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Just For Fun celebrates The Stan Colella Orchestra’s 50 years of performing in Central New York. This big band and swing album features vocalists David Baker, Rocco Barbato, and Joe Whiting – three well-known performers whose credits are too numerous to list.  Several instrumental tracks showcase the orchestra members’ skills as jazz soloists. For the listener, Just For Fun is an accurate glimpse into the many strengths of the orchestra as it demonstrates the versatility of one of the jewels of the Central New York's music scene.

Songs on this album:
Do It Yourself

Let the Good Times Roll

Just a Gigolo (I Ain't Got Nobody)

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Blue For Sale

Teach Me Tonight

Route 66

Lazy River

It Had Better Be Tonight

Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

On March 15, 2005, thirty of central New York’s finest musicians gathered in Crouse College’s Setnor Auditorium at Syracuse University for a three-hour recording session.  The session was recorded in the truest tradition of big band recordings utilizing one track with no editing.  The takes were saved exactly as they were recorded to preserve the wonderful sound of the auditorium.  We hope that you enjoy this CD as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Songs on this album:
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Take The "A" Train
Cheek to Cheek
Fly Me To The Moon
My Kind Of Town
Sleepy Lagoon
Day In Day Out
Italian Medley
Birth Of The Blues
Sugar Blues

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