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Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra

Charles Garrod

Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra

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Published by Joyce Record Club Publication in Zephyrhills, Fla. (Box 1687, Zephyrhills 33539) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flanagan, Ralph -- Discography.,
  • Big band music -- Discography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Charles Garrod.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML156.7.F62 G3 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination41, 5 leaves ;
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1598399M
    LC Control Number91132189

    The band was heavily influenced by Miller, and their vocal group, the Singing Winds, emulated the sounds of the Pied Pipers. Singing Winds was the name of Flanagan's theme song. So Hendler pretty much instructed Flanagan to be an imitation of Glenn Miller, Ralph having already issued "Glenn Miller tributes" to some success. When we would be off the bandstand, Flanagan was an entity unto himself.

    If only. The band was heavily influenced by Miller, and their vocal group, the Singing Winds, emulated the sounds of the Pied Pipers. His views are still the same today, after having been on the road almost continuously for the last six years and playing more one-nighters than any other band leader. He had an excellent boy vocalist in Garry Stevens, and they did some real good things. So Tommy - and all the other artists on the different labels - recorded in advance of the strike, so they would have records to release during the year Stateside Glenn's band was operated by Tex Beneke from toa right granted by Miller's widow since Beneke had in the late '30s helped the great bandleader in perfecting the style that for many swing fans remains even today the keystone of the era's music.

    It's rather too generic throughout with no outstanding moments as it moves from section to section with the orchestra's usual Glenn Miller Lite attitude. Without question, the man most responsible for Flanagan's success as a bandleader was Hendler. He also found that keeping in constant personal touch with the public enabled him to gauge the country's musical tastes more accurately in the record field. So the men who hit the road He just wasn't a party-type guy, and was totally different from most of the musicians that I knew. He was an occasional drinker, but what an occasion when he did drink!


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Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra by Charles Garrod Download PDF Ebook

Prime last saw Flanagan inwhen Flanagan appeared with a pickup band at a one-night stand in Pottstown, PA. Flanagan didn't balk at Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra book manipulated. What he would do, he would augment Peggy King and I with two guys from the band, and he would sometimes join in.

Once more only Flanagan's own brief moments at the piano at all impresses. He wanted to sound like the Tex Beneke Orchestra, and, believe me, to me that was a great sound. Knox, J. He broke into the big-time band business at twenty-one, when he joined Sammy Kaye. The records — swingy, tasteful instrumentals with a solid, danceable beat — were an instant success, and colleges and ballrooms across the country began clamoring to book the then non-existent Flanagan band "in person.

Fenton, Jacob. I tried to keep an open mind for their moderate hit, Joshuathough the generic fanfare that opens this Snader Telescription is pretty off-putting.

That's how it slipped, the prestige angle.

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He escaped injury in when the light plane he was piloting crashed, as he was taking off from a Chicago airport. So we'd have a group of five," Prime explained.

I loved the way the band played and sounded, and the things that they did. To large degree that's the problem with his musical arrangements, too: too little variation. He also worked with a number of singers including Mindy Carson and Perry Como.

The Flanagan telescriptions in total don't come off as particularly significant. Beneke was, at the time, leading the 'official' Glenn Miller Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra book, also signed to RCA Victor, and wanted the group to progress, musically.

Somewhat to his own surprise, Ralph discovered he loved the road and meeting his fans in person. Seven years later he left Kaye and subsequently worked as a side man for a succession of well-known orchestra leaders, including Horace Heidi and Blue Barron.

The swing arrangement doesn't get it nearly far enough away from the amateur marching band sound, although a brief piano solo by Ralph is vaguely interesting. If only. Prime left Flanagan inhoping his experience of singing with America's 1 band would help him to launch a successful solo career.

The ploy paid off and the records sold prolifically, encouraging Flanagan to form a full-time orchestra in early and to take it out on the road. Merchant Marine, Oct. InRalph gathered together a group of the finest studio musicians in town and recorded under his own name for RCA's Bluebird label.

Although this really bothered Tex Beneke, fact is, he couldn't blame his troubles on one dogged imitator, he could screw up well enough on his own time. When the company wanted to revive interest in dance music, he turned to Flanagan.

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