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Bobby's best to date on cd
Larry Brill | ny ny | 07/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you know the the work of bobby scott...from the early rock'n roll days to the boy genuis piano composer & player...(those early Bethlehem sides)... to the film scores (Slaves, with gary mcfarland on sky records...i designed the cover for that one...to arranging some of the best bobby darin stuff...this is my favorite. the voice is rough....soulful...sad...glad...full and rich. a delight to hear. everything on it....lovely way to spend an evening to rainbow connection...his best CD out."
Ghostly and moving
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 12/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ghostly, but not "ghoulish," as some reviewers have suggested. This posthumous release by Bobby is, for me, a haunting, elegiac work on the order of Billie Holiday's "Lady in Satin." It's not for all tastes, but for serious, deeply "romantic," temperaments, the readings are likely to get under the skin and stay there for a long time. I doubt a more poignant, aching, poetic interpretation of "When I Fall in Love" has ever been committed to record. Even Rod McKuen's "Jean" is deeply affecting as performed by Bobby.
And not all is darkness. "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" is warm and inviting, and as usual Scott's grooving, even exhuberant, piano is an agreeable companion, complementing his "closing time" vocals with plenty of "after hours" mischief. This is a man having his final fling, and his last wish--"Music, Maestro, Please!"--is one we might all hope to go out with.
Bobby's kids once said to their father: "We're not your children--your compositions are." This was a multi-talented musician whose shortened life apparently came down to two basics: his music and a simple Christian faith. Whatever your religious persuasion, the former is well worth seeking out."
"GOOD MELANCHOLY INTIMATE JAZZ VOCAL'S"
Dan Celli,X,DJ. | SAN FRANCISCO,CA | 11/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
""SLOWLY,I OPEN MY EYES,HAZY WITH MIST. SLOWLY MY LIPS REALIZE THEY HAVE BEEN KISSED." Bobby Scott's
vocal&piano solo on this song,is the very best from the cd! He's recorded upclose with his husky,whisper vocal style with a few slurring of the words from time to time,still does justice to the lyrics.
I first heard him sing ( from this cd.)"You turn the tables on me." on KJAZ in 1991: When I hear that piano intro
to this tune,I know I'm going to hear one of my favorite cuts from this album. Besides the voice,he's a fine
piano soloist. "Hi Lily Hi Lo" He tries to put a positive spin on the song,"Probably I'll fall in love again." (It's,
Some of the other songs are;"Am I blue?"(check ,the piano solo.) ,"When I fall in love","Jean"+5 more good ones. There's lots of melancholy here. Good bass,guitar,drums performed by some old pro's.
Scott died 8 months(cancer.) after this recording. a final tribute to this talented musician,composer,arranger."