'Tennille Sings Big Band" has been repackaged from an originally released (1994) CD on the Captain & Tennille's own label, "Purebred Records". The originally released (Purebred) album containing the tunes listed below (plus four more) were on the album called, 'Things Are Swingin'". "
HONEST ENTERTAINMENT", a Nashville, TN based record company, (www.onemusic.com) recently picked up this 'swingin' album, attractively repackaged it, and now calls it "Tennille Sings Big Band". It was officially released in April, 1998.
"It's good news that
a number of today's singers are belatedly discovering the timeless charm of
Kern, Porter, Arlen, Van Heusen, Mercer, Rodgers and Hart and the Gershwins,
but it's laughable when some try to swing. Such is not the case with Toni Tennille,
whose father, Frank Tennille, sang and recorded with Ben Polack's legendary
big band and with its successor, led by Bob Crosby.
Matt Catingub also comes with solid credentials for this project. His mother was the wonderful jazz singer and Capitol Records recording artist, Mavis Rivers. Matt won the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival scholarship prize for his playing, composing and arranging.
The object here was to revive the straight-ahead sound of a big, brassy, self propelled big band with singing that swings just as easily and surely".
- Liner Notes by Fred Hall: Creator and host of big-band, syndicated radio show, "Swing Thing".
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