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Alice Faye
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
  •  Track Listings (32) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (30) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Alice Faye
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jasmine Music
Release Date: 12/9/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 604988010527

CD Reviews

Music by a brilliant Hollywood singer-actress
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alice was an extremely successful actress in the thirties and forties, starring in several musicals. She was also a brilliant singer, who could sing any type of song.Unfortunately for us, the terms of her contract prevented her from recording any outside songs. All the recordings on this CD are from her musical soundtracks, although Alice did record studio versions of some of her songs from the musicals - they can be found on the ASV compilation You'll never know. So, although many of the songs on the ASV compilation are included here, you may still want both.Because these are soundtrack recordings, some tracks have things going on which can be a distraction, but it's not as serious as it might be - indeed, on most tracks, you won't hear much, if anything, apart from Alice's lovely voice and the backing music.It is hard to pick out highlights from 62 wonderful tracks, but some songs worthy of note are The Sheik of Araby (which also featured her friend Betty Grable - they were portrayed as deadly rivals, but they got on really well), America I love you (as relevant now as it was then), You'll never know (the song for which Alice is best remembered), ..... I could list many more, but whether Alice is singing a tender love song, or an uptempo foot-tapper, her performance is flawless.I just wonder what Alice might have accomplished as a singer if she had been allowed to record outside songs. We will never know, but even with all the contractual restrictions, Alice's music is impressive."
Alice lives on
Robert B. Makinson | Brooklyn New York United States | 10/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To fully appreciate Alice Faye you have to watch her in her greatest movies. As a song and dance performer in the late 30s and early 40s she was the best of them all, as she proved in her great renditions of You'll Never Know, No Love No Nothin' and America I Love You. This is the largest collection of the songs she sang in the movies that this reviewer knows of. A great rememberance CD."
An almost complete record of Alice Faye's songs on film
Douglas M | 02/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alice Faye was a very famous actress/singer in the thirties and forties. She was a primary contributor to the emergence of 20th Century Fox as a major studio. If you are not familiar with Faye's smooth, warm and unusual contralto, you may be in for a pleasant surprise.

This double CD is a comprehensive record of her vocals on film. The arrangements benefit from the vitality and sound of the studio orchestra even if sometimes they are edited to eliminate unnecessary dialogue. The quality of the sound is good. For many of the songs, these versions are the only ones available for Faye stopped her commercial recording career in 1937 as her film stardom climbed.

Fay's films usually combined known standards with new songs specifically written for her. Her picture on the cover of sheet music almost guaranteed volumes sales. Accordingly, some of the songs are obscure while others are very famous. Also, some tracks on the CD contain longer versions than appeared in the films e.g. "Are you in the Mood for Mischief" from "Tailspin" or never appeared at all, e.g. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", edited out of "Rose of Washington Square". This is a bonus.

This CD is a compulsory purchase for any fan of Alice Faye."