Jan Garber and his Orchestra. Mellow Medleys

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This album was an MCA release in 1970 by Jan Garber and his Orchestra. This is an excellent album featuring a lot of great songs. On this album are the following songs: Medley with Everywhere You Go, My Baby Just Cares For Me and This Could Be The Start OF Something; Medley with This Heart Of Mine, Misty, You'll Never Know; Medley with A Little Bit Independent, Little White Lies, Makin' Whoopee; Medley with Darn That Dream, Love Me Or Leave Me, Fools Rush In; Medley with Outside Of Heaven, It's A Sin To Tell A Lie and One Kiss Is All It Takes; Medley, Day In-Day Out,You're Driving Me Crazy and Powder Your Face With Sunshine; Medley with My Foolish Heart, I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling, Miss You; Medley with Wake The Town And Tell The People, South Sea Island Magic and The Touch Of Your Lips; Medley with Oh! What It Seemed To Be, My Devotion and East Of The Sun; Medley with Pennies From Heaven, An Apple For The Teacher and Honeysuckle Rose; Medley with Allegheny Moon, When The Organ Played At Twilight and Call Me Darling; Medley with Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah, You're The One I Care For and Old Man Mose.

Jan Garber was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1894. He had his own band before he was 21.  He became known as "The Idol of the Airwaves" in his heyday of the 1920s and 1930s, playing jazz in the vein of contemporaries such as Guy Lombardo. Garber played violin with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra after World War I and formed the Garber-Davis Orchestra with pianist Milton Davis in 1921, after parting with Davis, he formed his own orchestra, playing both "sweet" and "hot" 1920s dance music. He was hit hard by the Great Depression and in the 1930's he refashioned his ensemble into a big band and recorded a string of successful records for Victor. 

During WWII Garber began playing swing jazz a rather unexpected turn; his arranger during this time was Gray Rains and his vocalist was Liz Tilton. Liz Tilton. The recording restrictions in America during the war eventually made his ensemble unfeasible, and he returned to "sweet" music after the war, continuing to lead ensembles until 1971. 

This album is in very good condition.