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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Manhattan Tower - Patti Page

Learnin' My Latin

Manhattan Tower
Sung By Patti Page
With Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Vic Schoen
Words and Music by Gordon Jenkins
Published by Leeds Music Corp. 
Mercury Record Corporation MG 20226
1957

From the back cover: To bring full justice to this magnificent, new version of "Manhattan Tower," Mercury is proud to offer the un-matched artistry of Patti Page, the girl from Claremore, Oklahoma, who now makes her home among the towers of Manhattan. It was an arduous, tortuous trek for Patti but she has emerged from it as the nation's First Lady of song, warm, beautiful, gracious and possessed of a rare talent which develops and matures with each new height that comes up to challenge her. Ever since her recording of "Tennessee Waltz" brought her to national prominence, Patti has grown in stature as an artist and as a personality with each succeeding year, a fact fully in evidence to television audiences who've had the opportunity to watch her develop from the insecure, frightened girl who was the summer substitute for the quarter-hour Perry Como Show some years ago to the poised, assured, thoroughly delightful hostess of the hour-long Ed Sullivan Show.

From Billboard - October 20, 1957: Gordon Jenkins' new expanded "Manhattan Tower" score, soon to be showcased via a TV spectacular is handed a class A vocal treatment by Patti Page, who sings 11 tunes (best being "Never Leave Me" and "New York's My Home") from the score, and her usual good taste, technical know-how and warm sincerity. The original cast LPs – both the 1946 Decca and the new Capitol package – will have strong competition from this album. Vocal-Wise, it's superior to both of them.

New York My Home
Once Upon A Dream
Learnin' My Latin
Happiness Cocktail 
March Marches On
Never Leave Me
Married I Can Always Get
Repeat After Me
Indian Giver
This Close To The Dawn
The Party (Noah)

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