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Chapter 18: Sentimental Journey

Big-band with vocals

I love the footloose rave-up numbers in this chapter, but it’s the slower jams that really get me - was any period of American music more romantic than the 40s? “Anniversary Song” is wry like a long shared secret, “I’ve Heard That Song Before” is a forgotten ache made instantly real again, and “It’s Been A Long, Long Time” captures the reunion butterflies you can’t suppress. Get swaying to some powerful nostalgia.
1. Woody Herman

Blues in the Night

2. Harry James and His Orchestra

It's Been a Long, Long Time

3. Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

Jingle Jangle Jingle

4. Les Brown

Sentimental Journey

5. Stan Kenton


6. Tex Beneke

The Anniversary Song

7. Harry James and His Orchestra

I've Heard That Song Before

8. Count Basie

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (ft. Helen Humes)

9. Duke Ellington

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

10. Harry James and His Orchestra

I'm Beginning to See The Light (ft. Kitty Kallen)