Clean & Crisp, Ripping with Energy
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bobby Darin, who lived and performed in the shadow of other pop vocalists like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, is somewhat vindicated on this collection of jazz and pop standards of the 40s and 50s. Immediately obvious is Darin's flawless sense of rhythmic and melodic, climactic intensity. Every song, slow or fast, builds to a powerful close, showcasing Darin as a true vocal instrumentalist. 2 Darin jazz/pop classics, "Beyond the Sea" and "Mack the Knife" can't be found here, but you'll hardly miss them. This is upbeat Swing / Pop vocal music at its emotional and energetic best."