Radio Days: Original Soundtrack 1987 Vinyl-New $58.99

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Radio Days 1987A middle-aged man looks back on his childhood in Rockaway, N.Y., in a series of vignettes focused on the golden days of radio. Joe (Woody Allen), who narrates, is portrayed as a teenager in the film by Seth Green. Eccentric relatives and radio personalities inhabit various stories, including an unlucky aunt (Dianne Wiest), a cigarette girl (Mia Farrow) with career ambitions, and two burglars with excellent timing. Young Joe involves his friends in a scam to earn a decoder ring. Even more so than with most of the soundtracks to Woody Allen’s movies, Radio Days is filled with a strong nostalgic tone, comprised as it is of material from the heyday of the swing era, which coincides with the movie’s era and setting. Its appeal is, thus, not limited to fans of the movie Radio Days — rather, owing to the care with which Allen selects the music for his films (and the work of music supervisor Dick Hyman), it’s also a superb primer for late-’30s and early-’40s popular music; anyone unfamiliar with the field could do a whole lot worse than start with a collection that includes some of the most popular and enduring recordings by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Sammy Kaye, Benny Goodman, Xavier Cugat, Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, and Guy Lombardo, as well as pop vocalist Allan Jones. And those who know this material will enjoy the compilation as well, even if it overlaps with a lot else. Indeed, they might even rent or buy the movie, which is sort of the purpose of releases like this in the first place, though the CD is also enjoyable on its own terms. And although there’s no annotation, the audio quality ranges from very good to excellent.

 

Tracklist

1 Glenn Miller & His Orchestra* In The Mood 3:31
2 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra* I Double Dare You 2:42
3 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra* Opus No. 1 2:55
4 Artie Shaw & His Orchestra* Frenesi 3:02
5 Allan Jones (5) The Donkey Serenade 3:20
6 Benny Goodman Trio Body And Soul 3:28
7 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra* You And I 2:44
8 Swing & Sway With Sammy Kaye* Remember Pearl Harbor 2:26
9 Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians* That Old Feeling 2:42
10 Glenn Miller & His Orchestra* (There’ll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover 2:53
11 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra* Goodbye 3:23
12 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra* I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You 3:38
13 Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra* Lullaby Of Broadway 2:27
14 Glenn Miller & His Orchestra* American Patrol 3:20
15 Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra* Take The ‘A’ Train 2:56
16 Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra* One, Two, Three, Kick 3:18

Video: Radio Days  1987 Clip

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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
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