Gorgeous Ginny Simms

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
And gorgeous she was -- Ginny Simms had the looks to make it in movies, and the pipes to earn herself a recording career in her own right, even as she was a regular with Kay Kyser's band. Sad to say, this ten-song budget CD is the only legitimate CD out covering her classic sides -- some of it is credited to "Ginny Simms and Her Orchestra" essentially a Kyser band session with Simms fronting, other tracks conducted by Edgar Fairchild, Nat Brandywine, and future film music composer George Duning. Her singing is affectingly bluesy on numbers like Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin's "I Can't Get Started," then sweetly poppish on the Freed-Warren "This Heart of Mine" from Ziegfeld ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
And gorgeous she was -- Ginny Simms had the looks to make it in movies, and the pipes to earn herself a recording career in her own right, even as she was a regular with Kay Kyser's band. Sad to say, this ten-song budget CD is the only legitimate CD out covering her classic sides -- some of it is credited to "Ginny Simms and Her Orchestra" essentially a Kyser band session with Simms fronting, other tracks conducted by Edgar Fairchild, Nat Brandywine, and future film music composer George Duning. Her singing is affectingly bluesy on numbers like Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin's "I Can't Get Started," then sweetly poppish on the Freed-Warren "This Heart of Mine" from Ziegfeld Follies. Simms had a darkly emotive voice that worked best without accompaniment -- thus, "Suddenly It's Spring," backed with a choir, doesn't really come off, but "What Goes Up Must Come Down" and her cover of "I'll Never Smile Again," solo vocal pieces, are splendid. The mastering of this 60-year-old material is better than decent, generally quiet and with good resolution and detail, right down to the guitarist in the band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1995
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • UPC: 079892623444
  • Catalog Number: 26234

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Smilin' Through - Ginny Simms & Her Orchestra (2:35)
  2. 2 I Can't Get Started (3:15)
  3. 3 This Heart of Mine (3:20)
  4. 4 The Starlit Hour - Ginny Simms & Her Orchestra (2:28)
  5. 5 Suddenly It's Spring (2:34)
  6. 6 What Goes up Must Come Down (And Baby, You've Been Flying Too High) - Ginny Simms & Her Orchestra (2:31)
  7. 7 I'll Never Smile Again (2:44)
  8. 8 Till the End of Time - Edgar Fairchild (3:12)
  9. 9 Kiss the Boys Goodbye - George Duning (2:17)
  10. 10 Walkin' by the River (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ginny Simms Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Rube Bloom Composer
George Duning Director
Ted Koehler Composer
Edgar Fairchild Director
Nat Brandywine Director
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