Wednesday, December 1, 2010
MMM Nice! - Bob Thompson
Bob Thompson His Chorus and Orchestra
RCA Victor LSP-2117
Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover art.
Terrific light pop/jazz or space age/bachelor pad album.
From the back cover: A native of California (he "Thompson" was born in San Jose), he's been part of the world of music since he first joined a school band. He acquired an impressive enough background in music to finance his way through college (the University of California at Berkeley) by serving as conductor-arranger for stations KMBC and KCO in San Francisco.
In 1950, he worked with singer Jacqueline Francois in Paris. (He's maintained a fondness for world travel along the way, too. Early in his career, he played piano on the President Wilson bound for the Far East.) Later, he conducted and arranged in a string of top east coast bistros. Returning to his west coast home, he turned to record sessions, working with Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and others.
– Don Gold, Assistant Editor, Playboy Magazine.
Younger Than Springtime
People Will Say We're In Love
They Can't Take That Away From Me
While We're Young
The Best Thing For You
Ain't We Got Fun
Hello, Young Lovers
Do It Again
Joie De Vivre
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face