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Live at The Edgewater: Tex Beneke, Stan Kenton & Ralph Flanagan

Price: $15.95
Item Number: JRCD 7066
Throughout the 1950`s, Madison, Wisconsin`s Edgewater was the place to listen and dance to the nation`s most popular big bands. Although their peak years had passed, artisans of swing remained popular well into the first years of the rock and roll revolution. The Edgewater provided a classy venue for the genre`s biggest names and a lavish dance floor on its open Starlite Roof, as well as the more intimate Rigadoon Dining Room. This second volume of the restored Edgewater recordings preserves the sound of three celebrated bands of that period. Tex Beneke’s appearance of July 14, 1952, Ralph Flanagan’s performance on August 27, 1951, and a rousing August, 1957 show by the innovative Stan Kenton, capture the live sounds of swing and improvisational jazz. This album captures an era when big bands, soon to be eclipsed by smaller rock and roll combos, still drew a large crowd onto the nation’s dance floors.

Running Time 66:48

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