Jimmie Lunceford
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  • 1939
  • April 2018
  • 26 Songs

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Blue Blazes (Album Version)
2
Battle Axe
3
Ain't She Sweet (Album Version)
4
Moonlight and Music
5
I Had a Premonition

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Jimmie Lunceford

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The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra has always been a bit difficult to evaluate. Contemporary observers rated Lunceford's big band at the top with Duke Ellington and Count Basie but, when judging the music solely on their records (and not taking into account their visual show, appearance, and showmanship), Lunceford's ensemble has to be placed on the second tier. His orchestra lacked any really classic soloists (altoist Willie Smith and trombonist Trummy Young came the closest), and ... Read more

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