Vic Damone - Linger Awhile With / My Baby Loves to Swing
Linger Awhile With / My Baby Loves to Swing (2 Albums on 1 CD)
By Vic Damone
Very Good Condition
Both of these LPs accompanied by the Jack Marshall orchestra were recorded in 1962.
I hadn't heard `Linger awhile' before - it's a pleasant enough but undistinguished up-tempo intro to the CD. Bernice Petkere's `Close your eyes' is on many LPs and Vic gives his usual professional rendition. Victor Young's `Stella by starlight' felt to me that it would have profited more from those Jack Marshall strings at a slower tempo. There are three Irving Berlin numbers - Vic's classic rendition of `Change partners', `Let's face the music and dance' and the lovely `Soft lights and sweet music' that we don't hear very often. `Deep night' and `One love' are also tracks that haven't been over-recorded. And to end there's Cole Porter's `In the still of the night'.
My Baby Loves to Swing continues the `music for dancing' tempi; most are tunes on the `baby' theme - the grown-up variety that is. These are not romantic ballads that you want to curl up and listen to with your loved one in your arms. They make you want to get up and dance, pausing only for `Let's sit this one out' by Jimmy van Heusen and Sammy Cahn - one of the most romantic ballads I have heard Vic sing. Van Heusen and Cahn also wrote the title track. With `Make this a slow goodbye' that closes the disc we're back into romantic vein. This is a really feel-good CD designed to get you out on the dance floor (as it used to be in the days of the quickstep and foxtrot!!).
- Audio CD (May 23, 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: EMI / Capitol
- ASIN: B000006ULP