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MG-20586: After The Ball / Frank D'Rone

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20586A MS2    FF
SIDE-B MG 20586B MS1    FF



Comments

Fortunately I could buy a still-sealed copy. I opened the seal (wow!) and played it. The result was so excellent! Sounds so awesome on my audio.

Inside The Groove

A great collaboration of Chicago-born Jazz vocalist and a too-famous arranger.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Frank D'Rone, although his name is far from famous in Japan, has been always famous and well known in the United States, at least in his homeland, Chicago. BTW Chicago is a home town for Mercury Records Corporation :)

Frank D'Rone left several albums on Mercury label. This is a first LP I got. He sings so fine backed up with jazzy orchestra arranged by a famous Billy May. D'Rone sings like a kind of “Little Frank Sinatra” :) or Bobby Darin. A few exceptions are still there - they are too “mellow” for my ears though.

It's a nice LP that we can fully enjoy Mr. D'Rone's voice as well as great big-band ensemble by Billy May.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 After The Ball (Arranged by Nat Goodman) 2:14
A-2 Oh! Look At Me Now! (Joe Bushkin & John DeVries) 2:26
A-3 My Melancholy Baby (Ernie Burnett & George A. Norton) 2:21
A-4 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) 2:00
A-5 Now I Know (Arlen - Koehler) 2:20
A-6 Let Me Love You (Bart Howard) 1:40
SIDE-B
B-1 Will You Still Be Mine (Matt Dennis & Tom Adair) 2:04
B-2 Warm All Over (Excerpt from Act 11, Scene 3 of “The Most Happy Fella”) (Frank Loesser) 2:18
B-3 It's You Or No One (Styne - Cahn) 2:01
B-4 Two Sleepy People (Frank Losser - Hoagy Carmichael) 2:54
B-5 Why Can't This Night Go On Forever (Charles Newman & Isham Jones) 2:00
B-5 We'll Be Together Again (Frankie Laine & Carl Fischer) 3:15

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Frank D'Rone (vo) with Billy May (arr, cond) and his Orchestra.

Recorded in Hollywood, CA, 1960?.

Recording director: Nat Goodman.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Frank D'Rone (vo) :
  • Mercury MG-20418 / SR-60064 : Frank D'Rone Sings
  • Mercury MG-20497 / SR-60174 : Try A Little Tenderness
  • Mercury MG-20586 / SR-60246 : After The Ball
  • Mercury MG-20721 / SR-60721 : Frank D'Rone In Person



related information






Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20586 FRONT] [MG-20586 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20586 A] [MG-20586 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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