Four Freshmen in Person/Voices and Brass

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Four Freshmen in Person 1958 and Voices and Brass 1960 are gathered on this single CD from Collectors' Choice Music. After six successful studio ventures, the third incarnation of the Freshmen, featuring Ken Albers vocal/trumpet/mellophone/bass, Don Barbour guitar/vocals, Ross Barbour vocal/drums, and Bob Flanigan vocal/trombone/bass recorded during a January 25, 1958 appearance at Compton Junior College Auditorium. As this was the Freshmen's first concert platter, many enthusiasts were given an opportunity to hear the extent of the quartet's live prowess. The entire affair is a platform for the best of what the Four Freshmen have to offer, from the jump and swing of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Four Freshmen in Person 1958 and Voices and Brass 1960 are gathered on this single CD from Collectors' Choice Music. After six successful studio ventures, the third incarnation of the Freshmen, featuring Ken Albers vocal/trumpet/mellophone/bass, Don Barbour guitar/vocals, Ross Barbour vocal/drums, and Bob Flanigan vocal/trombone/bass recorded during a January 25, 1958 appearance at Compton Junior College Auditorium. As this was the Freshmen's first concert platter, many enthusiasts were given an opportunity to hear the extent of the quartet's live prowess. The entire affair is a platform for the best of what the Four Freshmen have to offer, from the jump and swing of "Somebody Loves Me" and "My Heart Stood Still" to the introspectively intimate "In This Whole World" and the moody "It's a Blue World." In between are a few notable solo excursions, including Don Barbour's infectiously fun "Holiday," and his animated reading of "Sweet Lorraine." Instrumentally, the Freshmen prove their worth with Albers' unique mellophone riffs leading the way on "My Heart Stood Still" and "Them There Eyes." Completists should be aware of the extra four selections available on the nine-disc Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions 2000 box set. Voices and Brass 1960 hearkens back to the enormously influential 4 Freshmen and 5 Trumpets 1955, this time sporting two respective horn sections for a total of ten. The idea was exploit the new-fangled stereophonic technology by placing one section on the right, and the other on the left as the Freshmen hold down the center, although in reality only half of the material would be arranged for all ten horns to play simultaneously. Among the most impressive results are the unhurried take of "Stella By Starlight" and the soulful "I'm Glad There Is You" with Don Barbour unveiling some stunning contributions to the latter. They kick things up a notch for the hip and flair of "Route 66," a cha cha-influenced rendition of "Candy," as well as "Sunday," augmented by the full trombone aggregate. As both albums were out of print for decades, long-time listeners and burgeoning fans alike are encouraged to check them out, as each captures the Four Freshmen in their prime.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2005
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742048421
  • Catalog Number: 484

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Somebody Loves Me (1:38)
  2. 2 In This Whole Wide World (2:54)
  3. 3 Holiday (2:16)
  4. 4 Sweet Lorraine (2:49)
  5. 5 You've Got Me Cryin' Again (2:50)
  6. 6 My Heart Stood Still (2:32)
  7. 7 Old Folks (3:33)
  8. 8 Day by Day (1:49)
  9. 9 Malaya (3:39)
  10. 10 Indian Summer (3:08)
  11. 11 Then There Eyes (2:27)
  12. 12 Circus (3:27)
  13. 13 It's a Blue World (3:25)
  14. 14 Mr. B's Blues (4:00)
  15. 15 Stella by Starlight (3:51)
  16. 16 Route 66 (2:47)
  17. 17 I Had the Craziest Dream (2:55)
  18. 18 I'm Glad There Is You (3:50)
  19. 19 It Had to Be You (2:19)
  20. 20 Laura (3:16)
  21. 21 Candy (2:16)
  22. 22 Lonely for My Love (4:15)
  23. 23 Pennies from Heaven (2:06)
  24. 24 Never Again (1:52)
  25. 25 Sunday (2:51)
  26. 26 Autumn Leaves (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Four Freshmen Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Victor Herbert Composer
David + David Composer
Billy Eckstine Composer
Gene Roland Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Chester Cohn Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Benny Krueger Composer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
David Raksin Composer
Bob Russell Composer
Axel Stordahl Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Weston Composer
Victor Young Composer
Ken Albers Composer
Don Barbour Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Joseph Kosma Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Clifford R. Burwell Composer
Dedette Lee Hill Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
William Tracey Composer
Joan Whitney Composer
Paul Madeira Composer
Jacque Cascales Composer
Chet Forrest Composer
Alex Kramer Composer
Gordon Anderson Executive Producer
J. Meyer Composer
Charles Newman Composer
R. Evans Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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