Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones. Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones is a 1955 album by The Four Freshmen. The band was a major seller during the 1950s. It reached number six nationally and resided on the charts for over eight months. This was the first trombone album to reach the top ten. It was the first album bought by Brian Wilson, who would be greatly influenced by the Four Freshmen when starting The Beach Boys. The album was rereleased in 2002 as one of two LPs on one CD.
Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones is a 1955 album by The Four Freshmen. It reached number six nationally and resided on the charts for over eight months The album was rereleased in 2002 as one of two LPs on one CD. Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones. It was introduced in the 1934 Bing Crosby film Here is My Heart and was also included in the 1935 film Millions in the Air. Crosby recorded the song on November 9, 1934 with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra for Decca Records and it reached the No. 8 position in the USA charts of the da. .He recorded the song again in 1954 for his album Bing: A Musical Autobiography.
In the mid-'50s, the Four Freshmen embellished a couple of their albums with brass quintets to provide a mildly jazzy touch. This CD reissue combines both of those records (Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones, 1956; 4 Freshmen and 5 Trumpets, 1957) onto one CD. It offers characteristic pop harmony numbers that differ little from their typical '50s efforts, except for the addition of those extra instruments.
Indeed, their 1955 album Four Freshmen And 5 Trombones was the first record the teenage Brian Wilson bought. Nearly three decades later, The Beach Boys’ star was still enthusing about the LP, saying: How ’bout that? They had a demonstration booth where you could listen in the store and I found the Freshmen album. My mother said, ‘Do you really want to hear this?’ and I said, ‘Sure. The five trombonists, too, were top class: Frank Rosolino, Harry Betts, Tommy Pederson, George Roberts and Milt Bernhart, the man whose wonderful solo was such a feature of Frank Sinatra’s version of ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’. Flanagan said: I approached singing lead as if I was playing the trombone in Stan Kenton’s band.
1 Angel Eyes The Four Freshmen 3:30. 2 Love Is Just Around the Corner The Four Freshmen 1:59. 3 Mam'selle The Four Freshmen 3:2. 4 Speak Low The Four Freshmen 3:2. 5 The Last Time I Saw Paris The Four Freshmen 2:38. 6 Somebody Loves Me The Four Freshmen 2:4. 7 You Stepped Out of a Dream The Four Freshmen 2:16. 8 I Remember You The Four Freshmen 3:.
Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones. Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones Q&A. More The Four Freshmen albums. Four Freshmen in Person, Voices and Brass.
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Written-By – Earl Brent*, Matt Dennis
|A2||Love Is Just Around The Corner
Written-By – Leo Robin, Lewis Gensler
|B1||You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)
Written-By – James V. Monaco, Joe McCarthy*
Written-By – Kahn*, Akst*, Whiting*
- Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
- Conductor – Pete Rugolo
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: F1 683- 1
- Matrix / Runout: F6 683-1