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Friday, September 2, 2016

Jackie Gleason Presents The Gentle Touch

How High The Moon
Jackie Gleason Presents The Gentle Touch
Produced by Dick Jones
Capitol Records SW 1519
1961

From the back cover: This album offers a real contrast in sound for Jackie Gleason fans, for here the familiar complement of Gleason strings has given way to a superb blend of woodwinds, mixed and matched with wonderful effect by the inventive writing of arranger George Williams.

From Billboard - March 13, 1961: Here's the first Jackie Gleason mood album in a long spell, during the time the maestro has been occupied with the legit theater scene and TV. This one features George Williams arrangements for woodwinds, rhythms and two trumpets. The moody danceable selections include "Cheatin' On Me," "Looking For A Boy," "Moonglow" and "Will You Still Be Min." Strong wax for dealers and jocks.

The arranger, George Williams, creatively blends touches of "New Orleans" or "Dixieland" brass and rhythm into this Gleason mood concept.

Cheatin' On Me
Looking For A Boy
Will You Still Be Mine
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
By Myself
Moon glow
I Went Out Of My Way
I Remember It Well
How High The Moon
I Don't Want To Cry Anymore
Oh! Look At Me Now
Everybody Loves My Baby

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