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In The Mood


The biggest dance bands of the war years perform the best of their swingin' signature tunes. 1 CD. Over 1 hour playing time. 

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, and this 20 track Memory Lane cracker ensures that the greatest wartime dance bands get your feet tappin! Next to a letter from home, wrote Lt. Col. James H. Dolittle to Major Glenn Miller in July 1944, your organisation is the greatest morale builder in the European Theatre of Operations. Miller and his band were not alone, of course, and our selection honours the contribution that so many of the great swing bands made to the Allied war effort. IN THE MOOD features the exuberant dance music and the rousing anthems that reflect the spirit of wartime Britain and its people.

Always the original artists in the original recordings.

Sensitively restored and digitally remastered.

Full track listing:

In The Mood Joe Loss and his Orchestra
At The Woodchoppers Ball Woody Herman and his Orchestra
Begin The Beguine Artie Shaw and his Orchestra
Twelfth Street Rag Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra
Pennsylvania 6-5000 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra
Blue Moon Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Lionel Hampton Orchestra
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
Stormy Weather Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra
Night And Day Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Jumpin' At The Woodside Count Basie and his Orchestra
(I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with Tex Beneke Marion Hutton and the Modernaires
Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
Trumpet Blues & Cantabile Harry James And his Orchestra
South Rampart Street Parade Bob Crosby and his Orchestra
GI Jive Johnny Mercer
Take The 'A' Train Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Ciribiribin Harry James and his Orchestra


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