Friday, January 6, 2012

The Harry James Orchestra--The Lonely Bull

Contrary to popular belief today, the Big Bands did not go quietly when rock 'n' roll arrived. Here we have the great trumpeter Harry James with his big band in '66, legendary drummer Buddy Rich backing him up and the song is Herb Alpert's hit, THE LONELY BULL. Like his mentor, Benny Goodman, James still appeared onstage regularly throughout the world into the seventies and was no stranger to television, often showing up on HOLLYWOOD PALACE,

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