"A Wonderland of Fabulous Entertainment ... the Circus in All its Resplendent Glory ... the Colorful Floats ... Bevies of Beautiful Girls in Dazzling Costumes ... Incredible Animal Acts ... Magnificent Performing Horses ... High Wire and Trapeze Acts ... Herds and Herds of Elephants and of course the Lovable and Mischievous Clowns. What more Wonderful Treat for the Whole Family than a Day at the Circus."
And underscoring all of this and more is the stirring and wondrous Circus Music.
Marches, quadrilles and fandangoes of every color and stripe. You may not realize it by the titles- but you already know most if not all of these tunes, so closely are they identified now with the audio experience of 'Circus'.
Today we'll hear from the Master: Bandleader extraordinaire Merle Evans of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey fame, in a ten-inch ep (Decca DL 5480) from 1953 with Merle and the Band in top form.
The featured cuts: 1 Barnum and Bailey's Favorite (Grand Entry) 2 Wedding of the Winds / Trombone Blues (Aerialists) 3 Gentry's Triumphal March (the Elephants) 4 Kentucky Sunrise / Prince of Decorah Galop (the Clowns) 5 La Pere de la Victoire (Liberty Horses) 6 The Purple Carnival (Wild Animal Act) 7 Bravura (the Jugglers) 8 Tropic to Tropic (High Wire)