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Richard Maltby

Richard Maltby - Hello Young Lovers / Swingin Down the Lane

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Hello Young Lovers / Swingin Down the Lane  (Two Albums On One CD)

By Richard Maltby

Very Good Condition.

 Originally released on Columbia Records.

 After a career as a sideman and arranger during the swing era, Richard Maltby began leading his own band in the 1950s, retaining his swing sensibility. He enjoyed some success on RCA Victor's "X" and Vik labels in the mid-'50s, then in 1958 moved to Columbia Records, where he recorded two albums, Swingin' Down the Lane and Hello, Young Lovers, both released in 1959, and a few singles. The Columbia sojourn was not commercially fruitful, and he moved on to Roulette Records in 1960. Collectables here compiles the entire Columbia period on a single, discount-priced disc, presenting the two LPs, the six sides that made up the three non-LP singles, and one previously unreleased track, a version of "Ain't She Sweet." The albums, recorded in the fall of 1958 and the spring of 1959, run together well. Maltby addresses a series of interwar standards with a lightly swinging style, parceling out the melodies between the reeds and horns, and making special use of a xylophone either to double one of the sections or take a portion of the melody itself. His sound is unfailing pleasant, but, despite the superior fidelity, it's often difficult to believe one is listening to recordings of the late '50s, since the style is so consistent with the swing era. The singles find Maltby trying different approaches in search of a hit, either employing a chorus, giving his interpretation of the doo wop classic "At the Hop," or trying to jump on the cha cha bandwagon. The tracks illustrate how different a bandleader's albums and singles could be in the 1950s. ~ William Ruhlmann

 Track Listing                       

1          Swingin' Down the Lane                               

2          Cheek to Cheek                                 

3          Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year                                  

4          East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) Richard Maltby 

5          Love Is Here to Stay Richard Maltby 

6          Spring Is Here Richard Maltby SPRING IS HERE Lyrics                          

7          So in Love                              

8          I Married an Angel Richard Maltby 

9          Foggy Day, A Richard Maltby FOGGY DAY Lyrics                                  

10        Isn't It Romantic?                              

11        When I Fall in Love                           

12        All the Things You Are                                 

13        There Will Never Be Another You                            

14        You and the Night and the Music                             

15        Fools Rush In Richard Maltby FOOLS RUSH IN Lyrics                            

16        Touch of Your Lips, The                               

17        It's a Pity to Say Goodnight                          

18        Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, A                        

19        Hello, Young Lovers                         

20        Let's Fall in Love                               

21        Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful, The Richard Maltby 

22        You Are My Lucky Star Richard Maltby 

23        I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) Richard Maltby 

24        Stay As Sweet As You Are Richard Maltby 

25        Morgen (One More Sunrise)                          

26        Theme From "The FBI Story" (What Do I Care)                              

27        At the Hop                             

28        Quiet Cha Cha                                   

29        Ballad of Al Capone, The                              

30        Don't Go Home                                 

31        Ain't She Sweet - (previously unreleased) Richard Maltby 

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