The Very Best of Ed Ames
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||My Cup Runneth Over||Ed Ames||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Try to Remember||Ed Ames||3:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||All My Love's Laughter||Ed Ames||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Time, Time (Tu As Beau Sourire)||Ed Ames||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||They Call the Wind Maria||Ed Ames||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thing Called Love||Ed Ames||2:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Who Will Answer? (Aleluya No.1)||Ed Ames||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Apologize||Ed Ames||2:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Son of a Travelin' Man||Ed Ames||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kiss Her for Now||Ed Ames||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)||Ed Ames||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Changing, Changing||Ed Ames||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Leave Them a Flower||Ed Ames||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When the Snow Is On the Roses||Ed Ames||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The Very Best of Ed Ames might seem like a skimpy anthology with only 14 tracks, but it is an excellent distillation of this classic pop singer's solo recordings. Ames, having come from the barbershop-style Ames Brothers quartet, offered pop standards, continental pop, show tunes, and adult contemporary music on his solo albums, but his hits were mostly in a contemporary vein. The Very Best of Ed Ames covers most of Ames' big hits and concentrates on broadly appealing material like "My Cup Runneth Over" and the antiwar song "Who Will Answer?" Ames' foray into country music yielded a winner with his version of Jerry Reed's "A Thing Called Love," and a few of the cuts here are in a similar country-pop style. After the success of "Who Will Answer?," Ames attempted other message-oriented songs, like Wally Whyton's "Leave Them a Flower," to which he was not well suited; it would have been better if that track had been omitted in favor of one of his other big easy listening hits like "Timeless Love." Aside from that minor quibble, The Very Best of Ed Ames offers a fine retrospective of the mightiest baritone in pop music. [RCA released this collection only a year after the Taragon label licensed many of the same recordings for a 20-track Ed Ames anthology with the exact same title.]
Ed Ames has such a unique style of singing that makes every song a unique masterpiece! Great songs that should be remembered throughout the ages!!!
One of the best voices - Very underrated
Ed's rich, full voice is never weak and is versatile. He easily covers the lowest to surprisingly high notes. While "My Cup Runneth Over" is deservedly the most recognized song on this album, "Try to Remember", "Who Will Answer?", and "When the Snow is on the Roses" are excellent as well. (I'm partial to "Who Will Answer".)
I have been a fan of Ed Ames since he was Mingo. Even saw him when he was in the Fantastics in Traverse City, Michigan a loonngg time ago. Thanks to the internet and grandkids I can again hear the music I spent my babysitting money on.Now I spend my soc.sec. on them.
Born: July 9, 1927 in Malden, MA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s