Como Swings/For the Young at Heart

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Como Swings and For the Young at Heart are chronologically consecutive albums in Perry Como's discography, not counting the holiday collection Seasons Greetings, so it makes sense for Collectables Records to have combined the 1959 and 1961 releases on one CD in its series of Como two-fers. But stylistically they are very different records. Como Swings was the singer's attempt to make an album like one of Frank Sinatra's popular up-tempo LPs of the 1950s, such as Songs for Swingin' Lovers. Arrangers Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews wrote a bunch of charts that aped the sound Billy May got for Sinatra, full of blaring horn fanfares and loud percussion. Song after song ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Como Swings and For the Young at Heart are chronologically consecutive albums in Perry Como's discography, not counting the holiday collection Seasons Greetings, so it makes sense for Collectables Records to have combined the 1959 and 1961 releases on one CD in its series of Como two-fers. But stylistically they are very different records. Como Swings was the singer's attempt to make an album like one of Frank Sinatra's popular up-tempo LPs of the 1950s, such as Songs for Swingin' Lovers. Arrangers Joe Lipman and Jack Andrews wrote a bunch of charts that aped the sound Billy May got for Sinatra, full of blaring horn fanfares and loud percussion. Song after song features these aggressive orchestrations, which push Como to assert himself more than usual. Arranger O.B. Masingill, on the other hand, takes a different tack for the 12 songs that make up For the Young at Heart, all of which have the word "young" in the title. The strings are gone, a prominent chorus sings along with Como, and the horns are frequently muted or just restrained, as Masingill imposes a lightly swinging style on the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra. The approach is more conducive to the singer, who turns in characteristically warm and easy interpretations. The big changeover on the CD occurs between track 12, "Begin the Beguine," and track 13, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie," when things suddenly calm down considerably. Both albums have their virtues, but this CD should really be thought of as two separate collections that happen to have been run together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431276525
  • Catalog Number: 2765
  • Sales rank: 89,918

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Perry Como Primary Artist
Urbie Green Trombone
Al Klink Saxophone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Mel Davis Trumpet
Eddie Safranski Bass
Robert Byrne Trombone
Robert Alexander Trombone
Maurice Brown Cello
Don Butterfield Tuba
Al Casamenti Guitar
Mac Ceppos Violin
Arnold Eidus Violin
Harry Glickman Violin
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Sol Gubin Drums
Max Hollander Violin
Isadore Zir Viola
John Lawson Trumpet
Dick Lieb Trombone
Harry Melnikoff Violin
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Romeo Penque Saxophone
Danny Perri Guitar
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Samuel Rand Violin
George Ricci Cello
Abraham Richman Saxophone
Tosha Samaroff Violin
Sylvan Shulman Violin
Terry Snyder Drums
Todd Sommer Drums
Harry Urbont Violin
Chauncey Welsch Trombone
Jack Zayde Violin
Dick Hixon Trombone
Solomon Deutsch Viola
Felix Orlewitz Violin
Stanley Webb Saxophone
Allen Hanlon Guitar
John d'Agostino Trombone
Maurice Hershaft Violin
Bernard Kaufman Saxophone
Carl Poole Trumpet
Jack Satterfield Trombone
Milton Schlesinger Drums
Harry Terrill Saxophone
Philip Zolkind Saxophone
Arnold Fishkind Bass
Sid Jekowsky Saxophone
Leon Frengut Cello
Henry Rowland Piano
Robert Haggart Bass
James Maxwell Trumpet
Abram Borodkin Cello
Mitchell Ayres & His Fashions in Music Leader
Carlos Fleischmann Violin
Technical Credits
Rudolf Friml Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Johnny Richards Composer
Alec Wilder Composer
Barney Bigard Composer
Rick Cartey Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Carol Joyner Composer
Larry Stock Composer
Herbert Stothart Composer
William Engvick Composer
Morty Palitz Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
George Forrest Composer
Sylvia Dee Composer
Sidney Lippman Composer
James Austin Butterfield Composer
George Washington Johnson Composer
Dominick Belline Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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