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Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Ambrose
Title: Continental
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dutton Labs UK
Original Release Date: 11/11/1997
Release Date: 11/11/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
Styles: Swing Jazz, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 763587600222, 763587650241

CD Reviews

The Real Thing
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this as part of a compendium CD I was making for my mom's memorial service. Other music I had from the 30's left my 80-year-old uncle untouched but this and a CD of Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans reduced him to tears many, many times. His response? It's the real stuff, played the way it was, yet remastered so that it sounds current (not old and scratchy). It took him back the way nothing else had. My (45-year-old) husband also enjoyed it (?! a shocker -- he's the one who keeps ordering The Who and Them and stuff on my Amazon account!?) He thought we should play it throughout the reception and forget all the more modern music she liked. Bottom line: we'll be playing this CD for years to come, despite it's original "one time" purchase."
Lovely!! Simply Lovely!!
J. Borkowski | Muskego, Wisconsin USA | 08/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What music! This will take you back to the era of black and white old movies. You can't help but feel like swooning or dancing while listening. There was a time that this music seemed old-fashioned but now I realize that these are the true classics. Enjoy's a real treat!!"
A First For Vocalion
Barry McCanna | Normandy, France | 07/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was Vocalion's first compilation of Ambrose, which features the Embassy Club recordings between 1934 and 1937. Most of the titles are vocals, contributed by Sam Browne, Jack Cooper, Elsie Carlisle, and Evelyn Dall, and many of them were composed for the silver screen by the cream of Hollywood's songwriters. Many of them have become standards, and the ones that didn't still deserve to be remembered. If you don't already have it, don't hesitate.