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Great Gentlemen of Song: Spotlight on Bob Manning
Bob Manning
Great Gentlemen of Song: Spotlight on Bob Manning
Genre: Pop
 
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Part of the Capitol Records collection "Great Gentlemen of Song" This time the spotlight is on Bob Manning.

      
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All Artists: Bob Manning
Title: Great Gentlemen of Song: Spotlight on Bob Manning
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 3/21/1995
Genre: Pop
Styles: Easy Listening, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077778994046, 077778994022

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Part of the Capitol Records collection "Great Gentlemen of Song" This time the spotlight is on Bob Manning.

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A True Crooner
Joseph Panzarella | West Islip, New York | 06/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bob Manning was an excellent singer, a true crooner. Gaining popularity in 1953 with a hit titled "The Nearness of You", Bob was signed to Capitol Records. Capitol released quite a few singles and two albums, after Bob left Capitol Records he was signed by RCA Records and released some singles there. This CD contains 18 tracks with two tracks being listed as previously unreleased. The majority of songs on this disc were conducted by Monty Kelly, other conducters include Bobby Hackett, Sid Feller, and Nelson Riddle. This is an excellent disc if you remember the smooth sound of Bob Manning, and if you don't know who Bob Manning is once you pick up this disc you'll be a fan of his."
UNDERRATED
Richard C. Fuehrer | 05/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bob Manning is a great singer who never got the popularity he deserved, and this album is a good testament to his talent."
Better than Sinatra...
L. Wiles | Houston, TX USA | 12/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For years I have tried to remember this name--Bob Manning--from the 1950s. In my mind I could still hear his melting rendition of "The Nearness of You," but his name had never become a household word, and I couldn't summon it up, and therefore couldn't do a CD search.

Finally, a search on the song title brought up a Wikipedia article listing all its commercial recordings, and when I saw his name, I recognized it!

This "Great Gentlemen of Song" album appears to be the most comprehensive one available for Bob Manning, and it doesn't disappoint. The man's voice just washes over one with such sublime smoothness; it's like being wrapped in a moonbeam.

If you like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, or Vic Damone, you will love Bob Manning."