Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Eddie Fisher at the Winter Garden
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Eddie Fisher, Just OK
Joel Fischman | Bethesda, MD | 12/10/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The excellent sound from this CD only accentuates Fisher's unease in his forced banter from this live performance. There are a lot of Jolson songs which I would rather hear Jolson singing (in sound this good), in particular "That Wonderful Girl of Mine," which seems to be unavailable in all the Jolson collections. Eddie Fisher made some very good recordings in the 50's, backed by Hugo Winterhalter. Those are still his best."
EDDIE FISHER -- LIVE
F. Barton | Newport, WA USA | 11/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A live recording is always the ACID test of any performer. Gone are the overdubs, breaks and such. It's just YOU and the audience. Most of this recording is palatable, even exciting at times. The only thing that truly bug me is his obvious imitation of "Jolie" doing his songs. I don't mind him doing the songs, but why this insipid imitation? Leave that to Rich Little! Great remastere sound, and to be honest, a great collection of songs, but noticablely missing "I'm Walking Behind You." He was good, but not incredible, which perhaps explains why he is no longer performing."
"Live at the Winter Garden Theatre-New York City 1962 ~ Eddi
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eddie Fisher who could belt out a song with the best of them...not bad for a kid born Edwin Jack Fisher on August 10, 1928 from Philadelphia, PA...finally a collection of tunes from my favorite singer when I was growing up in the midwest...his talent was enormous and the songs where right from the heart...Taragon Records presents "The Essential RCA Singles Collection [LIVE], also titled for Ramrod Records "Eddie Fisher at the Winter Garden" was recorded live on October 2, 1962...with the orchestra under the direction of Eddie Samuels and Colin Romoff (musical craftsmen noted for Special and Original Broadway Productions)...a total of 40 performances at the garden from October 2 - November 3, 1962 and Eddie packed them in.
The young crooner Eddie Fisher was a protégé of the famous comedian Eddie Cantor (If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie)...during the '50s Mr. Fisher was RCA Victor's top-selling pop vocalist along with Perry Como and Elvis Presley...Eddie's signature song was "Any Time" which always opened his 15 minute TV Show called "Coke Time" (1953) and was universally the spokesman for the soft drink
This features Fisher at his sparkling best with showtune arrangements and the time on each selection:
1. Overture (2.40)
2. Don't Let It Get You Down (2.10)
3. Back In Your Own Backyard (2.06)
4. Tonight-Maria-Something's Coming (5.24) (from "West Side Story")
5. You Made Me Love You (2.07)
6. Never On Sunday (3.43) (from the film "Never On Sunday")
7. This Nearly Was Mine (2.09)
8. Mack The Knife (3.51)
9. Hava Nagilah (4.54)
10. Moon River (2.12) (Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer)
11. Swanee-A Quarter To Nine-Liza-Sitting On Top Of The World-Toot Toot Tootsie (4.32) (Jolson Medley)
12. April Showers-Robert E.Lee (1.49) (Jolson Medley)
13. Rockabye Your Baby (3.41) (Jolson Medley)
14. Sonny Boy (3.54) (Jolson Medley)
15. Makin'Whoppee (2.34) (the Eddie Cantor signature song)
16. Anytime-I Need You Now-Wish You Were Here-Heart-Oh My Papa (7.51) (Eddie's hits)
17. What Kind Of Fool Am I? (3.36)
18. Belz (That Wonderful Girl of Mine) (4.06)
19. The Sweetest Sounds (5.24)
Fisher's voice was clear and strong, with a little extra something that grabbed you when he hit those high notes...as he firmly established his name in lights and made the world take notice...had everyone of these selections on 45's, EP's and LP's, only those of us who truly loved his work with never forget him...Eddie has two stars on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame", one for recording and the other for television...hope this release gives you some insight of what a great entertainer he was.
Total Time: 69:00 on 19 Tracks ~ Taragon Records 1054 ~ (3/09/1999)"