Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Singin With the Big Bands
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Donna R. (donnaleigh) from DYSART, IA
Reviewed on 4/28/2012...
Barry Manilow's voice and style teamed with the big band sound are a wonderful listening experience!
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Jonathan H. from WILLIAMSTOWN, KY
Reviewed on 10/17/2010...
Where have I been?
F. F Klein | Lancaster, Pa USA | 03/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As I listen again and again to this cd that I recently discovered in a 2nd hand store, I can't help but wonder how I missed it for 8 years. I'm sure my age has a lot to do with my enjoyment of this music, but these classics are presented in such a nostalgic manner by what appears to be a superb studio orchestra using original arrangements of former big band greats such as Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Duke Ellington and Les Brown that, for me, this is a must for any big band collector or anyone who remembers and enjoys music from the 40's. The sound is clean and refreshing and Manilow is superb. Rosemary clooney drops by for Jimmy Dorsey's "Green Eyes". This is one is definately worth a listen."
Barry Manilow at His Absolute Best!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Cleveland Tennessee | 04/25/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before this recording, I had never heard the words to "Moonlight Serenade." Barry's done it again, and again, and again! From the man who charmed our socks off in the 70s to a sentimental journey-kinda dude, Manilow has given another breath of fresh air to some of the greatest songs in American history. I remember when he premiered this recording on "Larry King Live" several years ago, and I not only bought a CD for myself, but as Christmas gifts for others that year! The opening song, "Singing with the Big Bands" is catchy, lyrical, singable, and most of all, historical in the way it sets the "mood" for the rest of the recording. "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," "Chattanooga Choo-Choo," and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," are favorites from the Glenn Miller/Nat King Cole era, and Barry has helped to bring them back to a culturally-bereft generation, who desperately needs to hear this music. From the man who can sing anything and make it sound wonderful, Barry Manilow has definitely outdone himself this time!"