Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Very Best Of Vaughn Monroe
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Sietze de Vries | the Netherlands | 04/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"my father had a album with music of the 40's and one song on that record was Ballerina by Vaughn Monroe. since that time i was looking for this artist, only you won't find that much Monroe in the Netherlands. finally, i found it here and today i am a very happy man. great orchestra, great and somewhat strange voice, and great songs. If you love music from this time, you'le love Vaunghn Monroe. love,"
Finally a Vaughn Monroe CD!
Brett Johnson | Massachusetts | 03/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a major fan of Vaughn Monroe, I was very pleased with "The Very Best of Vaughn Monroe". I found the remastering excellent and the selection of songs to be a good representation Vaughn's recordings. One problem I did find with this collection is that the represented version of "Racing with the Moon" is not the original 1941 version rather a 1945 re-recording with strings. The 1941 version seems to never be re-issued and I would like to have had it represented with Vaughn's early songs on this CD. I have all of these recordings on either 45's or 78's and for the first time I have discovered how wonderful the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra really was without all of the surface noise included on the original 78's.Vaughn Monroe was a huge star from the Big Band Era well into the early Rock years,who could forget Vaughn's Twist version of Bye, Bye, Blackbird? It is really sad that Vaughn has so little to represent him on CD. Hopefully we will see more recordings appear with the same quality as this CD."
A great collecteion of great songs!
Brett Johnson | 08/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me echo the comments of the previous reviewer who called for a VOLUME 11 by the same artist. Vaughn Monroe had more hits than are collected here and those thar are, are excellent. A second volume might feature some of the many songs Vaughn sang on his "Camel Caravan" radio show which were not necessarily recorded by him. More Monroe!"