Sunday, December 7, 2008
"The String Quartet of Dance Bands"
Leo Reisman was a violinist and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s.
He became famous for having over 80 hits on the popular charts during his career.
Reisman's orchestra was primarily a dance band; he was not a fan of jazz music, but some of his early 1930s 78 RPM recordings were a bit hot.Composer Jerome Kern called Reisman's orchestra "The String Quartet of Dance Bands."
Below, are nine tracks for your listening pleasure:
1.)Ain't Misbehavin (1929)
2.)Alabama Stomp (1926)
3.)Happy Days (1929-cut)
4.)Look What You've Done To Me (1929-cut)
5.)The Wedding Of The Painted Doll(1929)
6.)With A Song In My Heart (1929)
7.)Doin the boom boom (1929)
8.)It's been a long Long time (1929)
9.)My Electric Girl (1923)