Artist: Si Zentner and His Orchestra
Title: Put Your Head on My Shoulder
Genre: Pop
Release Date: 1966
Duration: 00:31:55
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: RCA/Legacy

While big bands seemed to be fading fast during the late ’50s and early ’60s, bandleader Si Zentner was one of the few to front a successful big band — enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim…

Zentner played violin from age four and picked up trombone a few years later. As a teenager, he was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation Philharmonic Scholarship. He attended college for music and had intended to pursue a career in classical music, but became more interested in pop music after recording with Andre Kostelanetz. Zentner played in the bands of Les Brown, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey in the 1940s, then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a studio musician. He also landed a job with MGM from 1949 to the mid-50s, and was involved in the music for films such as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “A Star Is Born”. In the late 1950s Zentner put together his own studio big band and signed with Bel Canto Records. The Zentner band began recording for Liberty Records in 1959 releasing numerous successful pop/jazz albums during the 1960s and touring steadily with a large well-rehearsed outfit. He also briefly recorded for RCA Victor. Zentner was a tireless promoter and claimed to have played 178 consecutive one-night performances when the band was at its peak. His ensemble was voted “Best Big Band” for 13 straight years by Down Beat, and Zentner himself was voted Best Trombonist in Playboy Jazz Readers’ Poll. Zentner was known for his bold, brash and bright playing with great breath control and distinctive vibrato.


  1. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) – 2:20
  2. You Were Meant for Me – 2:57
  3. Don’t Blame Me – 2:11
  4. My Devotion – 2:52
  5. Because of You – 2:31
  6. Be My Love – 2:47
  7. Dream on Little Dreamer – 2:20
  8. Soft Sound of Love – 2:40
  9. Put Your Head on My Shoulder – 2:37
  10. All I Do Is Dream of You – 3:30
  11. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You) – 2:53
  12. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You – 2:21