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This week I'm spotlighting a couple of my favorite Harry James and His Orchestra songs. I know I've mentioned this bandleader and topnotch trumpet player on my blog before, but that was from 1939 when Frank Sinatra sang with him before moving on to work with Tommy Dorsey. I just happened to stumble upon a 78 rpm record at a local Goodwill store that features "Flatbush Flanagan" an instrumental number on one side and "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)" on the other which features vocals by Dick Haymes (who replaced Frank Sinatra and who also later worked with Tommy Dorsey as well). Harry James originally released both of these songs in 1941, but they also gained more popularity later in the '40s as well after being rereleased. Harry James is one of my favorites and I have several of his albums on vinyl (these two are the only ones that are on a 78) that I've picked up at antique shops or thrift stores. I always find myself going back and listening to these two songs the most, though.