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V-Disc Recordings
Evelyn Knight
V-Disc Recordings
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Evelyn Knight
Title: V-Disc Recordings
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Original Release Date: 4/20/1999
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617742006322

CD Reviews

Long sought
Joe H. McNeilly | Quincy, IL USA | 10/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1949 or 50 I drove to a lakeside restaurant for about a month to listen to Evelyn Knight's "Powder Your Face With Sunshine" on the jukebox. It was mesmerising. I considered making it a theme for my long entablished radio music program. I would have purchased this CD for this selection alone. I sought this recording for years and finally gave up until I found it listed on Amazon. Of all the records I have sought, now only Johnny Mercer's "Harmony" is left."
Joe H. McNeilly | 08/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My family had a collection of Evelyn Knight's 78 RPM records, when I was a child during 1940s and I was enthralled by her magnificient singing voice. I tried to obtain Evelyn's performances later on, but to no avail. I was therefore delighted when I saw this CD at the HMV shop, Oxford Circus during a recent visit to London. I immediately grabbed it (nostalgic music like this is not available in India) and took it home with me to Bombay, where I reside. Listening to the CD revived the old memories as her excellent renditions of "Powder your face with sunshine", "Brush those tears from your eyes", "A little bird told me", "Candy & Cake" came flowing in. However, there was one small disapointment. I was looking for Evelyn's rendering of "Cherry Stones" - that number has not found its way into this CD. It is unfortunate that Evelyn's popularity waned later on, but those who had listened to her music in their formative years will always remember her fondly.I found the recording quality excellent - there were no scratches, hiss or static noise. I look forward hearing the news that more of Evelyn's music has been released."
Cheerful 1940's music by a cheerful lady
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Evelyn Knight is one of those singers who were very successful in their time, but who are unheard of except by those old enough to remember, or those (like me) who are guided to their music via Amazon recommendations.Evelyn had two number one hits (A little bird told me and Powder your face with sunshine) and three other top ten hits (Dance with a dolly with a hole in her stockings, Chickory chick and Brush those tears from your eyes - this was actually the flip side of A little bird told me).As you will realise from these and the other titles, this is a bright and cheerful album from a bright and cheerful lady - but it is certainly not lightweight. Evelyn's performances are always classy and stylish. This is best illustrated on Buttons and bows.A lot of versions of Buttons and bows were released as singles. Dinah Shore's version won the battle easily, but the Dinning sisters came a respectable second. Evelyn's version peaked at a lowly #14, but it's very different from the other versions. Evelyn chose to do it in a slower, more reflective, sexy manner which made it less instantly appealing than Dinah's version, but the more you play Evelyn's version, the more it grows on you. As I also love the Dinnings and Dinah, I am not going to fight over which is best - they are all different, and appealing in their own ways.So, Evelyn was a classy singer who liked to sing cheerful songs of whatever tempo, but had the skill to make them sound truly great."