Voice of the Southland

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
During the second half of the '20s, Gene Austin was the most popular singer in the U.S., his airy tenor and jaunty style generating dozens of hits with Roaring Twenties anthems like "Yes Sir! That's My Baby" and "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue," though his most popular songs were the ballads "My Blue Heaven" and "Ramona." Compiler/producer Peter Dempsey has included the latter two, as well as the chart-topper "Carolina Moon," in this 25-track retrospective of Austin's recordings between 1925 and 1936. But the selection otherwise bears only a coincidental relationship to Austin's biggest hits. Dempsey is at least as interested in Austin's sidemen as in the singer himself, ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
During the second half of the '20s, Gene Austin was the most popular singer in the U.S., his airy tenor and jaunty style generating dozens of hits with Roaring Twenties anthems like "Yes Sir! That's My Baby" and "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue," though his most popular songs were the ballads "My Blue Heaven" and "Ramona." Compiler/producer Peter Dempsey has included the latter two, as well as the chart-topper "Carolina Moon," in this 25-track retrospective of Austin's recordings between 1925 and 1936. But the selection otherwise bears only a coincidental relationship to Austin's biggest hits. Dempsey is at least as interested in Austin's sidemen as in the singer himself, including, for example, such less-popular material as "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling," composed by Fats Waller, who is also heard on piano, and "A Ghost of a Chance," co-written by Austin's great successor, Bing Crosby, and featuring a backing by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. Austin is as effective with such a jazz band accompaniment as he is on "Ev'rything's Made for Love" with only Art Fowler's ukulele behind him. Voice of the Southland gives a well-rounded sense of Austin's talent, but due to the small amount of his material currently available in the digital age, a greater focus on the hits would have been welcome.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/1997
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625521726
  • Catalog Number: 5217

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Austin Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Carl Kress Guitar
Leonard Joy Conductor
David Franklin Piano
Lou Raderman Violin
Nat Shilkret Conductor
Victor Young Conductor
Jack Shilkret Piano
Aileen Stanley Track Performer
Bob McGimsey Human Whistle
Del Staigers Cello
Art Fowler Ukulele
Viola Klaiss Pipe organ
Technical Credits
J. Fred Coots Composer
Charles F. Kenny Composer
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Contributor
Peter Dempsey Producer
Martin Haskell Remastering
Sunny Clapp Composer
Nick Kenny Composer
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