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Liner Notes

Here’s an album I came across while looking for a specific artist for an earlier episode. I wasn’t familiar with some of the musicians and most of the music on this record. But it represents an interesting time frame in music. Sort of between bebop and rock and roll styles seeing the most spots on the charts. There’s also one country music star here as well.

The artists I recognized I knew were deserving of having their names big and bold on the venue’s marquee in the late 1950s.

So get ready to hear various bands play a variety of musical styles in Volume 178: Headliners.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Various – The Headliners, Volume 2
Label: Columbia Record Club – GB-9, Columbia – GB-9
Format: Vinyl, LP, Club Edition, Limited Edition, Sampler, Mono
Released: 1961
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Vocal

“Limited Edition Available to Club Members Only”

Lester Lanin And His Orchestra–This Could Be The Start Of Something
Released on the B-side of Blue Tango Rock released in 1961 by Epic Records.
song by Steve Allen, published in 1956. Yes, the Steve Allen who created the Tonight Show.

Johnny Cash–The Big Battle (cover only says The Battle)
Written by Johnny Cash and released as a single on Columbia records in 1962.

The Miles Davis Sextet (Quintet)–Drad Dog
Written by Miles Davis and appeared on his 1961 Columbia record Someday My Prince Will Come.

Dinah Washington– Somewhere Along The Line
Composed by Dinah Washington, with lyrics by Dinah and Walter Merrick
Released in 1961 on the Mercury label record Unforgettable.

Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats– Tuxedo Junction (A #1 hit for Glenn Miller in 1940)
music was written by Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, and Julian Dash in 1939.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet– Slow and Easy (Lawless Mike) The Lawless Mike
Written by Dave Brubeck
This song was found on the CD re-release of the 1961 Brubeck album Time Further Out. It was not on the original vinyl LP, but made its way into this collection.

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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