Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Charles Thomas|
Bluebird of Happiness
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
A Magnificent Voice -- Too Long Forgotten!
James B. Saunders | Astoria, NY USA | 10/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ah, John Charles Thomas; when will hear the likes of his voice again! Thomas (1891-1960) was Broadway, opera, recording, and radio star who is relatively unknown to those born after 1945. Luckily, this recording is a excellent example of his style, his muscianship, and his magnificent voice. Enjoy the sheer exhurberance of "Open Road" and "Largo al Factotem"; the power of "Di Provenza..", the fun of "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and the beauty of "Home on the Range" (a song he introduced that became his theme song.) Sadly, this album does not include any gospel hymns which were his specialty. Somewhere in the RCA archives is his recording of "Softly and Tenderly" which we can all look forward to in (hopefully) another future release of John Charles Thomas' recordings."