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Fabulous Fifties 4: Romantic Moments
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 03/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Fabulous Fifties, Romantic Moments is Volume 4 in this excellent CD series of `50s hits. The sound quality is excellent; and I like the diversity of artists on this disc. The artwork is also very well done.
The Fontane Sisters do it up right with their terrific ballad entitled "Seventeen." They harmonize very well; and this early rock and roll number benefits from a big band style arrangement--it actually works very well! "Seventeen" is a number that will make you want to jump up and dance practically wherever you are--it's THAT good. The wonderful Pearl Bailey then steps up to the plate with her "It Takes Two To Tango;" Pearl delivers this with a romantic style and grace that makes this ballad shine! Pearl always sang very, very well and "It Takes Two To Tango" proves her vocal talents beyond any doubt.
The McGuire Sisters turn in a very solid hit with their "Teach Me Tonight." The sisters are really able to harmonize better than most sister acts or girl groups ever could; and "Teach Me Tonight" gets a royal interpretation from The McGuire Sisters. The guitar on "Teach Me Tonight" really works to help the number sound very pretty. The Four Aces also sing "Three Coins In The Fountain;" this Oscar winning song sounds beautiful and the romantic qualities of this number are both innocent and very true. The Four Aces sure could sing well!
Jane Morgan also sings "Fascination" beyond perfection; she sounds great and the strings add a strong romantic flavor to this love ballad. Jane sang so well; her excellent diction bolsters her performance. The Platters score big with their "The Great Pretender;" this somewhat melancholy ballad still sounds so smooth and sweet because of their ability to harmonize perfectly and sing with great sensitivity. I think very highly of The Platters.
Teresa Brewer performs "A Tear Fell" with style, grace--and all her heart and soul. Teresa never sounded better and "A Tear Fell" truly sounds stunning when Teresa sings it. The album also ends nicely with Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers performing their "Goodnight Irene;" "Goodnight Irene" sounds perfect--but, of course, whenever Gordon Jenkins got involved in a project, the end result was always nothing short of perfect. The Weavers sing well, too.
Overall, this is a strong installment in this CD series and I highly recommend this album for people who love `50s music. If you like the oldies you're sure to want this album as well.