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4.0 out of 5 stars
Velvet Voice Alice Faye, 2 Oct 2003
I was amazed to find that the only record Alice Faye made during the LP era has been re-issued on CD.
Alice Faye may have been queen of 20th Century Fox in the heyday of Hollywood but the studio stopped her making commercial recordings in 1937.
"Alice Faye Sings Her Movie Hits" is a wonderful record of some of the great songs sung by the top female, film vocalist of the 1930's and early forties.
The original LP made in the early 1960's was an excellent stereo recording in itself and the CD emulates the same quality and does not lose the warmth of Miss Faye's velvety voice.
Alice was encouraged to make these recordings of her film hits by Frank Sinatra and indeed he suggested Neil Hefti as the arranger and conductor.The tracks include songs by Irving Berlin and Harry Warren specifically written for Miss Faye to sing in her movies and include the 1943 oscar winner You'll Never Know from Hello Frisco Hello . Other top songs include Rose of Washington Square, This year's Kisses, No Love No Nothin' and Alexander's ragtime Band.
The CD cover is a direct copy of the original LP cover and shows a photo of the star recording the album in the studio. The original LP was re-issued twice - such was alice faye's popularity and hopefully this CD will bring back memories to many and introduce this wonderful singer to a new generation of fans. Great value for money.