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Hooray for Love: Great Gentlemen of Song, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Capitol presents the first in a double-dip tribute to those marvelous-to-maudlin male crooners who dominated the entertainment industries during the two decades that followed the Second World War. This was the golden age of dressing up and posing while putting across pop songs in a debonair and often sentimental manner. Some of these names became household words, like "Spam" or "Pez." First and foremost come the juggernauts of suavity: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Mel Tormé, Vic Damone, Dick Haymes, Gordon MacRae, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Capitol's co-founder Johnny Mercer. While not every singer, no matter how well groomed, could achieve such ubiquitous fame, a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Capitol presents the first in a double-dip tribute to those marvelous-to-maudlin male crooners who dominated the entertainment industries during the two decades that followed the Second World War. This was the golden age of dressing up and posing while putting across pop songs in a debonair and often sentimental manner. Some of these names became household words, like "Spam" or "Pez." First and foremost come the juggernauts of suavity: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Mel Tormé, Vic Damone, Dick Haymes, Gordon MacRae, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Capitol's co-founder Johnny Mercer. While not every singer, no matter how well groomed, could achieve such ubiquitous fame, a comparable if decidedly peripheral place in the sun was occupied by various crooners whose long-playing records existed in many a middle class record collection. Redolent of Brylcreem and Vitalis, this group included Bobby Darin, Jack Jones, Andy Russell, Bob Manning, England's Matt Monro and Australia's Frank Ifield. A special echelon is reserved for the authentically hip vocalists who actually had more than passing or forfeited connections with Afro-American culture and real jazz. They are Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Chet Baker. Each singer on this anthology exudes a distinctive male persona. Ideal for cocktail parties, affected lounging, and aimless carousing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/1995
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383177424
  • Catalog Number: 31774
  • Sales rank: 408,865

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Ifield Track Performer
Dean Martin Track Performer
Al Martino Track Performer
Frank Sinatra Track Performer
Bobby Darin Track Performer
Lou Rawls Track Performer
Chet Baker Track Performer
Tony Bennett Track Performer
Billy May Conductor
Mel Tormé Track Performer
Dean Elliott Conductor
Onzy Matthews Conductor
Vic Damone Track Performer
Dick Haymes Track Performer
Jack Jones Track Performer
Kelly Gordon Conductor
Gordon MacRae Track Performer
Matt Monro Track Performer
Carmen Dragon Conductor
Andy Russell Track Performer
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Nat King Cole Track Performer
Sammy Davis Jr. Track Performer
Peter DeAngelis Conductor
Duke Ellington Piano
Bobby Hammack Conductor
Johnny Mercer Track Performer
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Paul Weston Conductor
Bob Manning Track Performer
Ian Bernard Conductor
Johnny Spence Conductor
Nelson Marshall Conductor
Dave Cavanaugh Conductor
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer
David Mann Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Bob Norberg Remixing
Clyde Otis Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Brad Benedict Producer
Kelly Owens Composer
Wayne Watkins Director
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Count Basie Orchestra Engineer
James Composer
Elliot Composer
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