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The Krupa band of 1941 to 1943 had two great forces in it with the addition of trumpeter Roy Eldridge and vocalist Anita O'Day replacing Irene Day. Eldridge almost singlehandedly transformed the orchestra from a pop-based dance band to a more jazz-inspired one, and O'Day was simply the most swinging singer Krupa ever had in the fold. Highlights include a wild "After You've Gone," "Stop! The Red Light's On," "Let Me Off Uptown," "Thanks for the Boogie Ride," "Knock Me a Kiss," "Bop Boogie," and the previously unissued "Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street." Those interested in Krupa's career as a bandleader should start with this one.
Top Albums and Songs by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra
||Drum Boogie||Best of the Big Bands - Drum Boogie||3:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let Me Off Uptown||I'm Beginning to See the Light: Dance Hits from the Second World War (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||3:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Full Dress Hop||Best of the Big Bands - Drum Boogie||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy||Best of the Big Bands - Drum Boogie||3:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Watch the Birdie (feat. Anita O'Day)||Uptown||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bolero At the Savoy (feat. Anita O'Day)||Uptown||2:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Drum Boogie||Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music||3:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Yes, My Darling Daughter||Best of the Big Bands - Drum Boogie||2:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Drum Boogie||Greatest Hits||3:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let Me Off Uptown (feat. Anita O'Day)||Uptown||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|