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Best of the Big Bands


Download links and information about Best of the Big Bands by Kay Kyser. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 47:30 minutes.

Artist: Kay Kyser
Release date: 1990
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 16
Duration: 47:30
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No. Title Length
1. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! 2:31
2. There Goes That Song Again 2:22
3. Indian Summer (featuring Ginny Simms) 2:55
4. That's for Me (featuring Mike Douglas, Campus Kids) 3:24
5. If I Only Had a Brain 2:42
6. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (featuring Sully Mason) 2:45
7. There'll Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover 2:36
8. Two Sleepy People 2:59
9. Bell Bottom Trousers (featuring Unknown) 3:06
10. On a Slow Boat to China (featuring Harry Babbitt, Gloria Wood) 3:17
11. Ole Buttermilk Sky (featuring Mike Douglas, Campus Kids) 3:06
12. Deep Purple (featuring Ginny Simms) 2:59
13. (I Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle 3:20
14. Woody Woodpecker Song 3:02
15. Huggin' and Chalkin' (featuring Unknown) 3:09
16. The Old Lamplighter (featuring Unknown) 3:17



Kay Kyser was never much more than an entertaining curio in the field of swing music, a novelty act with an unusually good band to back him up. All of his hits from the late '30s until the end of the '40s are represented, most of which have more nostalgic interest today than major musical value, although Ginny Simms and her successors sing well enough. The sound on this collection isn't ideal, as it dates from a period when Columbia in particular was getting a cold, harsh texture from much of its '40s big band masters; but it is fair, and there's unlikely to be an upgrade anytime soon.