sábado, 15 de junho de 2013

Ralph Flanagan - The Big Band Sounds of Ralph Flanagan

  1. Rag Mop
  2. On the Road to Mandalay
  3. I Should Care
  4. Hot Toddy
  5. Just One More Chance
  6. Slow Poke
  7. (When We're Alone) Penthouse Serenade
  8. Nevertheless
  9. I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
  10. Dear Hearts and Gentle People
  11. La Vie en Rose
  12. Don't Cry Joe
  13. Some Enchanted Evening
  14. Harbor Lights
  15. Joshua
  16. The Blues from 'An American in Paris'
  17. Singin' in the Rain
  18. Slow Drive
  19. You're Breaking My Heart
  20. Singing Winds
Big Band Sounds

Ralph Flanagan (born Ralph Elias Flenniken; April 7, 1914 in Lorain, Ohio – December 30, 1995 in Miami, Florida) was a famed big band leader, conductor, pianist, composer, and arranger for the orchestras of Hal McIntyre, Sammy Kaye, Blue Barron, Charlie Barnet, and Alvino Rey.

He was educated at Lorain High School, where he was a member of the National Honors Society, the student senate, the school newspaper staff (Hi-Y) and the chorus.

During World War II he served in the Merchant Marine from October 1942 to 1946. By 1949 he formed a very successful orchestra which is credited with re-popularizing the Glenn Miller "sound," and which made many records, among them "Singing Winds","Rag Mop" and "Hot Toddy." The Ralph Flanagan band was managed by Herb Hendler, an RCA A&R man who had signed Glenn Miller to his final record contract before Miller's fatal plane crash in the English Channel during World War II. It was Hendler who had encouraged Flanagan to adopt the Miller sound that led to his success. Hendler also co-wrote "Hot Toddy," which was recorded by many artists, including Chet Atkins, Rosemary Clooney, Red Foley and Julie London.

The Flanagan orchestra's theme songs were "Giannina Mia" and "Singing Winds", the latter title also applying to the orchestra's singing group.

He joined the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1950, and his popular-song compositions include "Hot Toddy" and "Flanagan's Boogie."

During the peak of his career, he also lived in the suburban village of Malverne, New York.

As of August 19, 2010, Ralph Flanagan and his Orchestra were listed by EMI Music as a missing royaltor, which means that EMI have lost contact with the estate of Flanagan and his heirs and band members, and that royalty checks are being returned to the record company by the Post Office.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  2. Este exemplar esta expirado, o que e uma pena!
    E possível ser repostado?


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