Rhythm Is Our Business: Lunceford's American 30s & 40s Swing Audio CD
Much of what we know of the personality of James Melvin Lunceford comes from the reminiscences of his musicians rather than from the man himself.
Although solidly focused on entertainment, Lunceford's orchestra never sacrificed musical worth for easy applause. The skills of its arranging team were matched by the band's discipline and commitment to ensemble perfection. They impressed everyone who heard them, not least Count Basie, no mean bandleader himself. His assessment is worth repeating here: 'I think Jimmie Lunceford had one of the greatest swing bands that ever was. They'd start to rock and they'd just rock all night long
Rhythm Is Our Business
Four Or Five Times
Bird Of Paradise
I'll Take The South
Hittin' The Bottle
The Best Things In Life Are Free
He Ain't Got Rhythm
Slumming On Park Avenue
For Dancers Only
What Is This Thing Called Swing?
Ain't She Sweet?
Life Is Fine