Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music to Watch Girls By
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Music only your (grand)mother could love
davebear | Watertown, MA United States | 05/12/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge fan of Al's mellow-but-mighty horn sound, but even he can't save most of the music on this album from fading into the wallpaper. There are some good tracks, but mostly it's just very blah. I guess 40 years ago these were hits, and I'm just barely old enough to even remember some of them. Al, as always, wrings the last drop from them, but some of them just don't contain much musical worth to begin with. If you've got all his other albums, or are curious as to what he'd do with some of these songs, as I was, buy it; otherwise, go for one of his better albums."
From the Days of Samba and Bossa Nova
JusttheGoodStuff | Canton, GA | 09/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'd take issue with the previous evaluation. There are only a couple of Al's CDs that include Latin music, and this is one. He brings his unique power and style to a fine mix of upbeat hits, mostly from the 60s and 70s. These include a couple of Brazilian hits of the era, an old popular standard like "Elmer's Tune," and of course a cover of TJB's "Music to Watch Girls By." I see this as a nice contrast to his Dixieland and symphonic albums. While several of his CDs share many cuts (to the point that a collector might find himself buying a CD just to get two or three new songs) MTWGB includes a lot of pieces that are found nowhere else. Out of a collection of >20 Al Hirt CDs (I'm a fan!) this is one of my top picks!"