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Wayne Newton in Person!

  • 1. Swanee
    2. I Wish You Love
    3. What Kind of Fool Am I
    4. Mack the Knife
    5. Who Can I Count On
    6. Danke Schoen
    7. Danny Boy
    8. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
    9. Waiting For the Robert E. Lee
    10. When the Saints Go Marchin' In
    11. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
    12. Love Makes the World Go Round
    13. My Melancholy Baby
    14. Sweet Sixteen / Young At Heart / All Alone (By The Telephone)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 91481

  • Credits

    Recorded live at the Crescendo, Hollywood California in 1964. Includes liner notes by Bobby Darin.
    Herein is the reason why Wayne Newton is such a popular entertainer. Wayne Newton in Person is a fun, energetic, old-time romp through classic songs, in which Newton hams it up and generally puts on a tremendous show. He gets serious at times ("What Kind of Fool Am I," "I Wish You Love"), but most of his performance is a hoot, combining his assured vocals and over the top lounge lizard mannerisms with frantically strummed banjos, big-band pizzazz, and fabulous background vocal arrangements (particularly on "Bill Bailey," which is genuinely exciting). It isn't weird enough to alienate the old-timers, but has enough daring and smirky moments to disarm the most skeptical hipsters. The album followed hot on the heels of "Danke Schen" and its accompanying long-player, and includes a live version of that hit. Unaccountably, Wayne Newton in Person was not a big seller, which is unfortunate since it contains the most entertaining recordings he made in his big-band style. The album was later reissued by the Pickwick budget label with the title Live Hollywood Concert. ~ Greg Adams

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