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Monday, August 9, 2021

This Love Of Mine - Jack Jones


Angel Eyes

This Love Of Mine
Jack Jones
Bobby Hammack and His Orchestra
Produced by Voyle Gilmore
Capitol Records T 1274

From the back cover: Born in 1938, Jack's leanings toward a career in the entertainment field actually started at the very beginning, for his parents are both famous stars of stage and screen: Irene Hervey and Allan Jones. And so singing and acting came naturally. All through his years at University High School in West Los Angeles, Jack was tops on the popularity list, starring on the baseball and track teams and playing leading roles in student productions.

Since graduation in 1956, Jack has been polishing his singing, acting and dancing techniques with serious study. He launched his professional career in 1957, joining his father for an act which they broke in a club in Elko, Nevada. (A parody version of Allan's signature piece, The Donkey Serenade, was invariably a show stopper.) Booking for Jones and Jones followed at the Thunderbird in Las Vegas and at the Statler Hotel in Los Angeles. And is was during this time that Jack first came to the attention of Capitol Records, cutting several singles, and now this full-length album.

Early in 1959, Jack earned his first album credits, co-starring with Jo Morrow in "Juke Box Rhythm"; and he has made his mark on television with numerous guest appearances on top variety shows, including those of Steve Allen, Patti Page and Dick Clark.

Jack considers himself fortunate in having the instrumental backing of pianist-conductor-arranger Bobby Hammack though-out this album. Indeed, the Hammack way with these songs is a feat of musical wizardry: lush and dreamy with strings, exciting with brass and rhythm – whatever fits the meaning and the mood.

From Billboard - November 30, 1959: After a few efforts, this is the initial LP by a lad whose work augurs a strong potential. Jack Jones is the son of former stars Allan Jones and Irene Hervey, and he has been playing nitery dates with his dad in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. He shows a feeling for swinging rhythm, an ability to project his personality and a pleasing way of styling a ballad. Strong backing by Bobby Hammack's ork.

This Love Of Mine
This Could Be The Start Of Something 
Where Can I Go Without You?
Angel Eyes
With You On My Mind
I Don't Know Enough About You
I'm A Fool To Want You
To Whom It May Concern
Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World
What Would I Do
We'll Be Together Again

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