Salute to Sinatra

Salute to Sinatra

by Buddy Morrow
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/1998
Label:
Hindsight Records
UPC:
0014921027121
catalogNumber:
271

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Morrow   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
James Hanley   Composer

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