However, Goodman was under contract to Capitol Records at the time. So Capitol asked Benny Goodman to assemble a band to record essentially the same music for a Capitol album.
    The album Mr Benny Goodman-The Benny Goodman Story was recorded in December of 1955.


    Harry James was involved in several tracks, including And the Angels Sing.


    By that time, Ziggy Elman no longer played the trumpet, and suffered from serious health issues.


    Harry recreated Ziggy's solo on And the Angels Sing, but chose to play the solo in the key of E instead of the original key of F. Harry loved to play in sharp keys, as he felt it intensified the sizzle in his tone.


    The personnel on this recording were:
    [7-23]: Mr. Benny Goodman –The Benny Goodman Story
    (7, 8, 10-12, 14, 16-18 & 23): BENNY GOODMAN & His Orchestra:
    Featuring HARRY JAMES, RUDY BRAFF, DOC SEVERINSEN,
    CHRIS GRIFFIN, BILLY BUTTERFIELD, BERNIE PREVIN (tp),
    URBIE GREEN, WILL BRADLEY (tb)
    PHIL BODNER (as); AL KLINK, PEANUTS HUCKO (ts); DICK HYMAN (p)
    TONY MOTTOLA (g); MILT HINTON, GEORGE DUVIVIER (b) BOBBY DONALDSON (d),
    MARTHA TILTON, among others.

  • A Swinging Serenade-Harry James 1962

    3:23

    Ernie Wilkins wrote this great chart, which was basically a slower version of The Jazz Connoisseur. This features Jake Hanna on drums, Harry, and Sam Firmature on tenor sax.

  • Harry James- Double Dixie complete album 1963

    28:01

    Harry James And His Big Band ...Plus The Dixieland Five ‎– Double Dixie

    MGM Records ‎– E-4137

    Released:Aug 1963

    My Monday Date -2:45

    The James Boys- 3:17

    Cornet Chop Suey- 2:39

    The Truth- 3:02

    Weatherbird- 2:51

    Squeeze Me-3:25

    Two Deuces- 3:29

    I'm Coming, Virginia- 3:31

    My Inspiration- 3:29

    Alto Saxophone – Joe Riggs, Willie Smith (2)
    Arranged By – Matty Matlock
    Baritone Saxophone – Ernie Small
    Bass – Tom Kelly*
    Bass Trombone – Jim McQuary*
    Clarinet – Matty Matlock
    Drums – Buddy Rich
    Guitar – George Wright*
    Leader – Harry James (2)
    Piano – Jack Perciful
    Tenor Saxophone – Corky Corcoran, Dave Madden, Eddie Miller (2)
    Trombone – Joe Cadena, Ray Sims
    Trumpet – Dick Cathcart, Fred Koyen, Harry James (2), Larry McGuire, Nick Buono, Rob Turk

  • A Little Bit of Heaven - Harry James, 1941

    3:12

    A Little Bit of Heaven (Sure, They Call It Ireland) - Harry James and His Orchestra
    Recorded January 22, 1941 in New York City
    Released on Columbia 35979, C252 (Canada), DS 1599 (UK), Parlophone R 2958 (EU),and Odeon O-31 936 (EU). Re-issued on Classics 1014.

    Written by Ernest R. Ball and J. Keirn Brennan
    Leader, Trumpet – Harry James
    Trumpet – Nick Buono, Al Stearns, Claude Bowen
    Trombone – Dalton Rizzotto, Harry Rodgers, Hoyt Bohannon
    Alto Saxophone – Claude Lakey, John Mezey
    Tenor Saxophone – Vido Musso
    Baritone Saxophone – Chuck Gentry
    Piano – Al Lerner
    Guitar – Ben Heller
    Bass – Thurman Teague
    Drums, Vibraphone – Mickey Scrima

  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix- Harry James May 1969

    2:28

    This was recorded during the last recording session of Harry James' great sixties band.

    Joe Riggs on lead alto, Ray Sims on lead trombone, Corky Corcoran on tenor and Sonny Payne on drums.

    This sixties ballad demonstrates the emotional intensity in Harry's ballad playing...equalled by only Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster.

    Corky takes the tenor solo.

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