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Catalog Number 2006.015.0001
Object Name Album, Record
Title Dance Time
Scope & Content 1960s long playing black vinyl two sided record album inside paper sleeve inserted into cardboard album cover/jacket. This collection of related music tracks, commercially distributed to the public, was produced by Moses Lake, WA music band, "Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra." Cardboard album cover/jacket is turquoise in color with "STEVE LAUGHERY PRESENTS" in black outlined lettering and "DANCE / TIME" in white lettering near center of cover. Below album title is black outlined cartoon-illustrations of four men playing and surrounded by a variety of musical instruments with "The Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra" in black italic font below. "Stevenson" printed near illustration. "Stereo" in proper lower right hand corner. Reverse of cover/jacket is white and features a black and white photograph of the band members and their instruments on proper left hand side. Right hand side has "STEREOPHONIC / Steve Laughery PRESENTS / DANCE TIME / Featuring / the Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra" followed by paragraph about the history of the band, list of band members, and track titles for side one and two. "23542/43" in proper lower right hand corner.

Paper sleeve is white with pattern of grey colored music notes throughout on both sides. Sleeve has round center cutout on both sides which album title and tracks may be viewed. Sleeve is lined with thin clear plastic. Label in center of record is mostly black with record information in grey. Proper right hand side of label (if looking at side one, proper left hand side if looking at side two) and manufacturer's name in multi-rainbow colors. Above track titles is "STEREO / 23543" and below track titles is "33 1/3." Master number/scribe is "FV23543 - 1 ST" for side one and "FV23543 - 2 ST" for side two. Master number/scribe is located in tail-out groove.

Paragraph from back of album cover: "The Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra has created a rebirth of popularity for the big band sound. Its unique arrangements and blending of various instruments has delight the dancing public, not only throughout the state of Washington, but also in Alaska, Canada, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Six of the men in the band are music teachers in the public schools of Moses Lake and Othello, Washington, two are businessmen and one is a college student. Among them they play 35 instruments. Five of them write the band's special arrangements. In the 1960 American Federation of Musicians 'Best New Dance Band' national contest in Detroit, the Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra, competing against 16-piece orchestras from other sections, of the United States and Canada, came within three points of winning. They created the many sounds of the big bands with only nine musicians. That 'Big Band' sound is achieved by cleverly combining the variety of instruments these men have mastered. They switch from their normal ensemble of three reeds and three brass to four trumpets or four trombones or five saxophones or five clarinets, filling in with flutes, bass clarinet, bass trumpet, orchestra bells, and vibes. If you detect a flavor of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Dick Jurgens, or Les Brown, it isn't accidental. While the Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra retains its own style, the musicians like to remind their listeners of the top big bands of another era."

Band members: Steve Laughery (alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, clarinet, leader), Herm Danielson (alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, vocals, arranger), Wayne Freeman (alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet), Luke Danielson (trumpet, trombone, bass trumpet, vocals, arranger), Wendell Holmstrom (trombone, trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, vocals, arranger), Russ Uusitalo (trombone, trumpet, clarinet, alto sax, bass clarinet, bass trumpet, vocals, arranger), Bill Sander (piano, vibes, arranger), Mike Durkee (bass, flute, arranger), and Mick Fenske (drums, bells, vibes).
Creator Many Sounds of Nine Orchestra
Other Creators Clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, piano, vibes, bass, drums, vocals, and bells.
Dates of Creation 1960s
Extent of Description 1 record album in paper sleeve inside cardboard album cover.
Collection Harold Hochstatter Collection
Search Terms Moses Lake
People Laughery, Steve
Danielson, Herman
Freeman, Wayne
Danielson, Luke
Holmstrom, Wendell
Uusitalo, Russ
Sander, Bill
Durkee, Mike
Fenske, Mick