CD 'Holiday' for Lovers * (CD 895823),
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'Holiday' for Lovers *

  • 1. I Love You
    2. Boys and Girls Like You and Me
    3. Love Me Now
    4. Star Eyes
    5. Street of Dreams
    6. Fun to Be Fooled
    7. Nobody Else But Me
    8. How Long Has This Been Going On
    9. Between an Old Love and a New Love
    10. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
    11. There's No You
    12. My Foolish Heart
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 114

  • Credits
    EngineerBones Howe

    Personnel: Herb Geller (alto, clarinet); Ronnie Lang (clarinet); Jack Sheldon (trumpet); Vincent DeRosa (French horn); Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone); Marty Paich (piano, celesta); Mel Lewis (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
    Recording information: 09/1957.
    Photographers: Dave Pell; Johnny Holiday & The Graduates.
    Arranger: Marty Paich.
    One of the warmest ballad singers to mature during the 1950s, Johnny Holiday never became a major star but he worked steadily throughout the era. 'Holiday' for Lovers was originally released by the Mode label just before it went out of business, and it has been a true rarity ever since. Backed by an octet of West Coast all-stars arranged by Marty Paich, Holiday sounds at his very best, interpreting a set of slow and medium-tempo ballads with warmth, sensitivity, and a light swing. Holiday only sang music on a part-time basis after the music world changed in the 1960s, but in 1998 he re-emerged with his warm baritone intact and full of enthusiasm despite being 74 years old, still sounding very much in his prime as he entered his eighties. The reissue of 'Holiday' for Lovers, which has concise solos from many of the sidemen (most notably altoist Herb Geller and trumpeter Jack Sheldon), is a very welcome event. ~ Scott Yanow

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