Playing tracks by
Joe Venuti (Blue Five), The Trumpeteers, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Fred Waring and more.
Quentin, a close friend, called me recently and mentioned “Holiday for Strings”, wondering if I'd heard it before. I told him yes, but wasn't sure I'd used it in a mix yet (actually 2 of the 5 versions used here were in previous mixes of mine, but not the one by David Rose). I then told him that he had just given me an idea and decided on the spot that I'd make a mix around it. Knowing that he particularly liked it when I used different versions of a particularly noteworthy song throughout it, I decided that this would be just such a mix. This compilation is another of my strictly instrumental mixes (and we can't get enough of those). Besides Quentin's tune there is another artist, Leroy Anderson, who's Bugler's Holiday came to my mind as one that would work well with the one Quentin inspired. I then went on to use three more tunes by Mr. Anderson. David Rose also wrote the song “The Stripper” (a tune that me and Quentin used to perform in a marching band back in the early '80s)