Harry James Angus Band
IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG, TIME...
THE HARRY JAMES ANGUS BAND
On the day he was born, Harry James Angus was given a toy plastic trumpet by his grandfather. The card said, "may he be a Harry James". Dad was a bugler in the Navy, and Harry James was the most popular trumpet player in the world in 1945. And it has been a long time, since a trumpet melody could climb to the top of the charts, since a pop song could bring a tear to your eye, and a smile to your heart... sounds cheesy? Well, that's nostalgia, baby. Harry James' version of the song "It's Been A Long, Long, Time" became a major hit at the end of world war two. Here's what they're saying about the song on youtube:
10 months ago 6
"Pretty Kitty Kallen", grew up hearing that like a mantra. and Harry James........he makes a Trumpet tear at one's heart and soul. Thanks to my mother I grew up influenced by this music. Even at 80 before she died in 2007 if she heard this music she visibly became young again.
I love trance, techno, house and most elektro music. But when I hear this music my being becomes calm and serene. It was a better time for people.....more humane and kind. Thank you for this.
5 months ago 17
One of the best songs ever. Always brings tears to my eyes. This song is my parents' special song. High School sweethearts in 1945, married in 1950. 45 years of marraige and my father passed away in 1995. Mom is alive and well thankfully. This song always reminds me of their great love they had and still have for each other.
1 year ago 10
to Skipjack1076: I too remember how my dad loved big band music. He was a WW2 vet. I remember as a kid how he loved all those TV shows like Lawrence Welk, Mitch miller etc. He would sit on the couch, watching black & white TV with a mug of Budweiser in hand, singing under his breath to all the old songs. It makes me want to cry just thinking about it......good old dad.
Come and listen to some old songs.
Harry James Angus is best known for his work with The Cat Empire and Jackson Jackson, and will be joined by some of the finest jazz musicians in Melbourne.