Music Recommendation: Earle Spencer and His Orchestra — “Box Lunch”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP AMAZON MUSIC

Music: “Box Lunch” from the album THE ALMOST FORGOTTEN PIONEER OF BIG BAND JAZZ (REMASTERED)

Artist: Earle Spencer and His Orchestra

Artist Location: Active in Hollywood and other parts of California

Info: Earle Spencer is Bartcop Entertainment’s own Michelle in AZ’s father.  

Earle Spencer Wikipedia Article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earle_Spencer

Steven Cerra: Earle Spencer and His New Band Sensation of the Year 1946 (Jazz Profiles)

https://jazzprofiles.blogspot.com/2020/07/earle-spencer-and-his-new-band.html

“When the first Black & White label record by the new Earle Spencer orchestra came out the band was already a real sensation in Los Angeles. But it was to be the classic definition of “an overnight sensation” as, like so many of the big bands that had prospered in the big band era that preceded the war, it would founder and fold in its wake. However, thanks to Jordi Pujol and the team at Fresh Sound, the complete rare Black & White recordings 1946-1949 are available for the first time on CD in combination with recordings of an in-performance date by the band that took place on July 20, 1946 at the Casino Ballroom in Ft. Worth, Texas, and released as Earle Spencer and His New Band Sensation of the Year 1946 [2 CDs FSR 2501].”

https://jazzprofiles.blogspot.com/2020/07/earle-spencer-and-his-new-band.html

“Spencer was a trombonist who, after playing in the band that he led from 1946 to 1949, gave up playing entirely, due partly to a heart murmur, due partly to the hard economics of big bands in that began in the late 1940s, and due partly to the band’s record label, Black & White Records, which went out of business in October 1949.” — Wikipedia

“The always interesting Earle Spencer has a potent, futuristic, impressionist work here [‘Box Lunch’]. Complex working, stratospheric brass figures, intricate rhythms, and a terrific scream trumpet chorus make this a sure bet for amateurs of the super modern.” — Billboard

Price: $0.99 (USD) for track; $8.99 (USD) for 18-track album

Genre: Big Band Jazz

Links:

Earle Spencer on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=earle+spencer&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Earle Spencer and His Orchestra on Bandcamp

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Earle+Spencer+%26+His+Orchestra&i=digital-music&search-type=ss&ref=ntt_srch_drd_B0010E0IDY

THE ALMOST FORGOTTEN PIONEER OF BIG BAND JAZZ (REMASTERED)

https://www.amazon.com/Almost-Forgotten-Pioneer-Band-Remastered/dp/B004UE0HKU/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Earle+spencer&qid=1598352473&sr=8-2

COMPLETE BLACK & WHITE RECORDINGS 1946-49,+LIVE

https://www.amazon.com/Earl-Spencer-Band-Sensation-Year/dp/B00005YUC7/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=earle+spencer&qid=1598356254&sr=8-1

Playlist for THE ALMOST FORGOTTEN PIONEER OF BIG BAND JAZZ (REMASTERED)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nSXq2CkQSeHlWsSmEBXTxN4Lq1qGpHLXQ

 

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