album: Rhapsody in Blue

Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra/Alec Templeton/Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue. Columbia X-196, 1941(?). (on vinyl, from a thrift store)

Another one I got just because I like the novelty of having things on sets of 78s. It’s a pretty superfluous recording – a pop orchestra known for schmaltz, playing a standard of serious repertoire. Also included is a Gershwin song arranged “in the familiar Kostelanetz manner, loved by untold thousands of the radio and phonograph audience.” Thousands!

6/10 (Okay).


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