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Various Artists - Hooray For Love: Capitol's Great Gentlemen Of Song, Vol. 1

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Hooray For Love: Capitol's Great Gentlemen Of Song, Vol. 1

By Various Artists

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Capitol presents the first in a double-dip tribute to those marvelous-to-maudlin male crooners who dominated the entertainment industries during the two decades that followed the Second World War. This was the golden age of dressing up and posing while putting across pop songs in a debonair and often sentimental manner. Some of these names became household words, like "Spam" or "Pez." First and foremost come the juggernauts of suavity: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Mel Tormé, Vic Damone, Dick Haymes, Gordon MacRae, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Capitol's co-founder Johnny Mercer. While not every singer, no matter how well groomed, could achieve such ubiquitous fame, a comparable if decidedly peripheral place in the sun was occupied by various crooners whose long-playing records existed in many a middle class record collection. Redolent of Brylcreem and Vitalis, this group included Bobby Darin, Jack Jones, Andy Russell, Bob Manning, England's Matt Monro and Australia's Frank Ifield. A special echelon is reserved for the authentically hip vocalists who actually had more than passing or forfeited connections with Afro-American culture and real jazz. They are Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Chet Baker. Each singer on this anthology exudes a distinctive male persona. Ideal for cocktail parties, affected lounging, and aimless carousing.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Frank Sinatra
  2. Imagination - Dean Martin
  3. My Buddy - Mel Torme
  4. There! I've Said It Again - Vic Damone
  5. P.S. I Love You - Bob Manning
  6. Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine - Gordon MacRae
  7. I'm Beginning To See The Light - Bobby Darin
  8. I Get Along Without You Very Well - Matt Monro
  9. Too Marvelous For Words - Andy Russell
  10. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan - Tony Bennett
  11. When I Fall In Love - Dick Haymes
  12. You Are My Lucky Star - Sammy Davis Jr.
  13. Impossible - Jack Jones
  14. Stormy Weather - Lou Rawls
  15. Stardust - Frank Ifield
  16. Hooray For Love - Johnny Mercer
  17. An Affair To Remember - Al Martino
  18. Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me) - Louis Armstrong
  19. My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker
  20. That's All - Nat King Cole

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