Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sail Along Silvery Moon
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Billy Vaughn's Golden Instrumentals
John L Frigo | Shaker Heights, OH, USA | 08/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1963 my Dad purchased a new stereo system and several LP's;
among them was the stereo version of "Golden instrumentals" by
Billy Vaughn, Dot 25016. I was only thirteen then, but that record became, and still is, one of my all time favorites. I have been looking for a reissue of it on CD, and the only way to
get it was to buy this Bear Family box set. Since I like the Billy Vaughn sound, I went ahead and bought it. I was surprised to find out that Billy Vaughn recorded this album in monaural in
1956, and that is the version included in this set. In 1958 he recorded these same tunes in stereo, none of which are included.
After listening carefully, I have decided that I like both versions of these "Golden Instrumentals" recordings equally well, and that all of the rest is icing on a very tasty cake. Mr. Vaughn had the ability to cover a tune and make it his own. After forty years, most of these have stood the test of time. I thoroughly enjoy most of the music on this set. I will purchase the next box set when Bear Family releases it.
If you like Billy Vaughn, buy this set! "Blue Tango", "Petite
Fleur", and the mono versions of "Golden Instrumentals" are highlights.
Good start but..
Noah Chelliah | Grand Forks, ND United States | 02/09/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I echo the review done by the first person. I think this was a good start by Bear Records but they missed the mark. Yes, these are all good recordings by Billy Vaughn but what he was famous for is not truly represented here.I wish Bear Records will release all of his Twin-saxophone recordings as a set. I and a lot of my friends have been wanting to buy his twin-saxophone recordings."
Spitfire from North Dakota
D. Geeting | Jamestown North Dakota | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Billy you'll love this box set, everything is there"