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Monday, July 23, 2012

A Night At The Boulevard

Just Enough - Teddy Bart
A Night At The Boulevard
Joe Leahy And His Orchestra
Felsted FL7503

From the back cover: The popularity of night clubs in the early twenties reached their zenith in a decade and then proceeded to decline. The score or so of top night clubs throughout the country that have survived are the clubs with the magic – the best in entertainment and the best food. Such a rendezvous is the Boulevard in Rego Park, Queens, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Manhattan.

Teddy Bart is a personable young man from Johnstown, Pa., of whom it is said almost started another flood with the tears from his fans who wept at his leaving Pennsylvania for the big time.

Fun to collect for the cover and local history. The tracks were probably existing material (not recorded live). The songs were processed through reverb and drowned in "crowd noise" to make it seem as though they had been recorded live.


  1. Now this I like. Sounds like the old Plantation Supper Club in Greensboro, N.C. in the 1960's. Clubs like this were really fun to go to - dancing, music, a great personality to sing, and good food too. Sadly, they are almost all gone now. I like the "hot" guitar licks, and the crowd noise is ok, not too loud, and gives a good moody feel. All in all, not bad at all. Wonder what the rest of the record sounded like?

    1. The rest of the record suffers more from the applied effects.


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