Boy Singer

Boy Singer

by Peter Marshall
     
 

Although he has been singing for more than 50 years, Peter Marshall's voice has lost none of its vigor as he continues to sing with a deep-throated baritone that floats expressively over the lyrics. Although probably best known as the longtime host for TV's Hollywood Squares, Marshall has a resumé chock-full of roles in films, stage appearances, and guest shotsSee more details below

Overview

Although he has been singing for more than 50 years, Peter Marshall's voice has lost none of its vigor as he continues to sing with a deep-throated baritone that floats expressively over the lyrics. Although probably best known as the longtime host for TV's Hollywood Squares, Marshall has a resumé chock-full of roles in films, stage appearances, and guest shots on TV productions. His musical credentials include singing with such big bands as Les Brown's and Tex Beneke's. The song list is dominated by romantic songs from the World War II period, an especially fruitful period for the tunes that became classic standards. There's some more recent pieces such as the 1970 "For the Good Times." Marshall is backed by a huge orchestra with a large string section. But the strings stay shiny and avoid being maudlin as they are wont to become. This is due in no small part to the conductors assembled for the session who rotate on the podium. Two of them, Ray Ellis and Sammy Nestico, bring an unimpeachable set of arranging credentials to the table -- Ellis as conductor on one of Billie Holiday's last studio recordings and Nestico with Count Basie. Despite the presence of strings which help to create the romantic, sometimes melancholy moods, matters can get jazzy from time to time. Willie Nelson's "Night Life" is taken over by the brass section populated by some of the top studio horn players. Marshall shows solid swinging credentials on "I Thought About You." But it's the sentimental material that will grab the ear of most as the orchestra simply shimmers behind Marshall's impeccable vocalizing. This album is the stuff that good male vocalizing in the tradition of Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, and Frank Sinatra is made of.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2001
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206624021
catalogNumber:
066240

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Marshall   Primary Artist
Pete Christlieb   Saxophone,Woodwind
Pete Jolly   Piano
Richard Todd   French Horn
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
John Cooper Clarke   Oboe
Jon Clarke   Oboe
Larry Corbett   Cello
Assa Drori   Violin,Concert Master
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Kirstin Fife   Violin
Greg Huckins   Saxophone,Woodwind
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Sammy Nestico   Conductor
Karie Prescott   Viola
John T. Scanlon   Cello,Viola
Sheridon Stokes   Flute
Larry White   Conductor
Gregg Field   Drums
Alan Copeland   Conductor
Lee Callett   Saxophone,Woodwind
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Antony Cooke   Cello
Rachel Purkin   Violin
Julie Berghofer   Harp
Sarah Thornblade   Violin

Technical Credits

Matt Dennis   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Will Hudson   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Executive Producer
Paul Mertz   Composer
Sammy Nestico   Arranger
Larry White   Arranger
Gregg Field   Producer,Engineer
Alan Copeland   Arranger
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction,Redesign
Tom Adair   Composer
David Browning   Liner Notes

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