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A SMOKEY OKIE,
This review is from: Four Classic Albums Plus (Night In Manhattan / Lee Wiley Sings Vincent Youmans & Irving Berlin / West Of The Moon / A Touch Of The Blues) (Audio CD)
This is a 2-CD set, the first of which includes two Columbia LPs, namely “Night In Manhattan” with Bobby Hackett and Joe Bushkin amongst others, and the Vincent Youmans/Irving Berlin album. The latter was originally issued as two separate 10” LPs, with 8 tracks apiece, but two tracks from each was sacrificed in order to combine the two onto a 12” LP, on which this reissue is based. By way of compensation, the first CD is completed by the two tracks Lee contributed to an obscure RCA Victor LP “Dave Garroway Presents the Wide, Wide World of Jazz” on which she was accompanied by Deane Kincaide’s Dixieland Band. The second CD comprises two RCA LPs, namely “West Of The Moon” with Ralph Burns & his Orchestra, and “A Touch Of The Blues” with Billy Butterfield & his Orchestra, the latter in stereo. It’s a fantastic bargain; grab it while you can.
Four Classic Albums Plus (Night In Manhattan / Lee Wiley Sings Vincent Youmans & Irving Berlin / West Of The Moon / A Touch Of The Blues)(8 customer reviews)