Saturday, October 1, 2011
NEW GARY CROSBY CD
I think this might be the first CD issue of Gary Crosby. I think it is worth getting...
GARY CROSBY: BELTS THE BLUES - THE HAPPY BACHELOR
The eldest of Bing Crosby's sons, Gary, became, almost inevitably, part of the entertainment business from his early teens, performing for quite a few years with considerable success as an actor and singer. Unfortunately, from the late 60s his career began to decline due to personal problems and never recovered.
In the late 50s, while he was still enjoying the limelight, he recorded these two albums, singing with swing, conviction and the benefit of some exceptionally crisp and driving jazz backing. On the first, 'G.C. Belts the Blues,' an eleven piece band conducted and arranged by Marty Paich provides the swinging framework to Crosby's interpretations of well known, bluesy tunes. On the second, 'The Happy Bachelor,' arranger Bunny Botkin uses a quartet with guitar, with the occasional addition of a trumpet or a vibist to make it a quintet. The group's support adds zest to a collection of pleasant tunes, while Crosby's charm and personality reveal an artist of style and individuality.
What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me)
After The Lights Go Down Low
St. Louis Blues
Miss You So
I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
Blues In The Night
The Happy Bachelor
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
This Little Girl Of Mine
Side By Side
You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
I'll Never Be Free
Ole Buttermilk Sky
I'm Beginning To See The Light