Best of the Ink Spots [Half Moon]

Best of the Ink Spots [Half Moon]

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The Ink Spots were the first modern black vocal group, and although chiefly known for their wonderful harmonies, which bridged the gap between 1940s pop styles and the street corner doo wop styles of the 1950s, they were also a self-contained band, and a versatile one. Led by lead singers Deek Watson and Bill Kenny<

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The Ink Spots were the first modern black vocal group, and although chiefly known for their wonderful harmonies, which bridged the gap between 1940s pop styles and the street corner doo wop styles of the 1950s, they were also a self-contained band, and a versatile one. Led by lead singers Deek Watson and Bill Kenny (whose other worldly high tenor and mannered diction put him in a class by himself), and grounded by Hoppy Jones' innovative (and often improvised) talking-bass vocal lines, the Ink Spots charted nearly 50 Top 40 singles beginning with "If I Didn't Care" in 1939. The Best of the Ink Spots collection works as a decent introduction to this wonderful group. Highlights include a fine version of Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and a completely modern take on Leroy Carr's "When the Sun Goes Down," recast here as a pop blues with harmonies that would make the Beach Boys blush.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2001
Label:
Half Moon Uk
UPC:
0008811165529
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
71208

Tracks

  1. Stompin' at the Savoy
  2. Christopher Columbus
  3. Bless You
  4. When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano
  5. My Prayer
  6. I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
  7. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  8. Whispering Grass
  9. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  10. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
  11. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  12. Java Jive
  13. With Plenty of Money and You
  14. Do I Worry?
  15. Someones Rocking My Dreamboat
  16. I'll Never Smile Again
  17. Maybe
  18. If I Didn't Care
  19. Coquette
  20. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  21. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  22. Swing High, Swing Low
  23. When the Sun Goes Down

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