Salute to Sinatra

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
This album was originally issued as Walt Andrus with Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra on the Swingshift label. Now reissued on Hindsight, with Buddy Morrow getting top billing, it is another tribute to Frank Sinatra and his music. Morrow sat in the trombone section of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1938, a couple of years before the young Sinatra was to take over boy singing duties. Still heading a working Tommy Dorsey tribute band, Morrow's boy singer, Walt Andrus, with his strong, baritone voice, does a more than credible job of performing those standards that were Sinatra's. Andrus' voice even sounds a bit like his. This similarity is especially apparent on "Without a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
This album was originally issued as Walt Andrus with Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra on the Swingshift label. Now reissued on Hindsight, with Buddy Morrow getting top billing, it is another tribute to Frank Sinatra and his music. Morrow sat in the trombone section of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1938, a couple of years before the young Sinatra was to take over boy singing duties. Still heading a working Tommy Dorsey tribute band, Morrow's boy singer, Walt Andrus, with his strong, baritone voice, does a more than credible job of performing those standards that were Sinatra's. Andrus' voice even sounds a bit like his. This similarity is especially apparent on "Without a Song" and "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else." The album is a homage to Sinatra, and not a replication of the recordings he made of these tunes. The charts used by Morrow were put together by six arrangers. There is also some good instrumental solo work, most notably the sax solo by Louis Stockwell on "Oh Look at Me Now" and by Damon Gilbert on trumpet on "Can't We Be Friends?" Tom Kasperek's drums sets the pace for the band on the up-tempo numbers, which dominate this disc. While it will not replace the original, and there is no claim that this is the intention, this album is a nice adjunct, both in terms of the vocalizing and a good, swinging big band to the Sinatra albums where these songs are found. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/22/1998
  • Label: Hindsight Records
  • UPC: 014921027121
  • Catalog Number: 271
  • Sales rank: 184,842

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Morrow Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trombone, Leader
Walter Andrus Vocals
Tom Baker Trumpet
Larry Holloway Bass
Tom Kasperek Drums
Jeff King Trombone
Bill Carr Bass Trombone
Louie Stockwell Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Doug Spoonamore Clarinet
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Walter Andrus Executive Producer
Art Depew Arranger
Bob Forman Graphic Design
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jeff Holmes Arranger
Robert Hudson Arranger
Bob Alberti Arranger
Paul Gold Mastering
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