Leroy ANDERSON & His "Pops" Concert Orch - Sleigh Ride & Other Original Hits

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Leroy’s Anderson’s ‘solo’ record career began in 1950, recording his own works such as are found on this compilation. Like other compositions, his best known tune "Sleigh Ride", written in 1948, had first been recorded by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, and was a minor hit around Christmas, 1949. As both an instrumental and a vocal number (Mitchell Parish added lyrics, as he did to "Fiddle-Faddle", "Serenata" , "Belle Of The Ball" and "Blue Tango"), "Sleigh Ride" went on to become a true perennial, as seasonally reliable as Christmas itself. Under his own name, by far Anderson’s biggest selling tune was "Blue Tango", issued at the end of 1951 and soon a clear million-plus best seller, achieved despite numerous cover versions from the likes of Guy Lombardo, Hugo Winterhalter and Les Baxter.

Track Listing

1. SLEIGH RIDE
2. THE SYNCOPATED CLOCK
3. SERENATA
4. A TRUMPETER'S LULLABY
5. PROMENADE
6. SARABAND
7. JAZZ PIZZICATO - JAZZ LEGATO
8. THE WALTZING CAT
9. PLINK, PLANK, PLUNK!
10. BELLE OF THE BALL
11. BLUE TANGO
12. HORSE AND BUGGY
13. THE PHANTOM REGIMENT
14. CHINA DOLL
15. THE PENNY-WHISTLE SONG
16. FIDDLE-FADDLE

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
01/09/2001
UPC Bar Code No
604988258028