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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Music: Crosby - Clooney, Fancy Meeting You Here

Hi!

Here is another pick from my record collection. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, Fancy Meeting You Here:


This album was released 1958 under the famous RCA Victor Living Stereo label. Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby perform a selection of duets, arranged by Billy May.

As most of the Living Stereo records this one is of exceptional recording quality. It is a studio album. Obviously very little processing has been done to the recording. The vocals are very natural and warm sounding. In terms of music this album is not meant to be taken too serious. It is entertaining. In each song the artists build up a dialogue and each track tells a funny little story. It could be categorized as easy listening. It is a fun album, I like to pull it out occasionally and play it all the way through.

This record is not as well know as many other Living Stereo albums like the classical series with Fritz Reiner, or the famous Live at Carnegie Hall recordings with Harry Belafonte. Hence it can be found at the ususal sources for old records at reasonable prices.


Best regards

Thomas

2 comments:

  1. lieber thomas, hier mal ausdrücklich danke für deinen informativen und ausgezeichnet geschriebenen blog, ich kehre regelmässig hier ein.

    liebe grüße aus wien, oliver

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  2. Lieber Oliver,

    vielen Dank für das positive feedback. Das freut mich, dass Dir mein blog gefällt.

    Viele Grüße vom Bodensee

    Thomas

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