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Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence - We Got Us By Eydie & Steve Sing the Golden Hits

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We Got Us/Eydie & Steve Sing the Golden Hits [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED]

By Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence

Very + Good Condition. (Includes, CD, Original artwork inserts and jewel case)

Married couple and singing partners Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme launched their duo on records with two LPs released in 1960 by ABC-Paramount Records, We Got Us and Eydie and Steve Sing the Golden Hits; the albums are combined on this CD, albeit in reverse order of their initial appearance. We Got Us (tracks 13-23) finds Lawrence and Gorme hunting through then-recent film theme songs and among standards for some classic duets, and presenting their versions of them. Numbers like "Side by Side" are naturals, but anything requiring something in the way of characterization tends to be beyond vocalists who are most concerned with the sound of their voices, not the meaning of the lyrics. They do fine with "No Two People," a Frank Loesser composition from Hans Christian Andersen in which two lovers trip over themselves to express their sweet devotion. But the erotic undercurrent of Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is not something they choose to express, and there's no bite to "I Remember It Well" from Gigi, in which Alan Jay Lerner's lyrics are supposed to express a gentle joisting between the old lovers. Lawrence and Gorme are much better on the songs from Golden Hits (tracks 1-12), which, by the way, are not their golden hits. This album was not a best-of, it was the two singers (separately and together) reviving a bunch of songs from the swing era. They had a natural affinity for these songs, since they could concentrate on the rhythms and act like band singers.

Tracklist

We Got Us (1960)
1 We Got Us
2 Side By Side
3 No Two People
4 Darn It, Baby, That's Love
5 Flattery
6 This Could Be The Start Of Something
7 I Remember It Well
8 Baby, It's Cold Outside
9 Two Lost Souls
10 Harmony
11 Cheek To Cheek
12 Together Wherever We Go
Eydie and Steve Sing The Golden Hits (1960)
13 I've Heard That Song Before
14 I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
15 Green Eyes
16 I Hear A Rhapsody
17 And The Angels Sing
18 Who Wouldn't Love You?
19 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
20 Marie
21 I Don't Want To Walk Without You
22 I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo
23 White Christmas
24 Sentimental Journey

 


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