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VAUGHN MONROE <br> Comin' On <br> (Big Band Archives- Out of Print)

Details: Big Band Archives LP-1211, mono, recordings from 1940s, issue date unknown (probably late 70s or early 80s)

Condition: Vinyl VG++ Jacket VG+

Out of Print and Not Available on CD.

From the All Music Guide:
Despite an early talent for the trumpet, Vaughn Monroe's desire to become an opera singer eventually landed him almost ten number one hits during the 1940s as well as a host of nicknames for his rich baritone, including "the Voice with Hairs on Its Chest" and "Old Leather Tonsils." Born in Akron, OH, Monroe moved to Wisconsin while still a child and focused on his trumpet talent for most of his boyhood. Another early ambition, to be an opera singer, resulted in his signing on as a vocalist with territory bands led by Austin Wylie, Larry Funk (for whom he made his recording debut) and Jack Marshand. While based in Boston with Marshand, Monroe formed his first orchestra and began recording for Victor's low-priced Bluebird label. One of his first singles, "There I Go," spent three weeks at the top of the Hit Parade in 1940. Though his orchestra was rather tame (even for the time), it was voted top college band that year. His long-time theme song "Racing with the Moon" debuted in 1941, and the following year and a half brought no less than three number one hits: "My Devotion," "When the Lights Go on Again (All Over the World)" and "Let's Get Lost."

The tracks are:
1. Happy Jack
2. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
3. Comin' On
4. Silver Threads Among the Gold
5. My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice
6. Donkey Serenade
7. Host Meets Ghost
8. Old Man Robbing a Baker
9. Doodlebug
10. Lady Day
11. Junior Prom
12. Candy Kid Digs In
13. Step'n Fetch It
14. Some Peaceful Evening
15. Candy Kid Takes The Count
16. Serenade to a Classy Chassis

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