The United States Armed Forces Bands and Choruses
KHCD-2012-088-2CDDL (STEREO Reel Tape Masters) - The National Cultural Center and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents The United States Armed Forces Bands and Choruses - US Army Band and Chorus; US Air Force Band and The Singing Sergeants; US Marine Band; US Navy Band and The Sea Chanters - Very rare collection of four separate albums, originally produced in early 1963 and released on LSP-series Dynagroove® LPs and FTP-series reel tapes. A terrific selection of familiar marches, and some less well known fare, along with each bands' version of the "Star-Spangled Banner". There is some overloading in some passages, and there was a bit of dropout at the beginning of the Navy selections on Disc 2 that was edited out. In spite of the minor flaws due to the age of the tapes, this is a great collection and a fine addition to a wind band collection. Thanks to Andrew Yates for lending the rare reel tapes from his personal collection.