Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Never on Sunday: Classic Movie Music 50's & 60's
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Where's the music of the Don Costa Orchestra?
Bob_Gerszewski@Cargill.com | Coral Gables, FL | 04/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with Vincente; I'd like to hear some instrumentals of the Don Costa Orchest. I've an album "The Kenny Rankin Album" wherein Don Costas provides the background....it is fabulous.I'd like to hear some more."
... And Don Costa died known as father to Nikka Costa!
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 04/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is just a good CD but ... Who remembers the great arrangements of "Sinatra & Strings", the first Sinatra-Costa collaboration, a Reprise CD available here@Amazon?: one of these orchestrations drew attention of composer Harold Arlen who asked who had written the arrangement for his "Come Rain or Come Shine". Who remembers the definitive arrangement of "New York! New York!" for Sinatra which placed Lisa Minelli's recording to an honored second team? Who remembers the sensational arrangements of "Laura", of "Tender is The Night", or of Cole Porter's "I Love You" for Johnny Mathis' albums, all currently available CDs here? Who remembers "La Puerta" and all Eydie Gormé-Costa collaboration for ABC and for Columbia Records? Who remembers "Songs for The Jet Set" and other collaboration work with Tony Bennett? Who remembers Dinah Washington, Kenny Larkin, Chris Montez or Trini Lopez and other singers who had the original arrangement work or the production of Don Costa. Maybe most of you do not remember the famed United Artists album "Voices & Trombones" and the arrangements for "Adiós" and "Echo of Love"?. Happens that United Artists has sold all its non-OT material to EMI. It's easy to know why EMI has declined to a point that has led to its sale - unfortunately their executives did not know just a bit of their catalog importance including their own Capitol material. The EMI Special label EMD presents this compilation as a consolation item which does not match the Don Costa's importance for the music industry.
When Mr.Costa died, a local Brazilian TV news program (nationally known as "Jornal Nacional" - Jornal Nacional) presented a small RIP note which was read by nationally famous news anchor Cid Moreira. The quote said: "Died Don Costa, father to Nikka Costa!" Very sorry!"
A Tribute to Don Costa
Jerry York | Poway, California United States | 03/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The CD collection of some of Don Costa's songs are nice but is only a small sample of his works. In the early sixties I bought his ABC Paramount record of "Don Costa conducts his 15 hits". I bought it by accident because it was cheap. I was truely impressed with his music and the songs stayed in my head for years. This album hasn't made it to CD but hopefully it will some day. When I re-bouught the record, I didn't know it was made in 1957. To me it shows Don Costa's music is timeless. Too much of his music is still in the vault."