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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Let's Dance With Tony Pastor

Let's Do It
Let's Dance With Tony Pastor And His Orchestra
Vocals: Tony Pastor, Guy Pastor & Beth Harmon
Forum F 9009

From the back cover: In any history of the dance band business, an important spot must be reserved for Tony Pastor. Tony's verve and vigor have never diminished, and as this album so aptly demonstrates, he is still a vivid vocalizer and a bandsman who delivers a solid, danceable beat. Tony's inimitable vocal styling comes through on such well known Pastor favorites as Robin Hood, Rosalie and Makin' Whoopee. There are also swinging vocal renditions by Tony's son, Guy Pastor and by Beth Harmon. Let's Dance with Tony Pastor puts the accent where it belongs... on infectious dance rhythms and melodic refrains. It's big band sounds at its best, presented by one of America's all-time favorites – Tony Pastor.

From Billboard - November 4, 1957 (Review of Roulette R 25024): Pleasant, plug-worthy dance set by Pastor's big band with vocals by the maestro, Beth Harmon and son Guy Pastor – all quite appealing. A couple of Pastor's old Artie Shaw vehicles – "Rosalie" and "Let's Do It," add appeal to the older fans. It's not the greatest band around, but Pastor's warmth still carries weight.

Robin Hood
Fools Rush In
This Is My Lucky Day
Let's Do It
Makin' Whoopee
Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
Sweet Lorraine
You Make Me Feel So Young
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Tony's Chance

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