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Because of You
Kenny Rankin
Because of You
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Kenny Rankin
Title: Because of You
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Chesky Records
Original Release Date: 9/27/1991
Re-Release Date: 10/22/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090368006325

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"Because of You . . . There's A Song In My Heart"
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Because of You" is one of Kenny Rankin's many remarkable albums. It's a collection of eleven of the loveliest songs he recorded, four of which are his original compositions - "Erienda," "Haven't We Met? (the song that turned me on to his wonderful music and became an instant fan), "What Am I Gonna Do With You... Aime?" and an emotional tribute song for his father William Henry Rankin, "This Old Man." It also includes two Bossa Nova numbers, "Doralice" and "Berimbau."

Among my highlights are three of the most exceptional standards ever written: "Someone To Watch Over Me" by George and Ira Gershwin, "I Could Write A Book" by Rodgers and Hart, and A Capella of "Always" by Irving Berlin. Mr. Rankin's extraordinary interpretations of these chestnuts are so pure, lovely and so pleasing to the ears. He made them so special and enchanting with his own unique vocal style.

In this album, which was recorded in New York in 1991, he is supported by a crew of fine musicians - George Young on sax and flute, Danilo Perez on piano, David Finck on bass, Dave Ratajczak on drums and Steve Kroon on percussion.

My number one favorite is the title track, a beautiful and meaningful song by Arthur Hammerstein and Dudley Wilkinson, "Because of You." He sings it with an old-fashioned charm that is simply mesmerizing!

"Because of you there's a song in my heart
Because of you my romance had its start
Because of you the sun will shine
The moon and stars will say you're mine
Forever and never to part

I only live for your love and your kiss
It's paradise to be near you like this
Because of you my life is now worthwhile
And I can smile . . . because of you

I only live for your love and your kiss
It's paradise to be near you like this
Because of you my life is now worthwhile
And I can smile . . . because of you"

This album has a timeless appeal! It's a worthy addition to your collection of fine music. You may also want to check his other notable CDs out - Kenny Rankin Album, Professional Dreamer, After the Roses, Bottom Line Encore Collection, Haven't We Met? and A Song for You for more delightful listens.

Wholeheartedly recommended for your listening pleasure always and forever.

Among the best
D. Jackson | California USA | 04/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Besides Mr Rankin possessing one of the most beautiful tenor voices in the world,it is also among the sexiest.
The formula for a guaranteed romantic evening with your significant other:
one of his CDS, candlelight, a light dinner, a bottle of good wine,perhaps a fire in the fireplace.
Need I say more."