You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet/I Love You/A Girl, A Girl

You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet/I Love You/A Girl, A Girl

by Eddie Fisher
     
 
Collectables Records has done a creditable job in reissuing Eddie Fisher's RCA Victor albums on discount-priced CDs that combine the material from two LPs on a single disc, often with bonus material. But there aren't always two albums that match up, either in terms of theme or chronology. This disc juxtaposes recordings from different periods in Fisher's career,

Overview

Collectables Records has done a creditable job in reissuing Eddie Fisher's RCA Victor albums on discount-priced CDs that combine the material from two LPs on a single disc, often with bonus material. But there aren't always two albums that match up, either in terms of theme or chronology. This disc juxtaposes recordings from different periods in Fisher's career, making for a stark contrast. Both of the main LPs are concept discs, but there the similarity ends. Presented in reverse chronological order, first up is Fisher's final RCA album, 1968's You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet. Here the 39-year-old singer turns in a tribute record to his idol, Al Jolson. By this point in his career, the soaring tenor has become a rich baritone, the better to convey the style of Jolson's later performances. Fisher doesn't imitate Jolson except in the odd inflection or bit of phrasing, but the Jolson influence, always apparent in his singing, is accentuated by the choice of material. You can't help thinking of Jolson when Fisher is singing "My Mammy" or "Swanee." Then, at track 12, the disc rolls back 13 years to the 1955 album I Love You, a collection of romantic standards Fisher recorded at the height of his fame and in his mid-twenties. The intention here was to make an album like the ones Frank Sinatra was doing at the time. Fisher isn't quite in that league, but he does a good job with the Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart evergreens. As of track 24, time reverses even further for A Girl, a Girl, a four-song EP containing material from three Fisher hit singles of 1953-1954, including his biggest hit, "Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)." The result is a catchall disc that nevertheless contains many winning performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431283424
catalogNumber:
2834
Rank:
299504

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
  2. Sonny Boy
  3. I Only Have Eyes for You
  4. You Made Me Love You
  5. When You Were Sweet Sixteen
  6. Swanee
  7. My Mammy
  8. April Showers
  9. Back in Your Own Backyard
  10. Anniversary Song
  11. Let Me Sing and I'm Happy
  12. So in Love
  13. Pretty Baby
  14. My One and Only Love
  15. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  16. The Girl That I Marry
  17. I Surrender, Dear
  18. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  19. Let's Fall in Love
  20. My Romance
  21. Love Somebody
  22. Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses
  23. Somebody Loves Me
  24. A Girl, A Girl (Zoom-Ba Di Alli Nella)
  25. With All My Heart and Soul (Anema E Core)
  26. Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)
  27. Many Times

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Fisher   Primary Artist
Ralph Burns   Conductor
Sid Feller   Conductor
Chrous   Track Performer
Chorus   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sid Feller   Arranger
Jim Foglesong   Producer
Schmitt   Producer
George David Weiss   Composer
John Turner   Composer
Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra   Contributor
James Thornton   Composer
Gordon Clifford   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
Paul Burkhard   Composer
Bandini   Composer
Jean Schwartz   Composer
Robert Rice   Liner Notes,Essay
Billy Rose   Composer
Felix Stahl   Composer
Jessie Barnes   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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