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Dancing on the Down Beat

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Born: 24 December 1914 in Accerra, Italy

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

One of the last big-band leaders to enjoy consistent commercial success, trumpeter Ralph Marterie had a number of hits for Mercury in the early and mid-'50s. While he could play swing when the occasion was suitable, Marterie was not, nor did he pretend to be, a jazzman. Artistic statements were not on the agenda -- he played a wide variety of instrumental orchestral pop that mainstream listeners wanted to hear. Next to him, Glenn Miller sounded downright tough. To subsequent generations, that means...
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Dancing on the Down Beat, Ralph Marterie
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  • 6,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Rock
  • Released: 28 June 2010

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