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The Best of Pete Fountain


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  • Personnel includes: Pete Fountain (clarinet); Charles "Bud" Dant (conductor); The Jordanaires (vocals).
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  • Personnel: The Jordanaires (vocals).
  • Recording information: 1961-1967.
  • Director: Charles Bud Dant.
  • Photographer: Michael P. Smith.
  • Arrangers: Herbert Rehbein; Pete Fountain; Charles Bud Dant.
  • Although this CD draws its 22 selections from clarinetist Pete Fountain's best period (his years on the Coral label), the selections picked are sometimes a bit eccentric. Fountain is heard playing Dixieland with some of his bands, but is also joined by -- choral groups and occasional strings; no personnel listing or even recording dates are included. There is some good music along the way (such as "While We Danced at the Mardi Gras," "China Boy," "High Society," "Over the Waves" and "Indiana"), and even if this material deserved more knowledgeable treatment, most of these recordings are otherwise out-of-print; few are available elsewhere on CD. ~ Scott Yanow
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