A GREAT PACKAGE
Ken Rogers | Easley, SC USA | 09/24/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Billy Vaughn was the original A&R men, along with Randy Wood at Dot Records. He helped bring DOT Records into the national spotlight by producing all of Pat Boone, Gale Storm, The Hilltoppers and almost everyone that recorded for the label. This selection of his greatest hits includes "Sail Along Silvery Moon" which is a true classic. Virtually every selection on this package brings back a wealth of classic memories. If you love the classic pop sounds of the 50's this "Best Of" should be high on your list."
Sweet, not exhilarating
pam0116 | NY, NY | 08/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am trying to find a CD that lives up to my memories of a Billy Vaughn LP from the early 1960's (I believe the word "golden" was in the title and that the cover showed Billy V. with a shining saxophone), so admittedly I start with a bias. This CD is quite enjoyable, but a little too sweet for my taste (e.g. tracks 2 and 3!). I miss the gutsy, exhilarating sax playing that I recall from that earlier recording, particularly in cuts such as "Sail along silv'ry moon," even though this one is in stereo. However, "In the mood" is rightly wonderfully infectious. I agree with the Music Fan from Alaska about the liner notes. The skinny pamphlet sadly adds very little to the information available on the back cover. Surely much interesting material is available on a career as long and impressive as that of Billy Vaughn's, so, Ranwood, please share it with us!"
S. Morrison | Grove City, OH United States | 09/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A wonderful collection on tunes with Billy's unique stamp. You'll love these arrangements!"