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Moon of Manakoora
Dorothy Lamour
Moon of Manakoora
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #1

Tracks: — 1. Moonlight and Shadows — 2. Panamania — 3. You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart — 4. Thanks for the Memory — 5. Lovelight in the Startlight — 6. Little Lady Make Believe — 7. Tonight Will Live — 8. On a Tropic Nigh...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dorothy Lamour
Title: Moon of Manakoora
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Asv Living Era
Original Release Date: 3/18/1997
Release Date: 3/18/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743625523126

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Tracks:
1. Moonlight and Shadows
2. Panamania
3. You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart
4. Thanks for the Memory
5. Lovelight in the Startlight
6. Little Lady Make Believe
7. Tonight Will Live
8. On a Tropic Night
9. That Sentimental Sandwich
10. Man I Love, The
11. You Too Me Out of This World
12. I'm All A-Tremble over You
13. Paradise
14. Sweet Potato Piper
15. Palms of Paradise
16. Moon and the Willow Tree, The
17. Too Romantic
18. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
19. It Had to Be You
20. Your Kiss
21. This Is the Beginning of the End
22. Moon Over Burma
23. Mexican Magic
24. One Rose, The (That's Left in My Heart)
25. Moon of Manakoora, The
 

CD Reviews

Sarong Girl? Much More!
Don Johnson | Dallas, TX USA | 11/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It wasn't exactly the attribute for which she was most famous, but anyone listening closely to that deep throaty voice might have been surprised that it wasn't. She did lots of light, whimsical songs, but that was not her forte. She was at her best singing the love ballads. Torch songs, island songs, memory songs, she did them all superbly. Moonlight and Shadows set the tone for her entire career, and it was a wonderful song. Thanks for the Memory, I suspect, was a tribute to her many-time costar Bob Hope. Moon of Manakoora reminds us of why so many of us longed to be shipwrecked on a desert island. We just knew Dorothy would be there."
Dreamy music from a bygone age
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 01/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dorothy Lamour was one of several singer-actresses to achieve fame in the thirties and forties, but her style was generally more relaxed than her contemporaries. While (for example) Betty Grable generally sang upbeat, fun songs, Dorothy sang laid-back songs that had a dreamy quality about them, perhaps because of the exotic locations featured in some of her movies.1937 was the year in which Dorothy made her breakthrough, in a move called The hurricane. Set in Hawaii, it featured Dorothy singing The moon of Manakoora, a song which will forever be identified with her. The version included here was recorded in 1943. Another 1937 move, actually titled Big broadcast of 1938, featured Dorothy singing You took the words right out of my heart. Another song in the same move, Thanks for the memory, was actually sung as a duet by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross - however, Dorothy also recorded the song and her version is included here.Unlike another singer-actress of the time, Alice Faye, Dorothy was allowed to record songs outside of her movie repertoire. Among several such recordings featured here are her covers of It had to be you and I got a right to sing the blues. Even so, most of the songs on this excellent compilation are from Dorothy's movie career."