After the Ball
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||After the Ball||Frank D'Rone||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Oh Look at Me Now||Frank D'Rone||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Melancholy Baby||Frank D'Rone||2:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To||Frank D'Rone||1:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Now I Know||Frank D'Rone||2:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Let Me Love You||Frank D'Rone||1:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Will You Still Be Mine||Frank D'Rone||2:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Warm All Over||Frank D'Rone||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's You or No One||Frank D'Rone||2:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Two Sleepy People||Frank D'Rone||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Why Can't This Night Go On Forever||Frank D'Rone||1:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We'll Be Together Again||Frank D'Rone||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Though Frank D'Rone must have appreciated the critical comparisons to Frank Sinatra, his 1960 Mercury LP After the Ball sounds more like the work of Bobby Darin, the deep crooner with the angelic face then making waves with his nightclub act and live record, Darin at the Copa. D'Rone, a former guitarist, also bears the mark of Mel Tormé (a true musician's singer), shaping his notes to fit the mood and constantly making conscious decisions to twist a well-worn standard into a new thing. Though singers like him and Darin represented the new face of swinging pop, D'Rone explores deep into the past for these songs; the title track alone was over 60 years old (though taken at a tempo poor Chas K. Harris never would have envisioned), and "My Melancholy Baby" was of a similar vintage. Thanks to the sparkling arrangements of the ever-inventive Billy May, After the Ball has all the spark and fire of the ring-a-ding-ding '60s. Though D'Rone never found commercial success like Darin, the record held up well.
Years Active: '60s