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Betty Hutton

Betty Hutton - The Best of the RCA Years

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The Best of the RCA Years

By Betty Hutton

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A Review

An underrated actress and comedienne from the 1940s wartime era, Huttom was actually the younger sibling of Marion Hutton, longtime "girl" singer with the Glenn Miller orchestra. Her vocal work is sometimes hampered by its comedic aspects -- although she was capable of singing ballads and love songs every bit as sweetly as her big sister, Hutton yonked and squawked her way through most songs. Still, she's a dynamo and tunes like "I'm Just A Square (In A Social Circle)" and "Can't Stop Talkin' About Him" are pretty impressive in their swinging, toungue-twisty dynamics alone. Better yet, try and check her out in her film appearances, to get the full picture of what a great performer she was. 1945's "The Stork Club" is one of her best vehicles. Capitol's "Spotlight On Betty Hutton" collection concentrates on her more serious straight "pop" stuff (though with a few great goofy tunes), while this BMG set is more deliberately kooky. They're both great, and both worth tracking down, although the RCA disc has the liability of offering zilcho in the way of liner notes... A shame, really, although the music itself is a lot of fun. Highly recommended.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. It's Oh So Quiet
  2. Can't Stop Talking
  3. Orange Colored Sky
  4. What Did You Put In That Kiss
  5. Igloo
  6. The Jitterbug
  7. On The Other End Of A Kiss
  8. It's A Man
  9. That's The Kind Of Guy I Dream Of (You Should See The Kind That I Got
  10. Wherever There's Me-There's You
  11. It's Lovin' Time
  12. Walkin' Away With My Heart
  13. Who Kicked The Light Plug (Out Of The Socket)
  14. Murder, He Says
  15. My Fickle Eye

Product details

  • Audio CD (November 12, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: One Way Records
  • ASIN: B000002R8X

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