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Beat the Band to the Bar (2006)

by Various Artists

About this title: This sampler of irreverent hot novelties, jazz burlesques, and big-band sendups recorded between 1930 and 1954 opens with a cheerful ode to thirsty musicians (its title a satire on the "eight to the bar" boogie-woogie craze) by Sam Donahue & His Orchestra. The next six tracks form an 18-minute medley of jazz and dance band themes served up by Richard Himber and either his Essex House Orchestra or his Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra, with occasional vaudeville and pop parodies provided by vocalist Stuart Allen. Bandleaders and ... read more

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