Bert Lown Biltmore Hotel Orchestra - I'm Yours For Tonight

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Although largely forgotten today, Bert Lown, who occasionally played violin, led a series of superior jazz-oriented dance band sides during 1929-33. He was one of the composers of the standard "Bye Bye Blues." As a violinist Lown worked for a time in the 1920's as a sideman, including in 1925 with cornetist Fred Hamm's band. During 1930-31, Lown's band was employed regularly at the Biltmore Hotel in New York, frequently broadcasting on the radio. During this period Lown also composed "You're The One I Care For" and "Tired." His orchestra only recorded two sessions apiece in 1932 and 1933 and by the mid-30's Lown was no longer leading a band, instead booking and managing orchestras before definitlvely leaving the music business. In later years, Lown held executive positions and was involved in CBS-TV from 1951 until his death in 1962. This wonderful recording is an excellent example of Lown's sophisticated arrangements, Recording was made in 1932. Exquisite vocal by Elmer Feldkamp.

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Thank you Genia for your enthusiasm about this Elmer performance! No doubt he is in great form and this song is perfect for him.
Par kspm0220s il y a 5 ans
Patrick,
I'm Back....
NO ONE........sings I LOVE YOU like Exquisite Elmer!
Merci and Happy New Year........
Par Genia il y a 5 ans
Patrick,
I should have started 2010 with this EXQUISITE ELMER.
I will return on JANUARY 1 for another listen. Merci.
Par Genia il y a 5 ans
I'm agree with Fred, I LOVE THIS SONG and EXQUISITE ELMER!
A MILLION Sparkling STARS for this! Merci.
Par Genia il y a 5 ans
Bostonblakie, it was the unrivaled golden age of songwriting; I wonder if such era will ever come back.
Par kspm0220s il y a 5 ans
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