Awesome 100 CD set containing a plethora of classic Big Band sounds from the era when Benny Goodman's 'Let's Dance' became the motto of an entire country…in fact, the whole world! The Big Band Box takes you from the formation of the original Big Band of Fletcher Henderson to the 17-piece line-up of Stan Kenton's Progressive Jazz. This 100-CD set is a fantastic tour through almost all the big bands / directors of note from the 1930s to 1950.
The score to the 1999 telefilm Alice in Wonderland was composed by Richard Hartley and features the original songs performed by the all-star cast, which includes Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Short, George Wendt, Gene Wilder, Peter Ustinov, Ben Kingsley and Christopher Lloyd. A nice souvenir for fans of this production.
… one of the great names in classical music, whose mere name was enough to sell out houses worldwide. ~Joseph Stevenson, All Music Guide
A collection of hits from the times of World War II 1939-1945. Includes legendary performers - Glenn Miller, Oscar Peterson, Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Coleman Hawkins, George Formby, Nat King Cole, Gracie Fields …
Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to Roald Dahl's classic children's story in this lavish screen interpretation. Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), whose poor but loving family lives literally in the shadow of the Wonka factory, is lucky enough to obtain one of the tickets, and Charlie, escorted by his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly), is in for the ride of a lifetime as he tours the strange and remarkable world of Wonka with fellow winners, media-obsessed Mike Teavee (Jordan Fry), harsh and greedy Veruca Salt (Julia Winter), gluttonous Augustus Gloop (Philip Wiegratz), and ultra-competitive Violet Beauregarde (Annasophia Robb). Over the course of the day, some of the children will learn difficult lessons about themselves, and one will go on to become Wonka's new right hand.