Friday, July 18, 2014
Inside Me… Jimmie Komack
Orchestra Conducted by Dennis Farnon
RCA Victor LPM-1501
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From the back cover: Professionally I am a comedian.
I made my mark in the Broadway show "Damn Yankees" (singing You Gotta Have Heart) and I have headlined nightclubs from Miami Beach, Florida (The Eden Roc), Las Vegas, Nevada (The El Rancho Vegas) to Hollywood, California (Ciro's).
During my last trip to Hollywood (appearing at The Mocambo) somehow the weather (it really is sunny out there) and the relaxed, sporting way of life got to me and I called up RCA Victor (who I am signed to) and told them I was feeling great and why not cut an album.
This was one of two LPs Komack made, the other was a comedy album. Komack has a nice laid-back vocal approach that is well suited for the slow tunes such as "Small Hotel".
You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
There's A Small Hotel
Let's Take A Walk Around The Block
Button Up Your Overcoat
There Goes My Heart
You're The Cream In My Coffee
Love Is Just Around The Corner
That Old Feeling