Bert Lown - Let's Drift Away On Dreamers Bay

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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 1931. Exquisite vocal by Elmer Feldkamp.

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Thank you Genia! Definitely Elmer is in great form on this recording; the result is quite sensational as you justifiedly point out :-)
Par kspm0220s il y a 4 ans
Patrick,
EXQUISITE ELMER is the STAR of this post.
The orchestration is Wonderful but Elmer's Darling vocal makes this SENSATIONAL!
Poor Elmer~~~~not even a mention.
Par Genia il y a 4 ans
I'm a fan of Lown's style myself, so glad you enjoyed it dustyrhoads.
Par kspm0220s il y a 4 ans
a very nice tune....thank you. love the lown orchestra.
Par Ron Youngman il y a 4 ans
So glad you loved this sweet song corrie.
Par kspm0220s il y a 4 ans