'Holiday' for Lovers

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
One of the warmest ballad singers to mature during the 1950s, Johnny Holiday never became a major star but he worked steadily throughout the era. 'Holiday' for Lovers was originally released by the Mode label just before it went out of business, and it has been a true rarity ever since. Backed by an octet of West Coast all-stars arranged by Marty Paich, Holiday sounds at his very best, interpreting a set of slow and medium-tempo ballads with warmth, sensitivity, and a light swing. Holiday only sang music on a part-time basis after the music world changed in the 1960s, but in 1998 he re-emerged with his warm baritone intact and full of enthusiasm despite being 74 years old, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
One of the warmest ballad singers to mature during the 1950s, Johnny Holiday never became a major star but he worked steadily throughout the era. 'Holiday' for Lovers was originally released by the Mode label just before it went out of business, and it has been a true rarity ever since. Backed by an octet of West Coast all-stars arranged by Marty Paich, Holiday sounds at his very best, interpreting a set of slow and medium-tempo ballads with warmth, sensitivity, and a light swing. Holiday only sang music on a part-time basis after the music world changed in the 1960s, but in 1998 he re-emerged with his warm baritone intact and full of enthusiasm despite being 74 years old, still sounding very much in his prime as he entered his eighties. The reissue of 'Holiday' for Lovers, which has concise solos from many of the sidemen most notably altoist Herb Geller and trumpeter Jack Sheldon, is a very welcome event.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2005
  • Label: Vsop Records
  • UPC: 722937111429
  • Catalog Number: 114
  • Sales rank: 151,099

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Holiday Primary Artist
Herb Geller Alto, Clarinet
Mel Lewis Drums
Bob Enevoldsen Valve Trombone
Ronnie Lang Clarinet, Baritone
Max Bennett Bass
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Marty Paich Piano, Celeste
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Lester Young Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Bones Howe Engineer
Marty Paich Arranger
Don Raye Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Hal Hopper Composer
Eva Diana Cover Art
Mario Levesque Booklet Design
Tom Adair Composer
Jerry Peterson Mastering
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