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The First Crooners, Vol. 3: 1935-1940

  • 1. Melody from the Sky - Lee Bennett/Jan Garber & His Orchestra
    2. Music, Maestro, Please - Lew Stone Band/Al Bowlly
    3. While a Cigarette Was Burning - Carl Brisson
    4. Two Sleepy People - Chick Bullock/Willard Robison's Levee Loungers
    5. You Are Too Beautiful - Buddy Clark
    6. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - Perry Como/Ted Weems & His Orchestra
    7. Don't Let That Moon Get Away - John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra/Bing Crosby
    8. Blue Moon - Victor Young & His Orchestra/Bob Crosby
    9. This Year's Kisses - Hal Kemp & His Orchestra/Skinnay Ennis
    10. Easy to Love - Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra/Eddy Howard
    11. We Can't Go on This Way - Nick Lucas
    12. You're Slightly Terrific - Tony Martin
    13. I Can't Get Started with You - Red McKenzie
    14. In the Still of the Night - Vaughn Monroe
    15. Midnight Blue - Russ Morgan
    16. September in the Rain - Dick Robertson
    17. I'll Be Seeing You - Dick Todd
    18. Soon (There'll Just Be Two of Us) - Arthur Tracy
    19. Everything You Said Came True - Dick Webster/Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra
    20. Harbor Lights - Rudy Valle
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 425

  • Credits
    ProducerJim Bedoian

    Liner Note Author: Ian Whitcomb.
    Recording information: 03/1935-02/1940.
    The third, and apparently last, volume in the First Crooners series is another solid collection of males in the crooner tradition. The track selection definitely favors those listeners already familiar with the style; the most popular artists, such as Bing Crosby and Rudy Valle, contribute rare performances, while the bulk of the material on the disc focuses on now-forgotten crooners such as Chick Bullock, Skinnay Ennis, and Dick Robertson. Also, quite a few traditional pop singers began their careers during this period, including Vaughn Monroe, Perry Como, and Eddy Howard. The material, as on Take Two's enjoyable First Torch Singers series, concentrates on the most famous of Tin Pan Alley or Broadway composers; as such, it's easier to enjoy these sometimes staid performances. Highlights include a loose "I Can't Get Started with You" by Red McKenzie, Al Bowlly's typically suave, assured "Music, Maestro, Please," and Eddy Howard's performance of Cole Porter's "Easy to Love." ~ John Bush

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