Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Great Early Rudy Vallee
Karen Colton Welles | United States | 01/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD offers some of the best and earliest selections by Rudy Vallee, both with his Yale Collegians, and also with the Connecticut Yankees. Many of these cuts I heard here for the first time.
I am wild for Rudy Vallee and this CD is a real find for anyone, like myself, who loves his early work. For anyone who knows Vallee from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", which is fabulous (but is 30+ years after these recordings) this is a wonderful collection to hear.
If you want to appreciate this man's talent and wonderfully long career, listen to this (which is probably as close to the beginning as one will find), and then go on to his later music.
The man is a legend, and this CD is a great place to begin your journey into the wealth of his music!!"
Buster49 | Utica, NY | 06/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rudy Vallee's voice shouldn't work, but it does. It's ripe for lampooning and yet there is a charm about it that overcomes the opportunities to lampoon. The music paints excellent pictures of early thirties America; in fact, the version of "Deep Night", heard on this cd, is the music used in the background during the opening credits of Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde"."
For fans of '30s music
Melanie Wardlow | Goose Creek, SC United States | 04/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD isn't for everybody, but if you imagine a day when everybody didn't sound pre-packaged, and sound alike, yo u can enjoy this CD. Vallee had a distinctive voice, so did Crosby and the other greats of the day. At least one review here trashes him as a human being, which is irrelevant. you buy or don't buy the CD for the singer, or the songs, not because of what he may or may not have been like as a person. If one song were added, this would have 5 stars, and that's "With her Head Tucked Underneath her Arm," a song that still gets a spin around halloween. but there's a lot to like here--Kitty from Kansas City, to name one, is a laugh riot. enjoy."