Ray Mckinley And His Orchestra 1946-49


After working with the Dorsey Brothers and Glenn Miller, Ray McKinley started his own band in 1946. McKinley was a showman and flashy drummer who also liked to sing. Along with many good soloists, the music here is enhanced by the work of McKinley's main arranger, Eddie Sauter. This CO is a wonderful blend of swinging music, humor, good soloists and great drumming by the bandleader. Combined, these elements made Ray McKinley's Orchestra one of the best— and most advanced — in the post-war years.

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Howdy Friends
Hangover Square
I’m An Old Cowhand
Harlem Nocturne
The Carioca
Hoddle Addle
Lullaby In Rhythm
Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue
How High Is The Moon
The Richest Man In The Cemetry
Mint Julep
Pete’s Cafe
You Started Something
Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume
There’s A Bluebird Singing In My Heart
Blue Moon
Down The Road A-Piece
Don’t Be That Way
Blue Skies
Comin’ Out (Drums Away)
Howdy Friends

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