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 Post subject: Look Up And Smile ~ Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:51 pm 
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I bought this record a couple of weeks ago. I was unfamiliar with the tune, but I liked it immediately. I hereby present for your entertainment and approval:

Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra playing "Look Up And Smile" with a vocal refrain by Lewis James (I would have preferred Johnny Marvin, btw) on Victor 20456-A, recorded January 19, 1927 in New York.

Look Up And Smile


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 Post subject: Re: Look Up And Smile ~ Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:49 pm 
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What beautiful crisp sound. Wonderful early electric!

Rocky


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 Post subject: Re: Look Up And Smile ~ Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:40 pm 
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Very nice!

I guess that the trombone and violin duet after the vocal is by Chuck Campbell and Lou Raderman. Shilkret speaks very highly of the latter in his autobiography.

Fredrik
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 Post subject: Re: Look Up And Smile ~ Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:43 pm 
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Mostly to test the picture attachment function: here's a photo of Nat Shilkret that I've scanned from a piece of sheet music in my collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Look Up And Smile ~ Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:29 pm 
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Now that's a great number, thank you for posting!


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 Post subject: Re: Look Up And Smile ~ Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:40 pm 
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bart,

A very enjoyable number. Thank you for sharing it.

Regards,
John

Listening to the Victrola fifteen minutes a day will alter and brighten your whole life.
Use each needle only ONCE!



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