Swinging Side of Bobby Darin

Swinging Side of Bobby Darin

by Bobby Darin
     
 

During the early '60s, the Capitol Tower had begun to lose its luster as the home of traditional pop. Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin had departed for Reprise, which soon became the home of pop with recordings from Sinatra and Martin plus Sammy Davis, Jr. One of Capitol's counter moves was to sign Atco's Bobby Darin, who had started asSee more details below

Overview

During the early '60s, the Capitol Tower had begun to lose its luster as the home of traditional pop. Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin had departed for Reprise, which soon became the home of pop with recordings from Sinatra and Martin plus Sammy Davis, Jr. One of Capitol's counter moves was to sign Atco's Bobby Darin, who had started as a teen idol but, thanks to his smashes "Mack the Knife" and "Beyond the Sea," crossed over to adult audiences. Darin boasted additional appeal thanks to his knockout club act and a series of film appearances (five in 1962 alone) that eventually earned him an Academy Award nomination. It seemed like a natural fit. Unfortunately, Darin never filled the shoes of Sinatra or even Martin. As his Atco period displayed, he was much better when he introduced material. Unlike most jazz singers, he wasn't a standards singer at heart and couldn't bring anything fresh to his readings of "Fly Me to the Moon," "All of You," or "I Got Rhythm." The Swinging Side of Bobby Darin, released to coincide with the 2004 Darin bio-pic Beyond the Sea, presents a short program of Darin's jazz sides recorded at Capitol. (Since Darin was even then moving into folk-pop, few of these songs were even released at the time.) Capitol initially paired him with Billy May, an obvious choice for arranger, and the results certainly fit the bill for swinging in the '60s. Before long, however, Darin had left behind the world of traditional pop, and Capitol never recouped its investment.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724386388223
catalogNumber:
63882

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Darin   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bob Florence   Arranger
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Gerald Wilson   Arranger
Sacha Distel   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Ron McMaster   Remastering
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jack Reardon   Composer
Richard Wess   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
Sadie Vimmerstadt   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Don George   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
Burton Yount   Art Direction
Billy Rose   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer

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