Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones

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Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones
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Studio album by The Four Freshmen
Released 1955 (1955)
Genre Vocal jazz
Label Capitol Records

Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones is a 1955 album by The Four Freshmen.[1] The band was a major seller during the 1950s. "It reached number six nationally and resided on the charts for over eight months."[2] This was the first trombone album to reach the top ten.[citation needed] It was the first album bought by Brian Wilson, who would be greatly influenced by the Four Freshmen when starting The Beach Boys.[3]

The album was rereleased in 2002 as one of two LPs on one CD.

Track list[edit]

  1. Angel Eyes” (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) – 3:32
  2. Love Is Just around the Corner” (Lewis Gensler, Leo Robin) – 2:00
  3. Mam'selle” (Edmund Goulding, Mack Gordon) – 3:03
  4. Speak Low” (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash) – 3:06
  5. The Last Time I Saw Paris” (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 2:40
  6. Somebody Loves Me (George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald, Buddy DeSylva) – 2:06
  7. You Stepped Out of a Dream” (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) – 2:17
  8. I Remember You” (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) – 3:10
  9. “Love” (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 2:45
  10. Love Is Here to Stay” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:12
  11. You Made Me Love You” (James V. Monaco, Joseph McCarthy) – 2:14
  12. Guilty” (Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst, Gus Kahn) – 3:33



  1. ^ "Four Freshmen* - Four Freshmen And Five Trombones (Vinyl, Album)". Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  2. ^ "The Four Freshman - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation". Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  3. ^ "I am Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys. AMAA! • /r/IAmA". reddit. Retrieved June 21, 2016. The first album I bought was Four Freshmen and Five Trombones. It changed my life.