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Evening With Frank Loesser
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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efrex | New York, NY USA | 01/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Loesser has never properly received credit as one of the "great" theatrical composers, probably due to his relatively limited output. He is, however, responsible for some of the most wonderful shows in existence, including "Most Happy Fella" and "Guys and Dolls". This album features the man himself giving life to his songs from "Guys and Dolls" and "How to Succeed". It also includes four songs from "Most Happy Fella" as the show was scored three years before it opened. Fans familiar with the finished products will find the earlier versions of these songs fascinating (the older lyrics from "A Secretary is not a Toy" are a hoot), while people unfamiliar with these songs can still appreciate the talent of the genius who wrote them. The album cover may be slightly misleading (the "Happy Fella" segment is almost half the album, and features no vocals by Loesser), but this album is a wonderful valentine to a beloved composer."
Very musical singing from an untrained voice
efrex | 06/23/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These recordings were originally intended as demos, and not for public hearing. Frank Loesser's music really comes alive coming from him. There are a few selections sung by unnamed singers on this disc. They fall flat in comparision to Frank singing his own songs."
A Disappointing Evening
Bird | New York | 08/24/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I had expected commentary on the background of the songs as was in the wonderful"An Evening with Dorothy Fields". This was straight singing with an unappealing choice of songs, especially the ones from "Most Happy Fella". A waste of time and money.