Audio Fidelity Records AFSD 6180
Somewhere My Love
I'll Wait for You
A Man and A Woman
On a Clear Day
Strangers in the Night
Wonderful Day Like Today
Shadow of Your Smile
One of Those Songs
Up Up and Away
Lester Lanin clearly demonstrates in this album his right to the titles "The Society
Dance King", "The Musical Maharajah of High Society." Lester is an
acknowledged leader and innovator in his chosen field, that of playing danceable, bouncy,
listenable, finger-snapping rhythms for the haut monde of society and the smart
supper clubs, the elite of the college campuses, and for wedding receptions, cotillions
and coming-out parties of the debutantes of Park Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, Shaker Heights, Nob
Hill and the other Main Line sets around the country.
His continued success for more than two decades may be attributed to his adaptability to
the specific requirements of each occasion whether it be a debutante party, a wedding
reception, a college prom, or a Presidential Inaugural Ball.
There is just one Lester Lanin, but on a particularly busy weekend, he may have as many as
40 different orchestras playing, each stylized to the distinctive phrasing that is so
readily identified as the "Lester Lanin Sound."
Over the course of an average year, Lester employs more than 1600 musicians, and his bands
travel more than two million air miles throughout the United States and Canada, and to
such island resorts as Nassau, Bermuda, and Jamaica. His special wedding ensemble, for
instance, has played for as many as 75 weddings throughout the country in a single month.
Music by Lester Lanin is a "must" for society anywhere in the country, and a
typical series of engagements for the "Society Dance King," might include a
debut in Detroit, a wedding in Chicago, a cotillion in Atlanta, a Junior League Ball in
Washington, a charity ball in New York, and an Assembly in Los Angeles.
The overwhelming demand for his appearances at debutante coming-out parties is attested to
by the fact that advance reservations for the services of his orchestra are made upon the
birth of the debutante some 18 years prior to her coming-out.
Mr. Lanin and his orchestra have played a number of important events at The White House,
and at the Inaugural Balls in Washington for presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B.
A typical Lester Lanin record for longevity is the notable "Prince-Tiger Dance"
at Princeton University, which he has played for twenty consecutive years, in the face of
annual appearances and disappearances of different name bands and rock and roll
combinations. This record of consecutive year-after-year appearances is repeated at many
of the leading campuses around the country.
Lester is a particular favorite of the nation's disc jockeys, whose frequent playing of
his recordings have made the name of Lester Lanin a musical byword from coast-to-coast.
In "Lester LaninThoroughly Modern," maestro Lanin presents his own
distinctive dance arrangements of popular hit songs of recent vintage. They have been
selected from the numerous requests he receives from the patrons at the smart supper clubs
where Lester Lanin appears.