Anthology

Anthology

by Roy Hamilton
     
 
Anthology offers 18 selections that cover Roy Hamilton's recording career with Epic, a decade-long relationship that produced a prolific 16 albums' worth of material and spawned ten Top 20 R&B hits. Like Billy Eckstine before him, Hamilton possessed a rich baritone voice with ample vibrato, although the dramatic punch of his

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Anthology offers 18 selections that cover Roy Hamilton's recording career with Epic, a decade-long relationship that produced a prolific 16 albums' worth of material and spawned ten Top 20 R&B hits. Like Billy Eckstine before him, Hamilton possessed a rich baritone voice with ample vibrato, although the dramatic punch of his delivery was purely his own. He also had the versatility to switch from swinging rhythm & blues numbers like his 1958 hit "Don't Let Go," to material that cast him as a pop balladeer like "Ebb Tide" and his chart-dominating debut single, "You'll Never Walk Alone," which spent a staggering eight weeks at number one in 1954. His best songs bridge styles, none more so than "Unchained Melody," later recast as a hit for the Righteous Brothers, or the protean country R&B of "I'll Walk Alone." Most of Anthology, however, treads the dinner-club terrain of pop standards like "Mona Lisa," "Stormy Weather," and "Route 66," all of which Hamilton delivers with appropriate elegance, but tend to leave him with the pack rather than leading it.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1995
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431882320
catalogNumber:
8823
Rank:
104943

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Don't Let Go
  2. You'll Never Walk Alone
  3. Hurt
  4. Unchained Melody
  5. I Believe
  6. Forgive This Fool
  7. Since I Fell for You
  8. A Great Romance
  9. Ebb Tide
  10. I'll Walk Alone
  11. You're Gonna Need Magic
  12. You Can Have Her
  13. Mood Indigo
  14. I Could Have Told You
  15. I Get the Blues When It Rains
  16. Sophisticated Lady
  17. My Story
  18. Cottage for Sale

Disc 2

  1. Solitude
  2. Please Send Me SOmeone to Love
  3. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart
  4. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  5. Stormy Weather
  6. I Surrender Dear
  7. Nature Boy
  8. Route 66
  9. Stardust
  10. Only You
  11. My Reverie
  12. Till Then
  13. Mona Lisa
  14. Too Young
  15. My Prayer
  16. The Gypsy
  17. True Love
  18. (At) the End (Of a Rainbow)

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