(1990) Best Of The Big Bands

Kay Kyser

... read moreKay Kyser was never much more than an entertaining curio in the field of swing music, a novelty act with an unusually good band to back him up. All of his hits from the late '30s until the end of the '40s are represented, most of which have more nostalgic interest today than major musical value...

47′:35″ 16 Songs

1
Kay Kyser
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition (Album Version)
2:31
2
Kay Kyser
There Goes That Song Again
2:23
3
Kay Kyser
Indian Summer (Album Version)
2:55
4
Kay Kyser
That's For Me (Album Version)
3:24
5
Kay Kyser
If I Only Had A Brain (Album Version)
2:43
6
Kay Kyser
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (Album Version)
2:45
7
Kay Kyser
(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover
2:36
8
Kay Kyser
Two Sleepy People (Album Version)
2:59
9
Kay Kyser
Bell Bottom Trousers (Album Version)
3:07
10
Kay Kyser
On A Slow Boat To China (Album Version)
3:17
11
Kay Kyser
Ole Buttermilk Sky (Album Version)
3:06
12
Kay Kyser
Deep Purple (Album Version)
3:00
13
Kay Kyser
(I Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (Album Version)
3:20
14
Kay Kyser
Woody Woodpecker Song
3:02
15
Kay Kyser
Huggin' And Chalkin' (Album Version)
3:10
16
Kay Kyser
The Old Lamplighter (Album Version)
3:17
Released 19 June 1990, ℗ 1990 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Review

Kay Kyser was never much more than an entertaining curio in the field of swing music, a novelty act with an unusually good band to back him up. All of his hits from the late '30s until the end of the '40s are represented, most of which have more nostalgic interest today than major musical value, although Ginny Simms and her successors sing well enough. The sound on this collection isn't ideal, as it dates from a period when Columbia in particular was getting a cold, harsh texture from much of its '40s big band masters; but it is fair, and there's unlikely to be an upgrade anytime soon. ~ Bruce Eder