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Sentimental Me: Best of
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Strong compilation CD with lots of heart and soul
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Best of the Ames Brothers: Sentimental Me has eighteen wonderful songs from The Ames Brothers. The quality of the sound is rather good and the artwork is very well done. I am somewhat baffled as to why this CD is currently out of print; but maybe with time and some more sales that will change. This may not have every last one of their hits but as a single CD compilation it is very strong.
"Undecided" starts the track set off with a great number--The Ames Brothers harmonize to perfection on this classic pop tune. They swing brightly to make "Undecided" a great starter tune for this CD! The big band style enhances the natural beauty of the number, too. "Cruising Down The River" features The Ames Brothers front and center--and that's quite all right by me! The accordion is great while these guys sing their hearts out; the woodwind instruments also make this number very special. In addition, there's "Sentimental Journey;" this oldie but goodie tune shines when The Ames Brothers deliver it with passion and style!
"Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)" has wonderful percussion that helps to mark the beat; and The Ames Brothers never sounded better! I love this tune and I predict that you'll like this, too, if you haven't heard this before. "Rag Mop" is easily a major highlight of this album; The Ames Brothers handle this tune as if they were born to sing songs like this! I really like "Rag Mop" because of its excellent beat and the horn solo really sparkles. "Sentimental Me" also puts The Ames Brothers right in the spotlight--and that's just where they belong! This tune has a great melody and the organ sounds terrific as The Ames Brothers harmonize flawlessly.
"(Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!" is a tune I associate with Teresa Brewer; but when these men sing it they take this tune and put their own stamp on it with their very fine treatment of this number. The big band style arrangement backs the singers up very well, too. "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart" has a very sweet string arrangement and The Ames Brothers truly delve into this number to make it a very special number.
In addition, "I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover" sounds new and fresh when The Ames Brothers belt this one out really well! The Ames Brothers do this one up right and I love every minute of it! There's a substantial backup chorus to add to the number--but please make no mistake about it, this number belongs to The Ames Brothers. The CD also ends well with "A Tree In The Meadow." "A Tree In The Meadow" has a wonderful melody.
Overall, The Ames Brothers still stand out as some of the best male vocalists of the last century. I highly recommend this for their fans; and people who enjoy classic pop vocals will enjoy this album, too.
Ordered in error and love it!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | 08/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wanted to get a CD with some of the Ames Brothers music I loved as a young teenager but clicked on the wrong item and am I ever glad I did. This one contains earlier songs and is a real joy. The harmony is great, the songs are great, a real feel good experience. I'm now anxiously awaiting the delivery of the "right" Ames Brothers CD."
A solid group
Thomas J. Diehl | 05/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wouldn't refer to The Ames Brothers as a premier singing group. I tend to prefer The Mills Brothers or The Four Freshmen, but The Ames Brothers did sing well and this CD combines some of their very well known songs such as "Sentimental Me," and "Undecided" with many less well known songs of theirs but songs that are pleasant novelty tunes. You could do worse than getting this CD to further expand your collection."