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Swank, Sophistication & Sparkle from Mr. T
Most of this material, like most of the Esquivel I got turned onto--I guess it's 10 yrs. gone by, now--is like pure ear-(& mind-)candy for me; it hits me right where I live, & I'm not even sure exactly why...I think it has to do w/ having come up during times when these sorts of sounds were part of the cultural landscape, & then re-discovering them after many years of rock & electric guitar-driven pop music. Anyway, it's gratifying to find more high-quality confections in this particular pocket, which rank w/ the best of Juan E., Les Baxter, Martin Denny & the other titans of the genre(s); the corn quotient on trax 9 & 12 is a bit high(hence the 4 *'s), but considering that this was Bob's answer to being ordered to do a Ray Coniff imitation, the over-all hipness factor is quite impressive(having top-tier jazz soloists like Bud Shank participating certainly adds to the cred, & listening delight...really, I would rate this 4 & 1/2 *'s). Great stuff!
You haven't heard anything like it
Try Joie De Vivre as a good example of this piece of americana, jazz pop, and sexy voices. A devilish and unique voice in american music of the late 1950s...
Born: August 24, 1924 in San Jose, CA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s
Top Albums and Songs by Bob Thompson
||Bye Bye Blackbird||Greatest Hits||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Give Me the Simple Life||Greatest Hits||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Buffalo Gals||Bluebird's Best Series: The Girl Singer||1:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Everything's Coming Up Roses||Greatest Hits||2:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Too Marvelous for Words||Greatest Hits||2:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It Could Happen to You||Greatest Hits||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Aren't You Glad You're You||Greatest Hits||2:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child||Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit||8:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Betsy from Pike||Bluebird's Best Series: The Girl Singer||1:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Crazy Horse Blues||The Best of Mountain Stage, Vol. 4||5:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|