Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Wonderful numbers by Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 03/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Guy Lombardo's V-Disc recordings meant so much to the men and women overseas fighting in the horrific Second World War. This two CD set gives us quite a few tunes by Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra. People who enjoy Guy Lombardo's artistry are sure to love this two CD set; and people who enjoy big band music in general will not be disappointed.
The first CD starts with "Swinging On A Star." Guy and his buddies do this up right and they never miss a beat! The brass carries the bulk of the melody. The male vocalists sing and harmonize to perfection--I love it! "It's Love, Love, Love" starts off with a great musical flourish; and when the actual melody starts this number takes off like a jet! There's a very tiny amount of surface noise on this track but it still is quire pleasant. "Take It Easy" also scores a huge goal for Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra; the strings and the brass work to great advantage. Wonderful!
"Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis" starts off with "Auld Lang Syne;" and when Guy's orchestra finally goes into the main number they play this very sweetly. "Singin' In The Rain" shines like gold when these fine musicians play it; and listen for "I'll Buy That Dream."
The second CD continues the hits. "Where You Are" is a lovely romantic ballad that Guy Lombardo and his Orchestra play to perfection; the brass makes this work so very well. I really like "Where You Are." There's also a "Guy Lombardo Medley" of some pretty awesome numbers: "Whispering;" Hawaiian Paradise;" When The Day Is Done;" "Tea For Two" and "Easy To Love." This medley is extremely elegant and the men and women overseas must have loved it!
"Comin' Around The Corner" has some surface noise but the tune is so grand I'll choose to ignore it; the noise never actually interferes with the music. The piano arrangement is very well done; and the male vocalists sing flawlessly. There's even another medley of songs; we get "Once In A While;" "I Love You Truly;" Coquette;" In A Little Butch Mill" and "Goodnight Sweetheart." Charming--to say the least.
The second CD ends with Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra performing "Stars In Your Eyes;" this fine tune makes a strong ending for this two CD set.
The liner notes have an essay but I didn't see which vocalists were performing on which numbers! However, this is a minor disappointment.
Guy Lombardo fans will never want to pass this one by; and people who enjoy big band arrangement and even classic pop vocals will be charmed by this two CD set. Enjoy!