A Mellow, thoroughly enjoyable Breeze from the Past.
Gretchen S. Ellis | Houston, TX USA | 11/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When the Ink Spots first introduced stratified, rhythmic songs featuring counter-tenor and deep bass voices, often sung a capella, the style later called "Doo-wop" was considered Racial, or "Colored". Throughout the 30s and 40s the style was refined and finally emerged in the Flamingos smooth sound. It took Pat Boone "pushing" and singing "in front" of "I'll Be Home" to get the Flamingos the attention they deserved. Several of this group's songs have been featured recently in films and on TV, with Bill Cosby and Felicia Rashad dancing on The Bill Cosby show to the Flamingo's glittering rendition of "I Only Have Eyes for You". This same 50s classic was the closing music for one of Tim Reid's series; Reid and his wife dance to this at night in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I can't get along without this album, and that's why I'm ordering two more; one for each car."