CD Dance Date [Ray Anthony] (CD 1267474),
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Dance Date [Ray Anthony]


  • 1. String of Pearls
    2. Stella by Starlight
    3. Leave It to Love
    4. Fox, The
    5. Serenade in Blue
    6. Man in the Moon, The
    7. Mr. Anthony's Blues
    8. All of a Sudden
    9. B.O. Plenty
    10. Who's Sorry Now
    11. Deep Purple
    12. I'm Getting Tired of Dreaming
    13. All of Me
    14. Huckle Buck, The
    15. Ain't Misbehavin'
    16. Mr. Anthony's Mambo
    17. Little Peach from East Orange
    18. My Blue Heaven
    19. Maybe It's Because
    20. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
    21. Ocean Room
    22. Heat Ray
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 010

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Additional personnel: Betty Holiday, Pat Baldwin, Ronnie Deauville, Dick Noel, The Skyliners (vocals).
    Recording information: 07/29/1949-06/01/1955.
    Montpellier continues its drive to become the premier Ray Anthony reissue label by specializing in this trumpeting bandleader's most obscure material dating from the first half of the '50s. Dance Date covers a time line from July 29, 1949 to June 1, 1955, delving into portions of his discography that have seldom if ever been made available to the public. Operating out of Los Angeles as a Capitol recording artist, Anthony successfully navigated the tides of popular culture by maintaining a repertoire that combined danceable big-band standards ("String of Pearls") with traditional Dixieland fare ("Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"), luscious ballads ("Deep Purple," "Stella by Starlight"), feisty modernistic numbers that typify the co-optation of bop and other dynamic forms by composers of TV and movie themes ("Heat Ray," "The Fox," "Mr. Anthony's Mambo") and sweet, often slick pop vocals epitomized by a vocal group called the Skyliners, here performing that fructose-laden opus "Little Peach from East Orange." ~ arwulf arwulf

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