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TED HEATH <br> Rodgers For Moderns <br> 1956 (London Records - Out of Print)

Condition: Vinyl VG+ jacket VG (looks great overall, but top seam is repaired with clear tape and bottom seam is beginning to split)

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:
Ted Heath was one of the most famous big band leaders in Great Britain of the 1950's. His bands played modernized swing music that was always danceable but occasionally had worthwhile solos played in the tradition. Heath started out playing tenor horn before he switched to trombone when he was 14. He spent a period playing as a street musician and then was discovered by Jack Hylton who hired him for his band. Heath had long stints as a sideman with a variety of top dance bands including Bert Firman (1924-25), Hylton again (1925-27), Ambrose (1928-36), Sydney Lipton (1936-39) and Geraldo (1939-44). Heath began leading his own big band in 1944 and, through regular appearances on the radio, tours and concerts, he soon became a household name in England. The innovations of bebop were largely ignored in favor of playing swing-oriented charts although some of Heath's soloists (particularly Ronnie Scott, Danny Moss, Don Rendell and Kenny Baker) became notable as jazz players. Ted Heath, whose band was always of high musicianship and used "Listen To The Music" as its theme song, also became well-known in the United States, visiting the U.S. several times starting in 1956. His orchestra recorded quite frequently starting in 1944 (mostly for Decca and London) including ten albums in 1959 alone.

The tracks are:
1 Have You Met Miss Jones?
2 There's a Small Hotel
3 It's Easy to Remember
4 My Heart Stood Still
5 Down by the River
6 Thou Swell
7 The Lady Is a Tramp
8 Where or When
9 This Can't Be Love
10 I Married an Angel
11 The Blue Room
12 Dancing on the Ceiling

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