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June 03, 2008


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Jason Perry

I have all of the recordings Chris did with Jerry Wald's Band. I bought the original 45/78 rpms and had the transfered to CD and loaded them onto my computer. It is interesting to note that the "CHEROKEE" side plays fast. Sounds like chipmunks. I think it was too long to fit on the record so they speeded it up. The label says it is 2:36 (if I remember), but when slowed to a foxtrot tempo, is more like 4:09. When transferring to CD, I had the guy playback CHEROKEE slower until I thought it sounded right. I know have it at 63% of the record speed. It's not perfect, but sound good enough to listen to. Oh, Chris' vocal part in CHEROKEE is wordless. PENNIES FROM HEAVEN is a very good number and Chris sounds just great on it.

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