Trombonist and orchestra leader Simon (Si) Zentner was born on this day in 1917. I remember we had an album of his called The Stripper And Other Big Band Hits (1962) at home. Hoagy Carmichael’s "Up A Lazy River" was the title track from his fifth of five releases from 1962. The single was released in 1961 and reached #43 on the Hot 100.
5 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Si Zentner & His Orchestra, “Up A Lazy River””
This is a different tempo for this song. I enjoyed it
I think Hoagy Carmichael would approve. Just looked him up, by the way, and discovered he was from Bloomington, Illinois, which is where my grandfather is from…
That is an upbeat rendition of a song that I think of as slow and meandering. Now I’m dancing around to it.
I like his version of it. Whoever wrote the arrangement is to be complimented.
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